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.

EyeFi to drop support for some cards. They will ‘magically’ stop working on September 16, 2016

Jun 30, 2016
John Aldred

I’m a bit disappointed by this one.  I’ve been a huge fan of Eye-Fi cards for several years and own and use several cards. Now,…

Build your own touchscreen photo booth with a Raspberry Pi

Jun 30, 2016
John Aldred

It’s almost like you can’t go to an event these days without seeing a photo booth. Whether it’s a wedding, an office party, or just a weekend…

Photoshop’s hotkeys speed up your workflow and free up more time for shooting

Jun 30, 2016
John Aldred

Most of us have a fairly solid order of priorities in our lives.  Family comes first, then photography, then everything else.  For some folks, those first two are…

Fuji’s “Definitely more affordable” mirrorless medium format camera expected to be announced by September

Jun 29, 2016
John Aldred

Information about Fuji’s possible entry into the mirrorless medium format world is mostly just speculation, but it seems it’s becoming a matter of “when” rather than “if” Fuji…

German brewery pokes fun at maternity photos with “Brewed with Love” ads

Jun 29, 2016
John Aldred

When it comes to creative advertising, beer companies often spring to mind as being some of the most ridiculous culprits. They want to make us laugh, they…

Snapchat’s “lenses” contain a whole lot of cool technology

Jun 29, 2016
John Aldred

Snapchat might be quite a silly and frivolous app to some people, while others live on it.  Regardless of your thoughts on its practical application,…

This new camera lens is as small as a grain of salt

Jun 29, 2016
John Aldred

Everything seems to be getting smaller and smaller these days. Cameras and lenses don’t seem to be immune to this phenomenon, despite some cameras pushing…

Photographer reimagines superheroes in 17th Century style portraits

Jun 28, 2016
John Aldred

Photographing superheroes has become quite popular lately.  Some use human subjects, while others use toy action figures, but this take on the superhero genre is…

Firework photography tips and tricks for 4th July

Jun 28, 2016
John Aldred

The 4th of July is rapidly approaching, and some of our American readers may be getting ready to have a go at some fireworks photography. Fireworks…

These artists recreated lost and destroyed artwork using Photoshop and stock images

Jun 28, 2016
John Aldred

Whether the work we create is digital, or a little more tangible, it’s an inevitable consequence that some of it will be lost or destroyed….