2-Day Indoor and Outdoor Location Lighting with Rick Friedman

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Join award-winning photographer Rick Friedman for a 2-day, hands-on Location Lighting workshop!  If you attend Rick's class, you can plan on leaving feeling empowered to capture great images no matter what lighting situation you come up against!  This workshop begins with creating interesting light with one speedlight, progresses through using multiple speedlights with different light modifiers, and ends with mixing both speedlights and natural light.

On Saturday, the lesson will primarily involve how to shoot indoors and tackle the lighting challenges that arise inside.  On Sunday, the lesson will shift off-site to a nearby location (TBD) so that the class can focus on shooting outdoors.  Models will be present on both days so that you'll not only learn from watching Rick, but you'll also have a chance to practice shooting in these different situations.

At the end of this seminar, you will know how to create elaborate lighting setups that you can take anywhere!

*In addition to your camera, lens(es), and speedlight(s), please bring a lunch or snack for each day.

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One of the key things that Rick Friedman will share in a "very hands-on way", is how to better control your lighting. There will be a dynamic, intensive, interactive seminar that is designed for portrait photographers, photojournalists, corporate and event photographers, wedding photographers, and serious amateurs who want learn about portable lighting techniques that have enabled Rick Friedman to capture his on-location, award-winning imagery around the world sign up and join in for one of his upcoming workshops. Using visual examples, Rick Friedman will explain the elements of creative imagery, show how he developed his style, and tell you how you can develop yours. He will also answer questions about elements of lighting.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: Please have a DSLR camera and bring it with you to class since there will be shooting on both days.  You should also have an understanding of ISO, shutter speed, aperture, and the function buttons of your speedlight. You should be able to quickly access these functions in your camera.

Unique University® is the highly acclaimed education component of Unique Photo®, NJ’s only camera and video superstore. There is over 2000 sq. ft. of learning space, including our start-of-the art, 1000 sq. ft. main presentation hall. Unique University’s mission is to help our visitors “Create Better Pictures” by providing photography education for beginners to pros. With events daily, it is the place where photography groups such as local camera clubs, ASMP, PPA and others meet. We have a full curriculum of classes and seminars from world famous speakers such as Art Wolfe, Rick Sammon, Michael Yamashita, Tyler Stableford, Lindsay Adler, and Will Crockett. We offer photography experiences to such places as the Prudential Center for Seton Hall Men's Basketball, Meadowlands Horse Racetrack, Lakota Wolf Preserve, NJ Jackals Baseball, Rutgers Football, Botanical Gardens, Festival of Ballooning, and much more. Our technical classes include such topics as basic D-SLR photography, lighting techniques, Adobe Photoshop, Elements, and Lightroom, macro photography, composition, editing and printing, wedding photography, HDR photography, working with speedlites, how to use social media, digital organization, one-on-one instruction, and much more. 


Where are classes held? 
Unless stated otherwise, classes are held in the Unique University classroom within the Unique Photo SuperStore (123 US Highway 46 West, Fairfield, NJ 07004). 

What should I bring to class? 
You're encouraged to bring your camera and a notebook and pen to most classes. Some classes will require additional equipment, so please check the class descriptions. 

Will lunch or refreshments be included? 
Lunch and refreshments are not provided for any classes under 6 hours unless noted. 

How do I register for a class? 
You can register online, in-store at the concierge, or by phone at either 973-377-6454 or 973-377-2007. Please note that you will need to provide payment information. 

Can I register at the door? 
For most classes, you're free to register at the concierge desk prior to the start of the class. Please note that there are some classes that offer "Early Bird Special" rates and others that have limited seating, so it would be in your best interest to register prior to the dates of such classes. 

I wanted to register for ______ class, but it is now sold out. Is there a waiting list? 
Please contact Pamela at 973-377-6454 or email [email protected] with the following information: your name, phone number, email address, and the class name and date. 

My question has not been addressed here. Is there someone I can contact? 
Please contact Pamela at 973-377-6454 or email [email protected] with any additional inquiries.

Unique University Class Cancellation Policy
Classes costing less than $99 may be canceled up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund. For classes costing $100 or more, advanced notice of seven days before the class is necessary for a full refund.
Requests for cancellation made after these deadlines will be awarded store credit in the amount paid for registration towards a future Unique University seminar or workshop.
Cancellations made within 24 hours of the beginning of a class will not be honored and no refund or credit will be given.
Cancellations of any class utilizing models will be subject to a cancellation fee of 50% of the purchased price (up to $100).

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