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  • Intro to Photoshop CC 5-Week Intensive Workshop with Blake Taylor

    Class Code: UUU493

    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 Photoshop CC! Even if this is the very first time you’ve ever worked in Photoshop, the class will start with the very basics. You'll learn how to open up Photoshop and how to bring a Raw image into Photoshop by way of Camera Raw, as well as the basics of image enhancements.

    Once you are comfortable with the basics, you will begin to learn more advanced techniques, from creating selections and masks in order to enhance just parts of a photo, to learning about blending modes, to creating adjustment layers. 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! 

    Registration Includes 5 Saturday Sessions:
    February 16th 2019 (11:00am - 1:00pm) 
    February 23rd 2019 (11:00am - 1:00pm)
    March 2nd 2019 (11:00am - 1:00pm) 
    March 9th 2019 (11:00am - 1:00pm) 
    March 16th 2019 (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 11 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: $399.00
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  • Lighting with Rick Gerrity (Panasonic)

    Class Code: UUU127

    Instructor: 
    Rick Gerrity
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Panasonic/Lumix Global Ambassador Rick Gerrity for a hands-on lighting class where the attendees in the class will be the models!

    There will be three sets for everyone to share: speedlights, continuous light, and studio strobes. With each of these, Rick will go over the various options for light modifiers and lighting styles. Rick will assist you in setting up your own lights so you know exactly how to achieve the desired effects. The object of this class is to maximize shooting time and learn lighting that you'll be able to use for future shoots on your own.

    *Limited to 15 seats.
    *Pizza lunch is included with registration.
    *Please bring your mirrorless or DSLR camera.
    *This class is NOT for beginners. You must be able to operate your camera in manual mode without assistance.


    Sponsored by

    Our Price: $99.00
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  • Photowalk at Turtle Back Zoo with Michael Downey

    Class Code: UUU393

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey at Turtle Back Zoo (560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052) for another exciting photowalk right in our own backyard!

    The zoo is home to several different animals, including giraffes, sea lions, otters, penguins, red pandas, wolves, wallabies, bison, bears, prairie dogs, birds, and more. Michael will demonstrate techniques for making the animals look as if they are in the wild, by eliminating reflections, glare, and fencing in the shots.

    Attendees are welcome to split off from the group and photograph at their own pace after a quick seminar, or stay with the group for Micahel's assistance until 2:00pm. The zoo will be open until 3:30pm.

    *Limited to 20 registrants.
    *Registration includes class and zoo admission.
    *There is free deck parking near the zoo.
    *Please note that the zoo's main entrance will be under construction as they install new exhibits. Please follow directional signs to temporary entryways.

    Our Price: $49.00
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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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  • 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
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  • *FREE RSVP* Olympus OM-D E-M1X Launch Event

    Class Code: UUU049

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Olympus and Unique Photo are proud to introduce the latest member of the Olympus OM-D family, the new OM-D E-M1X. It is packed with innovative tech, like world-leading image stabilization, AI-based Intelligent Subject Detection AF, and a handheld ultra-high resolution shooting mode, and packaged in a compact, lightweight, weathersealed system that has the speed and accuracy you need to make quick work of challenging assignments. Count on it to bring your very best vision and creativity to life.

    Stop by our Fairfield location on Saturday, March 23rd (11am - 2pm)!
    · Exclusive OM-D Development Philosophy presentation by Olympus
    · Exclusive video presentation by Olympus Visionary Joe Edelman
    · Hands-on demos of Intelligent Subject Detection Auto Focus and ProCapture
    · An opportunity to be among the first to try out the new camera
    · Special giveaways and offers
    · Light refreshments


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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Why Video: Panel Discussion with Gene Szucs and the Pros

    Class Code: UUUV101

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone
    Take your videos to the next level with the Unique Filmmakers Event on March 25th & 26th! Sponsored by Sony, Aputure, Atomos, DJI, and Unique Photo, we've brought together three professionals whose work and experience span the various aspects of videography: Sony Artisan Michael Rubenstein, Ash Patino of Generic Brand Human, and Adam Forgione of Pennylane.

