My name is John Aldred

Hi, I’m John and I’m based near Glasgow, Scotland. I am a photographer, tech journalist, content creator and general electronics geek – designing and creating circuits myself, as well as consumer electronics – with more than a passing interest in 3D printing.

I create written and video-based content on all of the above topics. But over the years, I’ve also been a freelance web developer (on and off since 1994), computer shop owner (in the late 90s), ASUS brand ambassador (from 2017 to 2020) and venomous snake wrangler (in the early-mid 2000s).

The majority of my written content covers the latest news in the worlds of photography and video, interviews with amazing and inspirational creatives, tutorials and product reviews. This content can be found mostly on, where I have over 6,600 written articles and a number of videos – on both sides of the camera – at trade shows and for product reviews.

I’ve also had the pleasure of working with some of the biggest names in the photography and video industries, including Adobe, Manfrotto, LowePro, Gitzo, Insta360, Rode, Sennheiser, Audiio, OWC, ProGrade, Sigma, SmallRig, YoloLiv, Zhiyun, Godox, and many other fantastic people and companies.

At heart, photography and filmmaking is my main passion, and since 2016, I’ve been posting content sporadically on YouTube. It’s a mix of videos covering photography & filmmaking, electronics, 3D printing and the occasional vlog.

My creative life has taken me around the world, from the USA to Taiwan and several European countries in between. Each trip has been an amazing adventure, exploring new places, meeting wonderful people and learning new things.

I can’t wait to see where creativity takes me next!

If you want to get in touch, you can contact me here.