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

    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

     

    Bookkeeping and Taxes for Frelance Photographers

    December 2, 2017
    Noon - 3pm

    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.

    Canon Printer Quick Start Class

    December 3, 2017
    1-3pm

    No Registration Required

    Designed to walk you through setting up your new Canon printer, then going through the steps to making beautiful prints:

  • Step-by-step printer set-up
  • Downloading and installing color profiles
  • Printing from both Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom
  • How to use color profiles with appropriate paper types
  • 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.

    2018
    Advanced Studio Lighting

    January 6, 2018
    9am - 3pm

    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

    Nikon D850 Master Class with John Greengo

    January 20, 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 - January - Monochrome

    January 21, 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. 

    ~~~~  January: Black and White/ Monochrome   ~~~~

    This month we are critiquing images that are black and white or monochromatic, meaning made up of various shades of one color. Please bring up to 3 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_BW_1"
     Our next Meeting theme is Creative Lighting so we will have a demo on various lighting techniques including reflectors, continuous lights and flashes. 

     

    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.

    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.

    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. 

     

    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.