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|

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  • "Open-box" specials
  • Closeout models
  • Used Equipment odds & ends
  • Mastering the Lens January 29, 2017
    11:30am - 4:30pm
    Eventbrite - Mastering the Lens with John Greengo

    with John Greengo

    The world of interchangeable lenses can be both exciting and confusing to all levels of photographers. “Mastering The Lens” will help you choose the right lens and get the most out of it.
    This class will make complex photography concepts easy to understand with a highly illustrated visual presentation. You’ll get a complete tutorial on the full range of lenses and their capabilities along with tips on how to get the most out of what you already have. This class will focus on products from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Olympus and Panasonic.
    Class led by Instructor John Greengo.

    DIY Fine Art Printing February 5, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Eventbrite - DIY Fine Art Printing with Evan Parker

    with Evan Parker

    In this interesting and compelling lecture/demo, Evan Parker, will discuss creative aspects of printing workflow, printing with archival inks on a variety of substrates, simplifiing the printing process and improving color accuracy. This will be a hands-on workshop, with participants encouraged to bring a digital file to print during the session.
    Special pricing on Moab papers will be available on class day too!

    Basic Studio Lighting March 11, 2017
    9:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Eventbrite - Basic Studio Lighting with Tom Hopkins

    with Tom Hopkins

    Join Photographer Tom Hopkins and Model Tia Smith for a day of sculpting the light.

  • Tom will discuss Lens and Camera choices
  • Learn the elements to produce a good photo
  • How to direct your subject
  • Studio Layout and Equipment options
  • Using Modifiers and a single light for amazing images
  • Use of Background, Kicker, Main and Fill Lights
  • After lunch, students will step into the studio enviroment and create their own images as Tom guides them through the process.
  • Bring your Camera and a lens, preferably in the 70-200mm range
  • Workshop is limited to 12 students, all students will have the opportunity to create portraits with Model Tia Smith.

  • Time-Lapse and Sony Upgrades February 17, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Free Event

    with Sean Knighton

    Did you know that most Sony cameras can be upgraded to give you more? Join Sony Tech Rep Sean Knighton as he shows you how to upgrade your camera by covering the steps you need to get Time-lapse, Stop-motion, and other upgrades on your camera. Open up more opportunities to let your creativity go wild.

    First Look at the Sony A6500 February 18, 2017
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Free Event

    with Sean Knighton

    Enjoy a live demo of the new and innovative Sony a6500. This in-depth review and Q&A with Sony Tech Rep Sean Knighton will help to answer all of your questions about the new a6500.

    Mastering the Basics of your DSLR February 25, 2017
    8:30am - 4:00pm

    Online Registration Only

    with Rick May

    Join this workshop to master the basics of your DSLR in a fun, interactive and hands-on setting taught by two working professionals whose backgrounds encompass covering NCAA and Professional Sports, award-winning landscapes and portraits.

    What you'll learn:

    • Understanding the triangle of light
    • Learning how to meter for light and create a proper exposure
    • Why the histogram is your best friend
    • Key camera settings for portraits and capturing sports images
    • Depth of Field, creative shutter speeds
    • Pro tips for a wide variety of shooting situations and much more...
    • If you want to master the basics quickly, you don't want to miss this workshop. Take advanatge of early registration available through February 15th and save $100 off the full price.

      Register online today as space is limited to 15 participants.

    Nature and Landscape Photography March 19, 2017
    11:30am - 4:30pm
    Eventbrite - Nature & Landscape Photography with John Greengo

    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 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.

    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.

    Pet Photography - From Social Media to Pet Portraits with Sony April 1, 2017
    10:00am - 12:30pm

    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.

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