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.

The sky’s no limit for this tiny camera with big astrophotography aspirations

May 16, 2016
John Aldred

Developed by a three man team describing themselves as a passionate photographer, a frustrated engineer and an electronics geek, the TinyMOS has been designed from the…

Faking the tilt-shift video look in Adobe Premiere Pro

May 16, 2016
John Aldred

Since the first tilt-shift timelapses started to appear online several years ago, it’s a look that’s been attempted, copied, and improved upon quite a bit….

How to add some extra stability to your long lens shots on tripods

May 16, 2016
John Aldred

Working with real big lenses is fun, but often troublesome.  Handholding with image stabilisation can help, but only until your arms get tired, which is where the trusty…

How to turn a bad snapshot into a great fine art black and white with Lightroom

May 16, 2016
John Aldred

I’ve never been a massive fan of the whole “Fix it in Photoshop” (or Lightroom, in this case) mentality, but it does undoubtedly offer its…

GoPro timelapse and night vision nestcam capture nature’s nest thieves taking four bird eggs and a baby buzzard

May 16, 2016
John Aldred

Documenting nature isn’t always as cute and fluffy as we’d like it to be, and when it comes to the law of the jungle, the…

Another day, another person getting whacked in the head by a drone

May 13, 2016
John Aldred

It’s getting to become a pretty common occurrence lately.  Somebody flies a drone, somebody else gets hit in the head by it.  Well, when they’re not…

Is your tripod a little off the level? Just tell people it’s a Dutch Angle

May 13, 2016
John Aldred

The Dutch Angle.  It’s one of those things you either love or you hate, and even when you are a fan, it can sometimes be difficult…

Samsung’s new SD card will let you record up to 12 hours of 4K UHD footage

May 13, 2016
John Aldred

Samsung Electronics, have unveiled their newest memory card, a massive 256GB microSD, raising the bar for super small storage formats by a pretty impressive amount, beating out the previous…

This is how not to act as a photography assistant on a nude shoot

May 13, 2016
John Aldred

When it comes to nude photography, respect and decorum are the words of the day.  Even for professional models that are used to working nude…

You wait ages for a bus, and then one shows up to photobomb your demolition video

May 13, 2016
John Aldred

It’s typical.  You wait forever for a bus to come along, and then they always seem to show up right when you don’t need them…