Articles by Alek Kringstad

Why I Hate Stock Photography For Web Design

I came across this video the other day and I thought I would share it here for some inspiration.Why I Hate Stock Photography For Web DesignThis is not my video.All rights belong to Michael Locke.I am posting this video as inspiration for all photographers on DT. I think that Michael Locke has some valid points in this video.Sure, I will agree the most purchased images on stock photography websites have been extremely overused (Top 10 images in 'business' have been downloaded nearly... continue reading

Lessons from a Newbie

Last weekend I was lucky enough to get ahold of some tickets to a Minnesota Timberwolves games (professional basketball). Our group was sitting in the third row which was only a could of feet/meters away from the action. I only brought my 17-40L lens on my 7D because I assumed that would be close enough, which it was for the most part.About 1/2 way through the game I got a tap on my shoulder. It was a lady who said she had the same camera as me (Canon 7D) and was wondering what settings I was... continue reading

My (almost) free lighting setup

Some of the most asked questions on the message boards are about lighting. Where do I get it? What do I get? Is there anything cheaper? Whats the best?I thought I would take some time to share my lighting setup with you.Here it is...Custom Light BoxI know it doesn't look very pretty but the images I have made with it are! I put this one together in about an hour or two using a cardboard box, pieces of white fabric, large white sheet of paper, masking tape, three lamps, three natural... continue reading

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