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  • 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.

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  • New Jersey Camera Show 3-Day Pass: December 7th, 8th, 9th

    Class Code: UUU800

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Register for the NJCS 3-Day Show Pass for December 7th, 8th, 9th 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 7th: 10AM - 6PM
    Saturday, December 8th: 10AM - 6PM
    Sunday, December 9th: 10AM - 5PM

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

  • NJCS: Friday Portfolio Reviews with Rick Gerrity (Panasonic)

    Class Code: UUU8004

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Schedule a 15-minute portfolio review with a leading industry professional and obtain valuable feedback through a one-on-one critique! Don't miss this Unique opportunity to gain insight and a fresh perspective on how you can take your photography to the next level.

    These Friday reviews will be led by Rick Gerrity. Rick is a Panasonic/Lumix Global Ambassador and has been a published, professional photographer for over 30 years. He specializes in people, product, location, and street photography.

    *Limit 1 portfolio review time slot per person per day.
    *Review time slots CANNOT be switched.
    *There is a strict schedule, so please DO NOT be late for your time slot!
    *You may present your images in a physical or online portfolio. The review is only 15 minutes, so please choose/plan your images accordingly to make the most of your time.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • NJCS: Creating Landscape Photography Impact with Joe Brady (Hensel)

    Class Code: UUU8274

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Successful landscape photography not only requires both time and patience, but an understanding of your goals for the image before you even press the shutter. Having a clear approach and the gear to make it happen will go a long way towards making your landscape, nature and travel photography present you with better results.

    Join host Joe Brady as he discusses the thought process to capturing the best images possible and what you need to consider to consistently create great photographs. In addition to the artistic side, Joe will also explore gear choices including cameras, lenses, accessories and software that will provide you with the tools to take your images from capture to edit to print.


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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • NJCS: Working with Gels in Studio Photography with John Ricard

    Class Code: UUU8278

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    In this hands-on workshop, John Ricard will offer guidance in using colored gels to enhance your model/beauty images. We will discuss how to use proper camera settings to ensure that our gelled colors are bold. We will also use color to separate our model from the background. We will discuss which light modifiers work best for gelled lighting setups. Bring your camera because we will stop periodically to give participants a chance to capture images during the workshop.

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  • NJCS: Friday Portfolio Reviews with Mark Hilliard (AIP)

    Class Code: UUU8001

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Schedule a 15-minute portfolio review with a leading industry professional and obtain valuable feedback through a one-on-one critique! Don't miss this Unique opportunity to gain insight and a fresh perspective on how you can take your photography to the next level.

    These Friday reviews will be led by Mark Hilliard. Mark is a landscape, wildlife, and fine art photography with 54 years of experience. He specializes in large and medium format film photography, but is also known for his high-speed hummingbird photography, ultra long exposures, lightning, and infrared photography.

    *Limit 1 portfolio review time slot per person per day.
    *Review time slots CANNOT be switched.
    *There is a strict schedule, so please DO NOT be late for your time slot!
    *You may present your images in a physical or online portfolio. The review is only 15 minutes, so please choose/plan your images accordingly to make the most of your time.

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  • NJCS: Birds to Butterflies - Great Nature Images 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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  • NJCS: Working in Photojournalism in NJ with Aristide Economopoulos

    Class Code: UUU8032

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Aristide Economopoulos has been a photojournalist at The Star-Ledger since 2000 and was part of the staff that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Reporting. His work has been recognized by dozens of leading photojournalism organizations, including World Press Photo, Sony World Photo, and has appeared in national and international curated photo compilations and museums.

    A 1994 graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology and a seven-time NJ/NY press photographer of the year, he will discuss his work and share his experiences covering the fast-paced news of the Garden State and beyond and the diverse assignments he covers.

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  • Painting with Fire with Michael Downey

    Class Code: UUU113

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey as he leads a brief seminar on night photography incorporating burning light. He will share techniques, photo equipment requirements, and materials used for achieving images like the ones below. Afterwards, you'll have the opportunity to create similar images safely outdoors on the Unique Photo property. 

    There will be three different staging areas that each participant will rotate through. This way, everyone will have an opportunity to photograph several different designs from different positions.  You will leave that evening with a body of work illustrating just how amazing photographing fire can look. 

    Equipment Required: Camera, fully charged battery, media card, remote shutter release, and tripod.

