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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

    Panasonic GH5/G9 "Touch n' Try"

    January 20, 2018
    Noon-4pm

    Free Event!!!

    “Come experience the new Lumix GH5 & G9 firsthand. Mark Toal will be in the store to answer your questions and run you through the amazing features of this new shooter’s camera.”

    Canon DSLR Basic 101

    February 3, 2018
    10am-noon

    Canon DSLR Basic 101

    with Jim Dicecco

    For first-time Canon DSLR users or those who just want a refresher course, the Canon Basic 101 class will:

    • Demystify the mode dial
    • Provide tips geting the right exposure
    • Show you the creative aspects of the Time Value and Aperture settings.
    • Help you get you sharpest image by understanding the best focusing method.
    • Explain getting the color right.
    • Demonstrate the advantages of shooting in RAW format
    • and more!!!

    Bring your camera and your questions!

    Tickets for this class are $50.
    If you purchased a Canon DSLR from Kenmore Camera after November 1st, you are eligible for one free admission! One free ticket per registration per camera purchased.



    Sony Master 3-Part Course

    February 15, 2018
    March 15, 2018
    April 19, 2018
    6-9pm

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    Sony Master Course

    Kenmore Camera is proud to announce the Sony Master Course.  This Course is a three-part course that will include 3 days of jam packed 3-hour sessions with Sean Knighton from Sony.  Sean has set up a class that will start out with basic Sony Camera set up, Live in studio workshop, and advanced photography tips that come from years of shooting.  This course is limited to 15 people, so reserve your space early!

    This single $85 registration includes all 3 classes:

    CLASS ONE  - Camera Operations
    February 15, 2018

    This 3-hour class advanced class is a how-to for Sony cameras. During this 3-hour class Sean will cover P, A, S, M modes and more.  He will also cover in depth menu options like resetting the camera, using Wi-Fi, and how to program buttons.


    CLASS TWO - Lighting 
    March 15, 2018

    This 3-hour class Sean Knighton will cover basic lighting techniques and how to get the most from any situation using your Sony camera.  Expect to learn lighting, flash photography and which lenses are the best for any given situation.


    CLASS THREE - Advanced Photography
    April 19, 2018

    This 3-hour class will help you better understand what it takes to stand out as a photographer.  Sean will cover ways to achieve better composition, exposure, and will follow up with a class review.  

     

    Basic Portrait Lighting with Profoto

    February 17
    10am-11am

    FREE CLASS!!!


    Part of our free 2018 Spring Sale Event!!!

    If you believe that lighting is lighting, think again! What sets Profoto apart from all the rest is its unique the ability to "shape the light!". The difference between soft & hard light will be discussed and shown.
    Come meet Profoto's Dan Cuny as he demonstrates and explains how to tailor the light to do exactly what you want and get the results you need!
    This class is meant to open your eyes to new possibilities of making simple portraits.
    We will have a "live" shoot so bring your DSLR and get ready to jump in and make some shots yourself!
    Whether you're new to studio lighting, wanting to start a portrait business, or an established working pro... get ready to add some new tricks to your bag.
    Dan Cuny hails from the Portland Area and has been a photographer for more than 40 years with a vast knowledge of lighting and light shaping for commercial, fashion and portrait photography.

    Outdoor Portrait Lighting and Posing

    February 17
    11:30pm-12:30pm

    FREE CLASS!!!

    Part of our free 2018 Spring Sale Event!!!

    Light is the key factor that makes or breaks an image, but the quality and properties of light for great PORTRAITS is very different from the best light for landscapes, travel or general photography! Learn the vital skills of seeing and creating beautiful light for people and faces with Portrait Artist, Suzette Allen.
    With over 20 years of experience in portraits, Suzette will help you not only recognize good lighting but know how to modify light with reflectors, scrims, buildings, cement… whatever it takes! She will talk about light direction, diffusion, time of day, some posing and clothing tips, and even a little video for storytelling and dynamic Live Portraits.
    Class includes an optional hands-on outdoor model shoot 12:30-1:30 (weather permitting).

