Note: Our store will be closed May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.


About our One-on-One Instructors

Need some help with that new camera? Need some pointers on a special photo or video project? Kenmore Camera is now offering individualized instruction within our store classroom space.

You will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with one of our staff members to help you become more knowledgeable in such areas as:

  • Portraiture or Product Lighting
  • Basic and advanced camera operations and techniques.
  • Imaging workflow, organization and post-capture editing
  • Video techniques and basic production.

  • Rate: $80 per hour of instruction. To schedule an individualized instruction session, see our instructors list and contact our store ( 425-485-7447).


    Unless otherwise noted, all classes & events are held at Kenmore Camera.

    About our Class Instructors

    High School Senior Portrait Workshop

    May 27, 2017

    High School Senior Portrait Workshop

    with Tom Hopkins

    In this workshop, Tom will walk you through a full day of working with High School Seniors, working with real high school seniors in the studio and on location outside. Tom will bring you through a complete process, providing posing technique and teach symmetry and connection with the clients, learn to style the shoot to meet both student and parent needs.

  • Tom will discuss the client interview, wardrobe choices, Location, student activities (sports,music ect) what the client should bring to the session.
  • Discuss Marketing strategy and the role social media plays.
  • Learn how to shape the light for subtle to dramatic and dynamic looks to your images, work with light shaping tools, modifiers to define the mood you want.
  • At the end of the day we will return to the class room and edit a few images into a sellable product that your client will love for generations. Please bring your Camera and Laptop so you can follow along as Tom works with Adobe CC

    Washington State High School Photography Competition Awards June 1, 2017
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    at Museum Quality Framing
    Please join us at Museum Quality Framing for a free reception celebrating the 2017 exhibit of the best in high school photography. See the final 36 images selected from nearly four thousand entries.
    This unique event is the collaborative effort of instructors, students and business part-ners who help fund the effort.

    Museum Quality Framing
    428 Wesetlake Ave N.
    Seattle, WA
    For more information contact: Executive Director Kelly Atkinson
    Sony a9 Introduction June 2, 2017
    5:30pm - 6:30pm

    No Registration Needed
    Let Sony Tech Rep Sean Knighton take you through all the new innovations in Sony's newest release of the Alpha a9 Mirrorless Camera. The new a9 comes with some serious technical capabilities, new ergonomic improvements, plus lots of great features that you will want to know about. So come get the low-down on the new Sony a9.
    Iceland With The Panasonic Lumix GH5 June 2nd, 2017
    5:30pm - 6:30pm

    No Registration Needed
    Just back from a trip to Iceland, Lumix Luminary Ben Grunow will share a series of landscape, travel and aurora photos. Ben rented a camper van and took off with his new Lumix GH5 capturing stunning imaes of Iceland's "Fire and Ice". Ben drove the Golden Circle and Ring road capturing long exposures, auroras and landscapes. Please join us for a slide show of images, discussion on how he created them, lens selection and more.
    Night Sky Photography

    June 3, 2017
    10:00am - 11:00am


    No Registration Needed

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to photograph the night sky and aurora? Capturing the night sky is challenging and rewarding all at the same time. We will go over the needed equipment, settings, useful tips, tricks and much more to get started into the vast world of dark sky captures. Please join us in a beginner’s class on how to capture stunning nightscapes, aurora and stars. 

    Creative Portrait Photography

    June 3, 2017
    10:00am - 11:00am


    No Registration Needed

    Photographer Ben Hutchinson covers simple and creative methods of lighting for fine art, portrait, and model photography. Whether you’re just getting started or honing your professional skills, come learn how you can improve on the creativity of your photography.  

    June 3, 2017
    11:30am - 12:30am


    No Registration Needed

    with Rose Whitaker

    If you are new to the world of DSLR photography, this is the perfect class for you! We will walk through the settings on the cameras and when to use them. We will help you figure out what lens to use and when to use it. There is even some time spent on helping you compose better pictures. Please join us as we unravel the mystery of making really wonderful pictures.

    Close Up: Macro with the Olympus System

    June 3, 2017
    11:30am - 12:30pm


    No Registration Needed

    with Ray Acevedo

    Join us for an intro to macro photography and the tips and techniques used to make small things large in your pictures. We'll discuss lens choices, macro or not, and the use of artificial lighting and reflectors. Olympus OM-D cameras, lenses, and ring flashes will be used with special attention to the unique features of the E-M1 Mark II camera and its Focus Stacking and Focus Bracketing modes. 

    DIY Fine Art Printing June 3, 2016

    1:00pm - 2:00pm


    No Registration Needed

    with Evan Parker

    In this interesting and compelling lecture/demo, Evan Parker, will discuss creative aspects of printing workflow, printing with archival inks on a variety of substrates, simplifiing the printing process and improving color accuracy. This will be a hands-on workshop, with participants encouraged to bring a digital file to print during the session.
    Special pricing on Moab papers and Canon Printers will be available on class day too!