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  • NJCS: Getting Better Images in Sports Photography with Marc Farb (Sigma)

    Class Code: UUU8028

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Sigma Tech Rep Marc Farb for an informative Digital 101 on fast action photography. Learn about our line up of lenses and how to control shooting better images. Learn some of the techniques to getting better images for fast action sports and also some lens selection choices to making more impactful images.

    Take advantage of Marc¹s knowledge and select the right lens(es) for your shooting needs and also get the real story on how to get the best use out of a tele converter and what lenses they actually add benefit to.


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  • NJCS: High Key and Low Key Lighting 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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  • NJCS: Turning Family Photos and Videos into a Career with Marvi Lacar (Sony)

    Class Code: UUU8277

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Sony Artisan Marvi Lacar as she discusses how one can translate personal family photos and videos into editorial and advertising work. She will discuss "The Pitch" and how to approach prospective clients, potential sponsors, and what it means to become a brand ambassador. She will also compare and contrast the workflow between stills and video storytelling, and discuss the necessary equipment on how to get started.


    WINNER of the National Geographic Wild to Inspire 2018

    Mateo learns to scuba dive for the first time in the Sea of Cortez, and both boys swim with Sea Lions of Isla Espiritu Santo.


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  • NJCS: HYCIDE 101 - The Ethics of Street Photography with Akintola Hanif

    Class Code: UUU8268

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Photojournalism and respecting people’s space but still getting your shot(s). Join Akintola Hanif, photojournalist, filmmaker, and Founder/Editor-in-Chief of HYCIDE photography magazine, as he discusses the ethics of street photography. Topics include basic composition and the rule of thirds, as well as when and how to emphasize the subject's stature, and more.

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  • NJCS: Speedlights and Studio Strobes Shoot with Rick Friedman (Tamron)

    Class Code: UUU8100

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Come join noted portrait photographer and light expert Rick Friedman for a lighting demonstration and hands-on fashion shoot!

    Rick will describe how he creates his style of lighting using a mixture of speed lights and studio strobes. You will learn how to control and shape light, read light and how add colors to the photographs. After each lighting setup, attendees will be able to photograph models and an aerialist!


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  • NJCS: The 10-Channel Workflow in Photoshop with Lee Varis

    Class Code: UUU8261

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Lee will explore a new image enhancement strategy he calls "The 10-Channel Workflow" showcasing several step-by-step projects. You will learn the power of channel blending using the 10 grayscale channels of the three major Photoshop workspaces: RGB, LAB, and CMYK. Lee will present techniques specifically suitable for landscape and portrait photography, and demonstrate how any image can be enhanced quickly and efficiently with advanced channel blending techniques. You will learn how to optimize your images for fine art print making, and enhance your chances in competitions!

    Techniques include:
    • darkening skies naturally without introducing halos
    • punching up highlights to enhance dimension and sharpness
    • enhancing color saturation without blooming artifacts
    • lightening dark skin and darkening light skin
    • introducing natural highlights and shadows to enhance 3D shape
    • enhancing color intensity using Lab
    • de-saturating shadows to enhance 3D contrast naturally
    • completely re-shaping tone, contrast, and color for dramatic effects
    • B&W conversions that sparkle with 3D shape

    Spend time with Lee, and come away with years of Photoshop expertise not available anywhere else!

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  • NJCS: Natural Retouching for Dummies with Gary Hughes (Canon)

    Class Code: UUU8267

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    The mark of great retouching is when you can’t even tell an image has been retouched. In this course, learn simple and effective techniques to make your portraits look great without that fake look. It's easier than you think to give your images magazine-quality retouching without spending hours working on them, and Gary will show you some of the techniques he uses every day in his studio.


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  • NJCS: India - Land of Diverse Cultural Contrasts with Frank Smith (Olympus)

    Class Code: UUU8270

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Frank T. Smith is an experienced international photographer who has traveled the world, but to none more than India. For the past decade and a half, he has traveled to all 4 corners of this photographically rich South Asian country. Travel with Frank as he takes us on an enchanting journey through this incredibly diverse and culturally rich country. It will become obvious why Frank continues to return to India time and time again.


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  • NJCS: Time Lapse Photography with Neil van Niekerk

    Class Code: UUU8280

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Time-lapse photography is an ideal for compressing a long event into a shorter timeframe - a short video where more is revealed about an event.

    In this class, Neil van Niekerk will discuss the elements of time-lapse photography and our ideal camera settings. This will be applied as we shoot a short time-lapse video outside, which we will then process and show at the end of the class.

