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  • 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
  • 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.


    11/30/17 Meeting:
    Featured Speaker: Albert D. Horner
    Photographing the NJ Pinelands National Reserve

    Our Price: $20.00
  • New Jersey Camera Show 3-Day Pass: December 8th, 9th, 10th

    Class Code: UUU800

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Register for the NJCS 3-Day Show Pass for December 8th, 9th, 10th at the Unique Photo® Superstore (123 US Hwy 46 West, Fairfield, NJ 07004)!

    From Beginners to Professionals...
    Don't Miss NJ's Largest Photography Event Ever

    • 50+ Brand Vendors ON-SITE
    • LOWEST Prices of the Year
    • 40+ Free Photography Workshops*
    • Trade-in Your Old Camera Gear
    • Enter to Win Raffles and Giveaways

    NJCS SHOW FLOOR HOURS
    Friday, December 8th: 10AM - 6PM
    Saturday, December 9th: 10AM - 6PM
    Sunday, December 10th: 10AM - 5PM

    *Separate registration required for NJCS classes.  Schedule will be posted at www.uniquephoto.com/njcamerashow.

    • 12/09/17 Sat, 10:00AM - 6:00PM 12/10/17 Sun, 10:00AM - 5:00PM

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  • NJCS: Getting Started with Studio Strobes with Joe Brady (Sony, Hensel)

    Class Code: UUU8217

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Sony Artisan Joe Brady as he introduces you to Studio Strobes featuring the new Hensel Mini300 Portrait Kit. You’ll see how a professional level yet simple to use kit can produce beautiful portraits ideal for headshots, school and sports team photography, and family portraits.

    You’ll learn light placement, posing, and how much you can accomplish with just two strobes. This introduction provides a great starting point to grow your portrait business and you’ll see the results live with models on set.


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Basics of Photoshop - Tools Palette with Blake Taylor

    Class Code: UUU860

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    If you're still relatively new to Adobe Photoshop CC and its interface, join Adobe Certified Instructor Blake Taylor for a lesson on the tools palette/panel! In this NJCS digital lab class, Blake will go through the tools one by one, from selection and cropping to painting, retouching, and much more.

    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Portrait Retouching for the Artistically Challenged with Lee Varis

    Class Code: UUU8260

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    In this seminar, Lee Varis shows you how to leverage the power of Photoshop, using simple-to-execute, advanced techniques, to achieve natural and beauty retouching that rivals the work of Hollywood professionals, without requiring years of art training. Lee examines several special retouching techniques, including "Frequency Separation," and "Liquify" shaping.

    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Taking Your Macro to the Next Level with Roman Kurywczak (Sigma)

    Class Code: UUU8247

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    This in-depth Q&A macro photography seminar with Roman Kurywczak will show you the technical tips and tricks needed to take your macro photography to the next level!

    Many people are comfortable with creating shallow focus macro images, but Roman will show you how to achieve consistently sharp images with maximum depth of field all in a single frame! Topics covered will range from gear to specific settings for you to maximize your time spent out in the field. Overcoming distracting backgrounds will be discussed in depth with photographic examples showing you how easy they are to overcome. The use of natural light will be covered, but a heavy emphasis will be placed on using flash correctly in the field to properly balance the exposure and achieve dramatic results.

    We'll also look at some frequently used tricks by the pros that you can easily apply in the field to quickly improve your macro skills. Many of these tips and tricks are inexpensive and can be done using the gear you already own! During the entire lecture, you can ask questions to ensure that you go home with a better understanding of all the topics covered in the program and create tack sharp macro images of your very own.


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: From Fear to Flash with JC Carey (Nikon)

    Class Code: UUU8257

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Are you scared to use your flash? Disappointed in the results when you do? Join Nikon Professional Services Representative and professional photographer JC Carey as he demystifies speedlights and helps you take control of your lighting so that by the end of the workshop you can easily get amazing results ranging from natural to dynamic with your Nikon camera and speedlights.

    Topics such as high speed sync, off camera lighting, modifiers, and how to set your camera up to take advantage of the Nikon Creative Lighting System will be covered. Don't miss out!


