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.

Biophotonic Human – Capturing a dream on camera

Jan 29, 2024
John Aldred

If there’s one genre out there that still holds a lot of visual secrets yet to be uncovered, for me, it has to be light…

Raubay’s popup background stand turns any room into a green screen studio

Jan 26, 2024
John Aldred

There’s something about backdrops and backdrop systems. No matter which one we get, there are always things we love and things that annoy us. With…

Diveroid Universal Lite turns your smartphone into a dive camera

Jan 26, 2024
John Aldred

We’ve been seeing more and more of these lately. Joby just released their underwater smartphone housing, and now we have Diveroid with their latest update….

Ricoh’s Pentax WG-90 is a WG-80 with a new name

Jan 25, 2024
John Aldred

Ricoh has announced the new Pentax WG-90. And true to form, it’s pretty much identical to its predecessor. In fact, I can’t see a single…

Mofage POCO PL adapter can now stack multiple filters

Jan 25, 2024
John Aldred

Mofage, the company that brought us the POCO (buy here), has announced its new range of Pro Duo series accessories. These fit the POCO drop-in…

Shure expands its SLX-D wireless microphone ecosystem with XLR Tx and on-camera Rx

Jan 24, 2024
John Aldred

Shure has announced some new additions to the Shure SLX-D wireless microphone system (buy here). Operating on UHF, the SLX-D avoids the interference often found…

Hasselblad 907X & CFV 100C combo doubles image size to 100-megapixels

Jan 24, 2024
John Aldred

Hasselblad has announced its 907X and CFV 100C digital back combo (buy here). Replacing the 907X and CFV II 50C combo, it doubles the resolution…

Joby SeaPal is a waterproof case for your smartphone

Jan 23, 2024
John Aldred

The Joby Seapal was officially unveiled in December 2023, but it was a very quiet launch. That’s probably because the unit hasn’t been available until…

The Godox V1 Pro is 2 flashes in one

Jan 22, 2024
John Aldred

Well, we didn’t have to wait long for that one, did we? It’s been two weeks since Godox’s filing with Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs…

ProGrade Digital CFexpress Gold Type A in 240GB and 480GB capacity announced

Jan 19, 2024
John Aldred

ProGrade Digital has announced two new CFexpress Type A memory cards (buy here). They’re part of ProGrade’s Gold series cards, which typically offer better value…