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  • NJCS: Advanced Black and White from Digital with Mark Hilliard (AIP)

    Class Code: UUU8276

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Adventures in Photography in welcoming landscape, wildlife, and fine art photographer Mark Hilliard! Mark will speak about advanced black and white photography from digital.

    Topics include:
    · Good B&W compositional elements
    · Best settings for your digital color camera
    · Camera Mode (the 2-step process)
    · Long Exposure in B&W
    · Effects of different post processing choices
    · Do you just convert or use a B&W conversion plugin?
    · Examples of various outputs and choosing the best way top go

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  • NJCS: Capturing the Soul of Your Subject in a Portrait with Rick Gerrity

    Class Code: UUU8281

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Panasonic/Lumix Global Ambassador Rick Gerrity as he explains how to get your subject to be relaxed while creating a memorable natural portrait. This approach works on friends, family, and total strangers as well.


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  • NJCS: Moon Photography with Jennifer Khordi

    Class Code: UUU8051

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join PhotoPills master Jennifer Khordi and learn how she plans her moon photography using PhotoPills, how the images are captured in the field, and what gear she uses.

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  • NJCS: Saturday Portfolio Reviews with Marvi Lacar (Sony)

    Class Code: UUU8002

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Schedule a 15-minute portfolio review with a leading industry professional and obtain valuable feedback through a one-on-one critique! Don't miss this Unique opportunity to gain insight and a fresh perspective on how you can take your photography to the next level.

    Saturday's reviews will be led by Marvi Lacar. Marvi is an international documentary photographer, photojournalist, and filmmaker whose work has been featured in Time, Newsweek, New York, Stern, Paris Match, and the New York Times. Most recently, Marvi and her partner, Benjamin Lowy, were winners of the National Geographic Wild to Inspire 2018 with their video, "The Emodiment of Hope" (see video below).

    *Limit 1 portfolio review time slot per person per day.
    *Review time slots CANNOT be switched.
    *There is a strict schedule, so please DO NOT be late for your time slot!
    *You may present your images in a physical or online portfolio. The review is only 15 minutes, so please choose/plan your images accordingly to make the most of your time.

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  • NJCS: Living the Dream - Adventure Photography with Lucas Gilman (Nikon)

    Class Code: UUU8269

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Nikon USA Ambassador Lucas Gilman will take you on an adventure around the world, sharing his unique and groundbreaking adventure sports images! He'll share stories and photography techniques which have set him apart over his 20 year career. This an event not to be missed!


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  • NJCS: Speedlight Portrait Photography with Joe Brady (Hensel)

    Class Code: UUU8273

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    While available light can be used to create lovely portraits, more often than not you need to add to or completely replace available light so that you can create an image with shape, depth and beauty.

    Speedlight flashes, while feared by many people, can help you create the light you need - all you need to know is how to measure and control them. Join photographer Joe Brady as he shows you how easy it can be to effectively use these lights and a few simple light shaping tools to craft wonderful portraits.

    From basic fill flash to full multi-light studio sets, see how to make speedlights one of your favorite tools for beautiful portrait photography anywhere.


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  • 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!

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  • NJCS: Direction and Quality of Light - Profoto B10 with Neil van Niekerk

    Class Code: UUU8279

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    How you place the light (whether on-camera flash or video light), is tightly connected to how you position your subject. With Neil van Niekerk, we will look at examples of how to pose our subject... and then you will have the chance to photograph our model, and practice these principles yourself. We will be using the new Profoto B10, and look at its features as both a flash and a video light, and discuss how it can be used on location.

    We will also discuss the thought-process in how we set up an on-location shoot, and we’ll look at posing and specifically the lighting as factors that have to come together for a successful portrait and a consistent style.


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  • 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!

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  • NJCS: Capturing Images from Dusk to Dawn with Ken Hubbard (Tamron)

    Class Code: UUU8271

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Professional Photographer Ken Hubbard as he takes you on a visual journey of images from the setting sun, through the darkness of night and then to the on first light of morning. Ken will explain all his techniques for capturing these stunning images.

    His lecture will take out some of the mystery of Night Photography by covering subjects such as "Knowing your Camera", "Proper Exposures", and most importantly, "Equipment and Lens Needs".


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  • NJCS: Sunday Portfolio Reviews with Joe Brady (Hensel)

    Class Code: UUU8003

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Schedule a 15-minute portfolio review with a leading industry professional and obtain valuable feedback through a one-on-one critique! Don't miss this Unique opportunity to gain insight and a fresh perspective on how you can take your photography to the next level.

