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July 28, 2017

Today's portrait is of a woman in front of a canvas. We used three lights for this one. Our key light is a very snooted speedlight at camera-left, and it is just out of frame. It is focused directly on her visage (face), and nothing else. The closer the light, the tigh...

March 9, 2017

Day 66 of 365
"Still Life with Gold Leaf and Plastic Fruit"

Today's image was inspired by the fact that my daughter refuses to pick up all of her plastic fruit. Yeah, she's only 1-year-old..........but still. I decided to rummage through the cornucopia of plastic food...

March 6, 2017



So, I making coffee this morning, and as I was knocking the coffee puck into the knockbox, I realized that I had been overlooking these little guys as models. My wife asked with a suspicious tone what I was doing. She soon rolled her eyes....so she understood. I quic...

November 29, 2016

I was recently interviewed by the good people at VoyageLa Magazine, and I wanted to post the article. Thanks for taking a look! I learned a lot about myself from the article!  

http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-sherman-oaks-photographer-alexander-slanger/

November 29, 2016

I recently posted an image online which prompted some disbelief among the viewers. The image is of a child's face impression on her mother's pregnant belly. Some were confused/disgusted and thought that somehow I had superimposed the face of the soon-to-be on the mothe...

November 29, 2016

For this week's blog installment, we have a rather simple (though underused) method of portraiture. We used "mixed lighting" for the desired effect. What I mean by mixed lighting is that we (I) employed both strobe and continuous lighting. That is to say, one light fla...

November 29, 2016

What does a Los Angeles photographer do when it's 99 degrees outside? Shoot a senior portrait, of course! A friend's daughter needed some portraits for her yearbook, so we made a day of it....a very hot, sunny day of it. Jenna and I first shot some quick portraits ( in...

November 29, 2016

I was recently hired to photograph a family portrait for some close friends. For the sake of this article, I will refer to the parents as "Dave" and "Erica".......since those are their names. They were looking for a photograph to hang in the living room (and perhaps, a...

November 29, 2016

A few months ago, I was contacted to participate in a unique photography project. Backbones, a nonprofit organization focused on supporting survivors of spinal cord injuries, was organizing a traveling exhibit, portraying the stories of a handful of heroic survivors. T...

November 29, 2016

Around 1995, my friend Benny finally persuaded me to go with him to a swing dancing club in Hollywood. Convinced it would resemble an old folks' home, I fought the idea for a quite a while. We finally went, and ended up patronizing that club at least twice a week...for...

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