    Photographing the Solar Eclipse

    June 3, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm


    No Registration Needed

    with Brian Deis

    Join Brian Deis, a long time eclipse chaser and president of Vixen Optics, to learn all you need to know to capture great images of the upcoming August 2017 solar eclipse.

    Outline of Eclipse Imaging Session:

  • What is a Solar Eclipse and where should you travel
  • Various ways to image. Time lapse, multi-exposure, high magnification etc
  • 5 stages of the eclipse
  • Planning for the 140 seconds of terror!
  • Tracking the 3 hour event, tripods vs Porta mount
  • Wide and Medium field tracking using the Vixen Polarie tracker
  • Types of filters and when to use
  • Focal Length and resulting image size
  • Setting ISO, F ratio, shutter speed during each phase of the eclipse event.
  • Proper focus
  • Enjoy the moment! 

  • Sony Alpha - Advanced Class June 3rd, 2017
    2:30pm - 4:00pm

    No Registration Needed
    Did you know that Eye focus, focus peaking, Manual focus, Zebra, and Auto Focus can all be used at the same time!  Do you know how to map a face in the auto focus system?  Well come spend some time with Sean Knighton, the Pacific Northwest Sony Tech Rep and let him show you some cool Advanced options in your Sony Camera!
    Bookkeeping and Taxes for Frelance Photographers

    June 10, 2017
    9:30pm - 12:30pm

    Eventbrite - Bookkeeping and Taxes for Frelance Photographers

    Essentials to Staying in Business & Saving Money

    with Luke Frye

    Are you a freelance photographer? Have you started generating consistent work and not sure how to account for this money? During this workshop, you'll learn the basics of bookkeeping, when you need to charge sales tax, and staying up-to-date on your income taxes. Don't let taxes sneak up on you and cause unnecessary stress—or worse—expense. Learn what you need to know to stay on top of it in order to stay behind the lens.

    Liquid Art Photography Workshop

    June 17, 2017
    11:00am - 4:00pm

    with Karl Mills

    This workshop will be a hands on course designed to teach you the basics and advanced methods used for high speed photographic capture of water drop, paint collision, water refraction and reflection, sound stimulated liquid art, and other liquid art and macro photography related techniques.  The workshop will consist of a combination of technical learning and hands on experience.  We will cover everything from the “poor man’s” basic setup to high end, high cost systems and techniques. 

    What we will cover in the classroom:
    • Photography fundamentals for high speed liquid macro photography
    • Liquid Art Lighting techniques and equipment 
    • Basic Liquid Art Photography techniques and equipment
    • Advanced Liquid Art Photography techniques and equipment
    • Liquid Art Photography resources 
    • Hands on sessions throughout the workshop

    There will be a short break between lecture and hands-on time.

    What you should bring:
    • Yourself, your camera & tripod.
    • Your flash if you have one.  But not required.
    • An SD card for capturing images to take with you.

    Crash Course in Photography

    June 24, 2017
    9:30am - 12:30pm

    Eventbrite - Crash Course in Photography with John Greengo

    with John Greengo

    A new class based on Photography Fundamentals in a tidy 3-hour package. True to its name, this
    is a crash course for those that want to hit the highlights and head out the door.
    Class led by Instructor John Greengo.

    Mastering the Lens

    June 25, 2017
    11:30am - 4:30pm

    with John Greengo

    The most compelling element of your interchangeable lens camera is the fact that when you change your lens, you change your camera. With all the most popular camera systems available today there are dozens of lens choices. The basics of these lenses are pretty easy to pick up, but there is a lot more going on than most people would imagine.

    This class will expand your understanding and appreciation for what is possible with these lenses. Helpful advice will be given on how to use and choose the right lens and get the most out of all of your lens investments. Information in this class will be relevant to all camera systems with interchangeable lenses. We’ll be looking at specific examples of lenses from: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Olympus & Panasonic.

    This class will make complex photography concepts easy to understand with a highly illustrated visual presentation. You’ll get a complete tutorial on the full range of lenses and their capabilities along with tips on how to get the most out of what you already have. We will cover everything from ultra-wide to super-telephoto, zooms to primes, fisheye to tilt-shift. You’ll learn how to match the lens to your needs and get insights on the best ways to use it.

    Mastering Natural Light Portraits

    June 29, 2017
    10:00am - 1:00pm

    Natural Light Portraiture with Ashlee Meyer

    with Ashlee Meyer

    This hands-on portraiture course will help students learn to find and utilize the best natural light when shooting outdoor portraits. Class will meet at Kenmore Camera and relocate to City Hall Park just down the block. We will use a model to demonstrate various lighting environments. Students will then be responsible for setting up the lighting, composition and posing of their own image. Everyone will have many opportunities to shoot portraits during the course of the class. 

    Topics will include:

  • Basic posing and composition
  • White balance for color management
  • When & how to use a reflector and diffuser
  • Using open shade
  • Backlighting your subject
  • Fill flash vs reflectors
  • Using polarizing filters
  • Appropriate focal lengths for portraits
  • This class is open to all camera types and skill levels.  Students should bring their cameras and lenses to class.