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.

How a photo shoot happens on the streets of NYC from start to finish

Apr 13, 2016
John Aldred

Watch and learn as fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski takes us on a journey from concept to completion of a photo shoot on the streets of New…

Lensbaby enter the Petzval market for some swirley shots with the Twist 60

Apr 12, 2016
John Aldred

Petzval lenses are nothing new, but that’s kind of the point.  Dating back as far as 1840, Petzval lenses offer a unique look to our…

Get your DSLR Filmmaking game on with these new camera tools from Edelkrone

Apr 12, 2016
John Aldred

Following on from the success of their SliderPlus system, Edelkrone have today announced several new products to assist in your film making efforts. With the…

How to create a fake HDR effect in Photoshop

Apr 12, 2016
John Aldred

HDR tonemapping is the Marmite of photography.  It’s something people either love or they hate, but even if you hate it, when used subtly it’s…

The Impossible Project announces an instant camera with built in ring flash

Apr 12, 2016
John Aldred

When it comes to the unlikely and improbable, few overcome it better than The Impossible Project.  It seems hard to imagine that we’d be seeing the launch…

Ikea just released a mobile camera app that lets you shoot just one photograph

Apr 12, 2016
John Aldred

Known around the world for their self-assembly furniture and a range of products you can repurpose for photography, Ikea wants to help you with your…

Watch as Rankin recreates one of David Bailey’s iconic photographs with Bailey’s help

Apr 11, 2016
John Aldred

When it comes to the names of those that have changed the photography world over the years, fashion photographer David Bailey is often one of…

California wildfire ‘selfie’ arsonist gets 20 years and a $60 million fine

Apr 11, 2016
John Aldred

Selfies are just a part of our culture today, whether stills or video, but they have been known to land people in hot water a…

Is Travel Photography the latest victim in the Photoshop manipulation saga?

Apr 11, 2016
John Aldred

We’ve covered the “evils of Photoshop” as it pertains to human subjects a number of times, but the use of some photography and Photoshop techniques in travel…

Scientists have learned how to store images in DNA and then perfectly retrieve them

Apr 8, 2016
John Aldred

As our data creation and acquisition requirements soar, so must the technology to store it all, and a team of computer scientists and electrical engineers…