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 to light a bathroom portrait mixing natural light with LED lights and cookies

May 25, 2016
John Aldred

A bathroom might seem an odd place to make a portrait, but then most of our bathrooms aren’t as appealing as this one. In this video…

This team used drones to create an epic aerial Star Wars battle and it’s awesome

May 25, 2016
John Aldred

This has to be the best use for drones ever and you can almost hear “Help me R2, you’re my only hope!” running through your head…

23 tips to turn you into a street photography ninja!

May 24, 2016
John Aldred

The good folks at COOPH are back again, and this time they’ve got together with street photographer Thomas Leuthard to offer some creative and practical tips to help…

Olympus one ups GoPro with an even tougher action camera that’s also logs where you’ve been

May 24, 2016
John Aldred

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker (we’ll just call it TG-Tracker), is the newly announced action camera from Olympus looking to take on the likes of…

DSLR owners have an easy life today compared to this 35mm digital hybrid from 1994

May 24, 2016
John Aldred

The Nikon N90s was not only my first DSLR but the first camera I owned that wasn’t just a disposable.  I loved this camera, and…

The dirtiest secret in photography is to stop looking to photography for the answers

May 24, 2016
John Aldred

Every day we’re told about the “Secrets” of photography, how to shoot this, or that, how to be successful, how to get rich, and so…

Game of Thrones intro reimagined as a mouldy timelapse and it’s pretty amazing

May 24, 2016
John Aldred

We’ve seen some pretty interesting and amusing cinematic recreations in the past, but this is really cool, if a little bit legally dubious.  Somebody has recreated…

BLIPS turns your smartphone into a microscope and fits in your wallet

May 24, 2016
John Aldred

BLIPS is an ultra portable super slim pair of lenses for your smartphone.  One offers macro, letting you focus much closer than your phone’s standard…

Leaked iPhone 7 photos suggest dual cameras may be reserved only for the 7 Plus

May 23, 2016
John Aldred

Pretty much the only things that can be said for certain about the iPhone 7 are that it’ll eventually be announced (probably in September) and…

Build your own motorized custom camera slider from scratch for around $75

May 23, 2016
John Aldred

Camera sliders are one of the easiest ways to add interesting motion to your timelapse and video sequences, but many of the commercial options are…