Hey everyone! A couple weeks ago, we told you about the awesome deal on the new LYTRO ILLUM camera, exclusive to 500px members. Now, we are so excited to announce that for the first time ever, you will be able to experience the amazing Living Pictures within the 500px community for yourself!

For starters, check out Lytro’s new page on 500px. Here, we’ll be aggregating the best Living Pictures taken with the new LYTRO ILLUM. Lytro will be choosing their favorite Living Pictures found on 500px and featuring them on their new page. Could yours be up there?

These photos, taken with LYTRO ILLUM, give off a cool 3D effect that can’t be found in any other photo file. This new technology allows you to change the point of focus and perspective in the pictures. We’ve seen some amazing photographers capture these unique capabilities and turn them into real works of art. Check out the example below!

We can’t wait for 500px members to become a part of this unique community of photography and technology leaders. Pre-order LYTRO ILLUM before July 31st and receive a $250 discount exclusive for you!

Not only that, all those who pre-order will be eligible to submit a photo shoot idea for a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime, all-expenses-paid trip to Iceland to take part in an exclusive photo shoot with Chris Burkard. Burkard is a top adventure lifestyle photographer and senior staff photographer for Surfer Magazine, not to mention one of our favorite 500px members.

Here’s how to pre-order this awesome camera:

1. Place a LYTRO ILLUM pre-order at preorder.lytro.com.

2. Take your Lytro pre-order number and enter it here along with your 500px username, and primary email address.

3. Submit the rebate form.