    Sunday's reviews will be led by Joe Brady. Joe is a photographer, educator, and author who teaches workshops around the world. He has produced several educational videos for companies like Nissin, Hensel, X-Rite, Sekonic, Ilford, Fotopro, and many more. He is a recipient of the Fuji Masterpiece Award for his landscape photography, but he also specializes in environmental and studio portrait photography.

    *Limit 1 portfolio review time slot per person per day.
    *Review time slots CANNOT be switched.
    *There is a strict schedule, so please DO NOT be late for your time slot!
    *You may present your images in a physical or online portfolio. The review is only 15 minutes, so please choose/plan your images accordingly to make the most of your time.

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  • NJCS: Camera Basics 101 with Michael Downey

    Class Code: UUU815

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    So you just got a new DSLR or mirrorless camera as a gift and you don't know what to do with it. Chances are you've been taking some pretty decent photos on AUTO mode (the setting with the green camera on the dial), but if you really want your images to stand out from everyone else with a camera, you need to learn how to use it.

    Join Unique University Head Instructor Michael Downey for some very basic and minor tips that will make you never want to put your camera back into AUTO mode ever again. This class can be taken with any DSLR or mirrorless camera, including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, and more!

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  • NJCS: Capturing People with Your iPhone

    Class Code: UUU8041

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    In this two part class, join our resident Apple expert and instructor, Kareem Hamdi, and discover how to capture portraits of people.

    We'll begin in the classroom, going over the different photo and a few of the video settings on your iPhone. Then, we'll move the class to a studio setting where we'll practice our techniques on professional models at the NJ Camera Show.

    This class requires an iPhone. Please make sure your iPhone has enough of a charge to last for the duration of the class.

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  • NJCS: Ultra Long Exposures with Mark Hilliard (AIP)

    Class Code: UUU8275

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Adventures in Photography in welcoming landscape, wildlife, and fine art photographer Mark Hilliard! Mark will speak about ultra long exposure photography in color, black and white, infrared, and film.

    Topics include:
    · Choosing the compositional elements to create a powerful long exposure
    · Tools of the trade: FILTERS!
    · How to choose your filter based on your artistic intent
    · Understanding time integration
    · Exposure calculation: hard to understand, but easy to learn!
    · Necessary camera equipment
    · Understanding the time and BULB mode on your camera
    · Taking your images and what to expect
    · Adding light painting to your kit
    · Detailed images showing examples of increasing time
    · Post processing secrets of amazing long exposures

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  • NJCS: Storm Chasing with Jennifer Khordi

    Class Code: UUU8050

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Jennifer Khordi as she describes how she chases storms over New York City and out west. She will discuss gear used, tracking storms, and how she shoots lightning. Jennifer will also present and discuss some of her best storm shots!

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  • NJCS: Techniques for 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, creative class and shoot!


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  • NJCS: The Next Level - Connecting with Your Subject with Gary Hughes (Canon

    Class Code: UUU8266

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Lighting and posing are the focus of so many photography courses, but they don’t often cover what really matters - expression. Photographers can spend so much time worrying about the technical aspect of portrait photography, that they forget about the human element.

    Great expression comes from making your subject comfortable and connecting with them in a real way. No matter what your personality type, this course can teach you to engage and connect with your subject in a way that will take your portraiture to the next level.


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  • NJCS: Sunday Portfolio Reviews with Ben Lowy (Sony)

    Class Code: UUU8005

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Schedule a 15-minute portfolio review with a leading industry professional and obtain valuable feedback through a one-on-one critique! Don't miss this Unique opportunity to gain insight and a fresh perspective on how you can take your photography to the next level.

    These Sunday reviews will be led by Ben Lowy. Ben is a Sony Artisan and award-winning photographer who has covered major stories worldwide. In 2018, his team won the National Geographic Wild to Inspire film short at the Sun Valley Film Festival.

    *Limit 1 portfolio review time slot per person per day.
    *Review time slots CANNOT be switched.
    *There is a strict schedule, so please DO NOT be late for your time slot!
    *You may present your images in a physical or online portfolio. The review is only 15 minutes, so please choose/plan your images accordingly to make the most of your time.

    Our Price: $10.00
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  • NJCS: Capturing Movement with Your iPhone

    Class Code: UUU8040

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    In this two part class, join our resident Apple expert and instructor, Kareem Hamdi, and discover how to frame and capture movement around us!

    We'll begin in the classroom, going over the different photo and video settings on your iPhone, and best practices for using them. Then, we'll take the techniques we learned to capture some creative footage of professional dancers performing at the NJ Camera Show.

