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  • 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
  • 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
  • Moon Photography Shoot with Jennifer Khordi

    Class Code: UUU378

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Jennifer Khordi for a moon photography shoot at Eagle Rock Reservation (Prospect Avenue and Eagle Rock Avenue West Orange, NJ 07052)!

    After some instruction on shooting techniques and camera settings, attendees will photograph the moon as it lines up perfectly with the World Trade Center!

    Please bring the following gear for the shoot:
    • Zoom lens of at least 300mm (or teleconverter equivalent)
    • Remote trigger
    • Steady tripod (no travel tripods)

    *Limited to 7 registrants per session.
    *Please meet Jennifer in the parking lot.

    Our Price: $125.00
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  • 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
  • A Day with Joe Brady: Speedlights for Portrait Photography

    Class Code: UUU221

    Instructor: 
    Joe Brady
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Speedlights are one of the most useful tools you can have for portrait photography, but most people are either uncomfortable or afraid of them. Come see how easy they can be to put to effective use in this quick, informative class with Joe Brady! Once you learn how to use speedlights for both indoor and outdoor portraits, you’ll be able to create great light anywhere, anytime!

    Join us for the rest of our "A Day with Joe Brady" classes!
    12:30pm - 1:30pm: Studio Lights for Professional Portraits
    2:00pm - 3:00pm: Portrait Editing in LR & PS
    3:30pm - 4:30pm: Landscape Editing in LR & PS

    Our Price: $20.00
  • A Day with Joe Brady: Studio Lights for Professional Portraits

    Class Code: UUU222

    Instructor: 
    Joe Brady
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Studio lights are the obvious choice for anyone who wants to craft the best portrait light possible. They are also easy to use, have the most options for light shapers, and perform consistently and dependably. They’re not as expensive as you think, and once you see them in action in this class with Joe Brady, you’ll understand when and why they might be your best choice for studio portrait lighting!

    Join us for the rest of our "A Day with Joe Brady" classes!
    11:00am - 12:00pm: Speedlights for Portrait Photography
    2:00pm - 3:00pm: Portrait Editing in LR & PS
    3:30pm - 4:30pm: Landscape Editing in LR & PS

    Our Price: $20.00
  • A Day with Joe Brady: Portrait Editing in Lightroom and Photoshop

    Class Code: UUU224

    Instructor: 
    Joe Brady
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    While it's best to get your portraits as great as possible in the camera, there are lots of reason to adjust, enhance, and reshape portraits to highlight the beauty and story of your subject. Join Joe Brady and explore some great ways to make good portraits into great ones!

    *This class does NOT take place in the lab. You may bring your own laptop with LR and PS installed, but it is not necessary.

    Join us for the rest of our "A Day with Joe Brady" classes!
    11:00am - 12:00pm: Speedlights for Portrait Photography
    12:30pm - 1:30pm: Studio Lights for Professional Portraits
    3:30pm - 4:30pm: Landscape Editing in LR & PS

    Our Price: $20.00
  • A Day with Joe Brady: Landscape Editing in Lightroom and Photoshop

    Class Code: UUU223

    Instructor: 
    Joe Brady
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    When you see a disappointing result on the back of your camera, what do you do? The scene in front of you is beautiful, but it looks terrible! Often the best landscapes have the most contrast and different color temperatures and your camera treats these scenes poorly. Come learn how to capture the best digital file with Joe Brady and see how quickly you can turn disappointing into beautiful!

    *This class does NOT take place in the lab. You may bring your own laptop with LR and PS installed, but it is not necessary.

    Join us for the rest of our "A Day with Joe Brady" classes!
    11:00am - 12:00pm: Speedlights for Portrait Photography
    12:30pm - 1:30pm: Studio Lights for Professional Portraits
    2:00pm - 3:00pm: Portrait Editing in LR & PS

    Our Price: $20.00
  • 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
  • 2 Rivers, 5 Bridges, and Lighthouses Photography Cruise

    Class Code: UUU104

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Our Photography Cruise is back again, now with the addition of lighthouses! Don't miss out on this exciting photography experience with Michael Downey.

    SEMINAR: Wednesday, July 18th (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
    Michael will explain how to capture mesmerizing scenery and you'll be able to put these skills to use the next evening, capturing our area's most stunning bridges and historical landmarks.

