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Sun, Nov 20


Studio 52 North

#NoirSlam Model Ticket

Portrait Slam is heading to Middletown, CT! Join us Sunday, November 20th from 1-4pm at Studio 52 North for a "Film Noir" inspired slam featuring: lenses by Tamron USA, lighting by Camera Bar LLC, wardrobe by Wavvz Newage, & makeup by Zeni Beauty Cosmetics. Sponsored by Tamron USA.

#NoirSlam Model Ticket
#NoirSlam Model Ticket

Time & Location

Nov 20, 2022, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Studio 52 North , 52 N Main St, Middletown, CT 06457, USA

About the Event


Location by @Studio52North

Camera lenses by @TamronUSA

Lighting by @CameraBarLLC

Wardrobe by @WavvzNewage

Makeup by @ZeniBeautyCosmetics 

Sponsored by @TamronUSA


Sunday, November 20th

1:00pm: Wardrobe & check-in begins

1:45pm: Everyone should arrive by this time

2:00pm: Introductions begin (please don't miss this!)

2:10pm: Slam begins

4:00pm: Final shots/announcements


General ticket: $35

Subscribers: $25


Studio 52 North, 52 N Main St, Middletown, CT 06457, USA

Theme: Film Noir 

Film noir is a cinematic term primarily used to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas from the mid 20th century, particularly those that emphasize cynical attitudes and motivations. The 1940s and 50's are generally regarded as the "classic period" of American film noir.  Common elements of flim noir include femme fatale, anti hero, and post-war disillusionment. Stark lighting techniques such as chiaroscuro, low-key & high-contrast were used to create mood, drama, and tension. Fashion often included long black gowns, fur trimmed coats, long gloves, heels, cigarette holders, trenchcoats, and wide brimmed hats. Noir's design philosophy often plays with contrast: shiny fabrics set against matt textiles and stringent lines combined with voluminous shapes.  For inspiration, search Film Noir on Pinterest or search #FilmNoir on Instagram. If you'd like to exchange ideas and coordinate with others, join the Portrait Slam Forum on Facebook. 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 dressed in theme and ready to shoot. Wavvz Newage will be featuring additional Film Noir inspired fashion on location for models to incorporate into their look, beginning at 1pm. We'll be giving away a prize at the end to the model who gets most creative and playful with Wavvz Newage's wardrobe. Models will have their own dedicated changing room. Zeni Beauty Cosmetics will be on hand offering touchups & creative micro sessions during arrivals. Please try to arrive by 1:30pm. Check in, explore the space for inspiring portrait locations, practice with lighting from Camera Bar, meet other creatives, and browse wardrobe before introductions begin at 2:00pm. 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 1:30pm. After checking in, browse Tamron's selection of lenses and Camera Bar'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 & Camera Bar's gear.  Explore the space for inspiring portrait locations, take a few test shots, and chat with fellow creatives. Introductions start at 2pm. 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 Andrew @TamronNorthEast on Instagram. Videography, off camera flash, and film photography are welcome but please check in with us before flying a drone. This is a cinematic theme and we'd love to see lots of videography! Photography assistants are also 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 Nov. 16th. 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



  • #NoirSlam Model

    A printed ticket will not be required upon arrival. Tickets become non refundable after Nov. 16th. Thanks for joining us!

    Sale ended



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