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 photographer uses photo stacking techniques and a microscope to show the iridescent beauty of peacock feathers

Apr 28, 2016
John Aldred

Iridescence is defined as the phenomenon of certain surfaces that appear to change colour as the angle of view or the angle of illumination changes,…

This is how one photographer uses gelled flashes and modest equipment to produce awesome portraits

Apr 27, 2016
John Aldred

Originally from Ghana, photographer DextDee Livingstone had to travel all the way to China to discover his passion for shooting portraits, but we’re sure glad…

ON1 Photo RAW, the first new RAW processor in a decade

Apr 27, 2016
John Aldred

ON1 is a name that seems to be practically a household name these days, and ON1 Photo has become an essential tool in the post processing…

This small hovering drone that follows you around, can be controlled from your phone, shoots 4K video and doesn’t require FAA registration.

Apr 27, 2016
John Aldred

Drones have become ridiculously popular in the last few years, of that there is no doubt, but sometimes you don’t need all the power and load…

How a personal project became an exhibition of the most beautifully photographed and detailed bugs you ever saw

Apr 27, 2016
John Aldred

As a commercial portrait photographer specialising in sports, this project is a little different to the regular subjects that Levon Biss is used to shooting, but…

This photographer turns his imagination into amazing surreal digital manipulations

Apr 26, 2016
John Aldred

The world can be a pretty strange and surreal place as it is, but for those times when it’s not quite weird enough, we can always…

This is how you photograph paint colliding in mid air using the Hasselblad H6D

Apr 26, 2016
John Aldred

When Hasselblad recently announced their new H6D 50MP and 100MP cameras, one of the lucky photographers they had to help them shoot promotional images for…

Nikon kills the SB-910 speedlight and releases a new D7200 Firmware, but is there another new Nikon DSLR announcement on the way?

Apr 26, 2016
John Aldred

Things seem to be happening all at once for Nikon at the moment, with several announcements, and one rumour. First up, for those that have…

These $4,000+ computers go head-to-head in the Mac vs PC Lightroom Showdown

Apr 26, 2016
John Aldred

This is one of those debates that’s been around for as long as I can remember.  It’s like Nikon vs. Canon, iPhone vs. Android, Ketchup…

Raspberry Pi upgrades its camera boards with a new 8MP Sony Sensor in regular and infrared flavours

Apr 26, 2016
John Aldred

The Raspberry Pi Foundation have today announced that they are introducing a new 8MP camera board to replace their popular 5MP OmniVision based camera board….