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Sat, May 20


USS Hornet

#AlamedaSlam Model

Portrait Slam is returning to the Bay Area! Join us Saturday, May 20th from 5-8pm for a cyberpunk inspired slam at the USS Hornet in Alameda, CA feat. lenses by Tamron Americas, lighting by Looking Glass Photo, makeup by Vixens Creations, & wardrobe by Radbird. Sponsored by Tamron Americas

#AlamedaSlam Model
#AlamedaSlam Model

Time & Location

May 20, 2023, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

USS Hornet , 707 W Hornet Ave, Alameda, CA 94501, USA

About the Event


Location by USS Hornet

Lenses by Tamron Americas

Lighting by Looking Glass Photo 

Wardrobe by Radbird

Makeup by Tamara Russell 

Sponsored by Tamron Americas


Saturday, May 20th

5:00pm: Wardrobe & check-in begins 

5:30pm: Everyone should arrive by this time

6:00pm: Introductions begin (please don't miss this!)

6:10pm: Slam begins 

7:45pm: Final shots/announcements/prizes

8:00pm: End


General ticket: $40

VIP Subscribers: $30

Models attending their first slam can save 25% by entering the coupon code "first" when checking out


USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier - 707 W Hornet Ave, Alameda, CA 94501, USA

Theme: Cyberpunk

Cyberpunk is an aesthetic alt-style that pays homage to gritty, tech-driven, oppressive societies dominated by technology & corporate greed.  Cyberpunk became a full-fledged fashion genre in the late 1980s and continues to increase in popularity across the world. References from popular culture include Æon Flux, the Matrix, Blade Runner, Cyberpunk 2077, Ghost in theShell, Hackers, & Neuromancer. Please keep in mind that the USS Hornet is a highly decorated aircraft carrier and that May 20th is Armed Forces Day. Nautical nods to the Navy & armed forces are welcomed. For further inspiration, search #CyberpunkSlam on Instagram or click HERE. Portrait slams celebrate diversity, self-expression, style, individuality and creativity. Let us know if you have questions about our theme and, as always, don't be afraid to get weird.


Please arrive dressed in theme and ready to shoot. A Cyberpunk themed wardrobe will be provided on location by Radbird for models to incorporate into their look, beginning at 5pm - please don't miss this! A prize will be awarded to the model who rocks Radbird's wardrobe with the most creativity and style. Tamara Russell will be onhand during arrivals to offer makeup touchups and micro sessions. Consider late May weather and expect to layer up or down, bring base neutrals you're confident in, and comfortable shoes to take full advantage of the space. Models will have their own dedicated changing space inside the USS Hornet. Check-in, meet fellow creatives, browse the space for inspiring locations to shoot, & sample lighting by Looking Glass Photo. Please be prepared to work with many different photographers and models in short micro sessions. Please try and arrive by 5:30pm. Introductions start at 6pm. 

First slam as a model? Have more questions? We created a video for you:


We appreciate it when photographers dress in sync with the vibe and rock the theme, but they aren't required to. Photographers should wear comfortable shoes and arrive with their camera ready to shoot.  Please try to arrive by 5:30pm. After checking in, browse Looking Glass Photo's selection of lighting equipment and Tamron's selection of lenses available for use (optional) on location. They'll be giving a prize away at the end to the photographer who gets most creative with equipment.  Explore the space for inspiring portrait locations, take a few test shots, and chat with fellow creatives. Introductions start at 6pm. We begin each slam by pairing everyone up. Please be prepared to work with many different models in quick 10 minute sessions. Videography, off camera flash, and film photography are welcome but please check in with us before flying a drone. Photography assistants are required to purchase a general ticket. 

First slam as a photographer? Have more questions? We created a video for you:


This invitation is required to attend. To reserve your spot, please register and purchase your ticket after reading & agreeing to our rules on our website at  Your ticket will become non-refundable after May 17th. Only registered participants are allowed to attend our events. Please check in with us in advance to request a special exception. We work hard to curate a balanced & diverse group of creatives. Please let us know if you need to cancel. Invitations can be shared with other models, photographers & videographers.  We always appreciate word of mouth. For further questions, please reach us at:

(541) 690-9293 

Instagram: @portrait_slam



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    A printed ticket will not be required upon arrival. Tickets become non refundable after May 17th. Thanks for joining us!

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