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  • Intro to Flash Photography

    Class Code: UUU207

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Intermediate

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

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

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

    Our Price: $75.00
  • Monthly Meetup with Adventures in Photography and Unique Photo

    Class Code: UUU035

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Unique Photo® and Adventures in Photography (AIP) would like to invite you to our new monthly meetups! On the last Thursday of each month, registrants will meet at Unique® for networking, equipment swaps, a pizza dinner, and presentations by special guest speakers. Please scroll down further to see what's in store for the next meeting!

    *Last Thursday of each month is the regular meeting time. Due to holidays and other circumstances, please check this listing in case the meeting date/time is changed for any given month.
    *Registrants have the option of attending the whole meeting or just the featured speaker presentation. Registration fee will remain the same.
    *Registrants will receive their $10 tokens when signing in for the presentation.


    Thursday, 4/25/19 Meeting:
    Featured Speaker: Katrin Eismann
    Travel with Less Gear & Make More Successful Images

    Our Price: $20.00
  • Canon Clean and Check Service

    Class Code: UUU041

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Stop by the Canon room during our CANON TAKEOVER event for a fully-detailed service of your Canon cameras and/or lenses! Technicians from the Canon Professional Services team will be providing this service each day, so register early and don't miss out!

    Canon Clean & Check Hours:
    Fri, April 26th (10:30am - 6pm) • Last Drop-off: 5pm SOLD OUT
    Sat, April 27th (10:30am - 5pm) • Last Drop-off: 4pm SOLD OUT
    Sun, April 28th (11am - 4pm) • Last Drop-off: 2pm
    Walk-ups, if available, will be accepted during the final hour of service each day.

    Canon Clean & Check Terms:
    Techs will be servicing Canon camera bodies and lenses only.
    • Please register prior to the Expo! Walk-ins subject to availability.
    • Limit of (2) items per customer. You may bring a camera body and a lens, two camera bodies, or two lenses.
    • Items will be taken on a first come, first served basis.
    • It may take up to a few hours for service to be completed.
    • Techs can only service a limited number of items each day.
    • Some items, due to age, may not qualify for service.


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    Our Price: $10.00
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  • Canon Photo Books with HD Album PRO (Canon)

    Class Code: UUUC180

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Learn how you can create beautiful photo books using Canon’s HD Album Pro Software. Learn about what you can create and just how it easy it is. Join Canon’s Product Trainer, David Thompson, as he walks you throw the process of creating to perfect photo book for you, your loved ones, or your friends.


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • From Shooting to Printing with Canon Professional Printers (Canon)

    Class Code: UUUC181

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Canon’s Product Trainer, David Thompson, as he shows you how to get the best print possible with Canon’s Professional Series Printers. Learn not only about how the printer itself works, but some techniques to get your photo ready to print. This class will feature a live demonstration of a Canon Pro Printer. You may even be able to get your own photo printed!


    Sponsored by

    Our Price: $10.00
  • Canon EOS Discovery Day: Basic 102

    Class Code: UUU174

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Take the next step with your EOS digital SLR and create even more impactful images. We’ll help you tell stories through your photos by teaching photography techniques that will let you take control of your image.

    During this class you will:
    • Focusing Modes
    • Manual autofocus point selection
    • Exposure
    • Viewfinder info
    • Shutter speed, aperture, ISO
    • Flash basics
    • Accessory flash vs pop-up
    • Flash in different modes
    • The “rules” of composition
    • File types, settings, and workflow


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • Canon EOS Discovery Day: Intermediate 201

    Class Code: UUU175

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    If you’re a more experienced SLR user, this 3-hour session will help you take the next step in crafting great photos. You’ll learn about the more sophisticated features of your EOS camera, from advanced controls to lighting and more.

    During this class you will:
    • Exposure and metering modes
    • Exposure compensation
    • Angle of light
    • "My Menu" tab
    • Auto exposure bracketing
    • Histograms
    • Speedlite flashes
    • White balance and picture styles
    • Capturing long exposure


    Sponsored by

    Our Price: $10.00
  • 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
  • Breaking into Video with Larry Becker (Canon)

    Class Code: UUUC182

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    There’s a kind of video that nobody ever talks about, and that needs to change. It’s SIMPLE video, captured by still photographers, that they add to their client services list to make a lot more money. Or you can capture yourself on camera to promote your business and land more clients. It’s video that’s easy to capture and it looks truly professional. No movie-making or independent film creation here! No camera sliders or gibs. No special effects. Just simple recording using a locked-down camera, mounted or on a tripod.

