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  • Film Lovers Event at Unique Photo (Philly)

    Class Code: UUUPF010

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join us in-store at Unique Photo Philly and celebrate the shared love of film photography during our FILM LOVERS EVENT from June 24th - 27th!

    In addition to free presentations, $10 classes and shoots (with $10 tokens back), demos, networking, and raffles, you can also take advantage of our in-store specials:

    10% off any Used Film Camera purchase
    10% bonus value on Film Camera Trade-ins
    HI-RES SCANS priced as Regular Scans (Lab)
    10% OFF Dubblefilm / Westcott / Benro
    CANON SPECIAL (Ask us in-store!)
    & MORE from Ars Imago / Negative Supply / Lomography

    *Specials valid in-store during the Film Lovers Event only.
    *Separate registration required for Film Lovers Event classes.
    *Please wear masks and practice social distancing.

    • 06/25/21 Fri, 10:00AM - 6:00PM 06/26/21 Sat, 10:00AM - 5:00PM 06/27/21 Sun, 10:00AM - 4:00PM

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  • Film Lovers Event: Demos w. Negative Supply, Canon, and Lomography (Philly)

    Class Code: UUUPF003

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Stop by and check out Negative Supply, Canon, and Lomography demos during our FILM LOVERS EVENT at Unique Photo Philly!

    Negative Supply works to respond to the needs of film photographers around the world so you can spend more time photographing and less time scanning. The Film Carrier MK1 allows you to digitize negatives using your digital camera and a macro lens in as little as 5 minutes (or less) with tools you may already have, while the Film Carrier 120 allows you to scan full length or cut rolls of 120 film in as little as 2 minutes (or less).

    Canon Tech Rep Heather Krut will help with questions, demo the latest gear, help with firmware updates, and chat about her experience shooting with film.

    Fine art photographer Chrystofer Davis, whose work is influenced by street/portrait photography and ccontemporary culture, will be here on behalf of Lomography to demo their Art lenses.

    *Please wear masks and practice social distancing.


    Sponsored by


  • Film Lovers Event: From Fear to Flash with Westcott (Philly)

    Class Code: UUUPF002

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Westcott's JC Carey for one of our FILM LOVERS EVENT classes at Unique Photo Philly!

    Have you been frustrated with your flashes? Have you been stuck creatively with your photography? If you've always wanted to get better results with your lighting but were fearful of the process, JC will help demystify lighting into the simplest steps possible so that anyone with a basic understanding of camera functions can start producing more dynamic images immediately.

    With tips and tricks that can be used with any lights you add to your creative arsenal, JC will talk about the basics and dive into some more advanced concepts. In three easy steps, JC will take you from Fear to Flash.

    *Limited to 20 registrants.
    *Please wear masks and practice social distancing.


    Sponsored by

    Our Price: $10.00
  • Film Lovers Event: Getting Better Scans with Your Digital Camera (Philly)

    Class Code: UUUPF005

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Unique Photo as we demo Negative Supply products in one of our FILM LOVERS EVENT classes at Unique Photo Philly!

    Negative Supply works to respond to the needs of film photographers around the world, providing products to help you spend more time photographing and less time scanning. In the class, you'll learn how to use a digital camera to "scan" your film and what you need to know to get the most out of these scans.

    *Limited to 20 registrants.
    *Please wear masks and practice social distancing.


    Sponsored by

    Our Price: $10.00
  • Film Lovers Event: Better Portraits with Canon and Westcott (Philly)

    Class Code: UUUPF006

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Westcott's JC Carey and Canon's Heather Krut as they join forces for one of our FILM LOVERS EVENT classes at Unique Photo Philly!

    In this class, JC and Heather will use the latest gear from Westcott and Canon, including the EL-1 Speedlite, EOS R5, EOS R6, a selection of RF lenses, and Westcott lights and modifiers to help you create better portraits. They'll go through and demonstrate various lighting scenarios with the help of a model in-studio.

    *Limited to 20 registrants.
    *Bring your cameras!
    *Demo gear will be available.
    *Please wear masks and practice social distancing.


    Sponsored by

    Our Price: $10.00
  • Film Lovers Event: Olu Okiemute with The Halide Project (Philly)

    Class Code: UUUPF007

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join the Halide Project and photographer Olu Okiemute for a photo talk at our FILM LOVERS EVENT at Unique Photo Philly!

    The Halide Project is a volunteer run, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the continued practice and appreciation of traditional and historic photographic processes. Based in Philadelphia, The Halide Project serves the local and global photo community through exhibitions, artist-led workshops, special events, and online resources.

    Olu’s photograph Jade and Juliette was awarded the grand prize by the Halide Project board in our recent juried exhibition Processing 2020, featuring works by analog photographers in Philadelphia made in response to the personal and collective events of the year 2020.

    *Limited to 10 registrants.
    *Details TBA on how to watch the talk online.
    *Please wear masks and practice social distancing.

