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  • Festival of Ballooning Photo Workshop with Michael Downey

    Class Code: UUU347

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey for a photo workshop featuring the annual QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning, the most photographed event on the East Coast!  Don't miss out on capturing the breathtaking visuals of hot air balloons from around the world!

    General Registration includes:
    - Seminar on Tuesday, July 22nd (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
    - (1) Balloon Festival admission ticket for either Friday (6:30pm Launch), Saturday (6:30am Launch), or Sunday (6:30am Launch)
    - (1) Special "Behind the Scenes" field access pass for the selected day's launch.

    You may arrive and leave the Balloon Festival at any time on the day that you choose.  Please be sure to get to the Launch Area about 45 minutes before the launch time.

    Parking is not included.  Michael Downey will be at the launch areas during the launch times.

    ** Limited to 20 attendees per day.  Choose your date carefully.  As the festival draws nearer, we will NOT be able to switch you.

    Our Price: $99.00
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  • Understanding Lightroom with Don Polzo (8 Sessions)

    Class Code: UUU220

    Instructor: 
    Don Polzo
    Skill Level: 
    Beginner

    Through 8 sessions of hands-on computer use, demonstration, and practice, students will get a hands-on review of Adobe Lightroom while following a typical photographic workflow from Don Polzo, an Adobe Certified instructor.

    Our Price: $400.00
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  • *FREE RSVP* Macro Photography at Pequest Moth Night with Michael Downey

    Class Code: UUU418

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Did you know that there are 10x more species of moths than butterflies?  RSVP for FREE and learn about these hidden beauties in nature at the Pequest Fish Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center's Moth Night!

    From 6:30pm - 10:30pm at Pequest, the event will begin with a macro photography seminar by Head Instructor Michael Downey.  Attendees will learn how to get great shots with any point-and-shoot, mirrorless, or DSLR camera.  Attendees will also be educated about moths, their habitats, and the many species of moths.

    Afterwards, everyone will move outdoors to see the moths and take photos.  A 1000-lumen light and white cloth set-up will attract up to 300 different moth species!

    The event and parking is FREE and open to all ages.  Bring the family!

  • VIP Festival of Ballooning Workshop with Balloon Ride

    Class Code: UUU348

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey for a photo workshop featuring the annual QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning, the most photographed event on the East Coast!  Don't miss out on capturing the breathtaking visuals of hot air balloons from around the world!

    VIP Registration includes:
    - (1) Festival of Ballooning admission ticket
    - (1) Special "Behind the Scenes" field access pass
    - (1) VIP Parking Pass
    - (1) Balloon Ride on either Saturday, July 26th (6:30am Launch), or Sunday, July 27th (6:30am Launch)

    Please plan to arrive at the festival by 5:45am for check-in.  You may leave the Balloon Festival at any time after the balloon ride.

    ** Please note that you will have to pick up your credentials in-store before the weekend.  If you have any conflicts but would still like to sign up, please contact Pamela at university@uniquephoto.com ASAP.

    Our Price: $299.00
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  • The Art of Seeing: Improving Your Artistic Eye

    Class Code: UUU202

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Intermediate

    When you look at an image you see the finished product, not what the photographer saw to make that image. And it's in this prior knowledge the photographer can take a snap shot and make a true photograph. Developing this type of vision takes both practice and patience.

    This latest class in the DSLR series will take you through a series of exercises which will help you maximize your natural artistic eye and increase the overall quality of your photographs. You will learn how to visually identify the balance of your photograph using traditional techniques, such as the rule of thirds.

    Our Price: $75.00
  • Intro to Macro Photography

    Class Code: UUU208

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Intermediate

    Join Michael Downey as he discusses the distinction for close-up, macro, and micro photography.

    First, the necessary tools and accessories will be reviewed.  Next, camera settings and lens settings will be covered in great detail.  The proper technique for macro photography will be demonstrated and finally, potential subject matter is discussed.