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Basics of Lightroom - Library Module with Blake Taylor

    Class Code: UUU862

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    In Lightroom, the Library module is where you view, sort, manage, organize, compare, and rate the photos in your catalog. It’s your home base for working with photos after importing them into Lightroom. In this NJCS digital lab class, Adobe Certified Instructor Blake Taylor will cover the basic aspects of this module in Lightroom CC and demonstrate how to utilize and navigate through it effectively!

    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: High Key and Low Key Techniques with Bobbi Lane (Fujifilm)

    Class Code: UUU8241

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    This seminar with Bobbi Lane presents essential lighting techniques and tools for the photographer to create the impact and range of mood for the portrait.

    The classic High Key is a pure white background with the subject well illuminated for a bright, happy and lively feeling. Low Key traditionally is a dark or black background, with more side lighting and shadows for a dramatic and evocative portrait. Light is the essence of a successful portrait, so understanding the three key elements; direction, quality and depth, is crucial. Controlling these elements is essential in terms of retaining detail in both shadows and highlights without sacrificing your choices for establishing mood.

    We will demonstrate many creative methods of lighting and why to choose certain modifiers. The technical set up for high-key and low-key lighting will be fully explained and demonstrated!


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Arctic Landscapes and Northern Lights with Dr. William Gutsch

    Class Code: UUU8256

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    For the past several years, Dr. William Gutsch and his colleague, Terence Murtagh, have taken enthusiastic photographers to the Arctic to capture amazing still and time lapse images of the mesmerizing Northern Lights as well as the truly awesome Norwegian Coast and the Lyngen Alps.

    In this seminar, Dr. Gutsch will illustrate how eruptions on the sun trigger the aurora, give tips on how to obtain stunning photographs and time lapses of "the lights" as well as the surrounding countryside over which they dance and talk about two upcoming opportunities to travel with him and Mr. Murtagh to bring back images and movies that will be the envy of your friends and family back home!

    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Basics of Lightroom - Develop Module with Blake Taylor

    Class Code: UUU863

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Lightroom's Develop module includes controls for globally adjusting the color and tonal scale of your photos, as well as for making local adjustments. In this NJCS digital lab class, Adobe Certified Instructor Blake Taylor will go over the editing options found in the module of Lightroom CC and how to make non-destructive adjustments and edits!

    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: From Birds to Butterflies with Ken Hubbard (Tamron)

    Class Code: UUU8246

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Ken Hubbard as he presents this informative and fun seminar on capturing great nature images! Whether you enjoy photographing small bugs and butterflies, larger mammals such as whales, or even birds in flight -- this seminar is for you. Ken will go over the many techniques that will help you capture the images you want in addition to camera settings, composition, and looking for that good light.


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: 5 Essential Steps to Be a Success in Photography with Matthew Jordan

    Class Code: UUU8263

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Matthew Jordan Smith is a professional photographer and Nikon Ambassador. He is best known for his portraits of celebrities, actors and models, among them Angela Bassett, Tyra Banks, Queen Latifah, Aretha Franklin and Samuel L. Jackson. His client list includes Olay, Pantene, Revlon, Sony Entertainment, HBO and Showtime. Join Matthew for a discussion on the 5 essential steps you'll need to make in order to be successful in photography!


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Fundamentals of 35mm Photography with Shannon Stoia

    Class Code: UUU8254

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Shannon Stoia for a class designed for students to learn the fundamentals of 35mm film photography! With film making a powerful comeback, students will have the chance to acquire knowledge and develop their own style in this classic art of photography.

    This demonstration will illustrate the complete process of shooting a roll of film from start to finish. Students will leave the class having learned the parts and functions of a 35mm film camera, simple composition/shooting rules, and the essentials to shooting manual photography.

    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Cityscapes and Panoramas From Dusk Till Dawn with Lazarus Baptiste

    Class Code: UUU8252

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Come meet the Baddest man to pick up a camera since Austin Power... The Nightographer Lazarus Baptiste!

    In this session you will get a preview of his 4 year long project NYCANDI. Images from this project have been featured in Vienna, Austria, as a Massive World Record Contender, in New York at Photoplus, and in Cologne, Germany at Photokina. Lazarus will share the stories behind some of his most delicious images and will cover topics like Night Photography in NYC without getting mugged, the importance of printing, the move to mirrorless, shooting panoramas, post processing techniques and why size matters.

