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, see our instructors list and contact our store ( 425-485-7447).



    EVENTS & CLASSES

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

    About our Class Instructors

    Ricoh's Theta V In-Store Demo

    September 20
    10am - 4pm

    Free Event!

    Join Don Flaten, Ricoh Representative, as he shows off the newest 360° Spherical Camera, the Theta V.

    Meeting the Challenges of Wedding Photography in 2017

    September 24, 2017
    12:30pm - 2:30pm

    Kenmore Camera Photo Club

    with William Innes

    Is wedding photography in 2017 the same it was 5 – 10 - 20 years ago? Definitely not. This industry continues to change at a pace that can be difficult to keep up with. Yesterdays shooting styles, equipment choices, post-production methods and marketing strategies are already dated and antiquated. Whether you are just starting your business or have been shooting for years, William Inneswill discuss all the major points of running a successful wedding photography enterprise in 2017.  

    Topics to be covered will include:

  • Equipment what’s changing and where is it all headed?
  • Styles – what should you be shooting?
  • Post Production – how to get some of your life back.
  • Marketing – what works and what doesn’t.
  • Social media – don’t hate it – embrace it.
  • Skills required to make it as a wedding photographer in 2017 and beyond.
  • William Innes is a member of the Panasonic Lumix Luminary team and this program is sponsored by Panasonic and Vanguard Photo Accessories.

    Meet Mark Toal, Panasonic Representative

    October 2, 2017
    1pm-6pm

    Free Event!!!

    Our Panasonic rep, Mark Toal, will be in the store on Monday, October 2nd, from 1pm-6pm to install the latest Lumix firmware on your GH5 and explain all the new features. This is major update that adds the ability to shoot tethered to a computer, improved auto-focus and body stabilization, 400MPS All-intra video recording, 4K HDR video recording and more. Mark can also answer your questions and update firmware on other Panasonic cameras and lenses all for FREE. So, bring your camera in with the battery fully charged and get ready to enjoy your equipment even more!

    Macro Photography for Beginners

    October 7, 2017
    10am - 1pm

    Macro Photography for Beginners

    with Ashlee Meyer

    In this macro course for beginners we will cover basics of macro photography. Class will include a slideshow presentation, lighting demonstration and a hands on opportunity for students to shoot subjects on their own while experimenting with macro tools. This is the perfect course for understanding the principals of macro photography and the chance to learn by doing. Leave class with your own stunning macro images. 

    Topics will include:

    • Macro Depth of Field

    • Shutter Speeds/ When and if to use a tripod

    • Lighting conditions ideal for the subject/ Natural light vs. flash

    • Using close up filters vs extension tubes vs macro lenses


    Students should bring their cameras, tripods and macro lenses, tubes and/or filters to class.  This course is intended for DSLR and Mirrorless cameras, though all skill levels are welcome! 

    MOMENTS OF THE HUMAN CONDITION

    October 13, 2017
    7pm-8:30pm

    Peter Turnley - Moments of the Human Condition

    Leica Akademie invites you to a lecture and book signing with photogapher Peter Turnley on October 13th from 7pm to 8:30pm at Kenmore Camera.

    Peter Turnley is renknown for his photography of the realities of the human condition. Over the past thirty years, he has worked in over 90 countries chronicling major stories of geo-political and historic signifcance. His photographs have been featured on the cover of Newsweek 43 times and frequently appear in the worlds most prestigious publications. His photographs draw attention to the plight of those who suffer great hardships or injustice. He also affirms with his vision the many aspects of life that are beautiful, poetic and inspriational.

    Fundamentals of Composition October 14, 2017
    11:30am - 4:30pm

    Kenmore Camera Photo Club

    with John Greengo

    There are several make or break stages in the creation of a photograph, and the composition stage is one of the most tricky. It’s not that composition is hard, its that there are so many options and no clear indication that your choice was the best one.

    This class will help refine the process so that you can analyze a scene, see it for it’s greatest possibility and capture the most compelling image possible. We’ll begin by looking at how we, as humans, see and understand the world around us. You’ll learn what elements do and don’t make that transition from our vision to the final photograph. We’ll look at the elements that help make compelling images and learn how to arrange them by maximizing our point of view and angle of view.

    In many cases, great photos start with an idea for the composition. This class will teach you how to look at the world a little differently and what to look for. This is a class for the visual learner, we’ll study photographs, lot’s of good ones, along with a few that don’t. If you’ve tackled the technical, take the next step and master the composition.

    Kenmore Camera Photo Club - October

    October 15, 2017
    2:00pm - 4:30pm

    Kenmore Camera Photo Club

    with Ashlee Meyer

    In our monthly meetings we will critique your images, give lessons and demos on different themes and techniques and share your images in a positive and non competitive environment. 

    This is a great opportunity to improve your photography, learn new techniques and make shutterbug friends! 

    Our club is open to all skill levels. 

    ~~~~  October: Shadows/ Silhouettes  ~~~~

    This month we are looking for images with interesting shadows or fun silhouettes. Get creative with this theme! Please bring up to 3 images that represent either or both subjects. Images can be prints or digital files; For digital submissions, please use .JPG files and name your files as follows: "Name_Theme_#" For example; "AshleeM_Shadows_1"

     We will discuss our next meeting theme on Motion/ Panning. Feel free to bring your cameras to practice the technique as we go over it. 

     

    Advanced Liquid Art Photography: Water Drop Photography

    October 21
    Noon-4pm

    Advanced Liquid Art Photography: Water Drop Photography

    This workshop will be a hands on course covering water drop collision liquid art photography.  The workshop is designed as an advanced course where each attendee will learn advanced techniques and capture images of water drop collisions using the FotoFreez PRO liquid art capture system.  This class assumes a basic understanding of water drop collision photography and a good understanding of how to use your digital SLR camera in manual mode. 

