ONE-ON-ONE INSTRUCTION

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, contact our store ( 425-485-7447).



    EVENTS & CLASSES

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

    About our Class Instructors

    DSLR Boot Camp

    April 29, 2017
    10:00am - 11:30pm

    with Jim Dicecco

    Jim Dicecco will lead this class in the basics of DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) Photography. Bring your camera (with fully charged battery and card, of course!) for some hands-on practice as Jim shares his years of experience to help you:

  • Understand focusing to get your sharpest image
  • Using your camera's focus points and modes.
  • Getting the right exposure.
  • Understanding the 'Exposure Triangle'.
  • How to use the Mode Dial to best capture the image you want.
  • Speedlights - Creative Control

    April 29, 2017
    9am-2pm;

    Eventbrite - Adobe Lightroom - Library Module

    with Tom Hopkins

    This is 5-hour workshop, Tom will teach how to balance ambient light with flash, in a studio environment as well as outside. A live model will be on hand to help demonstrate the exciting possibilities of speedlite control, including:

  • Taking control of your aperture using shutter speeds higher than the camera sync speed (HSS).
  • Learning the creative power of using a a single Speedlight, then move on to multiple light set-ups.
  • Learning what equipment is needed to be successful, including:, speedlight mounts, lighstands, light modifiers such as Rapid Boxes, Mag Mod system, large and small umbrellas.
  • Off-camera techniques using radio/optical triggering systems.


  • In this class, Tom will be using primarily Canon and Nikon products, but the principles are the same when using other systems like Sony, Fuji, etc.

    Mastering Natural Light Portraits

    May 6, 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.

     

    Intro. to Sony Cameras May 9, 2017
    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    FREE CLASS
    If you have just purchased a Sony interchangeable lens camera from Kenmore Camera, this class with Sony Tech Representative Sean Knighton will help you discover your camera's potential. During this two-hour class Sean will cover Auto, Scene, and P,A,S,M modes, and more. He will also cover in-depth menu options like:
  • Resetting the camera
  • Using Wi-Fi
  • Programing the Custom buttons to customize your camera.
  • Photography Fundamentals

    May 13, 2017
    8:30am - 4:30pm

    with John Greengo

    Formally known as “Crash Course in digital photography” this is the gold standard for a one-day complete photography class. This class has been the start and reboot for thousands of photographers over the last 5 years. Updated and changed with every iteration this class will provide new photographers with all the essentials for improving their photography. Shutter speeds, apertures, ISO, exposure, focusing, lighting and composition - students will walk away filled with ideas and inspiration.
    Class led by Instructor John Greengo.

    Nature and Landscape Photography

    May20, 2017
    11:30am - 4:30pm

    with John Greengo

    This class with Instructor John Greengo is designed to explain the tools and techniques required for succeeding in this inspiring but demanding discipline. With the visual learner in mind, this class utilizes illustrations, animations, and of course lots and lots of photos, from local parks to iconic destinations around the world. The tools, techniques and thought process is clearly explained in this 5-hour class. An extensive color handout is provided which includes all key topics and specific learning points along with dozens of photos from the in-class presentation.

    Travel Photography

    May21, 2017
    11:30am - 4:30pm

    with John Greengo

    with John Greengo Instructor John Greengo is a well traveled photographer who has seen and photographed many of the world’s most photogenic places. Whether working for a travel TV show or off on his own adventures, John has gained valuable real world experience that he will share with you. His classes are filled with visual examples from around the globe that will show you the step by step process of how to take a great travel photo.

    High School Senior Workshop

    May 27, 2017
    8:30am-4:30pm;

    Eventbrite - Adobe Lightroom - Library Module

    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

    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.




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