    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Basics of Photoshop - Layers and Filters with Blake Taylor

    Class Code: UUU861

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    In this NJCS digital lab class, Adobe Certified Instructor Blake Taylor will go over layers (what they are, how to create/move/duplicate/delete them, styles, and more) and filters (blur, sharpening, distorting, etc... and how to use them effectively) in Photoshop CC.

    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Travel Light and Capture the Images You Want with Ken Hubbard (Tamron)

    Class Code: UUU8245

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    So, you're getting ready to go on a trip... perhaps it's a family vacation of 20 people or just you heading out on the trip of a lifetime! When it comes to your photo equipment, a 25 lb. bag of gear need not be on your packing list for the trip. This seminar will show you how to travel light, from the photo bag you carry to the gear that goes into it, and how to use that gear correctly to capture amazing images.  

    Ken Hubbard will also cover some of the basics of photography like understanding your camera's features, composition, and correct exposure.


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: A Paradigm Shift in Bird Photography with Roman Kurywczak (Sigma)

    Class Code: UUU8248

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    This instructional program with Roman Kurwyczak represents a fundamental change in the way today’s bird photographers should think and do things -- especially when it comes to birds in flight! Roman will cover everything from gear to settings and techniques, while also covering some of the most common mistakes photographers make in this exciting field. Questions will be encouraged and answered throughout the presentation so that those attending gain a clear understanding of the principles of bird photography.


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Welcome to My World with Rick Gerrity (Panasonic)

    Class Code: UUU8244

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Panasonic Luminary Rick Gerrity as he takes you on a journey through the heart of Down East Maine. He'll share photos and the stories of how they were created. See how life is on the water as told to him by Glenn Beal, a direct descendant of the family the island is named after. Rick will also discuss camera techniques, types of lenses, and how to approach your subjects!


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Art and Photography Books with Magnum Photographer Alec Soth

    Class Code: UUU8249

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join acclaimed photographer Alec Soth as he discusses art and making photography books in this rare appearance from one of today's most celebrated fine art photographers.

    Alec is known for his large-scale American projects featuring the midwestern United States. New York Times art critic Hilarie M. Sheets wrote that he has made a "photographic career out of finding chemistry with strangers" and photographs "loners and dreamers". His work tends to focus on the "off-beat, hauntingly banal images of modern America," according to The Guardian art critic Hannah Booth. Alec is also a member of Magnum Photos and has had his work compared to that of Walker Evans and Stephen Shore.

    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Shooting with Purpose - Street Portraiture with Ruddy Roye (Fujifilm)

    Class Code: UUU8251

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Dynamic Street Portrait Photographer and Documentary Photojournalist Ruddy Roye takes you on an exploration of street portraiture with the FUJIFILM GFX 50S. By talking about his technique, lenses, and composition, Ruddy Roye will showcase how to use everyday surroundings to highlight daily life and use this technique to inform great storytelling.


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Video Storytelling for Still Shooters with Bob Krist (Sony)

    Class Code: UUU8240

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    These days, many photographers are being asked to shoot video along with stills... and not just video clips, but video stories. If you’ve ever tried it, you realize quickly that it’s not just a matter of hitting the “Record” button in addition to the shutter release.

    This talk by National Geographic photographer and filmmaker and Sony Artisan of Imagery, Bob Krist, will discuss some of the basic skills needed to shoot short, cinematic, video stories. Krist focuses on the specific hurdles facing a still shooter making the transition and it will help you capitalize on your strengths, and overcome the pitfalls, that many photographers confront when facing a video assignment.


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Corrective Techniques for Real People Portraits with Bobbi Lane

    Class Code: UUU8204

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    The dynamic duo of Bobbi Lane, the Mistress of Light, and Lee Varis, the Sultan of Skin take you on a photographic adventure to master the art of creating flattering and effective portraits of real people. You will learn the essential techniques for photographing normal people in the real world, without fancy wardrobe, expensive hair and makeup, or extreme and difficult retouching.

    Bobbi will show how to use corrective techniques to overcome challenging subjects and Lee will take the results and refine and finish the image into a marketable photograph. Shooting tethered into the computer, we demonstrate comprehensive lighting techniques and effective posing, helping make the most pleasing portraits of difficult subjects: thin or heavy, spectacled, young or old, balding, red or wrinkled.

