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

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    Moving With Mirrorless

    June 2, 2018
    10am-11am

    FREE CLASS!!!

    In this 2-part 60 minute presentation, Frederick Van Johnson (host of the This Week in Photo podcast) will first discuss the growing rationale behind moving to mirrorless, and why his tool of choice is the Panasonic Lumix G9. Frederick will review some of his favorite stand-out features of this important new camera as well as sharing some of the ways he has configured and customized his G9 to suit his particular needs.
    In the second part of the presentation, Frederick will demonstrate how he uses the Lumix G9 to create some some time-bending works of art, and he will teach YOU how to push the limits of light — using this ground breaking mirrorless technology.
    You’ll leave this presentation with a new appreciation for the power of micro four-thirds mirrorless, and how the Lumix G9 can be the tool that helps you create imagery you never thought possible.
    Frederick Van Johnson is a professional photographer, host of “This Week in Photo”, and founder of the TWiP Network – one of the world’s most popular photography-related podcast media properties. Frederick also consults on marketing with a number of photography industry companies.

    Capturing Great Nature Photos

    June 2, 2018
    11:30am-12:30pm

    FREE CLASS!!!

    Join photographer Damion Fearron as he takes you on a photographic & educational journey from the small world of macro photography to capturing amazing wildlife images and last by not least the magnificent landscape. Here is your chance to get some helpful hints and learn proper techniques on how to best capture beautiful images of all these subjects. Damon will cover subjects such as correct camera settings, composition and looking for the good light. Join us as we present this informative and fun seminar on capturing great nature images.
    Includes Welcome Bag and Bonus Rebates on select Tamron lenses.

    "North/South" with Dan Westergren

    June 2, 2018
    1pm-2pm

    FREE PRESENTATION!

    Dan Westergren has spent three decades producing award-winning images as a National Geographic Society photographer, photo editor, and social media strategist. As Director of Photography at National Geographic Travel, he developed a photographic aesthetic that defined the magazine’s visual impact in print, digital, and social media.
    Join Dan as he begins his polar obsession by skiing the last degree to the North Pole, and hear about his experience with the Fujifilm GFX in Antarctica. Come along on a journey to the icy realms at both ends of the planet.

    Mastering Flash Exposure

    June 2, 2018
    1pm-2pm

    FREE CLASS!!!

    Take your creativity to the next level by learning the fundamentals about how flash photography really works and how to take advantage of directly controlling your lighting. We will be going over the basics of ambient exposure and how flash exposure differs. We will review how these differences can be used to enhance your creative vision by controlling your environment with flash in an intelligent way. You will see many examples of great photography and understand how a better understanding of flash will improve how you use your camera system as a creative tool.

    Portrait Lighting Class

    June 2, 2018
    2:30pm-4pm

    FREE CLASS!!!

    In this class Yaneck Wasio will walk through various techniques how to light in-studio portraits. He will start with simple single light set up with different modifiers and move toward more advanced lighting scenarios using 2-3 strobes while keeping the lighting natural with incredible details in the highlights and shadows.
    Yaneck’s work has been featured previously in RangeFinder magazine, Canon & Moab Paper booths, and won numerous WPPI, PPA, and Magic Lens awards and recognitions. In 2018 Yaneck had the honor to be one of the judges for the annual Magic Lens photography competitions.

    Outside Portrait Lighting Workshop

    June 16, 2018
    9am-3:30pm

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    This workshop will teach how to create beautiful portrait lighting outside, then you will learn the basics of editing images using Adobe Photoshop CC.

  • Learn the fundamental tools and techniques needed to be successful.
  • Tom will guide you through some important posing techniques. 
  • Learn the use of reflectors, Off camera speedlights, Radio Transmitters and Receivers, High powered Elinchrom Battery Pack Lights, more specifically the new Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL/HSS Lights and the more powerful ELB 1200 Lights. 
  • See demonstrated the importance of using the right modifiers with your off camera lighting source and the options available to meet your needs.
  • Learn how to balance ambient light using flash to give you just the right mix needed for your vision.
  • From 1pm to 3pm Tom will bring you into the classroom and teach you some basic retouching techniques using the latest version of Photoshop CC.
    We strongly suggest that you bring your Laptop loaded with the latest version of photoshop, if you don't have the latest version you will still learn from this session.

    Images that we shoot earlier in the day will be viewed on large screens making it easy to follow along, the objective will be for you to learn how to edit a portrait
    that you would be proud to show a client.

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    *Class is limited to the first 12 students
    *Please bring your camera, speedlight with radio transmitters/Receivers if you have them
    *We will be working with a model all day, everyone will have the chance to shoot
    *9am - 3:30 pm with two breaks and a 1/2 hour lunch 
        

    Kenmore Camera Photo Club - June

    June 24, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm

    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. 

    ~~~~   May: Post Processing ~~~~

    This month we are critiquing images that represent some photoshop or heavy retouching. Please bring up to 3 images that show this technique. 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_PostProcess_1”

    Our next Meeting theme is Self Portraits so we will a discussion on different techniques and tools to do so.

    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.

    Photography Fundamentals

    June 16, 2018
    9am-5pm

    CLASS FULL

    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.

    Kenmore Camera Photo Club - July

    July 22, 2017
    1:00pm - 4:00pm

    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. 

    ~~~~  June: Self Portraits  ~~~~

    This month we are critiquing our own self portraits! Please bring up to 3 images, and let’s try to out-do a selfie :). 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_SelfPortrait_1”

     Our next Meeting theme is Street Photography so we will have a discussion and share ideas on different techniques and tools to do so. 

    Kenmore Camera Photo Club - August

    August 19, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm

    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. 

    ~~~~  July: Street Photography  ~~~~

    This month we are critiquing images in the style of Street Photography. 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_Street_1”
     
    Our next Meeting theme is Night Photography so we will have a discussion on different night techniques like long exposures or star trails. 

     

    Kenmore Camera Photo Club - September

    September 16, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm

    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. 

    ~~~~  August: Night Photography  ~~~~

    This month we are critiquing images of Night Photography. 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_Night_1” 

    Our next Meeting theme is Abstracts so we will have a discussion on different techniques to create them.