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Sat, May 28


Empowerment Central PDX

#CyberpunkSlam Photographer Ticket

Cyberpunk is coming to Portland, OR! PDX creatives: join us Sat. May 28th from 5-8pm for a cyberpunk inspired slam at Empowerment Central PDX featuring lenses by Tamron USA, lighting by Pro Photo Supply, wardrobe by Metro Boutique, & makeup by Kylie on the Beat & Jon Jacob. Sponsored by Tamron USA

#CyberpunkSlam Photographer Ticket
#CyberpunkSlam Photographer Ticket

Time & Location

May 28, 2022, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Empowerment Central PDX, 215 SE Morrison St Suite 6204, Portland, OR 97214, USA

About the Event


Location by @empowerment.central.pdx

Camera lighting by @ProPhotoSupply

Lenses by @TamronUSA

Wardrobe by @MetroPDX

Makeup by @KylieOnTheBeat_ & @JonJacobb

Sponsored by @TamronUSA


Saturday, May 28th

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 

8:00pm: Final shots/announcements


General ticket: $35

VIP Subscribers: $25

Guest ticket option for creatives of color:


215 SE Morrison St Suite 6204, Portland, OR 97214, USA

Theme: Cyberpunk

Cyberpunk is an aesthetic movement defined by a high-tech, low-life approach to the world. The alt-style pays homage to gritty, tech-driven, oppressive societies dominated by computer technology and big corporations.  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 the Shell, Hackers, & Neuromancer. For further inspiration, search #cyberpunk on Instagram or click HERE. If you'd like to exchange ideas and coordinate with others, join the Portrait Slam Forum on Facebook. 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 Portland's Metro Boutique 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 Metro Boutique's wardrobe with the most creativity and style. 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. Kylie on the Beat & Jon Jacob will be onhand offering makeup micro sessions (a quick touchup or creative addition), first come first serve. Tanks Kylie & Jonathon! We begin each slam by pairing everyone up. Please be prepared to work with many different photographers in quick 10 minute sessions. 

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 Pro Photo Supply's selection of lighting equipment and Tamron's selection of lenses available for use on location. Pro Photo Supply will 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:


In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this is an indoor/outdoor event and group size will be limited.  Masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and bottled water will be provided for participants based on CDC recommendations. Masks are optional. Portrait Slam props, equipment and supplies will be sanitized before, during, and after the slam. If you aren't feeling well, please stay home. Let's collaborate to have a safe and creative slam.


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 May 24th. 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!

Cover photo by & @smangmati from Seattle's #CyberpunkSlam


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 24th. Thanks for joining us!

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