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.

HP knocks another nail in Apple’s coffin with the powerful ZBook X2 detachable PC workstation

Oct 18, 2017
John Aldred

Hot on the heels of Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 announcement yesterday comes Hewlett Packard. The Surface Book 2 looked pretty impressive 24 hours ago. Now,…

Microsoft’s new Surface Book 2 is a monster for creatives on-the-go with up to 17 hours battery life

Oct 18, 2017
John Aldred

Ever since I first got my hands on an iPad, I haven’t touched my laptop. It’s sat in a box under the bed for about…

DXO One camera finally comes to Android with better Facebook Live integration and a battery pack

Oct 17, 2017
John Aldred

The DXO One has proven to be very popular amongst its users. Almost everybody who owns one recommends them. The problem until now, though, is…

How to get that orange Bladerunner 2049 look in post or in the camera

Oct 17, 2017
John Aldred

The hotly anticipated follow up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece, Blade Runner, is finally here. Blade Runner 2049 is largely being hailed as a cinematography…

The ROV is a compact portable motorised camera slider you can control with your phone

Oct 17, 2017
John Aldred

Sliders are one of the best tools to come along for those who want to add some interest to their video and timelapse sequences. They…

Watch a craftsman build a large format camera from scratch

Oct 16, 2017
John Aldred

And when we say from scratch, we are not kidding. This isn’t just ordering a bunch of components online and bolting them all together. Other…

How to create 5 cinematic looks with 2 lights in under 3 minutes

Oct 16, 2017
John Aldred

People always go on about 3 point lighting setups. They’re a staple amongst photographers, cinematographers, and even CG work. Or people talk about shooting with…

DJI’s new AeroScope system can now track and identify your drone while flying

Oct 16, 2017
John Aldred

Tracking drones is a bit of a hot topic. With all of the legislation constantly changing and evolving around the world, authorities want to know…

Western Digital are using microwave tech to develop 40TB+ hard drives

Oct 13, 2017
John Aldred

I think I’m going to stop listening to anybody who says that hard drives are dead and SSD is the only future of storage. Don’t…

Epic drone footage captures wolf fighting a moose in the Canadian wilderness

Oct 13, 2017
John Aldred

Nature holds so many amazing sights the world never gets to see. Thanks to the proliferation of digital cameras and drones in the last decade…