    Across two days at our Fairfield location, they'll cover topics that are integral to elevating your videos. And best of all -- each class is only $10 and you'll get a $10 token back for each registration. Day passes for Monday and Tuesday are also available now. Don't miss this special event!
    WHY VIDEO: PANEL DISCUSSION
    Kick off the event with a panel discussion with Sony Digital Imaging Trainer Gene Szucs and the Pros! They'll talk about the industry and their thoughts on its progression from the past to present day, and into the future. You'll also learn more about each Pro and their backgrounds.
    Our Price: $10.00
  • Unique Filmmakers Event: Monday Pass

    Class Code: UUUV098

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone
    Take your videos to the next level with the Unique Filmmakers Event on March 25th & 26th! Sponsored by Sony, Aputure, Atomos, DJI, and Unique Photo, we've brought together three professionals whose work and experience span the various aspects of videography: Sony Artisan Michael Rubenstein, Ash Patino of Generic Brand Human, and Adam Forgione of Pennylane.

    Across two days at our Fairfield location, they'll cover topics that are integral to elevating your videos. And best of all -- each class is only $10 and you'll get a $10 token back for each registration. Day passes for Monday and Tuesday are also available now. Don't miss this special event!
    MONDAY PASS
    Get admission into any and all of Monday's Unique Filmmakers Event classes for only $20!

    *Unfortunately, we have reached capacity for the Networking Social. You may still purchase this pass to attend Monday's classes, but the social is sold out. No walk-ins will be permitted.
    Our Price: $20.00
  • Breaking Into Professional Video: The Essentials with Adam Forgione

    Class Code: UUUV103

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone
    Take your videos to the next level with the Unique Filmmakers Event on March 25th & 26th! Sponsored by Sony, Aputure, Atomos, DJI, and Unique Photo, we've brought together three professionals whose work and experience span the various aspects of videography: Sony Artisan Michael Rubenstein, Ash Patino of Generic Brand Human, and Adam Forgione of Pennylane.

    Across two days at our Fairfield location, they'll cover topics that are integral to elevating your videos. And best of all -- each class is only $10 and you'll get a $10 token back for each registration. Day passes for Monday and Tuesday are also available now. Don't miss this special event!
    BREAKING INTO PROFESSIONAL VIDEO
    Adam Forgione will dive into key gear that every video producer should have access to in order to serve corporate, commercial, and live event clients properly. You'll learn some key fundamentals that all filmmakers should practice in order to stay relevant, as well as the necessary cameras, lenses, stabilizers, lighting, audio, and grip gear.

    Whether you’re just getting started or you’re looking to elevate your video production business, Adam will help you earn more clients and more income in 2019.
    Our Price: $10.00
  • Visual Storytelling: Part One with Ash Patino

    Class Code: UUUV102

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone
    Take your videos to the next level with the Unique Filmmakers Event on March 25th & 26th! Sponsored by Sony, Aputure, Atomos, DJI, and Unique Photo, we've brought together three professionals whose work and experience span the various aspects of videography: Sony Artisan Michael Rubenstein, Ash Patino of Generic Brand Human, and Adam Forgione of Pennylane.

    Across two days at our Fairfield location, they'll cover topics that are integral to elevating your videos. And best of all -- each class is only $10 and you'll get a $10 token back for each registration. Day passes for Monday and Tuesday are also available now. Don't miss this special event!
    VISUAL STORYTELLING: PART ONE
    Through the use of camera angles, b-roll, and lighting, Ash Patino will take attendees down the rabbit hole of storytelling and how to produce content that mirrors the emotional state necessary to grab a viewer's attention.

    For narratives, you'll learn how to build emotional content, as well as how camera angles and types of shots can impact what's conveyed to the viewer. With documentaries and interviews, you'll learn how to draw out emotional content from your subject, how to capture impactful b-roll, lighting and angle setup, and how to edit out the right content.
    Our Price: $10.00
  • Incorporating Movement in Your Video with Michael Rubenstein

    Class Code: UUUV104

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone
    Take your videos to the next level with the Unique Filmmakers Event on March 25th & 26th! Sponsored by Sony, Aputure, Atomos, DJI, and Unique Photo, we've brought together three professionals whose work and experience span the various aspects of videography: Sony Artisan Michael Rubenstein, Ash Patino of Generic Brand Human, and Adam Forgione of Pennylane.

