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.

How and why to use a boom mic or a lav mic for great sound in your videos

Jun 24, 2016
John Aldred

Recording audio off the camera is as vital to filmmakers as getting the flash off the hotshoe is to photographers.  Just as there are different…

This 53 Gigapixel Bentley photograph lets you read the seat’s embroidered logo from over 2,000 feet away

Jun 23, 2016
John Aldred

Gigapixel images have taken off like crazy over the last couple of years.  With devices like the Gigapan and similar products becoming so readily available and…

Handheld mini explosions at 20,000fps are absolutely beautiful

Jun 23, 2016
John Aldred

The humble spud gun, which may or may not be illegal to actually use, own or even make where you live, is a wonderful thing….

FAA releases commercial drone rules, they’re totally OK with your drone photography business

Jun 23, 2016
John Aldred

After long drawn out speculation and worry, the FAA have finally confirmed and released the regulations regarding commercial drone use. The short version is that they’re…

This rare Nikon 1200mm f/11 lens is over 3 feet long and can be yours for under $6000

Jun 23, 2016
John Aldred

One of only 359 ever made, this particular Nikon Nikkor-P 1200mm f/11 lens is probably one of the most pristine examples still around, and now…

It’s official, mirrorless medium format has arrived and it’s awesome

Jun 22, 2016
John Aldred

After the teases and the leaks, it’s now official as Hasselblad launch their X1D Medium Format Digital Mirrorless camera. It is a thing of beauty, and…

Western Digital’s My Passport Wireless Pro lets you quickly back up your memory cards without a computer

Jun 22, 2016
John Aldred

Even if you shoot to two cards at once with a dual slot DSLR, one of the biggest issues that many location photographers face is…

Canon’s new Video Creator Kits cost more than buying the components separately

Jun 22, 2016
John Aldred

Canon USA have announced an update to their Video Creator Kits offerings with two new kits containing their newest cameras, including the EOS 80D DSLR,…

Hasselblad’s new medium format mirrorless X1D camera leaked

Jun 21, 2016
John Aldred

After showing us a few teaser images, and ahead of tomorrow’s announcement of what is expected to be a new medium format mirrorless camera from…

Adobe just dropped a CC2015.5 update with “Face-Aware Liquify” and a bunch of other cool features

Jun 21, 2016
John Aldred

Today, Adobe finally unleashes an update that many users have been waiting for. As well as giving us back the Legacy Healing Brush, this update to Adobe’s…