Posts by Author: John Aldred

John Aldred
John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Phones aren’t winning yet – Flickr’s top 25 photos of 2017 dominated by DSLRs and mirrorless

Dec 9, 2017
John Aldred

Despite 54% of all photos uploaded to Flickr being shot with iPhones, those at the top of the pile seem to be shot by DSLRs…

How far has “Portrait Mode” come and can it compete with a Hasselblad X1D?

Dec 8, 2017
John Aldred

When “Portrait Mode” was first introduced with the iPhone 7+ it was met with mixed reaction. Some people loved it, thought it was a fantastic…

This photographer bought one new Sony A7RIII camera but received two and he’s not the only one

Dec 8, 2017
John Aldred

Most of us who order online have had shipping disasters at some point. Either the product shows up with bits missing, or it doesn’t show…

Success is not inevitable – How good editing saved Star Wars from failure

Dec 8, 2017
John Aldred

Star Wars is one of the most well known and popular movies ever. Although, I recently did a poll of my friends on Facebook and…

7 DIY gobos using items from around your home

Dec 8, 2017
John Aldred

Gobos can be wonderful things. They’re essentially stencils or templates that go between the light and your subject. They’re designed to help shape the light…

Edelkrone announces second generation Wing, Wing Pro & SliderONE Pro with time bending motion control

Dec 7, 2017
John Aldred

Edelkrone’s SliderONE, whilst small, is still quite mighty. The SliderONE was introduced back in 2015, and it’s proven to be popular with those who own…

Sick of boring family photos, this photographer recreated The Last Jedi movie posters

Dec 7, 2017
John Aldred

When it comes to family photos, especially around the holidays, the ones that most of us shoot are pretty boring. Photographer Josh Rossi felt he’d…

German flash manufacturer Multiblitz goes into liquidation

Dec 7, 2017
John Aldred

The death of Bowens earlier in the year was met with surprise from many photographers. But it paints a fairly clear picture. That even though…

How Peter McKinnon makes his YouTube videos from start to finish

Dec 7, 2017
John Aldred

One thing that many viewers of popular YouTube channels want to know is how the people they watch create their content. Being an educational sort…

CyberLink’s new VR stabilisation plugin for AE and Premiere keeps your 360 footage rock steady

Dec 6, 2017
John Aldred

CyberLink seem to be going pretty hardcore on the 360° VR lately. After setting the VR binge-watching world record earlier in the year, they’re back…