    Across two days at our Fairfield location, they'll cover topics that are integral to elevating your videos. And best of all -- each class is only $10 and you'll get a $10 token back for each registration. Day passes for Monday and Tuesday are also available now. Don't miss this special event!
    INCORPORATING MOVEMENT
    Join Sony Artisan Michael Rubenstein for an inspiring seminar on how you can produce a more engaging video by incorporating simple movement. He'll also discuss how and when to use some of the latest production equipment to achieve this.
    Our Price: $10.00
  • Sony Inspirational Panel Discussion with Gene Szucs and the Pros

    Class Code: UUUV105

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone
    Take your videos to the next level with the Unique Filmmakers Event on March 25th & 26th! Sponsored by Sony, Aputure, Atomos, DJI, and Unique Photo, we've brought together three professionals whose work and experience span the various aspects of videography: Sony Artisan Michael Rubenstein, Ash Patino of Generic Brand Human, and Adam Forgione of Pennylane.

    Across two days at our Fairfield location, they'll cover topics that are integral to elevating your videos. And best of all -- each class is only $10 and you'll get a $10 token back for each registration. Day passes for Monday and Tuesday are also available now. Don't miss this special event!
    SONY INSPIRATIONAL PANEL DISCUSSION
    At the end of the first day, Sony Digital Imaging Trainer Gene Szucs and the Pros will gather again to recap the day's classes, as well as speak more about their respective areas of expertise and how + where they find inspiration for their projects. Bring your questions and excitement!
    Our Price: $10.00
  • Unique Filmmakers Event Networking Social at Magnify Brewing

    Class Code: UUUV100

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone
    Take your videos to the next level with the Unique Filmmakers Event on March 25th & 26th! Sponsored by Sony, Aputure, Atomos, DJI, and Unique Photo, we've brought together three professionals whose work and experience span the various aspects of videography: Sony Artisan Michael Rubenstein, Ash Patino of Generic Brand Human, and Adam Forgione of Pennylane.

    Across two days at our Fairfield location, they'll cover topics that are integral to elevating your videos. And best of all -- each class is only $10 and you'll get a $10 token back for each registration. Day passes for Monday and Tuesday are also available now. Don't miss this special event!
    NETWORKING SOCIAL IS NOW SOLD OUT
    Join us at Magnify Brewing (1275 Bloomfield Ave, Building 7 Unit 40C, Fairfield, NJ 07004) for a fun night of networking with fellow attendees and enthusiasts over pizza and beer!

    Space is limited. No walk-ins will be permitted. Must be 21 years of age or older (ID will be checked at door).
    Our Price: $99,999.00
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  • Hands-on Building Your A7 Rig with Michael Rubenstein

    Class Code: UUUV107

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone
    Take your videos to the next level with the Unique Filmmakers Event on March 25th & 26th! Sponsored by Sony, Aputure, Atomos, DJI, and Unique Photo, we've brought together three professionals whose work and experience span the various aspects of videography: Sony Artisan Michael Rubenstein, Ash Patino of Generic Brand Human, and Adam Forgione of Pennylane.

    Across two days at our Fairfield location, they'll cover topics that are integral to elevating your videos. And best of all -- each class is only $10 and you'll get a $10 token back for each registration. Day passes for Monday and Tuesday are also available now. Don't miss this special event!
    BUILDING YOUR A7 RIG
    Shooting professional quality video with your Sony Alpha Series camera doesn’t have to be complicated. In this hands-on demonstration, Sony Artisan Michael Rubenstein will show you how to build a Sony A7 rig for filmmaking and how having the proper accessories can make your life easier and your video better. He'll cover the necessary gear, as well as different options for accessories, cages, monitors, and audio.
    Our Price: $10.00
  • Visual Storytelling: Part Two with Ash Patino (Video Shoot)

    Class Code: UUUV106

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone
    Take your videos to the next level with the Unique Filmmakers Event on March 25th & 26th! Sponsored by Sony, Aputure, Atomos, DJI, and Unique Photo, we've brought together three professionals whose work and experience span the various aspects of videography: Sony Artisan Michael Rubenstein, Ash Patino of Generic Brand Human, and Adam Forgione of Pennylane.

    Across two days at our Fairfield location, they'll cover topics that are integral to elevating your videos. And best of all -- each class is only $10 and you'll get a $10 token back for each registration. Day passes for Monday and Tuesday are also available now. Don't miss this special event!
    VISUAL STORYTELLING: PART TWO
    Bring your cameras and join Ash Patino for a hands-on video shoot! With the help of two cosplayers as 2B (NieR: Automata) and Geralt (The Witcher), Ash will lead the class in setup and shooting for different storytelling narratives.

