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  • Intro to Lightroom Intensive with Blake Taylor (5 Weeks)

    Class Code: UUU333

    Instructor: 
    Blake Taylor
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Adobe Certified Instructor Blake Taylor for this intensive 5 week, hands-on class that will introduce you to the latest version of Adobe Lightroom CC 2016! Even if this is the very first time you’ve ever worked in Lightroom, the class will start with the very basics and move through each module for organization and editing/enhancing your photographs. You will also spend lots of time experimenting on your own with your personal photos. By the end of the 5 weeks, you will have lots of information so that you can better teach yourself how to make your photos look their best and keep them organized!

    Registration Includes 5 Saturday Sessions:
    March 11th 2017 (11:00am - 1:00pm)
    March 18th 2017 (11:00am - 1:00pm)
    March 25th 2017 (11:00am - 1:00pm)
    April 1st 2017 (11:00am - 1:00pm)
    April 8th 2017 (11:00am - 1:00pm)

    WHAT TO BRING: 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.

    * Seating is limited to 12 students.
    * Our digital lab has 12 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: $399.00
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  • Intro to Flash Photography (Hoboken)

    Class Code: UUUH207

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    MPORTANT: 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
  • 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.


    3/30/17 Meeting:
    Featured Speaker: Katrin Eismann
    Discover the Hidden Gems in Photoshop & Lightroom

    Our Price: $20.00
  • *FREE RSVP* Panasonic Lumix GH5 Launch Event

    Class Code: UUU050

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Get your hands on the new Panasonic Lumix GH5! Our Panasonic Tech Reps will be present all afternoon to demo the camera and answer your questions throughout the day.

    In addition, Panasonic Luminary Rick Gerrity will be presenting photographs from his latest Road Trip from 11:00am - 12:30pm. It will include the Standing Rock Reservation assignment for American Photo Magazine, a trip to Bike Week 2017, and his travels through Rural America, featuring stories from Cottonwood, Alabama, Tennessee, and Virginia. Rick will discuss the equipment he used, his shooting techniques, and camera settings. There are 383,102 Miles and counting around the USA in his 2007 Nissan Xterra!

    RSVP and you'll have a seat in the seminar!


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  • *FREE RSVP* Travel Photography Seminar with David Wells

    Class Code: UUU450

    Instructor: 
    David Wells
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join professional photographer David Wells as he recounts his travels from all over the world!  David will also discuss his recent trips to Morocco, one of the most visually striking locations in the world. From thoughtfully-crafted workshops in Morocco's Imperial Cities to a magical expedition to the Sahara Desert via the Atlas Mountains, this engaging presentation will be sure to inspire.

    Check out our upcoming photo journey to Morocco with David!  Attend the seminar with any questions you may have for him.  Click here for more information about the adventure.

  • Getting Prints That Match Your Monitor with Joe Brady

    Class Code: UUU235

    Instructor: 
    Joe Brady
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    No more guessing or trial and error - get great results every time! There’s nothing more disappointing than getting back prints from either a lab or out of your own desktop inkjet printer that don't match the image you see on your monitor.

    Join Sony Artisan and X-Rite Coloratti Joe Brady as he simplifies a digital color workflow that everyone can follow so that you can get the best prints of your images. This class will explain all the steps and pieces that fit together to make sure you get consistent results. Joe will cover the hardware and software that makes this all happen and will take you from capture to edit to print using both Lightroom and Photoshop.

    Once you know the steps to take, taking control of your digital color makes printing fun again!

    Our Price: $79.00
  • 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
  • Understanding Your Camera I: The Basics (Hoboken)

    Class Code: UUUH103

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    IMPORTANT: 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.

    FEBRUARY 9TH classes are cancelled due to the inclement weather.

    Our Price: $49.00
  • Photographing Washington D.C. Monuments at Night with Michael Downey

    Class Code: UUU408

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Bring the whole family and explore Washington DC during the day and then photograph the monuments with the group at night!

