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.

GoPro makes a profit for the first time in 2 years – will launch new camera form factor in 2018

Nov 7, 2017
John Aldred

It looks like GoPro might actually be experiencing something of a turnaround in their fortune. They’ve just released the Third Quarter 2017 financial report. After…

This is what the light from a 500W, $500 LED looks like

Nov 7, 2017
John Aldred

LEDs are developing at a ridiculous pace lately. They’re getting more colour accurate and much more powerful. The power of LEDs often comes at some…

First images of the new Panasonic G9 and 200mm f/2.8 lens leaked

Nov 6, 2017
John Aldred

Panasonic are expected to announce their new G9 mirrorless camera on Wednesday morning. Also expected is a new 200mm f/2.8 MFT lens announcement. It seems…

Vision AI is just as stupid as real people. This isn’t a crowd of people at a concert

Nov 6, 2017
John Aldred

It’s always funny the things we see in images that aren’t really there. Like probably most of you who saw this come up as a…

DIYP reviews the 5.7K resolution YI 360 VR camera

Nov 6, 2017
John Aldred

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been playing with the new YI 360 VR camera. I’ve wanted to get my hands on one of…

This is how you do a photo shoot in zero gravity

Nov 4, 2017
John Aldred

The idea of shooting in zero gravity must be one that is appealing to many portrait and fashion photographers. For photographer Reiko Wakai, it was…

The LitraTorch is a powerful versatile and waterproof LED light that fits in your pocket

Nov 3, 2017
John Aldred

The LitraTorch smashed its Kickstarter goal when the project was running, raising over $100,000. Their goal was a mere $25K. Well, now, all the backers…

This lighting setup will save you hours in set-up time

Nov 3, 2017
John Aldred

I love these Frankenstein setups for supporting our gear. Whether it’s for cameras, lights, microphones, whatever. It’s rare that a single commercial option offers us…

This New Zealand timelapse odyssey was shot entirely with the new Sony A7R III

Nov 3, 2017
John Aldred

You might not have heard the name Drew Geraci before, but you’ve almost certainly seen his work. At least, you’ll have seen it if you’ve…

Firmware update turns the YI M1 into the camera people hoped for at launch including manual exposure control for video

Nov 3, 2017
John Aldred

When YI sent us their new M1 mirrorless camera last year, we had high hopes. On paper, the hardware and spec looked very impressive. Once…