     
    Our Price: $10.00
  • Unique Filmmakers Event: Tuesday Pass

    Class Code: UUUV099

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone
    Take your videos to the next level with the Unique Filmmakers Event on March 25th & 26th! Sponsored by Sony, Aputure, Atomos, DJI, and Unique Photo, we've brought together three professionals whose work and experience span the various aspects of videography: Sony Artisan Michael Rubenstein, Ash Patino of Generic Brand Human, and Adam Forgione of Pennylane.

    Across two days at our Fairfield location, they'll cover topics that are integral to elevating your videos. And best of all -- each class is only $10 and you'll get a $10 token back for each registration. Day passes for Monday and Tuesday are also available now. Don't miss this special event!
    TUESDAY PASS
    Get admission into any and all of Tuesday's Unique Filmmakers Event classes for only $20!

    *Unfortunately, we have reached capacity for the Networking Social. You may still purchase this pass to attend Tuesday's classes, but the social is sold out. No walk-ins will be permitted.
    Our Price: $20.00
  • Creating Killer Video Testimonials with Adam Forgione (Video Shoot)

    Class Code: UUUV108

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone
    Take your videos to the next level with the Unique Filmmakers Event on March 25th & 26th! Sponsored by Sony, Aputure, Atomos, DJI, and Unique Photo, we've brought together three professionals whose work and experience span the various aspects of videography: Sony Artisan Michael Rubenstein, Ash Patino of Generic Brand Human, and Adam Forgione of Pennylane.

    Across two days at our Fairfield location, they'll cover topics that are integral to elevating your videos. And best of all -- each class is only $10 and you'll get a $10 token back for each registration. Day passes for Monday and Tuesday are also available now. Don't miss this special event!
    CREATING KILLER VIDEO TESTIMONIALS
    Adam Forgione will demonstrate his formula for filming consistent video testimonials (video interviews) for commercial and corporate work. Video testimonials are one of the most powerful ways to tell story.

    We'll cover the basics of gear required, composition, lighting, audio, and interviewer strategies to get the best stories out of your subjects. This is perfect for documentary, commercial, and corporate filmmaking. Bring your cameras!
    Our Price: $10.00
  • Mastering the Video Business with Adam Forgione

    Class Code: UUUV109

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone
    Take your videos to the next level with the Unique Filmmakers Event on March 25th & 26th! Sponsored by Sony, Aputure, Atomos, DJI, and Unique Photo, we've brought together three professionals whose work and experience span the various aspects of videography: Sony Artisan Michael Rubenstein, Ash Patino of Generic Brand Human, and Adam Forgione of Pennylane.

    Across two days at our Fairfield location, they'll cover topics that are integral to elevating your videos. And best of all -- each class is only $10 and you'll get a $10 token back for each registration. Day passes for Monday and Tuesday are also available now. Don't miss this special event!
    MASTERING THE VIDEO BUSINESS
    Adam Forgione will cover a plethora sales, marketing, business, and financial hacks that will help you skyrocket your business and help you run it more efficiently, all the way from optimizing your website to closing the deal with a prospects.

    As an added bonus, Adam will also cover his famous pricing formula, which will help you create accurate and profitable estimates for prospects in minutes. No matter what type of videos your produce, you won’t want to miss this mind-blowing business workshop!
    Our Price: $10.00
  • Social Media for Videographers with Ash Patino

    Class Code: UUUV111

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone
    Take your videos to the next level with the Unique Filmmakers Event on March 25th & 26th! Sponsored by Sony, Aputure, Atomos, DJI, and Unique Photo, we've brought together three professionals whose work and experience span the various aspects of videography: Sony Artisan Michael Rubenstein, Ash Patino of Generic Brand Human, and Adam Forgione of Pennylane.

    Across two days at our Fairfield location, they'll cover topics that are integral to elevating your videos. And best of all -- each class is only $10 and you'll get a $10 token back for each registration. Day passes for Monday and Tuesday are also available now. Don't miss this special event!
    SOCIAL MEDIA FOR VIDEOGRAPHERS
    Why is social media so important, and what can you do to get the attention of people browsing through social content? Ash Patino will help answer these questions, as well as go over what types of content often have the strongest impact for videographers.

    Learn how to best utilize the different social media sites with some tips, tricks, and apps that can help make your content more powerful.
    Our Price: $10.00
  • Mastering Mixed Lighting with Aputure

    Class Code: UUUV110

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone
    Take your videos to the next level with the Unique Filmmakers Event on March 25th & 26th! Sponsored by Sony, Aputure, Atomos, DJI, and Unique Photo, we've brought together three professionals whose work and experience span the various aspects of videography: Sony Artisan Michael Rubenstein, Ash Patino of Generic Brand Human, and Adam Forgione of Pennylane.

