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.

HONY’s Brandon Stanton provides his unique look into the lives of celebrity guests at the Met Gala

May 5, 2016
John Aldred

The Met Gala is an annual fundraiser for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City.  It marks the…

Stunning 4K video of the Aurora Borealis and stars shot from the International Space Station

May 4, 2016
John Aldred

When it comes to giving us amazing views of the earth and space, few do it better than NASA, and this one’s going to take some…

This photographer saved Yosemite Park, helped to create the National Parks system and shot 3D photographs over 150 years ago

May 4, 2016
John Aldred

Carleton E. Watkins was born on November 11, 1829, the eldest of eight children.  At the age of 22, Watkins moved to San Franciso and…

The Streisand Effect strikes again! “Unflattering” photograph Peter Dutton wants removed from the Internet goes viral

May 4, 2016
John Aldred

After Streisand, Beyonce, Kanye and countless others, you’d think they would learn.  The more you want something removed from the Internet, the more likely it is…

How to use a condom as a camera lens, and other such silliness

May 3, 2016
John Aldred

Having previously used the humble balloon as a soft light diffuser for a camera’s popup flash, the Koldunov Brothers received a question if you could…

Samyang muscle their way into the autofocus market with two new 50mm f/1.4 and 14mm f/2.8 lenses

May 3, 2016
John Aldred

In a press release today, Samyang Optics (also sold under the names Rokinon and Bower) have announced two new lenses designed for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras, marking their…

Photographer invents a chassis to turn your iPhone 6S/6S Plus into a camera rig

May 3, 2016
John Aldred

I get the charm of shooting video on an iPhone, especially since picking up an iPhone SE.  It’s small, it’s always with you, and the video…

How one photographer captured the mood of Japan in infrared after the 2011 earthquake & tsunami

May 2, 2016
John Aldred

After returning to live in Tokyo 2012, photographer Philipp Zechner notice a shift in the behaviour and attitudes of the people there.  Gone was the…

William Wegman talks about his art, photography, video, and how he discovered 20×24 Polaroids

May 1, 2016
John Aldred

When it comes to art, I’m very much in the “but I know what I like” camp.  I just don’t really do “art”, but I…

Lytro are out to change the future of cinema and they want to get into the hands of all filmmakers

Apr 29, 2016
John Aldred

We all saw the big announcement a couple of weeks ago about Lytro’s new Cinema camera, but the folks over at No Film School sat down to have…