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  • *FREE RSVP* Stalking and Shooting the Northern Lights with Dr. Bill Gutsch

    Class Code: UUU433

    Instructor: 
    Dr. William Gutsch
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Few phenomena in nature are as beautiful, intriguing and mesmerizing as the Northern Lights. In this workshop, astronomer and photographer Dr. William Gutsch will show and explain how explosive eruptions on the sun and holes in the sun’s atmosphere can lead to dazzling displays of the Northern and Southern Lights on earth.

    He will also give tips on when and where to travel to see the aurora, as well as suggestions for choosing the right equipment to take the best still and time lapse images. Pictures from his recent trip to shoot the Northern Lights in the Arctic will be shown.

    In addition, Dr. Gutsch will also speak about an upcoming photo opportunity of a lifetime: a Northern Lights Photo Adventure in Tromso, "The Aurora Capital of the World"!  Click here for more information about the adventure.

  • Intro to Flash Photography (Hoboken)

    Class Code: UUUH207

    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.

    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.

    Our Price: $75.00
  • Intro to Flash Photography

    Class Code: UUU207

    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.

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

    Class Code: UUUH103

    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.

    Our Price: $49.00
  • 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
  • Mastering Adobe Lightroom with Joe Brady

    Class Code: UUU227

    Instructor: 
    Joe Brady
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Adobe Lightroom is an important software to master as it is both easy to use and powerful in its editing and organization capabilities. It's equally important to make sure that your images are organized in a way that makes adding new images easy and allows you to quickly find any image in your library of photographs. This four-part series takes you from the beginning. Starting with getting organized, you will learn about each of Lightroom's Modules and have an introduction to the tools available. Each successive class will take you from basic to intermediate to advanced edits of both Landscape and Portrait images and will end with getting your images printed from both your own desktop printer and from a photo lab. Once you master Lightroom, you are sure to find it your go-to place for many of your complete photo edits. 

    Includes 4 Wednesday evening classes:
    · Class One: March 7th (6:30pm - 8:00pm)
    · Class Two: March 14th (6:30pm - 8:00pm)
    · Class Three: March 21st (6:30pm - 8:00pm)
    · Class Four: April 4th (6:30pm - 8:00pm)

    *Specific topics for each class session are detailed below.
    *Classes will take place in the main classroom (not the digital lab). You may bring your own laptop to follow along, but it is NOT necessary.
    *Classes can also be purchased a la carte at $59 per class. To do so, please email university@uniquephoto.com or call 973-377-6454.

    Our Price: $196.00
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  • Understanding Your Camera II: Exposure and Metering (Hoboken)

    Class Code: UUUH104

    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.

    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 II: Exposure and Metering

    Class Code: UUU200

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    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
  • 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.

    NOTE: Practice images will be provided. You will receive a take home booklet to reference when needed.

    WHAT TO BRING: Please bring 1-2 images you would like to work on. Each student will need a notebook (paper) and some type of storage and transfer media for image files to bring to and from class. Thumb drives or external pocket hard drives are all suitable. I would suggest nothing less than 4 gigabyte thumbdrive storage capacity with USB or Firewire connectivity. CD’s and DVD’s are not recommended for transferring digital media to and from class. The fastest storage media is either a thumb drive or pocket hard drive.

    *Seating is limited to 14 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.

    Our Price: $149.00
  • 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
  • Understanding Your Camera III: White Balance (Hoboken)

    Class Code: UUUH105

    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.

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

    Class Code: UUU201

    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.

    Our Price: $49.00
  • Moon Photography Seminar with Jennifer Khordi

    Class Code: UUU376

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Jennifer Khordi for a presentation on how she goes about planning and taking her moon photography shots over NYC! She'll show you her ten favorite moon shots and discuss how she planned each shot using TPE and PhotoPills. She'll also go over her gear, camera settings, and press and exposure. There will be time for a Q&A session, so bring your questions!

    *If you'd like to join Jennifer and others for an on-location shoot at Liberty State Park on Saturday, March 31st, click here to register for the full workshop instead. It includes both this seminar and the shoot, and is limited to 15 registrants. Register for it early if you'd like to participate!

    Our Price: $25.00
  • Intro to Lightroom with Adobe Certified Instructor Blake Taylor

    Class Code: UUU334

    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 14 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.

    Our Price: $149.00
  • Intro to Image Editing in Adobe Photoshop with Joe Brady

    Class Code: UUU228

    Instructor: 
    Joe Brady
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    While Adobe Lightroom is an important place to start, there are many edits, enhancements and corrections that only Photoshop can accomplish. This series of classes will take you from the beginning with an introduction to Photoshop tools, but perhaps more importantly, provide you with a workflow to follow when starting an image edit.

    You will learn all about the real power of Photoshop - layers, masks, blending modes, and selections - and how to put them to use with both Landscape/Nature and Portrait images. From basic image edits, to color corrections to reshaping, removing and individually editing selection in an image, Photoshop is limited only by your imagination once you learn how to approach your edits.

    Four classes won't make you a master of everything Adobe Photoshop, but Joe's approach to teaching and using this software will provide you with a firm base that you can grow with and adapt to your image editing needs and desires.

    Includes 4 Wednesday evening classes:
    · Class One: April 25th (6:30pm - 8:00pm)
    · Class Two: May 2nd (6:30pm - 8:00pm)
    · Class Three: May 16th (6:30pm - 8:00pm)
    · Class Four: May 23rd (6:30pm - 8:00pm)

    *Specific topics for each class session are detailed below.
    *Classes will take place in the main classroom (not the digital lab). You may bring your own laptop to follow along, but it is NOT necessary.
    *Classes can also be purchased a la carte at $59 per class. To do so, please email university@uniquephoto.com or call 973-377-6454.

    Our Price: $196.00
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