    Across two days at our Fairfield location, they'll cover topics that are integral to elevating your videos. And best of all -- each class is only $10 and you'll get a $10 token back for each registration. Day passes for Monday and Tuesday are also available now. Don't miss this special event!
    MASTERING MIXED LIGHTING
    Join Aputure's lighting experts as they demonstrate how you can make different lighting situations work for your videos, as well as how to mix lighting in order to produce different moods and narratives.
    Our Price: $10.00
  • 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: $30.00
  • 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.


    Thursday, 3/28/19 Meeting:
    Featured Speaker: Loren Fisher
    Night Photography & Painting with Light

    Our Price: $20.00
  • Milky Way Shoot with Jennifer Khordi

    Class Code: UUU381

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Jennifer Khordi for an on-location shoot and capture images of the Milky Way until sunrise at the Jersey Shore.

    Saturday, March 30th (12:00am - 6:30am)
    Meet up at the Jersey Shore late Friday evening / early Saturday morning! Jennifer will go over useful apps, how she plans her shoots, gear, camera settings, and shooting techniques. Attendees need to bring a fast wide angle lens, sturdy tripod (no travel ones), a corded remote that simply locks, DSLR camera, head lamp, warm clothes, and hiking boots.

    *Limited to 10 registrants.
    *Please dress warm and note that there will be some hiking involved.
    *Keep an eye on your email in case of date change announcements due to the weather.
    *Jennifer will email exact meetup location 1-2 days prior.

    Our Price: $125.00
  • 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.


    Sponsored by

    Our Price: $10.00
  • 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: $30.00
  • 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
  • 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 II: Exposure and Metering (Hoboken)

    Class Code: UUUH104

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

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

    Understanding the basics of exposure and metering are the building blocks to becoming a good photographer. This course will teach you these fundamental basics of photography such as the relationship between f-stops and shutter speeds, as well as understanding the positives and negatives of ISO/ASA sensitivity with your image sensor.

    How your camera's metering system works, metering modes, scene modes, advantages of RAW versus JPEG image files, interpreting the histogram, exposure compensation, manual controls and much more will all be discussed!

    *Please note that this class is NOT for point-and-shoot cameras.

    Our Price: $49.00
  • Understanding Your Camera II: Exposure and Metering

    Class Code: UUU200

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Beginner

    Understanding the basics of exposure and metering are the building blocks to becoming a good photographer. This course will teach you these fundamental basics of photography such as the relationship between f-stops and shutter speeds, as well as understanding the positives and negatives of ISO/ASA sensitivity with your image sensor.

    How your camera's metering system works, metering modes, scene modes, advantages of RAW versus JPEG image files, interpreting the histogram, exposure compensation, manual controls and much more will all be discussed!

    *Please note that this class is NOT for point-and-shoot cameras.

    UPDATE (Wed, Feb 20th): This evening's class has been cancelled due to the inclement weather. Please email university@uniquephoto.com if you have problems rescheduling.

    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 and the Cherry Blossom Festival during the day, and then photograph the monuments with Michael Downey at night!

    *Meet at The Marriott Residence Inn (1651 Oak St, Arlington, VA) at 5:00pm.
    *Included: Night photography seminar and limo transportation to each attraction on the itinerary during the "DC The Lights!" tour.
    *NOT included: Lodging, food, and transportation to/back from Washington DC.
    *Please bring a tripod and remote shutter release.
    *Details will be sent by Michael via email a day or two prior to the workshop.

    Our Price: $269.00
  • 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
  • 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, April 26th (6pm - 7:30pm)
    Excursion to WCC: Sun, April 28th (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
  • 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.

    *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
  • 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 Classic 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, make one-click adjustments, and then 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
  • 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
  • Southwest National Parks Photo Excursion with AIP

    Class Code: UUU537

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Adventures in Photography for a photo adventure from Saturday, September 28th - Sunday, October 6th to visit and photograph some of the Southwest's best National Parks: Zion, Antelope Canyon, Escalante, and Bryce Canyon!

    This year's trip is being led by AIP's Padma Inguva and Malcolm Kan, two expert landscape photographer / educators whose singular goal is to insure you get the best photographs and training possible.

    Please note that airfare to and back is NOT included.
    *U-Rewards points will not be earned on this registration.

    Our Price: $3,750.00
  • 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.

    2+ for $5,295.00 1 for $5,980.00
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