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Refining the L16

Refining the L16

For those of us who’ve spent years developing the Light L16, the past few months have been a roller coaster. We watched a growing community of photographers and visual artists create captivating work with the L16 Camera—from Thomas Sandfield’s Hong Kong street photography to Aaron Wilson’s beautiful backcountry to the thousands of #CapturedByLight photos posted to Instagram from all corners of the globe. The L16 has found a home in so many photographers’ kits and we are humbled by this. Every new L16 image we see out in the world inspires us ...

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Introducing the Depth Collective: A New Light Initiative for Photojournalists

Captured by Brian Frank. Anyone can take a picture, but not everyone can capture one that matters. As a company of photographers, we believe in the power of photojournalism. This vital medium gives us a conscience—and we’re committed to doing what we can to keep it alive. For us, that starts with supporting the fearless artists and visual storytellers behind it. Today, we’re proud to introduce the Depth Collective, a new initiative that supports photographers pursuing the truth. Embarking on a career in photojournalism can be a challenging, competitive, and often dangerous endeavor. ...

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The Art of Freezing a Fast-Moving Subject

One of the earlier features we shipped with the Light L16 was our burst mode, which lets photographers take three or six shots in quick succession. This mode is perfect for capturing subjects in motion, such as a surfer cresting a wave or a soccer player scoring a winning goal. Captured by Lamarr Golding. How To Use Burst Mode The L16’s burst mode works a little differently from the burst modes you might have encountered on your DSLR or smartphone. The L16 takes just three or six shots at a time. But since the L16 ...

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Introducing Dynamic Autofocus

This January, we focused most of our engineering efforts on improving the experience of autofocus. Not only did we make AF faster and more reactive, we also made this crucial feature more dynamic in nature by introducing face detection and motion sensitivity. Let’s walk through the L16’s new Dynamic AF (or AF-D) together. If you’re an L16 photographer, you’ll notice a difference in the way AF looks. We updated the old blue focus circle to a yellow square. This should make it easier to see if your camera is in focus when ...

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Ask Us Anything: Join Light for a live Facebook Q&A

You ask. We answer. Today, we’re gathering Light executives in our Palo Alto headquarters for a live Facebook Q&A session. We’ll cover everything from the state of our software today to where we’re hoping to take the L16—and our computational imaging technology—this coming year. This is your chance to ask those burning questions you’ve been pondering for quite some time. We know many of you are eager to hear about our plans for 2018, so we’ve shared our roadmap with you below. We’ll go into more ...

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We improved the quality of your L16 images—again

As you know well by now, our engineers are constantly refining and tuning the Light L16’s proprietary algorithms—what are essentially our camera’s secret sauce. In our most recent update, we made major improvements to the L16’s image quality through tone mapping, which has a big impact on how we render dynamic range in our images. It’s helpful to understand dynamic range before we jump into local tone mapping. Dynamic range represents the values between the brightest brights in the image’s highlights and the darkest darks in the shadows. Having a ...

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The Light L16 in the Wild

The Light L16 in the Wild

It’s been a few months since we examined the state of the Light L16. When we published our “First Look at the Light L16,” the camera was still in its infancy, and we had only just started shipping to pre-order customers a month earlier. Now, as we’re nearing the end of 2017, the L16 is in the hands of thousands of photographers across the U.S. More and more are receiving—and unboxing—their cameras every day. And soon enough, the Light L16 will be traveling overseas to photographers far and wide. We’re ...

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Give the gift of Light this holiday season

Everyone deserves a little light this holiday season. We’re giving you the chance to get yours by Christmas. When you order a Light L16 camera this week, we’ll make sure it arrives by December 24th*, just in time to slip under the tree. So, what are you waiting for? Click the link below to make your camera kit complete with the Light L16. Shop Now Already have an existing reservation? We’re going to light up your Christmas tree, too. By now, we’ve reached out to everyone who pre-ordered a Light L16. In ...

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