    Lee will take the captured images to the next level with Lightroom and Photoshop enhancement techniques for quick fixes and complete makeovers that don’t require special artistic talent, but instead utilize the power inherent in the basic software without extra plug-ins or extensions.

    These techniques apply to all kinds of portraits: personal headshots, business, couples and families. Learning these skills help you make stronger and more saleable images.


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: The Great Outdoors with Peter Baumgarten (Olympus)

    Class Code: UUU8258

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Whether you are traveling by path or by paddle, the great outdoors offers some wonderful photo opportunities. Canoe, kayak and hike along with Peter Baumgarten as he discusses the challenges and joys of outdoor photography, including landscape, macro, wildlife, and astrophotography.


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Crafting the Best Landscape Images with Joe Brady (Sony, Hensel)

    Class Code: UUU8238

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Sony Artisan Joe Brady leads this exploration into the elements of a great landscape photograph. With an introduction to necessary gear and some of the new options available, you’ll see how to create impact and storytelling into your photographs. From visualization of the final print to understanding how to shape your image with software, Joe will show his process to create prints that draw the viewer into the scene.


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Integrating Motion Into Your Creative Repertoire with Ben Moon (Sony)

    Class Code: UUU8262

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Making content that will stand out in today’s media saturated market is a ever evolving challenge. As a photographer, learning to utilize motion as a storytelling tool will both elevate your appeal to clients and also make you a more well rounded creative.

    Join Ben Moon as he offers his insights on strategies for producing meaningful video content. You'll explore the lessons learned in making Denali, a very personal short film about Ben and his dog that now has over 15 million views.


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Making Captivating GoPro Action Videos with Trail Boss Jeff Lenosky

    Class Code: UUU8253

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Here is your opportunity to learn tips and techniques on how to capture captivating POV Action videos! This informative lecture will go over the wide variety of cameras and attachments that you can use to turn your shaky footage into epic videos that will WOW.

    From selfie sticks and gimbal mounts to drones and video editing software -- Jeff Lenosky will share the secrets that he has learned to make sure you leave with the knowledge and understanding to take your GoPro videos to the next level.

    Check out Jeff's videos at his YouTube page.

    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Top 10 Tips and Enhancements for Portrait with Joe Brady (Sony, Hensel)

    Class Code: UUU8239

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    This talk offers an approach to portraits photography and techniques to enhance your final images. When you have a better understanding on what to do (and what NOT to do!) when creating portraits your photo sessions will go quicker and much smoother. Your host, Sony Artisan Joe Brady, will cover posing, lens selection, lighting, communication and basic yet powerful image edits will all be explored.


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: 8 Tough Lighting Scenarios at Weddings and How to Beat Them with Neil van Niekerk

    Class Code: UUU8259

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    When shooting a wedding, we don’t always have the luxury of ideal settings and conditions. So we have to make it work!

    This presentation with Neil van Niekerk offers practical steps to develop and achieve consistency with your wedding candids and portraits, when facing difficult scenarios. We'll discuss real-world practical building blocks you can use to help you when challenged by tough lighting scenarios. Refine your technique and also help define your own style in wedding photography.

    No vague feel-good fluff here, but actual info you can use. By looking at the thought-process, we’ll look at posing and specifically the lighting, whether available light, or additional lighting. We will look at all the factors that have to come together for a successful and consistent technique to deliver your best as a wedding photographer.

    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Techniques of Dragging the Shutter with Bobbi Lane (Fujifilm)

    Class Code: UUU8242

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Balancing strobe and ambient light is tricky but the results can be amazing. We use the flash to illuminate the subject, and slow the shutter speed (hence the term “dragging”) to pull in the background ambient light.

    Once you get the basic concept of how to set your flash and what camera settings to use, it’s easy and fun to experiment. We'll first learn how to get the proper balance of exposure between the two light sources-flash and ambient- then we play by shaking or spinning the camera, zooming the lens, panning and more. The flash will light the subject and freeze any motion, and then moving the camera will blur the background in a variety of ways.

    Join Bobbi Lane for this fun and creative class!


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Light it, Shoot it, Print it... with Bob Davis (Canon)

    Class Code: UUU8250

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    The word photography comes from Greek words meaning to write or draw with light. Photography is a process of making pictures by the action of light. Light is reflected from an object to form an image on a material sensitive to light. Now that the history lesson’s over, lets get into it.

