Eric Cheng is the Director of Photography for Lytro where he is responsible for bridging the gap between light field technology and consumers who will be using light field cameras to take pictures for the first time.
In addition to his role at Lytro, Eric has been a professional underwater photographer for nearly decade. His pictures have been seen in more than 60 magazines and books worldwide. Eric also runs Wetpixel.com, an online resource for more than 13,500 underwater photographers, which has won prestigious accolades such as the Antibes Festival award for best website. Eric’s underwater photographs have also won contests including the Nature's Best Magazine photo competition, which placed some of his work in the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum.
Through Wetpixel Expeditions, Eric leads photography trips and workshops around the world and has given seminars and lectures internationally at events such as TEDx, Boston Sea Rovers Clinic, DEMA, Digital Shootouts, Kona Classic and Scuba Diving Magazine events.
Eric holds bachelor's and master’s degrees in computer science from Stanford University, where he also studied classical cello. Eric is on the Board of Directors of Shark Savers, an organization dedicated to shark conservation.