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.

Nikon call an early end to the current rebate programme due to the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes

May 10, 2016
John Aldred

Earlier this month Nikon announced a free battery grip offer for the Nikon D610, D750 and D810 cameras initially set to last until the end…

The Pentax K-1’s Pixel Shift challenges the dynamic range of medium format

May 10, 2016
John Aldred

It’s clear that the Pentax K-1 is out to impress and if the sharpness increase with its Pixel Shift technology weren’t enough for you already, the dynamic…

US Marine photographer recreates iconic war photography with Star Wars action figures

May 9, 2016
John Aldred

We just posted about Felix’s Sandtroopers project yesterday, but is it too soon to post another Star Wars miniature related project?  We don’t think so, so here’s a behind…

Sony shooters need wait no more, the Godox X1 triggers for Sony are now available

May 9, 2016
John Aldred

Sony’s decision to go with a hotshoe design that no other camera system in the world supports has meant that Sony shooters have typically been…

Photographers create amazing scenes out of nothing but paper

May 9, 2016
John Aldred

With some regularity, I see people posting on Facebook or photography forums asking for ideas on what they can shoot in their home for when they’re…

NVidia presents Ansel, “The World’s First in-game camera system”

May 8, 2016
John Aldred

For those who hate having to actually get up off their computers and leave the house, photography can be a potentially tricky prospect.  Now, Nvidia…

Can you tell the difference between a $150 lens and a $15,000 lens?

May 6, 2016
John Aldred

When it comes to buying lenses, you often get what you pay for, but is there a certain point where throwing more money at them doesn’t…

What is the best camera for street photography?

May 5, 2016
John Aldred

For years we’ve been told that “the best camera is the one that’s with you”, and to a point it’s true.  But that doesn’t mean…

Cheap Speedlight comparisons, which should you buy and why?

May 5, 2016
John Aldred

Venturing into the world of flash, and radio triggers can be a confusing, sometimes frightening and potentially expensive prospect for those who are very new…

Do photography degrees create career-ready photographers

May 5, 2016
John Aldred

Photographer and teacher Todd Bigelow is a little upset, although at first glance it might appear to be a little confusing as to why. As a…