    * Registration includes: Night photography workshop, instruction and guidance by Michael Downey, and limo transportation to each attraction on the itinerary.
    * Please note that lodging, food, and transportation to/back from Washington DC are NOT included.
    * Recommended gear: tripod, remote shutter release.

    Our Price: $229.00
  • 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
  • Understanding Your Camera II: Exposure and Metering (Hoboken)

    Class Code: UUUH104

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    IMPORTANT: 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 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
  • Beer and Photography at Magnify Brewing with Joe Brady (Sony)

    Class Code: UUU244

    Instructor: 
    Joe Brady
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join us and Sony Artisan Joe Brady for a great evening of beer and portrait photography at Magnify Brewing Company in Fairfield, NJ!

    In addition to a tour of the brewery, Joe will explain and explore the gear, the options, and the approach to location portraits. We'll look at both off-camera speedlights and constant light sources as options to craft some great photographs right in the brewery - and of course, have time to sample the fine craft beers available!

    * Registration includes a sampling of Magnify's draft beers, sandwiches, and a chance to win raffle items.
    * Sony will be providing loaner lenses and cameras!
    * Please meet at Magnify Brewing Company.
    * Attendees must be 21 years or older.


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    Our Price: $59.00
  • Understanding Your Camera III: White Balance (Hoboken)

    Class Code: UUUH105

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    IMPORTANT: 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
  • 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.

    This class will be held in our Digital Learning Lab with MAC desktops. Space is very limited. If you'd like to bring your own laptop instead (with Photoshop CC already installed), please notify us at university@uniquephoto.com.

    Our Price: $149.00
  • The Business of Headshots with Gary Hughes (Photogenic)

    Class Code: UUU215

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join one of the foremost headshot photographers in the industry as he shares the secrets of how he and his wife and partner, Julie, have created a thriving photography business by standing in the shallow end of the pool and working an underserved market. Learn marketing and pricing strategies as well as some of the techniques Gary uses to create his signature images. From beginner to expert, this program will educate, entertain and equip every attendee to take advantage of this exploding market in professional photography!

    Don't forget to also register for Photographing Headshots with Gary Hughes (2:00pm - 4:30pm) and practice what you learn!


    Sponsored by

    Our Price: $20.00
  • Photographing Headshots with Gary Hughes (Photogenic)

    Class Code: UUU216

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Once you've learned the marketing, pricing strategies, and shooting techniques Gary Hughes and his wife used to create a thriving headshot photography business, the next step is to start shooting!  There will be stations set up with lighting equipment by Photogenic Professional Lighting and attendees will have the chance to put Gary's lessons to practice with live models.  Bring your cameras!

    Don't forget to also register for The Business of Headshots with Gary Hughes (11:00am - 1:00pm) if you haven't already!


    Sponsored by

    Our Price: $20.00
  • Bending Light: Steampunk Edition with Larry Leone

    Class Code: UUU482

    Instructor: 
    Larry Leone
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Shooting corporate/commercial photography in NYC has taught Larry Leone how to set up production quality lighting in some of the most cramped, poorly lit spaces and how to do it quickly. These are the same techniques he uses on beauty and glamour portraits. In this hands-on workshop we’re going to combine two of Larry’s favorite interests: Lighting and Steampunk.

    Using inexpensive equipment, we’ll capture production quality images in the “kill it and bill it” style prevalent in the New York market. We’ll use studio strobes and speedlites, maybe even mixing the two. In this workshop, we’ll also discuss using a meter and metering on the fly. With Larry’s straightforward, light-hearted teaching style, this promises to be an enjoyable and informative event.

    We’ll learn how to light and shoot models in Steampunk fashion and styling. We have a great model line-up, a professional Makeup Artist, Steampunk fashion and one-of-a-kind, handmade accessories.  This is a fantastic opportunity to get some great images for your portfolio!

    Be sure to register early, space is limited.

