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Scroll down to see the entire listing of classes available from Unique University.

Monday, Oct 22 - 05

Monday, October 22

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Mon, Oct 22, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    This class takes place at our HOBOKEN location. If you want to register for the class at Fairfield, click here.

    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.

    This class will go over the essentials of white-balance and composition. Learn how to analyze the color temperature of light and how it affects your photographs. Your DSLR camera won't always be able to accurately reproduce colors which is where proper white-balancing comes into play. While there might be preset white-balance options in your camera, you will learn how to set up a custom white-balance enabling you to get the proper color in any lighting situation.

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

Monday, October 22

  • 06:30PM
    Our Price: $49.00
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    This class takes place at our HOBOKEN location. If you want to register for the class at Fairfield, click here.

    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.

    This class will go over the essentials of white-balance and composition. Learn how to analyze the color temperature of light and how it affects your photographs. Your DSLR camera won't always be able to accurately reproduce colors which is where proper white-balancing comes into play. While there might be preset white-balance options in your camera, you will learn how to set up a custom white-balance enabling you to get the proper color in any lighting situation.

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

Tuesday, October 23

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Tue, Oct 23, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    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.

    This class will go over the essentials of white-balance and composition. Learn how to analyze the color temperature of light and how it affects your photographs. Your DSLR camera won't always be able to accurately reproduce colors which is where proper white-balancing comes into play. While there might be preset white-balance options in your camera, you will learn how to set up a custom white-balance enabling you to get the proper color in any lighting situation.

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

Tuesday, October 23

  • 06:30PM
    Our Price: $49.00
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    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.

    This class will go over the essentials of white-balance and composition. Learn how to analyze the color temperature of light and how it affects your photographs. Your DSLR camera won't always be able to accurately reproduce colors which is where proper white-balancing comes into play. While there might be preset white-balance options in your camera, you will learn how to set up a custom white-balance enabling you to get the proper color in any lighting situation.

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

Wednesday, October 24

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Wed, Oct 24, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    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.

    This class will go over the essentials of white-balance and composition. Learn how to analyze the color temperature of light and how it affects your photographs. Your DSLR camera won't always be able to accurately reproduce colors which is where proper white-balancing comes into play. While there might be preset white-balance options in your camera, you will learn how to set up a custom white-balance enabling you to get the proper color in any lighting situation.

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

Wednesday, October 24

  • 06:30PM
    Our Price: $49.00
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    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.

    This class will go over the essentials of white-balance and composition. Learn how to analyze the color temperature of light and how it affects your photographs. Your DSLR camera won't always be able to accurately reproduce colors which is where proper white-balancing comes into play. While there might be preset white-balance options in your camera, you will learn how to set up a custom white-balance enabling you to get the proper color in any lighting situation.

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

Saturday, October 27

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $149.00
    When:
    Sat, Oct 27, 11:00AM - 03:00PM
    Instructor:
    Blake Taylor
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Join Adobe Certified instructor Blake Taylor for this hands-on class that will introduce you to Adobe Lightroom CC!

    By following a photographic workflow, you’ll first learn how to import digital photos into Lightroom - from there, you’ll learn different ways to manage your photos as well as learn how make one-click adjustments all the way to making more advanced adjustments using the controls that Lightroom offers. You’ll also experiment with Lightroom’s non-destructive environment by enhancing a variety of photos by working within Lightroom’s Library and Develop modules. By the end of the class, you will have a much stronger working knowledge of the program and be ready to apply what you learned to your own photos.

    *Seating is limited to 13 students.
    *Our digital lab has MAC desktops. If you'd prefer to bring your own laptop, please let us know ahead of time by emailing university@uniquephoto.com. 
    We'll also be emailing you files that you'll need to download prior to the class date.

