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

    Photoshop Basics

    July 29, 2017
    9:00am - Noon

    Eventbrite - Basic Photoshop Class

    There is no limit as to what can be done using Adobe Photoshop, but first you need to learn the fundamentals of the program.

    Why Photoshop instead of Lightroom? We will talk about various aspects of the two programs but our focus today will be to learn the basics of using Photoshop, including:

  • Image adjustment methods for the highlights and shadow areas of your images.
  • Cropping techniques beyond just the cropping tool.
  • Resizing your images to meet the Aspect Ratio for the size print you need, learn how to prepare images for the web.
  • Basics of using Layers
  • Basic Portrait retouching
  • Basic Landscape exposure problems solved

  • The instructor, Tom Hopkins, will supply images for you to follow along with during the class, so be sure to bring your Laptops loaded with Photoshop. Tom will be using the latest Photoshop CC; Photoshop Elements users are also encouraged to attend since the principles are the same at the basic level.
    The Power of the Print & Paper Choice

    July 30, 2017
    12:30pm - 2pm

    A print makes the photograph a reality.  A screen lacks the dimension that the print brings to life.  Prints are made to share and display and become a personal legacy. The choice of paper can enhance the presentation and reflect a personal esthetic.  

    Veronica Cotter, Education Development Manager, Hahnemühle USA, along with Dennis Keeley, Chair of the Photo & Imaging Dept, Art Center College of Design and fine art photographer, will help participants understand why it's important to print and why Paper Makes the Difference.
    Dennis will share images (both analog and digital) and discuss his ongoing commitment to printing.  Veronica will review the range of Hahnemühle Fine Art papers and accessories. Together they hope to inspire participants to print.

    There will be a drawing at the end of the presentation for a 13x19x25 sheet box of Hahnemühle FineArt paper.  

    Painting with Light

    August 5, 2017
    10:00am - Noon

    Painting with Light - Ashlee Meyer

    with Ashlee Meyer

    Photography literally means "to write with light" and what better way to experience this than with Painting with Light! 
    We will hold this hands-on-course in our classroom where we will demonstrate using long exposures and flashlights to create one of a kind exposures! 

    This course is appropriate for all levels of photographers, and may be especially fun for teens and kids! The course requires a DSLR, mirrorless or point and shoot camera with manual exposure modes. You will also need a tripod; bring wide angle or standard lenses to class.

     

    Speedlights - Creative Control

    August 12, 2017
    9:00am - 2:00pm

    Eventbrite - Basic Photoshop Class

    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.

    Sony Master Course Series - Camera Operations (Course #1)

    August 16, 2017
    6:30pm - 9:30pm

    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. Each course is limited to the first 20 people that sign up!



    One Registration includes all three courses! Be sure to Register by August 15th.

    Course One - Camera Operations
    August 16, 2017
    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.

    Course Two - Lighting September 7, 2017
    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.

    Course Three - Advanced Photography
    October 5, 2017
    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.
    Drink and Click August 17, 2017
    7:30pm - 9:30pm

    Eventbrite - Drink and Click™ Seattle Event with Olympus, Fujifilm and Kenmore Camera

    Seattle, Drink and Click is heading back to our city for a double feature event with Olympus, Fujifilm and Panasonic. All of these great companies will bring all their cameras and lenses for you to test.
    Fujifilm is featuring the new Medium Format GFX Camera. Thanks to our friends from Fujifilm you will have a dedicated station to shoot the GFX during this event. Fujifilm has recently put out some new gear, so we are all happy to play with new toys. X-T20, X100F and the GFX 50S medium format will be there. On the lens side we have all the line up for the X series including the XF50mmF2 R WR.

    Olympus has many micro 4/3 cameras and quality lenses for any situation and including the fantastic new OM-D E-M1 Mk II.

    Panasonic will bring their newest gear and lenses. You can also swap lenses with Olympus and try different set ups since they are both micro 4/3.

    Don't forget to bring your SD Card so you can take your images home. We will have models and lighting available for you to shoot and as usual we will give away some cameras and some other goodies during the event.

    This event will be held at Diamond Knot Brewpub in Mountlake Terrace.

    Macro Photography for Beginners

    August 26, 2017
    10:00am - 1:00pm

    Natural Light Portraiture with Ashlee Meyer

    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! 

     

    Kenmore Camera Photo Club - August

    August 27, 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. 

    ~~~~   August: Favorite Images ~~~~

    Join us for a brand new adventure; “Kenmore Camera Photo Club!”

     For our first ever meeting we will be sharing our favorite images. Please bring up to 3 of the best images you've ever taken on a flash drive or in printed form to share with the club. For digital submissions, please use .JPG files and name your files as follows: "Name_Theme_#" For example; "AshleeM_Favorite_1"

     We will also have a lesson on our next theme; Composition. We will share a slideshow of techniques and allow time for questions.

     

    Photography Fundamentals September 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.

    Kenmore Camera Photo Club - September

    September 17, 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. 

    ~~~~  September: Composition ~~~~

    This month we are focusing on composition. Please bring up to 3 images that represent compositional elements such as framing, rule of thirds, leading lines, etc. 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_Composition_1"

     We will be presenting examples and ideas for our next theme; Shadows and silhouettes. 

    Meeting the Challenges of Wedding Photography in 2017

    September 24, 2017
    12:30pm - 2:30pm

    Kenmore Camera Photo Club

    with William Innes

    Is wedding photography in 2017 the same it was 5 – 10 - 20 years ago? Definitely not. This industry continues to change at a pace that can be difficult to keep up with. Yesterdays shooting styles, equipment choices, post-production methods and marketing strategies are already dated and antiquated. Whether you are just starting your business or have been shooting for years, William Inneswill discuss all the major points of running a successful wedding photography enterprise in 2017.  

    Topics to be covered will include:

  • Equipment what’s changing and where is it all headed?
  • Styles – what should you be shooting?
  • Post Production – how to get some of your life back.
  • Marketing – what works and what doesn’t.
  • Social media – don’t hate it – embrace it.
  • Skills required to make it as a wedding photographer in 2017 and beyond.
  • William Innes is a member of the Panasonic Lumix Luminary team and this program is sponsored by Panasonic and Vanguard Photo Accessories.

    Kenmore Camera Photo Club - October

    October 15, 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. 

    ~~~~  October: Shadows/ Silhouettes  ~~~~

    This month we are looking for images with interesting shadows or fun silhouettes. Get creative with this theme! Please bring up to 3 images that represent either or both subjects. 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_Shadows_1"

     We will discuss our next meeting theme on Motion/ Panning. Feel free to bring your cameras to practice the technique as we go over it. 

     

    Fundamentals of Composition October 14, 2017
    11:30am - 4:30pm

    Kenmore Camera Photo Club

    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.

    Nature and Landscape Photography October 22, 2017
    11:30am - 4:30pm

    Kenmore Camera Photo Club

    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 October 28, 2017
    9:30am - 12:30pm

    Kenmore Camera Photo Club

    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.

    Travel Photography October 29, 2017
    11:30am - 4:30pm

    Kenmore Camera Photo Club

    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 - 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

     

    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.