    Our Price: $10.00
  • Film Lovers Event: Light Writing Techniques with Canon (Philly)

    Class Code: UUUPF008

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Canon Tech Rep Heather Krut for one of our FILM LOVERS EVENT classes at Unique Photo Philly!

    Create new worlds and expand your creativity when you explore the wonders of long exposure photography! Heather will cover different long exposure techniques and how to apply them to light writing or light painting. This class is designed for beginners and anyone who would like to expand their horizons and take advantage of learning a new technique.

    *Limited to 15 registrants.
    *Bring your cameras!
    *Please wear masks and practice social distancing.


    Sponsored by

    Our Price: $10.00
  • Film Lovers Event: Model Shoot with Canon and Westcott (Philly)

    Class Code: UUUPF009

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Westcott's JC Carey and Canon's Heather Krut for an open model shoot during our FILM LOVERS EVENT at Unique Photo Philly!

    Bring your film and digital cameras, and then try something new! The latest from both Westcott and Canon will be utilized in several setups so you can get a variety of shots and portraits. This is not an instructed class, but an exciting opportunity to test out gear, create images with our models, and get valuable assistance from JC and Heather.

    *Limited to 20 registrants.
    *Bring your cameras and memory cards!
    *Demo gear will be available.
    *Please wear masks and practice social distancing.


    Sponsored by

    Our Price: $10.00
  • Intro to Long Exposure Photography at The Great Falls

    Class Code: UUU447

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey at The Great Falls (72 McBride Ave, Paterson, NJ) -- it's going to be a blast! Ahead of the excursion, you'll receive pdf handouts via email to follow along with and to use for future reference. Michael will also cover the minimum and optimal equipment to bring well in advance so that everyone is well-prepared for the shoot.

    At The Great Falls, there will be an introductory class on slow shutter speed photography and its advantages during the daylight. Michael will also demonstrate graduated neutral density filters, neutral density filters, and polarizing filters with the Lee100 Filter System. You'll then set up along the waterfalls and photograph from different positions and vantage points on each side of the falls.

    *Meet Michael at the McBride Ave parking lot.
    *Please wear masks and practice social distancing.

    Our Price: $19.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 day? 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

    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
  • 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
  • Festival of Ballooning: General Registration with Behind the Scenes Pass

    Class Code: UUU347

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey at the 38th annual NJ Festival of Ballooning, the most photographed event on the East Coast! You'll learn how to photograph hot air balloons as they're inflating, launching, and flying up in the air. With our group's special field access, you'll be behind the scenes and free to roam for a variety of shots. Don't miss out on capturing breathtaking visuals of balloons from around the world!

    GENERAL REGISTRATION INCLUDES:
    • (1) Seminar at Fairfield on Tue, July 20th
            Sessions: 11am - 12:30pm OR 6:30pm - 8pm
    **Choose the correct session when registering!
    **Seats will be limited and socially distanced.
    **If you've attended in the past, you DO NOT need to attend again.
    **If you're not attending the seminar, email [email protected] ASAP to arrange a time to pick up your credentials.
    • (1) Balloon Festival General Admission Ticket
    **Admission to the festival on the day of your chosen launch.
    • (1) "Behind the Scenes" field access pass for ONE Launch
    **Friday (6:30pm)  |  Saturday (6:30am)  |  Sunday (6:30am)
    **For Friday, you can arrive at the festival as early as 1:00pm.
    **For Saturday and Sunday, arrive at the festival by 5:45am.
    *Limited to 20 registrants per day.
    *Parking is NOT included and costs $10 per vehicle.
    *Please wear masks and practice social distancing.
    *Click here for directions to the festival.
    Our Price: $99.00
  • Festival of Ballooning: VIP Registration with Balloon Ride

    Class Code: UUU348

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey at the 38th annual NJ Festival of Ballooning, the most photographed event on the East Coast! You'll learn how to photograph hot air balloons as they're inflating, launching, and flying up in the air. With our group's special field access, you'll be behind the scenes and free to roam for a variety of shots. Don't miss out on capturing breathtaking visuals of balloons from around the world!

    VIP REGISTRATION INCLUDES:
    • (1) Seminar at Fairfield on Wed, July 21st
            Sessions: 11am - 12:30pm OR 6:30pm - 8pm
    **Choose the correct session when registering!
    **Seats will be limited and socially distanced.
    **If you've attended in the past, you DO NOT need to attend again.
    **If you're not attending the seminar, email [email protected] ASAP to arrange a time to pick up your credentials.
    • (1) "Behind the Scenes" field access pass
    • (1) VIP Parking Pass
    • (1) VIP Blue Sky Tent Club Pass
    **Acts as your ticket into the Balloon Festival.
    **Access to tables/seating and private restrooms in the tent.
    **Does NOT include concert seating or food.
    • (1) Morning Balloon Ride on Saturday or Sunday
    **Please arrive at the festival by 5:15am for registration.
    **Balloons will launch at approximately 6:30am.
    *Limited to 20 registrants per day.
    *Please wear masks and practice social distancing.
    *Click here for directions to the festival.
    Our Price: $315.00
  • 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