Lakota Wolf Preserve Workshop with Tamron

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Photo opportunities of a lifetime can be yours! Join Unique Photo and Tamron for a unique experience watching and photographing packs of Tundra, Timber, and Arctic wolves at the Lakota Wolf Preserve!  Attendees will have numerous opportunities to get unobstructed photos of the wolves in a natural setting through the "portal openings" in the fencing that surrounds the preserve. This setting provides a stress-free environment and allows attendees to get the best possible shots. The preserve is also home to a few bobcats and foxes!

Seminar (for all participants):
Friday, March 3rd (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
Unique Photo (Fairfield, NJ)

Excursion Options:
Sat, March 4th (6:00am - 1:30pm) SOLD OUT!
*OR* Friday, March 10th (1:00pm - 7:00pm)

Lakota Wolf Preserve
89 Mt. Pleasant Road
Columbia, NJ 07832

Review Seminar (for all participants):
Thursday, March 9th (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
Unique Photo (Fairfield, NJ)

* Only 30 spots are available per excursion, so reserve your spot early!
* You MUST be 16 years or older to attend the excursion.
* There will be a wine tasting at a nearby winery after the excursion.  You MUST be 21 years or older to participate.
* Tamron Loaner Lenses will be available for use during the excursion!
* Excursions are rain or shine.  In case of severely inclement weather, you will be notified ASAP by email and phone.

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There are currently no upcoming classes.

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 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 with any additional inquiries.

Unique University Class Cancellation Policy 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).


Reviewed on Monday, March 28, 2011

By: Anonymous

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars.

I was dead tired when I got home, but you know what? It was so worth it. Not only did I learn how much I don't know about the technical aspects of photography, I learned about things about composition I have always appreciated, but never could quantify why....and enjoyed the company of the other participants! The animals were breathtakingly beautiful and so well taken care of ;-) The staff at Lakota was more than accommodating. The folks from Tamron were delightful (Patty!!!!) and Unique provided a wonderful opportunity along with assistance when needed. I highly recommend this trip to anyone with an interest in wildlife photography as a MUST DO! Thank you to all involved in coordinating and to those who were on the trip participating... should have exchanged emails and phones!!!!! Deb McKay-Kuhl "You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren" (Henry Hudson)

absolutely wonderful excursion!

Reviewed on Wednesday, February 2, 2011

By: Anonymous

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars.

you won't regret getting up so early on a saturday once you see the animals. Outstanding opportunity and something you will never be able to have in nature. The setting is perfectly natural, and the animals are very relaxed. When I went, the wolves were howling I had such a good time that I signed up for another trip!

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