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Arizona Railway Museum

#ArizonaSlam Photographer Ticket

Portrait Slam is heading to Arizona! Join us at the Arizona Railway Museum on Saturday, March 25th from 4pm-7pm for a Western Wear inspired slam featuring: lenses by Tamron Americas, lighting by Tempe Camera, & wardrobe by Cloud Creations. Sponsored by Tamron Americas.

#ArizonaSlam Photographer Ticket
#ArizonaSlam Photographer Ticket

Time & Location

Mar 25, 2023, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Arizona Railway Museum , 330 E Ryan Rd, Chandler, AZ 85286, USA

About the Event


Location by Arizona Railway Museum 

Camera lenses by Tamron Americas

Lighting by Tempe Camera 

Wardrobe by Cloud Creations 

Sponsored by Tamron Americas


Saturday, March 25th

4:00pm: Wardrobe & check-in begins

4:30am: Everyone should arrive by this time

5:00pm: Introductions begin (please don't miss this!)

5:10pm: Slam begins

6:45pm: Final shots/announcements/prizes 

7:00pm: End 


General ticket: $35

Subscribers: $25


Arizona Railway Museum - 330 E Ryan Rd, Chandler, AZ 85286, USA

Theme: Western Wear

Western wear is a fashion aesthetic inspired by the 19th century American West. The western aesthetic has made a resurgence in popular culture, thanks in part to movies & shows like The Harder They Fall, Yellowstone, Outer Range, Hell or High Water, ect. Recently, western wear fashion has been influenced by current trends, including denim-on-denim, Y2K nostalgia, cowboycore, & space cowboy (a fusion of classic western wear and futuristic pop - think Lil Nas in pink snakeskin while riding horseback and shooting a ray-gun, Kasey Musgraves stomping on stage in sequined boots, Kim Kardashian rocking metallic chaps). Explore various western wear generes for further inspiration and mention us in stories to share inspiration. We always appreciate individuality and unique interpretations of our theme. Please remember, our fashion theme is not a costume. We celebrate diversity, body positivity, self-expression, style, and creativity. Let us know if you have any questions. 


Please arrive at the Arizona Railway Museum dressed in theme and ready to shoot. Cloud Creations will be featuring additional Western Wear inspired fashion on location for models to incorporate into their look, beginning at 4pm. To collaborate with owner Pam "Gazelle" Robertson beforehand, reach out to her on Facebook HERE. We'll be giving away a prize at the end to a model who gets creative with Cloud Creation's wardrobe. Models will have their own dedicated changing room. Please try to arrive by 4:30pm. Check in, explore the space for inspiring portrait locations, experiment with lighting from Tempe Camera  and browse wardrobe options before introductions begin at 5:00pm. We begin each slam by paring everyone up. Please be prepared to work with many different photographers and models in short micro sessions. *We're currently seeking a volunteer MUA(s) to be on-hand during arrivals to offer makeup touch-ups & creative micro sessions, in exchange for a free model or photographer ticket. Interested or know someone who might be? Please let us know! 

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 4:30pm. After checking in, browse Tamron Americas selection of lenses and Tempe Camera's selection of lighting available for use on location. We'll be giving a prize away at the end to the photographer who gets most creative and engaging with Tamron & Tempe Camera gear.  Explore the space for inspiring portrait locations, take a few test shots, and chat with fellow creatives. Introductions start at 5pm. We begin each slam by pairing everyone up. Please be prepared to work with many different models in quick micro 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. We work hard to curate a balanced & diverse group of creatives. 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 March 22nd. Only registered participants are allowed to attend our events. Please check in with us in advance to request a special exception. We appreciate word-of-mouth and if you'd like to suggest other models or portrait photographers for us to consider inviting, please let us know. 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 March 25th. Thanks for joining us!

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