    Our Price: $75.00
  • Understanding Your Camera I: The Basics

    Class Code: UUU103

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Beginner

    You have a digital camera and you know that the images are going to be far superior to the ones captured by your point-and-shoot camera, but maybe you're not sure how that happens.  This class is for beginners to amateur photographers looking to gain a better understanding of the automated modes and features, as well as the manual control and capabilities, of your digital SLR or mirrorless camera.

    Get instruction on the importance of understanding the fundamentals (such as depth of field, ISO, aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, metering, white balance, reading histograms, on camera flashes, lenses) and how they will affect your photos!

    In the second half of the class, the students will work with their cameras and apply what they have learned.  The buttons and settings will be much easier to manipulate and each student will have develop the ability to capture the images closer to their vision.

    Please note that this class is NOT for point-and-shoot cameras.

    Our Price: $49.00
  • Introduction to Photoshop with Adobe Certified Instructor Blake Taylor

    Class Code: UUU329

    Instructor: 
    Blake Taylor
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    If you are crunched for time and want to learn as much as you can about Photoshop as fast as you can, then this is the course for you! Learn the Basics of Photoshop with Certified Adobe Instructor, Blake Taylor. Blake will review the essential tools to enhance your photographs. 

    Our Price: $149.00
  • Understanding Your Camera II: Exposure and Metering

    Class Code: UUU200

    Instructor: 
    Rick Gerrity
    Skill Level: 
    Beginner

    Understanding the basics of exposure and metering are the building blocks to becoming a good photographer. This course will teach you these fundamental basics of photography such as the relationship between f-stops and shutter speeds, as well as understanding the positives and negatives of ISO/ASA sensitivity with your image sensor.

    How your camera's metering system works, metering modes, scene modes, advantages of RAW versus JPEG image files, interpreting the histogram, exposure compensation, manual controls and much more will all be discussed!

    Please note that this class is NOT for point-and-shoot cameras.

    Our Price: $49.00
  • Understanding Your Camera III: White Balance and Composition

    Class Code: UUU201

    Instructor: 
    Rick Gerrity
    Skill Level: 
    Beginner

    Knowing all the science and mathematics behind photography can only take you so far. The art of photography is 90 percent seeing and 10 percent photographing. Students will learn the vital aspects and rules of image composition and graphic design as they apply to taking photographs.

    Go over composition basics, such as the rule of thirds, perspective, horizontal vs. vertical orientation, and designing a photograph, to assist you in developing your own personal style and vision.

    Please note that this class is NOT for point-and-shoot cameras.

    Our Price: $49.00
  • Longwood Gardens Macro and Fireworks Photography with Michael Downey

    Class Code: UUU424

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Take a trip to Longwood Gardens with Unique University Head Instructor Michael Downey!  Practice your macro photography on waterlilies, roses, and more during the day, and then capture the fireworks in the sky at night.

    Our Price: $69.00
  • Ultimate Understanding Your Camera Full Day Workshop with Rick Gerrity

    Class Code: UUU120

    Instructor: 
    Rick Gerrity
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    If you are interested in photography but don’t have a lot of time to spend in the classroom, we understand, life gets in the way of your free time! Why not learn all you need to know about your DSLR or mirrorless camera in one weekend day?

    In this intensive class, master all of the tips, tricks and techniques of our most popular trio, Understanding Your Camera.

    Lunch will be included.  Please note that this class is NOT for point-and-shoot cameras.

    *Due to the structure of this class, previous registrations including Bundle Purchases, Groupon, Living Social, and Amazon Local vouchers cannot be used.

    Our Price: $99.00
  • Introduction to High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography with Alan Kesselhaut

    Class Code: UUU316

    Instructor: 
    Alan Kesselhaut
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Ever want to have an image that contains a wide variety of contrasts from the levels of darkness in the shadows all the way to the brilliance of the late afternoon sun?  Instructed by Alan Kesselhaut, join us for an HDR experience and learn the skills that will take the mystery out of this exciting way of shooting and processing your images.

    Our Price: $49.00
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