    What we will cover in the workshop:

    • Hands-On Water Drop Liquid Art Techniques and Equipment
    • Hands-On Water Drop Liquid Art Refraction Techniques and Equipment
    • Hands-On Water Drop Liquid Art Lighting Techniques
    • Hands-On Surface Collision Liquid Art Techniques
    • Hands-On Liquid Additives and Effects
    • Hands-On Modification and Manipulation of Liquids
    • Hands-On Setup and Configuration
    • Water Drop Systems Overview and Resources

    What you should bring:

    • Your Digital Camera
    • Your Macro Lens, preferably 90-110mm (or extension tube)
    • Your Speedlight(s)
    • Your Tripod

     

    Nature and Landscape Photography October 22, 2017
    11:30am - 4:30pm

    Kenmore Camera Photo Club

    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.

    Crash Course in Photography October 28, 2017
    9:30am - 12:30pm

    Kenmore Camera Photo Club

    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.

    Travel Photography October 29, 2017
    11:30am - 4:30pm

    Kenmore Camera Photo Club

    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.

    Basic Studio Lighting September 30, 2017
    9am - 3:30pm
    Eventbrite - Advanced Studio Lighting w/Tom Hopkins

    with Tom Hopkins

    In this class Tom will introduce students to a series of more advanced studio lighting techniques, using Studio Strobes and Hot Shoe Strobes, students will learn about multi-light studio setups, modifiers and light shaping tools, Light Meter, Color Checker Passport, all designed to help you build your vision for the ultimate portrait.
    Model Ashley Smith will be working with us all day, by the end of the day students will be building their own multi-light portrait sessions, this workshop requires you to bring a camera and lens(s)suitable for portrait photography.
    Space is limited to 12 students, this will be a great opportunity to create images to use in your portfolio

    2017 Digital Photo Expo

    November 4 &5, 2017

    More Info.

    This is our biggest event of the year! We have a fantastic line-up of world-class photographers across many genres coming to share their knowledge and inspire you.
    The industry's leading manufacturers will show their latest gear and answer your questions. There will be plenty of deals on cameras, lenses, tripods, bags, lighting, memory and more.
    We are excited to bring in RØDE MICROPHONES as a new vendor. If you are an aspiring or pro videographer, you'll want to check them out. Also new to the show is TEATHER TOOLS with solutions to enhance your productivity. Looking for high performance storage solutions? We will have G-TECHNOLOGY storage solutions for creative professionals.
    Sony will be offering complimentary sensor cleaning to attendees with Sony cameras.

    Bird Photography 101 November 11, 2017
    10:30am - 12:00pm

    Kenmore Camera Photo Club

    Whether you want to start enjoying bird photography, or would like basic tips on how to improve your bird photography, this class is for you. Learn the pros and cons of DSLR cameras versus Mirrorless. Which lenses work best for wildlife, optimal camera settings, and best bets for finding birds and getting the shots you want!

    Painting with Light

    November 11, 2017
    1pm - 4pm

    Painting with Light

    Photography literally means "to write with light" and what better way to experience this than with Painting with Light! We will hold this hands-on-course in our classroom where we will demonstrate using long exposures and flashlights to create one of a kind exposures!

    This course is appropriate for all levels of photographers, and may be especially fun for teens and kids! The course requires a DSLR, mirrorless or point and shoot camera with manual exposure modes. You will also need a tripod; bring wide angle or standard lenses to class.

    Advanced Liquid Art Photography: Audio Stimulated and Pressurized Paint

    November 18
    Noon-4pm

    Advanced Liquid Art Photography: Audio Stimulated and Pressurized Paint

    This workshop will be a hands on course covering audio stimulated and pressurized paint liquid art photography.  The workshop is designed as an advanced course where each attendee will learn advanced techniques and capture images of paint stimulated by an audio speaker and pressurized paint collision capture using the FotoFreez PRO liquid art capture system.  This class assumes a basic understanding of liquid art photography techniques and a good understanding of how to use your digital SLR camera in manual mode. 

    What we will cover in the workshop:

    • Hands-On Audio Stimulated Paint Liquid Art Techniques and Equipment
    • Hands-On Pressurized Paint Liquid Art Techniques and Equipment
    • Hands-On Liquid Art Backdrops and Lighting Techniques
    • Hands-On Audio Surface Modification
    • Hands-On Liquid Mixing and Placement 
    • Hands-On Modification and Manipulation of Liquids
    • Hands-On Setup and Configuration
    • Liquid Art Photography Resources and Equipment

    What you should bring:

    • Your Digital Camera
    • Your Macro Lens, preferably 90-110mm (or extension tube)
    • Your Speedlight(s)
    • Your Tripod
    Kenmore Camera Photo Club - November

    November 19, 2017
    2:00pm - 3:30pm

    Kenmore Camera Photo Club

    with Ashlee Meyer

    In our monthly meetings we will critique your images, give lessons and demos on different themes and techniques and share your images in a positive and non competitive environment. 

    This is a great opportunity to improve your photography, learn new techniques and make shutterbug friends! 

    Our club is open to all skill levels. 

    ~~~~  November: Motion/ Panning   ~~~~

    This month we are critiquing images that display motion or the technique of panning. Please bring up to 3 images that show motion; we are looking for slow shutter speeds and long exposures here. Images can be prints or digital files; For digital submissions, please use .JPG files and name your files as follows: "Name_Theme_#" For example; "AshleeM_Motion_1"

     Our next Meeting theme is Monochrome/ Black & White so we will discuss these subjects and various techniques

     

    Photography Fundamentals December 9, 2017
    8:30am - 4:30am

    Photography Fundamentals with John Greengo

    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.