Sunday, October 28

  • 12:00PM
    Our Price: $69.00
    When:
    Sun, Oct 28, 12:00PM - 03:00PM
    Instructor:
    John Ricard
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Join professional photographer John Ricard for a workshop that's both fun and informative! With the help of a model, students will have a hands-on opportunity to shoot in each of the lighting setups we create and learn to understand some of the basic principles that will aid you in using artificial lights. You'll learn tips on how to pose the model and how the various lighting setups affect the model's posing. For each lighting setup discussed, you'll receive specific info on how you can create the setup with both a large budget and a small budget.

    By the end of the workshop, you will have a good understanding of which modifiers are best suited for your photography and your shooting style. You'll also have a chance to ask any questions you may have about lighting.

    Topics Covered: 
    • Hard vs Soft light
    • Strobes vs Continuous lighting
    • Using a Beauty Dish
    • Using a 7” Parabolic Umbrella

    *Please bring a mirrorless or DSLR camera that has a hotshoe and a manual mode, as well as either a 50mm equivalent or 85mm equivalent lens. If you have any questions, please feel free to DM John on Instagram (@johnricard).

Monday, October 29

  • 06:30AM
    Our Price: $149.00
    When:
    Mon, Oct 29, 06:30AM - 06:00PM
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Set in the vacant Eastern State Penitentiary, join Michael Downey for a day of photographing and capturing the moods and atmosphere of this unique location!

    Monday, October 29th (6:30am - 6:00pm)
    The bus will leave promptly from Unique (Fairfield) at 6:30am and arrive at ESP at approximately 8:30am. At 9:00am, the group will be led on an hour long history tour of the grounds by one of ESP's guides.

    Once the tour is completed, Michael will briefly go over lighting, exposure, bracketing, using HDR photography in-camera, and the best locations to capture in each cell block. Attendees may stay with the group or roam through all of the authorized locations at their own pace. Either way, Michael will be around to assist you in capturing some great images within ESP!

    *A few days prior, Michael will email attendees about gear and attire.
    *Each attendee may bring one tripod OR monopod.
    *Bus transportation is included from and back to Unique.
    *Please bring a lunch or snack and extra water.
    *Limited to 35 seats, so register early!

Tuesday, October 30

  • 11:00AM
    Intro to Flash Photography

    Class Code: UUU207

    Our Price: $75.00
    When:
    Tue, Oct 30, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Intermediate

    In this class, Michael Downey will teach students how to manage additional lighting. The class will cover the pop-up flash built into DSLRs, as well as speedlites that go into the hot shoe.  You'll also learn how to use flash as the main, key, and fill light.  Flash compensation will also be discussed.

    Demonstrations include bouncing/reflecting flash, diffusing the light, and using flash for subject separation.

    If you want to register for this class at Hoboken, click here.

Tuesday, October 30

  • 06:30PM
    Intro to Flash Photography

    Class Code: UUU207

    Our Price: $75.00
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Intermediate

    In this class, Michael Downey will teach students how to manage additional lighting. The class will cover the pop-up flash built into DSLRs, as well as speedlites that go into the hot shoe.  You'll also learn how to use flash as the main, key, and fill light.  Flash compensation will also be discussed.

    Demonstrations include bouncing/reflecting flash, diffusing the light, and using flash for subject separation.

    If you want to register for this class at Hoboken, click here.

Friday, November 02

  • 12:00AM
    1 for $5,900.00 2+ for $5,400.00
    When:
    Fri, Nov 02, 12:00AM - 12:00AM
    Sat, Nov 03 12:00AM - 12:00AM
    Sun, Nov 04 12:00AM - 12:00AM
    Mon, Nov 05 12:00AM - 12:00AM

    Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars.

    Instructor:
    Dr. William Gutsch
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Unique Photo® has once again teamed up with group of night sky photography experts to give you an amazing opportunity to travel above the Arctic Circle, seek the Northern Lights, and explore the fantastic landscape of Arctic Norway.