    I don’t know about you, but I’m a seeker of Light! I study light, Natural light, Continuous light, Speedlites, Strobes, it’s all Light. I’m an available light shooter and I will use all the Light available to me. My tool of choice is Speedlites, small portable flashes that I can control wirelessly from camera. I never leave home with less than four Speedlites! This class I’m going to share how I use, control and shape light to capture the subject in their best possible light.

    I feel lighting is more important than ever before, I’ve noticed many photographers today use “available light” and “high ISO”! In some situations this works, I don’t know about you but most environments I shoot in it’s DARK. Adding a kiss of light makes all the difference.

    Join me as we light it, shoot it, and then print it! Prints matter, for me it’s not a picture until you print it. I will share my approach to location portraits and event photography. I will be using Canon EOS 1DXMII’s with a variety of lenses, 600EX RT Speedlites and Westcott Deep Umbrellas.

    It’s all about the quality of light.


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: The Art of Going Creatively Crazy with Mo Devlin

    Class Code: UUU8243

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Mo Devlin's passion for using water as a medium is evident either liquid... or frozen solid as ice. At 82 degrees, Mo captures the beauty and real life images of tropical fish. His fish photographs have appeared in numerous magazines including National Geographic, Tropical Fish Hobbyist, Amazonas, Coral and dozens of publications in other countries. At 32 degrees, he is capturing the beauty of flowers that are frozen in blocks of Ice. Over the past three years he has taken over two thousand published photos of frozen flowers. Through trial and error… and a lot of ice and flowers… he's been able to develop a freezing method to get a variety of effects.

    As in most things with nature and science, beauty often comes naturally and unexpectedly. Mo's talk will feature a variety of photos of both fish and flowers along with narrative and tips to help other photographers start to enjoy either avenue of photography!

    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Eclipses and the Milky Way with Dr. William Gutsch

    Class Code: UUU8255

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    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.

    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 be postpon the workshop to January. Please keep an eye on this listing and your email on Friday, December 15th.

    Our Price: $225.00
  • 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 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
  • The Museum of Natural History with Michael Downey

    Class Code: UUU444

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey at American Museum of Natural History! Michael will start with a brief photo class, covering low light photography and photographing in museums. Tripods or flash photography are not allowed inside, but you'll be able to capture wonderful pictures regardless!

    Exhibits include:
    The Hall of Biodiversity presents a vivid portrait of the beauty and abundance of life on Earth, highlighting both biodiversity and the factors that threaten it.
    The Milstein Family Hall of Ocean Life highlights the drama of the undersea world and its diverse and complex web of life in a fully immersive marine environment. The hall is home to one of the Museum’s most celebrated displays — a 94', 21,000 lb. model of a blue whale suspended from the ceiling.
    - Paleontologists think a giant herbivore that belongs to a group known as Titanosaurs weighed in at around 70 tons.
    - At the heart of the Rose Center for Earth and Space is an 87' diameter sphere that appears to float inside a glass cube. Its upper half constitutes the Hayden Planetarium.

    *Registration includes: museum admission, Michael's photographic support at the museum, and the show at The Hayden Planetarium.
    *No tripods or flash photography allowed.

    Our Price: $59.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art Photo Excursion with Michael Downey

    Class Code: UUU403

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    With the persistent cold weather, it's a perfect time to photograph indoors. Join Head Instructor Michael Downey on a photo excursion through the exhibits of the Metropolitan Museum of Art!

    Michael will start with a 30 minute photo class covering low light photography and photography in museums. From Ancient Egypt to Medieval Europe to Africa, Oceania and then on to the classical world of the Ancient Greeks and Romans, we will encounter works that reflect humankind's highest achievements. We can make it a photographic highlights tour which includes the Arms and Armor Gallery, the Temple of Dendur, the Asmat Canoe, and of course, Van Gogh. Let's see who can tell this story in the most powerful way!

    *Please note that tripods and flashes will not be allowed.
    *Registrations includes class, museum admission, and assistance until 2:00pm.
    *You are free to stay until closing if you'd like.

    Our Price: $59.00
  • Childrens Sports Photography (Hoboken)

    Class Code: UUUH209

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Intermediate

    This class takes place at our HOBOKEN location. If you want to register for the class at Fairfield, click here.

