Kenmore Camera’s Digital Photo Expo is scheduled for Nov. 2-3 at the Lynnwood Convention Center.
The free photo show is the largest on the West Coast and features more than 28 Photo Industry Vendors. Manufacturer Representatives will be on hand to show you all their latest gear. New vendors to the show are MeFOTO and Azden. There will be plenty of fun toys for photographers and videographers, and hands-on interaction is encouraged.
Hours are 10 a.m-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
Free seminars will be presents both days and there are more than 35 classes. Seminar topics include travel and nature photography, to studio lighting, how to use all those camera features, and ideas to help you increase your sales. All are taught by seasoned pros.
Special guest speakers include:
Robin Layton: 10:30-noon, Saturday and Sunday
At the age of 24, Life Magazine named Layton as one of the eight most talented photographers in America. Nikon calls her one of the best known photographers in the world, and has named her as one of their Nikon Ambassadors, an elite group of photographers recognized as the most talented and influential visual artist working in the business today.
Her exquisite work has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and featured in the Smithsonian. This in-demand photographer’s impressive client list includes: President Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Aniston, Sidney Poitier and more. She has also just released her new book: “Hoop: the American Dream.”
Jennifer Wu, 1-3 p.m. Saturday
Wu, a professional photographer since 1992, is best known for her nature, landscape and night photography. Wu was named by Canon USA to the elite group of photographers, Explorers of Light. Wu enjoys sharing her enthusiasm and passion for nature photography in lectures and workshops for. Canon publishes her spectacular sky photographs in their professional camera brochures and advertisements.
Her images, featured in numerous magazines and books, have won a wide variety of prestigious awards. Whenever she is not on nature expeditions at some of the most beautiful locations in the world, she exhibits her images at nationally recognized galleries and art shows. She taught photography and digital imaging at California State University Sacramento. She now enjoys lectures, seminars and speaking events as well as leading workshops for Canon and aFilm International Film Workshops Barcelona, Spain. She leads workshops to Alaska, Hawaii, Yosemite, Death Valley, Namibia and Iceland.
David Hume Kennerly, 1-3 p.m. Sunday
Kennerly won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for his photos of the Vietnam War, and two years later was appointed President Gerald R. Ford’s personal photographer. He was named, “One of the Most 100 Most Important People in Photography” by American Photo Magazine.
Kennerly was a contributing editor for Newsweek, and a contributing photographer for Time and Life magazines. He has published several books of his work, Shooter, Photo Op, Seinoff: The Final Days of Seinfeld, Photo du Jour, and, Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford. He was a producer and one of the principle photographers of Barack Obama: The Official Inaugural Book.