    From November 2nd - 9th 2018, you’ll be based in Tromso, Norway – the “Aurora Capital of the World”. Most of the city (population: 72,000) is on an island surrounded by majestic mountain vistas and views of the fjords. By night and day – it’s a haven for photographers.

    Included: Airfare from Newark International Airport (EWR), hotel, breakfasts, and luxury coach on some nights.  Scroll down and read the OVERVIEW below for hotel, booking, and additional important information.

Saturday, November 03

  • 12:00AM
    1 for $5,900.00 2+ for $5,400.00
    When:
    Fri, Nov 02, 12:00AM - 12:00AM
    Sat, Nov 03 12:00AM - 12:00AM
    Sun, Nov 04 12:00AM - 12:00AM
    Mon, Nov 05 12:00AM - 12:00AM

    Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars.

    Instructor:
    Dr. William Gutsch
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Unique Photo® has once again teamed up with group of night sky photography experts to give you an amazing opportunity to travel above the Arctic Circle, seek the Northern Lights, and explore the fantastic landscape of Arctic Norway.

    From November 2nd - 9th 2018, you’ll be based in Tromso, Norway – the “Aurora Capital of the World”. Most of the city (population: 72,000) is on an island surrounded by majestic mountain vistas and views of the fjords. By night and day – it’s a haven for photographers.

    Included: Airfare from Newark International Airport (EWR), hotel, breakfasts, and luxury coach on some nights.  Scroll down and read the OVERVIEW below for hotel, booking, and additional important information.

Sunday, November 04

  • 12:00AM
    1 for $5,900.00 2+ for $5,400.00
    When:
    Fri, Nov 02, 12:00AM - 12:00AM
    Sat, Nov 03 12:00AM - 12:00AM
    Sun, Nov 04 12:00AM - 12:00AM
    Mon, Nov 05 12:00AM - 12:00AM

    Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars.

    Instructor:
    Dr. William Gutsch
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Unique Photo® has once again teamed up with group of night sky photography experts to give you an amazing opportunity to travel above the Arctic Circle, seek the Northern Lights, and explore the fantastic landscape of Arctic Norway.

    From November 2nd - 9th 2018, you’ll be based in Tromso, Norway – the “Aurora Capital of the World”. Most of the city (population: 72,000) is on an island surrounded by majestic mountain vistas and views of the fjords. By night and day – it’s a haven for photographers.

    Included: Airfare from Newark International Airport (EWR), hotel, breakfasts, and luxury coach on some nights.  Scroll down and read the OVERVIEW below for hotel, booking, and additional important information.

Monday, November 05

  • 12:00AM
    1 for $5,900.00 2+ for $5,400.00
    When:
    Fri, Nov 02, 12:00AM - 12:00AM
    Sat, Nov 03 12:00AM - 12:00AM
    Sun, Nov 04 12:00AM - 12:00AM
    Mon, Nov 05 12:00AM - 12:00AM

    Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars.

    Instructor:
    Dr. William Gutsch
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Unique Photo® has once again teamed up with group of night sky photography experts to give you an amazing opportunity to travel above the Arctic Circle, seek the Northern Lights, and explore the fantastic landscape of Arctic Norway.

    From November 2nd - 9th 2018, you’ll be based in Tromso, Norway – the “Aurora Capital of the World”. Most of the city (population: 72,000) is on an island surrounded by majestic mountain vistas and views of the fjords. By night and day – it’s a haven for photographers.

    Included: Airfare from Newark International Airport (EWR), hotel, breakfasts, and luxury coach on some nights.  Scroll down and read the OVERVIEW below for hotel, booking, and additional important information.

Monday, November 05

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Mon, Nov 05, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    This class takes place at our HOBOKEN location. If you want to register for the class at Fairfield, click here.

    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.

Monday, November 05

  • 06:30PM
    Our Price: $49.00
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    This class takes place at our HOBOKEN location. If you want to register for the class at Fairfield, click here.

    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.

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