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).


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

    About our Class Instructors

    Crash Course in Photography

    March 25, 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.

    Bookkeeping and Taxes for Frelance Photographers

    March 25, 2017
    2pm - 3pm

    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.

    Fundamentals of Composition

    March 26, 2017
    11:30am - 4:30pm

    Eventbrite - Fundamentals of Composition with John Greengo

    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.

    DSLR Boot Camp

    April 1, 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.

  • Pet Photography - From Social Media to Pet Portraits with Sony

    April 1, 2017
    10:00am - 1:30pm

    with Sean Knighton and Sarah Regnier

    Join Sony’s Sarah Regnier and Sean Knighton for a fun hands-on class on Pet Photography featuring Lily & Henry. If you have a pet with social media star quality or you want to learn to take great Pet Portraits, then this class is for you. Sony will be providing all participants with Sony gear to use, and everyone will have an opportunity to photograph the talent, Lily & Henry! The first half we will cover camera settings and how to work with your pet, then following a short break, the live shoot with Lily & Henry.

  • Camera setting for different situations
  • Using existing light or adding light
  • Basic Editing
  • Composition & Adding props
  • Tips for shooting & posting for Social Media
  • Basic tips for training your pet
  • Getting photos from your Sony camera to your phone.

  • So come try your hand at pet photography. You never know where these new skills will take you. The class is open to all camera users, but camera settings will be Sony gear specific.

    "From Capture to Print" Workshop

    April 1, 2017
    1:30pm - 3:00pm

    with Richard Villa

    Learn how easy it is to “Print like a Pro” when using the Canon Professional Series of photo printers, including the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 17" Inkjet Printer and Canon PIXMA PRO-10 Printer.

    Canon Product trainer Richard Villa will demonstrate Print Studio Pro v2.0, the free Canon printing plug-in for select Adobe photo applications. Learn simple techniques for making your own gallery-quality prints up to 17" x 22" in both color and monochrome. Canon's Print Studio Pro streamlines printing workflow and takes the guesswork out of printing.

    Tools include adjustments for Custom Layout, Color Management and Color Correction, including calibrating colors easily on Canon and third-party photo papers.

    A few attendees images will be selected for printing demostration, so bring a favorite image on a flash drive or memory card for a chance to go home with a free print.

    This class is ideal for Entry Level, Hobbyist, Professional Photographers or anyone who has recently purchased a Canon PRO SERIES Printer.

    Introduction to Neutral Density Filters

    April 15, 2017
    10am - Noon

    with Brian Leary

    This class is an introduction to using Solid and Graduated Neutral Density (ND) filters. Much of this class will cover techniques in using Graduated ND filters to create dramatic landscape images, as well as the use of Solid ND filters in portraiture and nature photography.

    This class will cover:

  • Explanation of neutral density powers (8x, 64x, etc.)
  • Type of filters and filter holders.
  • Techniques for long exposures and wide apertures on bright sunny days.
  • Balancing exposures in-camera with Graduated ND filters.

  • Night Photography

    April 15, 2017

    with Brian Leary

    Why put your camera away after golden hour? When the sun goes down you have an incredible opportunity to create unique images that you will be proud to share.
    As long as you have a basic understanding of shutter speed, ISO and aperture, this course is designed to teach you everything you need to know to create stunning images at night and take your landscape and cityscapes to a new level.
    What we will cover in the classroom:

  • The equipment you will need
  • How to compose, focus and find your exposure in the dark
  • Using existing light and painting with light
  • Planning a trip or night photography excursion
  • Tips and tricks to create effect in your images

    After a break we will meet for two hours in the field at Log Boom Park and put your new-found knowledge into practice. 
     For the practical portion of the class you will want the following
    - A tripod
    - Appropriate clothing for the weather the evening of the class.
    - Your camera (should have an ability to take a 15-30 second
    We have a mostly covered contingency* in case of rain so this is a rain 
    or shine course. RAIN contingency: *South Day Steet Park, Seattle 

  • Macro Photography for Beginners
    April 22, 2017

    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! 


  • Adobe Lightroom - Library Module
    April 22, 2017

    with Brian Leary

    There are many reasons why Adobe Lightroom® is the industry standard these days for organization of images, and for most people, all they will ever need for editing their images. This can also be one of the most intimidating and confusing programs to use if you aren’t sure exactly what it is doing.

        This class is designed for everyone from beginners just starting out to the seasoned pro looking for a logical workflow. Let me put my non-technical lingo and easy explanations to use and help you understand what this program is doing and how to take advantages of its abilities to help you organize your rapidly accumulating photos.


    Adobe Lightroom - Develop Module

    April 23, 2017

    Eventbrite - Adobe Lightroom - Library Module

    with Brian Leary

    Iconic photographer W. Eugene Smith thought darkroom work to be about 90% of the photos creation process. In today’s digital age, this is a step often overlooked and exclaimed as, “My camera doesn’t take good pictures.” This class is meant to give you an insight into the Develop Module in Adobe Lightroom® and how to use it like the darkroom of the film era to get the most out of your photography.

        Whether you are new to Lightroom® or have been using it for years and are looking to pick up some new editing tips and methods, this class is for you! Let me take my, easy to follow teaching style and put it to use for you. We will start with the basics of editing an image all the way through the final export process. Everyone will be given the same RAW files to work with during the class so all participants can learn in a similar way.

    Speedlights - Creative Control

    April 29, 2017

    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.


  • 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.

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