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.

Take full control of your camera with Blackmagic’s new 3G-SDI Arduino Shield

Apr 19, 2016
John Aldred

Well, this sure is a surprise announcement, at least for me.  Blackmagic Design have today announced their 3G-SDI Arduino Shield, allowing you to control your…

Atomos releases an update for their recorder monitors adding HDR Video support for free

Apr 19, 2016
John Aldred

Atomos have announced at NAB2016 that they are allowing owners of Atomos recorders to update their firmware to all of their devices except the Ninja…

A photographer tries to buy a print of his own image from the person who stole it

Apr 19, 2016
John Aldred

It’s a fact of life these days for photographers that our work may be stolen if we post it online.  No matter what level of photography…

This photographer is capturing childhood at its simplest, sheltered from TV and electronic devices

Apr 19, 2016
John Aldred

There’s no way around it, our world is dominated by electronic devices.  In these days of the super computers in our pockets we call cellphones,…

Using Photoshop and Timelapse to make an empty version of Paris

Apr 18, 2016
John Aldred

Recently posted to Reddit, is Mathieu Stern’s intriguing short film project “Alone in Paris“.  While Mathieu promises that a Behind The Scenes video is coming…

This photographer brings Lego characters to life with these movie inspired and humorous scenes

Apr 18, 2016
John Aldred

With influences ranging from The Avengers and X-Men to Star Wars and The Martian, French photographer Sofiane Samial (AKA Samsofy) spends his days making amazing…

This is what star trails look like when shot from the International Space Station

Apr 18, 2016
John Aldred

Star trails have become a very popular photography subject, especially with the high ISO performance offered by some cameras over the last few years, but…

DJI just released the Matrice 600, its most powerful drone to date and new Ronin-MX gimbal stabilizer

Apr 18, 2016
John Aldred

Aimed at Hollywood’s heaviest hitters as well as independent aerial cinematographers, DJI have announced their new Matrice 600 drone & Ronin-MX gimbal stabilizer.  Able to carry…

Need a helicopter searchlight in your next movie? Fiilex have the answer with drone mounted continuous lights

Apr 15, 2016
John Aldred

Mounting lights onto drones seems to be getting popular, all of a sudden, but I suppose it was inevitable.  Today, Fiilex announce their new AL250…

Come and sit on the world’s first “Selfie Bench”

Apr 15, 2016
John Aldred

In an attempt to save face, Bridgend County officials have christened a pair of benches located on the shore in Porthcawl as the UK’s first “selfie…