#PortlandSlam Photographer Ticket
Time & Location
About the Event
PNW creatives: please join us at Lan Su Chinese Garden, an oasis of tranquil beauty in downtown Portland, OR. Seek fashion inspiration in god and goddess art and literature and discover harmony within the garden walls
Location by Lan Su Chinese Garden
Wardrobe styling by designer Jean Pierre Nugloze
Photography gear by Pro Photo Supply
Floral artistry by Old Town Florist
Makeup by Jonathan Jacob
Sponsored by Tamron USA
Friday, June 4th
5:00pm: Wardrobe & check-in begins
5:45pm: Everyone should arrive by this time
6:00pm: Introductions begin (please don't miss this!)
6:15pm: Shoot begins
8:00pm: Final shots/announcements/group photo/return wardrobe
General ticket: $35
VIP Subscribers: $25 https://www.portraitslam.com/plans-pricing
Guest ticket option for creatives of color: https://www.portraitslam.com/guest-pass
Lan Su Chinese Garden - 239 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209, USA
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 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. The Chinese had Guanyin & Chang'e and the Yorube had Oshun and Oya.
Look towards literature and art for style inspiration. Seek to harmonize with the garden's minimalist designs & natural tones and textures. This theme is not a costume. Challenge yourself to incorporate aspects of god & goddess fashion into your own unique style. Help inspire others by sharing outfits and/or accessories on Instagram - tag @portrait_slam and we'll share it. As always, we celebrate individuality & creativity: please feel free to express that uniqueness. In other words, it's ok to get weird.
Please arrive dressed in theme and ready to shoot. Additional wardrobe will be provided on location by Jean Pierre Nugloze for models to incorporate into their look beginning at 5pm - please don't miss this! Prizes will be awarded to the model who rocks Jean Pierre's wardrobe with the most creativity & style. Consider spring weather and expect to layer up or down, bring base neutrals you're comfortable in, and sturdy shoes to take full advantage of the space.
Makeup: Jonathan Jacob will be offering free makeup styling on location before the slam, by appointment. Spots are limited - don't hesitate to reach out to Jonathan on Instagram at @jonnjacob to schedule and exchange ideas. Thanks Jonathan!
First slam as a model? Have more questions? We created a video specially for you: https://www.portraitslam.com/videos
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 arrive by 5:30pm. After checking in, explore the space for inspiring portrait location, sample gear by Pro Photo Supply and Tamron USA, and chat with fellow creatives. Introductions start at 6pm. Afterwards, 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.
Pro Photo Supply will be on-hand offering free gear rentals including lenses by Tamron USA throughout the slam - this is an excellent opportunity to try a new camera, lens, or light tool - thank you Pro Photo Supply!
First slam as a photographer? Have more questions? We created a video for you: https://www.portraitslam.com/videos
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, group size will be limited in accordance with state regulation, and the expansive space will allow everyone to observe responsible social distancing. Masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and bottled water will be provided for participants based on CDC recommendations. All participants be will required to wear a mask. Models can remove their masks when shooting, once the slam officially begins. Participants must respect physical distancing throughout the slam. All 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 experience!
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 portraitslam.com/rules. Your ticket will become non-refundable after June 1st. We're always open to suggestions for other models or portrait photographers to consider inviting, please let us know.
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