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.

Hugo shot a selfie every day for over eight and a half years

May 18, 2016
John Aldred

Stop motion and timelapse enthusiast, Hugo Cornellier reposts and updates his selfie timelapse every year or so, each time adding another 12 months’ worth of images…

Taiwan couple’s hilarious take on the #FollowMeTo couple turns into #DragMeTo

May 18, 2016
John Aldred

Murad and Nataly Osmann’s #followmeto project has become wildly popular all over Instagram, causing many to follow suit with images of their own, adding to…

How to colour correct and grade your video and stills with 3D LUTs

May 18, 2016
John Aldred

3D LUTs, or Look-up Tables, are nothing new.  They’ve been common in the digital film industry for a good while, but it seems only recently that…

Taiwan model drowns during underwater photoshoot

May 18, 2016
John Aldred

Popular Taiwanese model, Olivia Ku, has drowned during an underwater photo shoot near Hengchun Township in Taiwan’s Pingtung County. Local authorities told Taipei Times that further investigation…

How to choose the best lens for portraits and headshots

May 18, 2016
John Aldred

One question that I see coming up daily in various photography groups on Facebook is “What’s the best portrait lens?”, and the simple truth is…

How to paint wings with light using the Light Painting Brushes’ new feather attachment

May 17, 2016
John Aldred

Light painting is a fascinating technique that’s evolved over the last few years from the humble flashlight into an elaborate array of tools, gadgets, gizmos, and even…

YouTube for iOS goes cardboard finally adding full support for both 360 degree and 3D Video

May 17, 2016
John Aldred

Today, as is the case most days, I check out my phone to see that I have an app update.  Given the number of iOS…

Broncolor cuts the cord with the new Lithium Ion powered Siros L portable monolights

May 17, 2016
John Aldred

Broncolor have today announced the Siros 800 L and 400 L, Lithium Ion powered flash units, expanding the Siros family of flash units to let…

How to avoid flickering lights when shooting video

May 17, 2016
John Aldred

Anybody who’s ever shot video indoors will, at some point, have come across the issue of flickering lights and scanlines moving up and down your image while…

Build your own instant camera with a Raspberry Pi and a thermal printer

May 17, 2016
John Aldred

The Raspberry Pi is amazing.  Instant cameras are also amazing.  So, it makes sense that somebody would eventually combine them, creating a Raspberry Pi powered…