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  • Get to Know Your Sony with Gene Szucs (Sony)

    Class Code: UUU138

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Come see why Sony is not only the #1 Mirrorless Camera sold, but why Sony is the #1 full frame camera brand.

    Join Sony's Digital Imaging Trainer, Gene Everett Szucs, as we discuss the transition from DSLR to mirrorless, and how it can simplify your workflow as a photographer and media creator. Get an introduction to the Sony mirrorless landscape, and get an intimate look at learning the Sony interface!


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    Our Price: $10.00
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  • 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 Sunday? In this intensive full-day class, master all of the tips, tricks, and techniques in our most popular trio of classes: 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, vouchers cannot be used.

    Our Price: $99.00
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  • Philadelphia Museum of Art with Michael Downey

    Class Code: UUU448

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    From the designs of Charles Eames and Patricia Urquiola to 1960s Pop Art psychedelia, the art of the Philadelphia Museum of Art can provide great inspiration to your vision and help improve your photography. Join Michael Downey through the exhibits here, as well as the ones within the Rodin Museum and the Perelman Building.

    *Limited to 15 registrants.
    *Meet Michael at the Lenfest Hall inside the West Entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
    *Includes: Museum admissions and 30-minute class on low light photography and shooting in museums.

    *Michael will provide photographic support until 3:00pm. You are welcome to stay until closing if you'd like.
    *No flash photography or tripods allowed.

    Our Price: $49.00
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  • 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
  • Photography at the Wolf Conservation Center

    Class Code: UUU525

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey for a trip to the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) in South Salem, NY! The WCC is home for up to 30 wolves, four of which are "Ambassadors" whose presence helps visitors understand the importance of wild wolves. In addition, several red and Mexican gray wolves also reside at the center as part of their Species Survival Plan (SSP) program to help conserve threatened and endangered species. You'll have a chance to capture photographs from port holes and an elevated tower.

    Seminar at Unique: Fri, January 18th (6pm - 7:30pm)
    Excursion to WCC: Sat, January 19th (7:30am - 12:30pm)

    *Transportation is included. Bus will leave from Unique promptly at 7:30am and return at approximately 12:30pm.
    *Limited to 20 registrants.

    Our Price: $189.00
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  • Intro 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. We'll also be emailing you files that you'll need to download prior to the class date.

    Our Price: $149.00
  • 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
  • Moon Photography Shoot with Jennifer Khordi

    Class Code: UUU378

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Jennifer Khordi for a moon photography shoot in Jersey City! After some instruction on shooting techniques and camera settings, attendees will photograph the moon.

    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 15 registrants.
    *Keep an eye on your email! Jennifer will send out the exact meet-up location 1-2 days before the shoot date.

    Our Price: $125.00
  • 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
  • Movie Making on Your iPhone

    Class Code: UUUA110

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

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

    Whether you prefer to hold your phone vertically or in landscape mode, learn how to capture the world around you. Kareem will cover iPhone's different video modes, how composition and lighting will affect your videos, how to edit within iMovie and other apps, and additional third-party apps that will help elevate your videos to the next level.

    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
  • 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.


    Friday, 1/25/19 Meeting:
    Featured Speaker: Aaron Priest
    Panoramas & Time Lapse Photography
    Night Sky, Milky Way, Star Trails

    Our Price: $20.00
  • 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. 
    We'll also be emailing you files that you'll need to download prior to the class date.

    Our Price: $149.00
  • 9/11 Memorial and One World Observatory with Michael Downey

    Class Code: UUU445

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Begin the day's photo excursion with a meet-up with Michael Downey at the Oculus. Its amazing architecture can be captured both as abstract and street photography. The 9/11 Memorial and Museum will be the next stop, followed by the 100th floor of the One World Observatory.

    * Registration includes: admission to each venue and Michael's instruction/assistance.
    * Space is very limited. Please register early!

    Our Price: $99.00
  • Understanding Your iPhone: Level 1

    Class Code: UUUA101

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

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

    Whether you're completely new to iPhones and Apple, or just not sure why certain things are happening after an update, Kareem will tailor the class to the group and move at pace that works for everyone's comfort level. Other basics, like your iPhone's buttons and ports, will be explained, as well as back-up options, how to navigate the operating system, and updates.

    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
  • 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
  • Understanding Your iPhone: Level 2

    Class Code: UUUA102

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

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

    Are you looking for a deeper understanding your iPhone, its apps, and iCloud? In this class, we will do a deep dive in a few of the most used native apps on your phone, as well as how to find new apps in the Apple Store. Kareem will tailor this lesson to fit the interests of the group, but he will also cover calendars, contacts, force touch navigation, and iCloud in more detail.

    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
  • 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.
    *Attendees are welcome to stay until closing.

    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
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  • 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
  • Exploring Wedding and Portrait Photography in 2019 and Beyond (Panasonic)

    Class Code: UUU092

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Is portrait and wedding photography in 2019 the same it was 5 – 10 - 20 years ago? Definitely not. This industry continues to change at a pace that can be difficult to keep up with. Yesterday's shooting styles, equipment choices, post-production methods, and marketing strategies are already dated and antiquated

    Whether you are just starting your business or have been shooting for years, Panasonic Lumix Global Ambassador William Innes will discuss all of the major points of running a successful wedding and portrait photography enterprise in 2019 and beyond.

    Topics Include:
    • Equipment what’s changing and where is it all headed?
    • Styles – what should you be shooting?
    • Post Production – how to get some of your life back.
    • Marketing – what works and what doesn’t.
    • Social media – don’t hate it – embrace it.
    • Skills required to make it as a wedding photographer in 2018 and beyond.


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • Iceland and Its Highlands Photo Excursion with AIP

    Class Code: UUU536

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Adventures in Photography for a photo adventure to Iceland from Friday, June 28th - Sunday, July 7th! This excursion is tailored to photographers and designed to take participants to both the iconic and little-known places in the Highlands. With the help of expert Icelander guides and AIP's professional photo guides, each day's shoots will be optimized based on local weather conditions. Get the epic photographs that Iceland is known for, as well as in-depth training on composition, seeing the light, and a complete array of camera techniques.

    This year’s trip will feature two Mercedes Sprinter Vans with gigantic tires, which will be key to reaching the best locations in the Highlands. Two vehicles also provides the ability to break into different groups; those interested in the more strenuous hikes and those looking for more relaxed access. Either way, you'll get the best of the Iceland Highlands!

    Please note that airfare to and back from Iceland is NOT included.
    Images by Malcolm Khan and John Redin

    *U-Rewards points will not be earned on this registration.

    Our Price: $6,500.00
  • 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).

    Save $500 when you sign up for this excursion by March 31st! Please call Alex at 212-441-0024 if you'd like to sign up by phone or place a $900 deposit.

    *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 12 participants. Don't delay in reserving your seat!

    *U-Rewards points will not be earned on this registration.

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