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.

This is the world’s smallest and most portable photo office

May 27, 2016
John Aldred

I sometimes worry that I’m moving from being a photographer into simply being a collector of photography equipment.  You just accumulate so much stuff over…

Western Digital becomes one stop shop for digital storage, completes acquisition of SanDisk

May 27, 2016
John Aldred

In an effort to branch out from the spinning disc technology of its hard drives, Western Digital have announced that they have completed their acquisition…

Chimera’s new self levelling lighting boom will set you back at least $550

May 26, 2016
John Aldred

Chimera have just announced a pair of new self-levelling lighting boom arms, allowing you to quickly raise and lower your lights without having to adjust…

Content Aware Crop is one of the features coming in a major Photoshop CC Update

May 26, 2016
John Aldred

In a sneak peek posted on YouTube today, Adobe are showing off one of the new features that’s coming in what they describe as a…

Xiaomi’s new Mi Drone boasts 4K Video and RAW for only $460

May 26, 2016
John Aldred

Xiaomi have been teasing us about their foray into the drone market for a little while now.  Now they have officially announced the Mi Drone, a 4K…

GoPro cameras record the tragic story of two fearless base jumpers

May 26, 2016
John Aldred

In a departure from the typical adrenaline pumping videos typically posted by GoPro, When We Were Knights is a powerful story on the bonds of friendship,…

Adobe responds to QuickTime for Windows security flaw, offers native ProRes support

May 26, 2016
John Aldred

Many Windows based video users have been concerned lately regarding security flaws which led Apple to pull all support for Quicktime for Windows, with the Federal Government going…

Kodak’s Professional Film Photography app is now available for the iPad and Android

May 25, 2016
John Aldred

Kodak released its free Professional Film App for the iPhone in 2012, and it’s seen a couple of small updates since then. Now, they’ve released both iPad and Android…

Sony pulls away from Vegas Pro, sells Creative Software suite to Magix

May 25, 2016
John Aldred

Sony seem to have been on a quest the last couple of years to ditch some aspects of its business to help counter some of its…

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…