    Our Price: $99.00
  • 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
  • Studio Lighting Made Simple for Creative Portraits (Hensel)

    Class Code: UUU269

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Gain confidence in using your studio lights and photo gear! In this intensive, hands-on workshop with photographer Carlos Alvarado, you will learn about Hard Light, Soft Light, High Key Light, and how to achieve several different looks with modifiers. While working with live models, you will also gain an understanding on how to guide your subject with confidence so that you can get the shots you want. Carlos' approach is simple and valuable to photographers of all levels.

    Setups include:
    • Cross Light - 1 light using umbrella
    • Beauty Headshot – beauty dish/octa box
    • Simulating Sunlight - Hard Light
    • Portrait - 2 lights
    • How to use Reflectors and Diffusion Panels
    • Portrait - 3 lights


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    Our Price: $250.00
  • 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
  • Seeing in Black and White: A Monochrome Journey with Martin Bluhm

    Class Code: UUU281

    Instructor: 
    Martin Bluhm
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Black and white photography is the most classic form of expression. Instead of color, the focus is on shapes, patterns, contrast, lighting, and tonal range. There are several methods to make a good B&W photo.

    In this class, photographer Martin Bluhm will cover black and white film photography, methods to do digital black and white processing, and a short introduction to infrared photography. The provided examples will show how to see in monochrome, and which scenes are most suitable for black and white!

    Our Price: $30.00
  • Photographing Ireland, The Emerald Isle

    Class Code: UUU455

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey from June 4th - 11th 2017 as he travels to Ireland on a photography and customized hopper tour!  A private driver will take the group to some of the most exciting areas of Ireland to explore, photograph, and experience.  Michael will be along every moment to make sure everyone gets the best shots!

    Included: 3-star hotel accommodations each night, full Irish breakfasts each morning, luxury coach with private driver for transport to each location, discount at certain gift stores.

    Please note that airfare is NOT included with registration.  Our partners at Tenon Tours will help with suggested flights if needed.

    If you'd like to register in full or put down a $750 deposit, please call Manisha at Tenon Tours at 781-435-6802 x127. Pricing is subject to change after certain dates. Seating is limited to 14 participants.  Don't delay in reserving your seat!

    1 for $3,160.00 2+ for $2,600.00
  • 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 incredibly clear night sky, best landscapes, and wildlife in the right light, at the right time. From the Skeleton Coast to the Salt Pans, Fish River Canyon to the villages of the Himba, and the massive dunes of Sossusvlei to remarkable Etosha National Park, Namibia is unlike any place on the planet and 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.

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

    2+ for $7,995.00 1 for $8,445.00
  • Morocco: A Visual Feast 11-Day Photo Journey with David Wells

    Class Code: UUU451

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Hone your photography skills alongside professional photographer David Wells in one of the most visually striking settings on the planet, through thoughtfully-crafted workshops in Morocco’s Imperial Cities and a magical expedition to the Sahara Desert via the Atlas Mountains. Open Sky Expeditions Senior Tour Leader and Photographer Temu Nana will act as our personal host throughout.

    Included: Comprehensive pre-departure information, accommodations in deluxe hotels and private desert camps, meals as indicated in the itinerary, and a complimentary travel wallet and personalized travel notebook with your final documents. Scroll down for all details!

    Please note that airfare to and back from Morocco is NOT included with this registration. Our tour operator partner can assist you with booking flights (which currently vary from $750 - $900 round-trip from New York depending on which airports you fly into/out of, and if you participate in either extension).

    Pricing is subject to change after certain dates. Please refer to the "REGISTRATION RATES" section of the description below for details. Seating is limited to 13 participants.  Don't delay in reserving your seat!

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

    1 for $5,980.00 2+ for $5,295.00
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  • 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 October 13th - 20th, 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.

    Pricing is subject to change after certain dates.  Please refer to the "REGISTRATION RATES & INFO" section of the description below for details.

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