    This class is packed with insider tips and filming secrets so you can finally use video for yourself or for your clients, without having to take days weeks of cinematography classes to learn about shot angles and scene structure that you’ll never, ever use.


    Sponsored by

    Our Price: $10.00
  • Everything to Know About Canon Mirrorless with Nathan Bett (Canon)

    Class Code: UUUC183

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Canon Camera Educator Nathan Bett gives you a comprehensive overview of the Canon mirrorless camera offerings. If you have ever wondered what mirrorless cameras are all about, or if mirrorless is right for you, this class will give you the knowledge you need to choose the right Mirrorless camera to suit your needs. If you are already a mirrorless convert, the class will give you a complete look at the benefits and distinctions between the various Canon Mirrorless Cameras.


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • Sony Firmware Friday at Unique Photo

    Class Code: UUU055

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Sony's a9, a7 III, and a7R III cameras just got better! New firmware updates have just been announced, offering new and improved features.

    The a9 has received a significant software update (5.0) that brings AI-driven autofocus capabilities to its award-winning autofocus (AF) system, improves image quality, and introduces a range of customer-requested workflow improvements. As for the a7 III and a7R III, the update (3.0) enhances Real-time Eye AF performance and adds Real-time Animal Eye AF and interval shooting for time lapse.

    Our Sony reps Gene and Megan will be in-store at our Fairfield location on Friday, May 3rd (12pm - 4pm) to help you install these updates, so bring your cameras and any questions you may have!

    *Limit one camera update per person.
    *Please arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled time slot.
    *Updates may take 20 minutes or more. Please be patient!
    *Register early! Walk-ups are not guaranteed.


    Sponsored by

    Our Price: $10.00
  • Ultimate Understanding Your Camera Full Day Workshop with Rick Gerrity

    Class Code: UUU120

    Instructor: 
    Rick Gerrity
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    If you are interested in photography but don’t have a lot of time to spend in the classroom, we understand -- life gets in the way of your free time! Why not learn all you need to know about your DSLR or mirrorless camera in one 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

    Our Price: $49.00
  • 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
  • Sunset and Moonrise Photography Shoot with Jennifer Khordi

    Class Code: UUU378

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Jennifer Khordi for a shoot at Liberty State Park in Jersey City! After some instruction on shooting techniques and camera settings, attendees will photograph the sunset and moonrise.

    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.

    Our Price: $125.00
  • *FREE RSVP* Unique Photo Clear Your Shelf Camera Trade-in Event (Hoboken)

    Class Code: UUU060

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Clear your shelves! We want to buy your used cameras and lenses! On Sunday, May 19th (10am - 4pm), our professional consultants will be evaluating gear and offering a 10% BONUS value for store credit trade-ins.

    Stop by our Hoboken location (79 Hudson Street, Suite LL100, Hoboken, NJ 07030) if you're in the area!

    *All equipment must be in fully working condition.
    *If you are unsure about something, or have any questions, please contact us ahead of time at trades@uniquephoto.com.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 2 Rivers, 5 Bridges, and Lighthouses Photography Cruise

    Class Code: UUU104

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Our Photography Cruise is back again! Don't miss out on this exciting photography experience with Michael Downey!

    CRUISE: Saturday, August 17th (3:30pm - 9:00pm)
    Rain Date: Saturday, August 24th (3:30pm - 9:00pm)

    Please meet Michael at Port Imperial (4800 Ave at Port Imperial, Weehawken, NJ 07086) promptly at 3:30pm. Once aboard, you'll enjoy drinks and sandwiches while sailing through the Hudson and East rivers, circling around all of Manhattan. We'll also make several stops to capture the various locations below. Models will also be present to offer additional photo opportunities!

    • George Washington Bridge
    • Brooklyn Bridge
    • Verrazano Bridge
    • Manhattan Bridge
    • Williamsburg Bridge
    • Statue of Liberty
    • Ellis Island
    • USS Intrepid
    • Lighthouses


     

    2+ for $174.50 1 for $199.00
  • 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).

    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.

    1 for $6,480.00 2+ for $5,795.00
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