    Learn how to effectively photograph children's sports with Michael Downey.  In this course, students will learn what to consider technically, as well as how to capture the emotion of the sporting events.

    The minimum equipment required and a detailed description of camera settings will be discussed.  Afterwards, shooting style will be practiced.

    Our Price: $75.00
  • Childrens Sports Photography

    Class Code: UUU209

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Intermediate

    Learn how to effectively photograph children's sports with Michael Downey.  In this course, students will learn what to consider technically, as well as how to capture the emotion of the sporting events.

    The minimum equipment required and a detailed description of camera settings will be discussed.  Afterwards, shooting style will be practiced.

    If you want to register for this class at Hoboken, click here.

    Our Price: $75.00
  • Intro to Macro Photography

    Class Code: UUU208

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Intermediate

    Join Michael Downey as he discusses the distinction for close-up, macro, and micro photography.

    First, the necessary tools and accessories will be reviewed.  Next, camera settings and lens settings will be covered in great detail.  The proper technique for macro photography will be demonstrated and finally, potential subject matter is discussed.

    Our Price: $75.00
  • Ice Sculpture Extravaganza at Skylands Stadium

    Class Code: UUU441

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    "Frozen in Ice: Carnival" is presented by Skylands Ice World and held at the Skylands Stadium Event Center. This indoor/outdoor ice extravaganza event will feature more than 100 tons of ice transformed into breathtaking displays by the amazing ice artists at Sculpted Ice Works. Frozen Carnival in Ice will thrill both adults and children, and will offer lots of great photo and selfie opportunities!

    * Free parking at the event.

    Our Price: $39.00
  • Photographing Sicily, an Island of Light

    Class Code: UUU457

    Instructor: 
    David Wells
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Unique Photo and Open Sky Expeditions in Sicily, an island of light, on a meticulously crafted itinerary during Holy Week, at the emergence of the spring bloom! Early spring on Italy’s largest island is a time of great vitality. Winter has receded: the almond trees blossom, the scent of orange blossoms fill the air, and fields are alive with pink and purple clover, yellow mustard, blue flax, and bright red patches of poppies. Sicily has woken. The energy is palpable: in the fields, in the cities, and in the incredible warmth of the locals. Tiny plums, cherries, and paschal lambs appear in the display cases of pasticcerias. And in the old quarters of the island’s medieval cities, a week of processions and reenactments culminates in the bright festivities and folk dramas of Good Friday & an Easter Sunday inflected with ancient traditions. Experience the light and warmth of this cultural melting pot of an island on a trip especially designed for the photographer’s eye.

    Included: Comprehensive pre-departure information, accommodations in carefully-selected four star and boutique hotels, meals as indicated in the itinerary, special access to Holy Week events and traditions, all gratuities, plus a complimentary travel wallet and personalized travel notebook with your final documents. Scroll down for all details! 

    Please note that airfare is NOT included with this registration. Our tour operator partner can assist you with booking flights.

    Group is limited to 12 participants. Don't delay in reserving your seat!

    1 for $6,575.00 2+ for $5,985.00
  • Photographing Namibia with Michael Downey

    Class Code: UUU452

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Open Sky Senior Tour Leader Temu Nana and Unique Photo’s own Michael Downey as photo instructor on a two-week exploration of one of southern Africa’s most incredible countries. Designed by and for photographers, we’ll capture Namibia’s incredible night sky, best landscapes, and wildlife in the right light, at the right time. From the Skeleton Coast to the Salt Pans, Kolmanskop to the villages of the Himba, and the massive dunes of Sossusvlei to unforgettable Etosha National Park, Namibia is unlike any place on the planet, one we can’t wait to share with you!

    Included:
    Comprehensive pre-departure information, accommodations in luxury lodges and hotels, meals as indicated in the itinerary, special permits for after-hours access to sites, all gratuities, plus a complimentary travel wallet and personalized travel notebook with your final documents. Scroll down for all details!

    Please note that airfare is NOT included with this registration. Our tour operator partner can assist you with booking flights.

    *Pricing is subject to change after December 15, 2017.
    *Group is limited to 12 participants. Don't delay in reserving your seat!

    SAVE $500 when you sign up for this trip by December 15th! Please call Temu at 212-441-0024 or email university@uniquephoto.com to take advantage of this Early Bird Special price.

    1 for $8,445.00 2+ for $7,995.00
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