    CRUISE: Saturday, July 21st (3:30pm - 9:00pm)
    Rain Date: TBD
    Everyone will meet up at Port Imperial (4800 Ave at Port Imperial, Weehawken, NJ 07086) promptly at 3:30pm. Once aboard, you'll enjoy drinks and sandwiches while sailing through the Hudson and East rivers, stopping at various locations where you can capture amazing photographs of the the G.W. Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, Verrazano Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the USS Intrepid, and several nearby lighthouses while circling around all of Manhattan. Models will also be on-board to offer additional photo opportunities!


     

    Each registrant will receive a $25 Unique Photo Gift Card!

    2+ for $174.50 1 for $199.00
  • 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
  • Film Photography with Martin Bluhm

    Class Code: UUU284

    Instructor: 
    Martin Bluhm
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Analog photography currently experiences a comeback since film is a different medium than digital and leads to different effects not easily reproducible in digital. This class with Martin Bluhm covers small, medium, and large format film photography and provide an overview about commercially available films and benefits of each film format with pros and cons compared to digital photography.

    You will learn methods to develop B&W, color, and slide film cost-effective at home, and digitizing negatives and positives for quickly sharing the achieved results. We will also cover enlarger-based printing of negatives in each size format.

    Our Price: $30.00
  • 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.

    Our Price: $149.00
  • Festival of Ballooning: General Registration with Behind the Scenes Pass

    Class Code: UUU347

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey for a photo workshop at the annual QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning, the most photographed event on the East Coast!  Don't miss out on capturing the breathtaking visuals of hot air balloons from around the world!

    General Registration Includes:
    • Instructional seminar on Wednesday, July 25th (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
    • (1) Balloon Festival admission ticket for Friday (6:30pm Launch), Saturday (6:30am Launch), or Sunday (6:30am Launch)
    • (1) "Behind the Scenes" field access pass for the selected day's launch

    For 6:30am launches, please arrive at the Balloon Festival by 5:45am.
    You may leave the Balloon Festival at any time on the day that you choose.

    *There are only 20 spots per day/launch, so please choose carefully. Once it gets closer to the festival, we will NOT be able to make any changes.
    *Tickets and passes will be handed out at the seminar. If you cannot attend, please email university@uniquephoto.com to arrange another pick-up time.

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    Click here for directions to the festival.
    *Parking is NOT included and will cost $10 per vehicle at the festival.
    *Michael Downey will be around the launch area during each launch time if you'd like to meet up with him and other registrants.

    Our Price: $99.00
  • Festival of Ballooning: VIP Registration with Balloon Ride

    Class Code: UUU348

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey for a photo workshop featuring the annual QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning, the most photographed event on the East Coast! Don't miss out on capturing the breathtaking visuals of hot air balloons from around the world!

    VIP Registration includes:
    • Instructional seminar on Tuesday, July 24th (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
    • (1) Festival of Ballooning admission ticket
    • (1) Special "Behind the Scenes" field access pass
    • (1) VIP Parking Pass
    • (1) Balloon Ride on Saturday (6:30am Launch) or Sunday (6:30am Launch)

    Please plan to arrive at the festival by 5:15am. You may leave the Balloon Festival at any time after the balloon ride.

    *There are only 20 spots per day/launch, so please choose carefully. Once it gets closer to the festival, we will NOT be able to make any changes.
    *Tickets and passes will be handed out at the seminar. If you cannot attend, please email university@uniquephoto.com to arrange another pick-up time.

    *
    Click here for directions to the festival.
    * Michael Downey will be around the launch area during each launch time if you'd like to meet up with him and other registrants.

    Our Price: $299.00
  • Introduction 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.

    Please note that the June 23rd class has been postponed to Saturday, August 11th.

    Our Price: $149.00
  • Intro to Flash Photography (Hoboken)

    Class Code: UUUH207

    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.

    In this class, Michael Downey will teach students how to manage additional lighting. The class will cover the pop-up flash built into DSLRs, as well as speedlites that go into the hot shoe.  You'll also learn how to use flash as the main, key, and fill light.  Flash compensation will also be discussed.

    Demonstrations include bouncing/reflecting flash, diffusing the light, and using flash for subject separation.

    Our Price: $75.00
  • Intro to Flash Photography

    Class Code: UUU207

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Intermediate

    In this class, Michael Downey will teach students how to manage additional lighting. The class will cover the pop-up flash built into DSLRs, as well as speedlites that go into the hot shoe.  You'll also learn how to use flash as the main, key, and fill light.  Flash compensation will also be discussed.

    Demonstrations include bouncing/reflecting flash, diffusing the light, and using flash for subject separation.

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

    Our Price: $75.00
  • 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
  • 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.

    2+ for $5,400.00 1 for $5,900.00
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