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Sun, Sep 25


Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park

#FolsomSlam Photographer Ticket

Portrait Slam is returning to Sacramento, CA! Join us Sunday, Sept. 25th from 9am-12pm at The Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park for a Gods & Goddesses inspired slam featuring lenses by Tamron USA, lighting by Action Camera, and makeup styling by Vixens Creations. Sponsored by Tamron USA.

#FolsomSlam Photographer Ticket
#FolsomSlam Photographer Ticket

Time & Location

Sep 25, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park, 9980 Greenback Ln, Folsom, CA 95630, USA

About the Event


Location by @CAStateParks

Camera lenses by @TamronUSA

Lighting by @ActionCamera

Styling by @Vixens_Creations21 

Sponsored by @TamronUSA


Sunday, September 25th 

9:00am: Wardrobe & check-in begins

9:30am: Everyone should arrive by this time

10:00am: Introductions begin (please don't miss this!)

10:10am: Slam begins

11:45am: Final Shots, announcements, prizes

12:pm: End 


General ticket: $35

VIP Subscribers: $25

Sac State Students: use the Coupon Code "csus" to save 25% when checking out


9980 Greenback Ln, Folsom, CA 95630, USA

Theme: Gods & Goddesses 

Many ancient civilizations created gods, goddesses, and mythical leaders whom could be called on in times of famine, heartbreak, competition and war. Some were all powerful, some part human. Some controlled the forces of the natural world: earth, wind, fire, & water. Some stuck to their own realm while others meddled directly in the affairs of humans. The Greeks had Hera and Aphrodite. The Azteks had Coatlicue and Quetzalcoatl. The Egyptians had Ra and Isis. The Mayan's had Ixchel and Hunahpu. The Norse had Freja & Balder. Ancient China had Guanyin & Chang'e and the Yorube had Oshun and Oya.  Look towards literature, art, and the elements of nature for style inspiration. Vibe with the Powerhouse's natural tones and textures. 

Our theme is not a costume. Challenge yourself to incorporate aspects of god & goddess fashion into your own unique style.  For further inspiration, check out our "Gods & Goddesses" gallery from 2021's #PortlandSlam 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. We are currently seeking additional wardrobe to be made available for models to incorporate into their look, stay tuned! Models will have their own dedicated changing room. If you plan to bring additional wardrobe items, please bring them on a hanger. Tamara Russell (@Vixens_Creations21) will be offering micro sessions & touchups during arrivals, beginning at 9:00am. Check in, explore the space for inspiring portrait locations, practice with lighting from Action Camera, meet other creatives, and browse wardrobe before introductions begin at 10:00am. We begin each slam by paring everyone up. Please be prepared to work with many different photographers (and other models) in short micro 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 9:30am. After checking in, browse Tamron's selection of lenses and Action Camera's selection of lighting available for use on location. We'll be will be giving a prize away at the end to the photographer who gets most creative and engaging with Tamron & Action Camera's gear.  Explore the space for inspiring portrait locations, take a few test shots, and chat with fellow creatives. Introductions start at 10am. We begin each slam by pairing everyone up. Please be prepared to work with many different models in quick micro sessions. Questions about which lenses will be location? Check in with @TamronPNW_BenHutchinson on Instagram. 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, group size will be limited to safe levels. Masks will be 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 September 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 Sept. 22nd. Thanks for joining us!

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