The Total Eclipse of the Sun on August 21st was the most observed and photographed eclipse ever. If you missed the spectacle of totality or got your appetite peaked for another, we have the solution. The next total solar eclipse to cut across the US will be in 2024. But why wait seven long years?
On July 2, 2019, a total eclipse will sweep across the South Pacific and race up the Chilean Andes... and we will be there! Dr. William Gutsch and his colleague, veteran eclipse filmmaker Terence Murtagh, will be going on an unforgettable journey to the Chilean Andes to witness this wonder of nature against the backdrop of some of the largest and most powerful telescopes in the world... and the utterly majestic star clouds of the southern Milky Way. The seminar will feature primers on eclipse photography and shooting the Milky Way, both from the US and the southern hemisphere, including targeting our galaxy's core which is home to an enormous black hole 30,000 light years away.
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Recently retired as Distinguished Professor of the College of Arts & Sciences at Saint Peter's University, DR. WILLIAM GUTSCH is a professional astronomer, producer and director.
He was a long time Chairman of the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium, Science Editor for WABC and Special Science Correspondent for Good Morning America.
In these and other capacities, he has written and produced numerous documentaries for television and large domed theaters across the US and around the world. He has lectured and led tours to all seven continents, has conducted professional photo shoots from the jungles of Central America to the temples of Bali and has directed numerous celebrities in New York, Hollywood, London and at Lucasfilms from Gregory Peck and Burt Lancaster to Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, R2D2 and C-3P0.
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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 speedlights, 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 us at 973-377-6454 or email@example.com with the following information: your name, phone number, email address, and the class name and date.
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Please contact us at 973-377-6454 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
** Attention American Express cardholders: If you cancel a registration for a class costing $100 or more, there will be a 3% cancellation fee deducted from your refund or store credit.