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  • Understanding Your Camera I: The Basics (Philly)

    Class Code: UUUP103

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    This class takes place at our PHILADELPHIA location.
    If you want to register for class in Fairfield (NJ), 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.

    FOR YOUR SAFETY:
    • Social distancing guidelines will be followed.
    • Class size will be limited.
    • All students MUST wear masks in classrooms.
    Our Price: $49.00
  • Understanding Your Camera II: Exposure and Metering

    Class Code: UUU200

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Beginner

    This class takes place at our FAIRFIELD location.
    If you want to register for class in Philly (PA), 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.

    FOR YOUR SAFETY:
    • Social distancing guidelines will be followed.
    • Class size will be limited.
    • All students MUST wear masks in classrooms.
    Our Price: $49.00
  • Ultimate Understanding Your Camera (Philly)

    Class Code: UUUP120

    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.

    *Includes 1-hour lunch break.
    *You may bring your own lunch or head out to a local spot.
    *This class is NOT for point-and-shoot cameras.
    *Due to the class structure, vouchers cannot be used.

    FOR YOUR SAFETY:
    • Social distancing guidelines will be followed.
    • Class size will be limited.
    • All students MUST wear masks in classrooms.
    Our Price: $99.00
  • Understanding Your Camera II: Exposure and Metering (Philly)

    Class Code: UUUP104

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    This class takes place at our PHILADELPHIA location.
    If you want to register for class in Fairfield (NJ), 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.

    FOR YOUR SAFETY:
    • Social distancing guidelines will be followed.
    • Class size will be limited.
    • All students MUST wear masks in classrooms.
    Our Price: $49.00
  • Understanding Your Camera III: Composition and Shooting

    Class Code: UUU201

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Beginner

    This class takes place at our FAIRFIELD location.
    If you want to register for class in Philly (PA), 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. Learn the vital aspects and rules of image composition and graphic design as they apply to taking photographs, as well as how to analyze color temperature of light and its effects on your photographs.

    Once we've covered the essentials of white balance and composition, students will spend the remainder of the class shooting and practicing everything they've learned in the "Understanding Your Camera" series of classes!

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

    FOR YOUR SAFETY:
    • Social distancing guidelines will be followed.
    • Class size will be limited.
    • All students MUST wear masks in classrooms.
    Our Price: $49.00
  • Understanding Your Camera III: Composition and Shooting (Philly)

    Class Code: UUUP105

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    This class takes place at our PHILADELPHIA location.
    If you want to register for class in Fairfield (NJ), 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. Learn the vital aspects and rules of image composition and graphic design as they apply to taking photographs, as well as how to analyze color temperature of light and its effects on your photographs.

    Once we've covered the essentials of white balance and composition, students will spend the remainder of the class shooting and practicing everything they've learned in the "Understanding Your Camera" series of classes!

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

    FOR YOUR SAFETY:
    • Social distancing guidelines will be followed.
    • Class size will be limited.
    • All students MUST wear masks in classrooms.
    Our Price: $49.00
  • Understanding Your Camera I: The Basics

    Class Code: UUU103

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Beginner

    This class takes place at our FAIRFIELD location.
    If you want to register for class in Philly (PA), 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.

    FOR YOUR SAFETY:
    • Social distancing guidelines will be followed.
    • Class size will be limited.
    • All students MUST wear masks in classrooms.
    Our Price: $49.00
  • UUOnline Mentoring: Photoshop Deep Dive with Blake Taylor

    Class Code: UUU615

    Instructor: 
    Blake Taylor
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Unique Photo and Join Adobe Certified Instructor Blake Taylor for a 5-session online mentoring workshop and learn the necessary creative and technical Photoshop skills you'll need to improve the quality of your photos! Topics include:

    · Camera RAW & Smart Objects
    · Reading Histogram & Info Palette
    · Color Range Selections
    · White Balancing a Photo
    · Rubber & Clone Stamp Tools
    · Adjustment Layers & Masks
    · Cropping, Resizing, & Exporting Photos

    WEDNESDAYS (5:30pm - 7:00pm EST)
    Session 1: January 13th 2021
    Session 2: January 20th 2021
    Session 3: January 27th 2021
    Session 4: February 3rd 2021
    Session 5: February 10th 2021

    BE PREPARED: Students should have Photoshop CC installed in order to follow along. Students will receive PDFs with detailed lesson notes after each class.

    HOW TO WATCH: Registrants will receive a Zoom invite the day of each session. As sessions are completed, they will become viewable as recorded videos under your "Unique University Online" account tab. You can rewatch any sessions at your leisure until a week after the last session.

    *Limited to 14 registrants.
    *See below for more info on each session.

    Our Price: $295.00
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