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  • 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
  • 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
  • Monthly Meetup with Adventures in Photography and Unique Photo

    Class Code: UUU035

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Unique Photo® and Adventures in Photography (AIP) would like to invite you to our new monthly meetups! On the last Thursday of each month, registrants will meet at Unique® for networking, equipment swaps, a pizza dinner, and presentations by special guest speakers. Please scroll down further to see what's in store for the next meeting!

    *Last Thursday of each month is the regular meeting time. Due to holidays and other circumstances, please check this listing in case the meeting date/time is changed for any given month.
    *Registrants have the option of attending the whole meeting or just the featured speaker presentation. Registration fee will remain the same.
    *Registrants will receive their $10 tokens when signing in for the presentation.


    9/27/18 Meeting:
    Featured Speaker: Loren Fisher
    Water Drop Photography

    Our Price: $20.00
  • Lumix Day and Discovering Small Town America with Rick Gerrity (Panasonic)

    Class Code: UUU133

    Instructor: 
    Rick Gerrity
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Over the past 438,762 miles, Rick Gerrity has had the pleasure of meeting some extraordinary people from small towns all around the USA. In this presentation, he will take you on a photographic journey that will give you a sense of reality that exists throughout America.

    Rick's goal in any presentation is to get all attendees involved and field questions about how the images were made and the story behind each. "A photo without a story is just a photo." As a professional photographer, he's inspired every minute of every day for the past 40 years and counting! Please join us for this virtual Road Trip.

    It's also LUMIX DAY! Rick and Panasonic tech reps will be in-store all day to talk about Panasonic gear and answer your photography questions! If you can't make it to this seminar, feel free to stop by any time during store hours (10am - 6pm) to chat! No RSVP required.


    Sponsored by

    Our Price: $10.00
  • Photographing Birds at The Raptor Trust

    Class Code: UUU524

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    The Raptor Trust in Millington, NJ is a non-profit organization and one of the premier wild bird rehabilitation centers in the United States. The Trust includes a hospital with state-of-the-art medical facilities, quality exterior housing for several hundred birds, and an education building. A stalwart advocate for birds of prey for three decades, it is now recognized as a national leader in the fields of raptor conservation and avian rehabilitation.

    Meet up with Michael Downey at The Raptor Trust for an exciting day of photographing some of the Trust's permament bird residents! The day will begin with a brief photography seminar with Michael. You'll then have a chance to photograph at least three different kinds of birds, which may include owls, hawks, and falcons. Indoors, there will be a station set up with a backdrop and continuous lighting. Outdoors, there will be two shooting stations with perches: one against a large pine tree, and one with an open field as the backdrop.

    *Limited to 10 attendees.
    *Meetup is at the Raptor Trust Visitor Parking area (1452 White Bridge Road, Millington, NJ 07946).

    *IMPORTANT: Please be aware that this workshop is weather dependent for the safety of the birds. If there is rain or too much wind in the forecast, we will need to postpone the workshop. Please keep an eye on this listing and your email.

    Our Price: $225.00
  • *FREE RSVP* Toms River, NJ Trade-In Event

    Class Code: UUU059

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    We want to buy your used cameras and lenses! On Sunday, September 30th, our professional consultants will be at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center (815 Rte 37 W, Toms River, NJ 08755). Stop by if you're in the area and have your old camera gear evaluated! If you decide to trade-in, you'll receive a check or store credit on the spot.

    Please note that the items below are not applicable for trade-in. This list is not all-inclusive, but serves as a basic guideline.
    • Slide projectors and accessories
    • Darkroom equipment
    • Tripods
    • Video cameras (with the exception of current professional models)
    • Super 8/16mm cameras
    • Lighting equipment
    • Drones
    • GoPro cameras
    • Department store/third party brands
    • Point-and-shoot cameras (with some exceptions)
    • Plastic body film cameras

    *All equipment must be in fully working condition.
    *If you are unsure about something, or have any questions, please contact us ahead of time at trades@uniquephoto.com.

  • 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
  • Intro 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 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.

    Our Price: $149.00
  • 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
  • Tips and Tricks of Infrared Photography with Martin Bluhm

    Class Code: UUU280

    Instructor: 
    Martin Bluhm
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Infrared photography is now getting more popular since digital camera sensors can reveal infrared light which is invisible to the human eye. Infrared photos provide a very special atmosphere which cannot easily achieved with regular light photography.  

    Join photographer Martin Bluhm and learn all about it! This class includes infrared filter techniques, infrared and full spectrum camera conversions, and different applications for infrared photography. The second portion of the class shows you how to post-process infrared RAW files into false color or black and white photos. Martin will also mentions ways to create infrared-like photos from regular color photos.

    Our Price: $30.00
  • 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
  • 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 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.

    Our Price: $149.00
  • Chasing the Northern Lights Photo Adventure

    Class Code: UUU434

    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.

    1 for $5,900.00 2+ for $5,400.00
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  • Capture the Scarlet Knights Rutgers Football

    Class Code: UUU518

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join us at Rutgers University's High Point Solutions Stadium and shoot a Scarlet Knights Football home game!

    Registration includes:
    - Instructional seminar on sports photography and shooting techniques

    - Exclusive on-field photography access during pre-game warm-ups
    - Ability to continue shooting from your lower level seats (usually within 15 rows of the field)

    Please note that we are only offering two games this season! Be sure to register early before they're sold out!
    11/10/18 vs. Michigan (Meetup Time TBA)
    11/17/18 vs. Penn State (Meetup Time TBA) *Senior Day

    Only 8 spots available per game!
    More information and details will be sent via email the week of the game date.

    Registration closes at 12:00pm on the Friday prior.

    Our Price: $79.00
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  • Rutgers Football Ultimate Experience: Be An Official Team Photographer

    Class Code: UUU519

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Become an official Rutgers Team Photographer during a Scarlet Knights football game at the High Point Solutions Stadium with your own FIELD PASS!

    Registration includes:
    - Instructional seminar on sports photography and shooting techniques

    - Exclusive on-field photography access during pre-game warm-ups
    - VIP parking pass
    - Opportunity to meet the official Rutgers Team Photographer and then continue shooting on the sidelines once the game begins

    Please note that we are only offering two games this season! Be sure to register early before they're sold out!
    11/10/18 vs. Michigan (Meetup Time TBA)
    11/17/18 vs. Penn State (Meetup Time TBA) *Senior Day

    Only 4 spots are available per game!
    More information and details will be sent via email the week of the game date. Registrants will need to pick up their parking passes prior to the game date at our Fairfield store.

    Registration closes at 12:00pm on the Friday prior.

    Our Price: $495.00
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