Wildlife at DeKorte Park and Pontoon Excursion with Roman Kurywczak

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Join Roman Kurywczak for an exciting 2-day wildlife photography workshop!

On Saturday afternoon at Unique Photo, Roman will discuss his techniques for wildlife, bird, and macro photography.  On Sunday afternoon, students will meet up with Roman at DeKorte Park (located at the Meadowlands). Students will apply what they learned the previous night and capture the various wildlife in their natural habitat. Roman will be around to assist and guide.

PONTOON BOAT EXCURSION: After the meet-up, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm, those who register for the full workshop at $199 will board a pontoon boat and take a guided tour through parts of the Hackensack River.  This is an excellent way to see more wildlife and get additional shots at sunset.  Space is limited to 10 people per boat.

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Seminar at Unique Photo: Saturday, June 7th (4:00pm - 6:00pm)
This exciting educational program will cover everything you will need to know about photographing wildlife in the field. Topics include:

- Minimum gear requirements for both the safety of the wildlife and the photographer. 
- Camera settings; what mode to use as well as choosing the right ISO for wildlife portrait work and action shots. 
- Shooting and light angles for bird photography; f/stop choices and what shutter speed to use. 
- How to achieve consistently sharp macro images with maximum depth of field, all in a single frame. 
- The use of natural light, plus using flash correctly in the field to properly balance the exposure and achieve dramatic results. 
- Overcoming distracting backgrounds. 
- Frequently used tricks by the pros that you can easily apply in the field to quickly improve your macro skills.

Meet-up at DeKorte Park: Sunday, June 8th (4:00pm - 6:00pm) 
The exact meet-up location will be discussed during the seminar.  Please arrive promptly at 4pm.

The award-winning DeKorte Park was designed by the NJMC’s certified landscape architects, who worked closely with wetlands scientists, wildlife specialists, and solid waste engineers. Six distinct areas have been developed over 20 years using native plants, recycled materials and sustainable techniques to support the agency’s environmental mandate.  It is located along the Atlantic flyway, one of three major routes used by migratory birds in North America. More than 270 species of birds live in or visit the region

SIGMA loaner lenses will be available for use during the meet-up at DeKorte Park.

Rain date for the meet-up/pontoon boat excursion is Saturday, June 14th (same times).

Pontoon Boat Excursion: Sunday, June 8th (6:30pm - 8:30pm)
There will be two boats available, but space is strictly limited to 10 people per boat.  Many of the points on the map below will be covered.

Unique University® is the highly acclaimed education component of Unique Photo®, NJ’s only camera and video superstore. There is over 2000 sq. ft. of learning space, including our start-of-the art, 1000 sq. ft. main presentation hall. Unique University’s mission is to help our visitors “Create Better Pictures” by providing photography education for beginners to pros. With events daily, it is the place where photography groups such as local camera clubs, ASMP, PPA and others meet. We have a full curriculum of classes and seminars from world famous speakers such as Art Wolfe, Rick Sammon, Michael Yamashita, Tyler Stableford, Lindsay Adler, and Will Crockett. We offer photography experiences to such places as the Prudential Center for Seton Hall Men's Basketball, Meadowlands Horse Racetrack, Lakota Wolf Preserve, NJ Jackals Baseball, Rutgers Football, Botanical Gardens, Festival of Ballooning, and much more. Our technical classes include such topics as basic D-SLR photography, lighting techniques, Adobe Photoshop, Elements, and Lightroom, macro photography, composition, editing and printing, wedding photography, HDR photography, working with speedlites, how to use social media, digital organization, one-on-one instruction, and much more. 


Where are classes held? 
Unless stated otherwise, classes are held in the Unique University classroom within the Unique Photo SuperStore (123 US Highway 46 West, Fairfield, NJ 07004). 

What should I bring to class? 
You're encouraged to bring your camera and a notebook and pen to most classes. Some classes will require additional equipment, so please check the class descriptions. 

Will lunch or refreshments be included? 
Lunch and refreshments are not provided for any classes under 6 hours unless noted. 

How do I register for a class? 
You can register online, in-store at the concierge, or by phone at either 973-377-6454 or 973-377-2007. Please note that you will need to provide payment information. 

Can I register at the door? 
For most classes, you're free to register at the concierge desk prior to the start of the class. Please note that there are some classes that offer "Early Bird Special" rates and others that have limited seating, so it would be in your best interest to register prior to the dates of such classes. 

I wanted to register for ______ class, but it is now sold out. Is there a waiting list? 
Please contact Pamela at 973-377-6454 or email [email protected] with the following information: your name, phone number, email address, and the class name and date. 

My question has not been addressed here. Is there someone I can contact? 
Please contact Pamela at 973-377-6454 or email [email protected] with any additional inquiries.

Unique University Class Cancellation Policy Unique University Class Cancellation Policy
Classes costing less than $99 may be canceled up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund. For classes costing $100 or more, advanced notice of seven days before the class is necessary for a full refund.
Requests for cancellation made after these deadlines will be awarded store credit in the amount paid for registration towards a future Unique University seminar or workshop.
Cancellations made within 24 hours of the beginning of a class will not be honored and no refund or credit will be given.
Cancellations of any class utilizing models will be subject to a cancellation fee of 50% of the purchased price (up to $100).

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