    Friday: Flamenco Dancers
    Saturday: Breakdancers


    This class requires an iPhone. Please make sure your iPhone has enough of a charge to last for the duration of the class.

    Our Price: $10.00
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  • NJCS: Dramatic Portraits with Studio Strobes with Joe Brady (Hensel)

    Class Code: UUU8272

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Studio strobes have many advantages over any other type of light for many reasons. The ability to use the widest variety of light shapers, greater power ranges for creating dramatic lighting ratios, faster recycle speeds to keep you from missing shots and ease of use.

    Join host Joe Brady as he creates a studio fashion shoot and shows how powerful and easy to use studio strobes are to use while dispelling the myth that they are "expensive". A great 400 Watt moonlight is actually less expensive than one single speedlight from the major manufacturers!

    It’s always best to use the right tool for the job. For many reasons, studio strobes are the best choice for many styles of portrait photography - come see them put to use and how and why these might be the best choice for you!


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    Our Price: $10.00
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  • NJCS: The Simple Speedlite Studio with Gary Hughes (Canon)

    Class Code: UUU8265

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Learn to build dynamic, studio-quality lighting setups with with the light and portable gear you might just already own. Gary Hughes has made a living for more than ten years in photography using Speedlites almost exclusively on location. This course will teach you simple steps to create great lighting setups using one, two, and three lights that will work every time.


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    Our Price: $10.00
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  • Holiday Pet Portraits with Santa

    Class Code: UUU095

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    The holiday season is approaching! Kick things off with Unique Photo and bring your furry, four-legged friends for a photo with Santa! Professional photographer Rick Gerrity will be here to capture the portraits! We'll have costume props for your pets and a festive Christmas backdrop, complete with a decorated tree.

    Once your session is complete, you will receive a 5"x7" matted print of your pet's best photo (as picked by you!) from our professional Photo Lab. We will also give you (2) duplicate prints of the same photo, unmatted. Depending on how busy our Photo Lab is at the time, you may be able to get the prints the day of, or they can be picked up another day/time.

    ** Portion of proceeds will be donated to Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter in East Hanover, NJ. Read about their mission below!
    IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

    • Though we love all pets, this event is designed specifically for cats and dogs.
    • Please note you will only be able to choose ONE photo to be printed.
    • ONLY ONE PET may be photographed with Santa per session.
     
    • If you have 2-3 pets, you may purchase up to a max of 3 sessions at $25 each.
    Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled session. Please don't be late or you might have to forfeit your session!
    • All pets should be on a leash or in a secure carrier, up-to-date with vaccines, and friendly with other animals and people.
    • We will be on a tight schedule and may not be able to accept walk-ins.
    There will be NO REFUNDS or rescheduling because this is a charity event. You may transfer your registered session to a friend or family member.

    Our Price: $25.00
  • 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
  • Capturing, Organizing, and Editing Photos on Your iPhone

    Class Code: UUUA105

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join our resident Apple expert and instructor, Kareem Hamdi, and learn more about your iPhone!

    Not sure why your photos aren’t coming out great? Do you have an overwhelming number of pictures on your phone? How about problems touching up photos? Even if you're not sure how to take a photo on your iPhone, Kareem can help!  In addition to some basics, he'll cover different ways to capture eye-catching photos, a variety of built-in and extra creative tools for retouching, and how to share and print your photos.

    Models applicable for this class:
    · iPhone XS, XS Max, XR
    · iPhone X
    · iPhone 8 Plus, 8
    · iPhone 7 Plus, 7
    · iPhone 6s Plus, 6s
    · iPhone 6 Plus, 6
    · iPhone SE

    Our Price: $20.00
  • Photography from the Top of the Rockefeller Center

    Class Code: UUU409

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Photograph Manhattan from the top of 30 Rockefeller Plaza! It's a great time to photograph the plaza and 5th Ave before catching the sunset from The Top of The Rock! Come on out, practice what you've learned, learn something new, and share in the photographic community.

    Michael will be there to help you along every step of the way so that you can capture the cityscapes, streets, and the sunset. You are also free to stay until closing at midnight.

    * Registration includes a class on cityscape and HDR photography and timed admission (we can go up when we want and there isn't time wasted waiting at the box office).
    * Please note that tripods are not allowed, however, Michael has several solutions he'll share with you!
    * Michael will be at Studio 1A, where the "Today Show" is shot, on the corner of W 49th St and The Plaza.

    Our Price: $69.00
  • 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
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