    Lighting for the Face with Westcott

    February 17
    2:30pm-4:30pm

    FREE CLASS!!!

    Part of our free 2018 Spring Sale Event!!!

    Join Ruben Dario Cruz as he walks you through creating common lighting patterns for the face used in Professional Portrait work. Ruben will use the new Westcott Solix lights utilizing one, two and three light set ups demonstrating simple and affective methods for producing pleasing and striking portraiture.
    Ruben will cover these typical concerns in his presentation:

  • Light placement relative to the
  • Metering light
  • Quality of light
  • Soft boxes and modifiers
  • Lighting patterns
  • Basic Studio Lighting February 24, 2018
    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

    Kenmore Camera Photo Club - February - Creative Lighting

    February 25, 2018
    Noon - 3:00pm

    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. 

    ~~~~  February: Creative Lighting   ~~~~

    This month we are critiquing images that contain creative lighting. This is open to interpretation; this can mean using a lighting technique that is new to you or using light sources that are unconventional. Please bring up to 3 images that show creative lighting. 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_Lighting_1"
     Our next Meeting theme is Double Exposures so we will discuss techniques for creating them in camera and in post processing. 

     

    Photography Fundamentals

    March 3, 2018
    9am-5pm

    Photography Fundamentals

    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.

    Advanced Studio Lighting

    March 3, 2018
    9am - 3:30pm

    Advanced Studio Lighting

    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

    Travel Photography

    March 4, 2018
    Noon-5pm

    Travel Photography

    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.

    Nikon D850 Master Class with John Greengo

    March 10, 2018
    11:30am - 4:30pm

    Nikon D850 Master Class with John Greengo

    Get the most out of your D850 with a deep dive through the entire operation of the camera. In this class John will walk you through the buttons, dial and complete menu system of the camera. You'll walk away with a thorough understanding of the cameras capabilities along with the knowledge of to make the most of this sophisticated camera.

    Key topics:

  • 45.7 Megapixels of sharpness with several unique modes to make the most of every pixel
  • Focus shift shooting for infinite depth of field
  • 153 point AF system with numerous customization options
  • Kenmore Camera Photo Club - March - Double Exposure

    March 25, 2018
    Noon - 3:00pm

    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. 

    ~~~~  March: Double Exposure   ~~~~

    This month we are critiquing images that display double or multiple exposures. Please bring up to 3 images that show this technique, whether created in camera (digitally), in post process, or with film cameras. 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_DoubleExposure_1"
     Our next Meeting theme is Macro so we will discuss subjects and various techniques and tools. 

     

    Sony A7R III Master Class with John Greengo

    April 28, 2018
    11:30am - 4:30pm

    Sony A7R III Master Class with John Greengo

    Get the most out of your Sony A7R Mark III with a deep dive through the entire operation of the camera. In this class John will walk you through the buttons, dial and complete menu system of the camera. You'll walk away with a thorough understanding of the cameras capabilities along with the knowledge of to make the most of this sophisticated camera.
    Key topics:

  • 42 Megapixels of sharpness with several unique modes to make the most of every pixel
  • Pixel Shift Multi Shoot for the ultimate in sharpness
  • 10 focus modes with 425 selectable points
  • Kenmore Camera Photo Club - April - Macro

    April 29, 2018
    Noon - 3:00pm

    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. 

    ~~~~  April: Macro  ~~~~

    This month we are critiquing images that display Macro photography; typically subjects like flowers and insects, but the content is up to you. Please bring up to 3 images that used macro techniques or look like macro images. 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_Macro_1"
     Our next Meeting theme is self portraiture so we will discuss some tools and techniques for this assignment. 

     

    Photography Fundamentals

    June 2, 2018
    9am-5pm

    Photography Fundamentals

    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.

    Fundamentals of Composition

    June 3, 2018
    Noon-5pm

    Fundamentals of Composition

    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.