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  • Sunset Sunflower Tour at Donaldson Farms with Rick Gerrity

    Class Code: UUU504

    Instructor: 
    Rick Gerrity
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Rick Gerrity for a fun-packed Sunset Sunflower Photo Tour at Donaldson Farms!  We will have the best light and opportunity to create some amazing photographs.  Sign up and reserve your spot in this exciting excursion!

    We'll be using refectors, fill flash, and other tricks of the trade to achieve the perfect exposures!  You may contact Rick at rickg@uniquephoto.com.

    Our Price: $39.99
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  • 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
  • Capture the Scarlet Knights Rutgers Football

    Class Code: UUU518

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join us and Head Instructor Michael Downey at Rutgers University's High Point Solutions Stadium and shoot a Scarlet Knights Football home game!

    Registration includes:
    - Instructional seminar on sports photography and shooting techniques

    - Exclusive on-field photography access during pre-game warm-ups
    - Ability to continue shooting from your lower level seats (usually within 15 rows of the field)

    Fall Regular Season Schedule:
    - 09/10/16 vs. Howard (10:00am Meet-up)
    09/17/16 vs. New Mexico (TBA)
    09/24/16 vs. Iowa (TBA)
    10/08/16 vs. Michigan (TBA)
    10/15/16 vs. Illinois (10:00am Meet-up)
    11/05/16 vs. Indiana (TBA)
    11/19/16 vs. Penn State (6:00pm Meet-up)

    Only 20 spots are available per game!
    More information and details will be sent via email the week of the game date.  Some games are currently listed as TBA and may not be decided until the week of; please keep your whole day open if you're signing up for one of these games.

    Registration closes at 12:00pm on the Friday before.

    Our Price: $79.00
  • Rutgers Football Ultimate Experience: Be An Official Team Photographer

    Class Code: UUU519

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Become an official Rutgers Team Photographer during a Scarlet Knights football game at the High Point Solutions Stadium with your own FIELD PASS!

    Registration includes:
    - Instructional seminar on sports photography and shooting techniques

    - Exclusive on-field photography access during pre-game warm-ups
    - Opportunity to meet the official Rutgers Team Photographer and then continue shooting on the sidelines once the game begins

    Fall Regular Season Schedule:
    - 09/10/16 vs. Howard (10:00am Meet-up) 
    09/17/16 vs. New Mexico (TBA) 
    09/24/16 vs. Iowa (TBA) 
    10/08/16 vs. Michigan (TBA) 
    10/15/16 vs. Illinois (10:00am Meet-up) 
    11/05/16 vs. Indiana (TBA) 
    11/19/16 vs. Penn State (6:00pm Meet-up)

    Only 3 spots are available per game!
    More information and details will be sent via email the week of the game date.  Some games are currently listed as TBA and may not be decided until the week of; please keep your whole day open if you're signing up for one of these games.

    Registration closes at 12:00pm on the Friday before.

    Our Price: $495.00
  • 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 2016! 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:
    September 10th 2016 (11:00am - 1:00pm) 
    September 17th 2016 (11:00am - 1:00pm)
    September 24th 2016 (11:00am - 1:00pm) 
    October 1st 2016 (11:00am - 1:00pm) 
    October 8th 2016 (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 12 students.
    * Our digital lab has 12 MAC desktops. If you'd prefer to bring your own laptop, please let us know ahead of time by emailing university@uniquephoto.com.

    Our Price: $399.00
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  • 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
  • A Day at the Eastern State Penitentiary

    Class Code: UUU312

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Set in the moody and creepy atmosphere of the vacant Eastern State Penitentiary, this course includes a seminar and excursion with Michael Downey that will provide both technical and artistic insight into capturing the moods and essence of this unique location!

    SEMINAR: Monday, September 12th (6:30pm - 7:30pm)
    This session at Unique Photo is geared to familiarize you with the lighting and exposure necessary to successfully capture some great images within Eastern State Penitentiary. We will discuss bracketing and using HDR photography in camera and post-processing. Michael will also go over the equipment required, proper attire, and the best locations to capture in each cell block. 

    EXCURSION: Thursday, September 15th (7:45am - 6:00pm)
    We will meet at Unique Photo by 7:45am. The bus will leave promptly at 8:00am and we will arrive at ESP at approximately 10:00am. Those who want it will receive an audio self-guide tour set. Michael will hold HDR and flash mini sessions throughout the property, though you are free to stay with the group or roam through all of the authorized locations on your own. Either way, Michael will be available to assist you for the duration of the day!

    Bus transportation is included from and back to Unique.
    Please bring a lunch or snack and extra water.
    Limited to 40 seats, so register early!

    Our Price: $149.00
  • Location Lighting with Rick Friedman

    Class Code: UUU358

    Instructor: 
    Rick Friedman
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join award winning photographer Rick Friedman for his "Location Lighting Workshop" with stunning models!  This hands-on workshop is designed for wedding photographers, photojournalists, portrait photographers, and serious amateurs.  At the end of this seminar, you will know how to create elaborate lighting setups that you can take anywhere.

    If you attend Rick's class, you can plan on leaving feeling empowered to capture great images no matter what lighting situation you come up against!  This workshop begins with creating interesting light with one speedlight, progresses through using multiple speedlights with different light modifiers, and ends with mixing both speedlights and natural light.

    * Please bring your camera, lenses, on-camera flashes, notebook, pen, and a lunch or snack.
    * Rick will instruct using both Nikon and Canon systems.

    WHAT YOU SHOULD ALREADY KNOW: Please have an understanding of ISO, shutter speed, aperture (FStop), and the function buttons of your speedlight. Please be able to access these functions in your camera.

    Our Price: $149.00
  • Fashion Techniques for Portrait Photographers with Jeff Rojas

    Class Code: UUU295

    Instructor: 
    Jeff Rojas
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Image is everything. It defines how we're perceived and has a direct impact of someone will or will not hire you, date you, or do business with you. That's a fact. Knowing the power of personal image can increase you perceived value as a photographer, making you a more valuable asset to your clients.

    In this hands-on shooting workshop with models, instructor Jeff Rojas will discuss simple fashion techniques that you can use in order to make more money by simply investing in your client's personal image.

    WHAT YOU SHOULD ALREADY KNOW: an understanding of ISO, shutter speed, aperture (FStop), and the function buttons of your speedlight. Please be able to access these functions in your camera.

    Please bring your camera, lenses, on-camera flashes, notebook, pen, and a lunch or snack.

    Our Price: $120.00
  • 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
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  • Tips and Tricks of Infrared Photography with Martin Bluhm

    Class Code: UUU280

    Instructor: 
    Martin Bluhm
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Infrared photography is now getting more popular since digital camera sensors can reveal infrared light which is invisible to the human eye. Infrared photos provide a very special atmosphere which cannot easily achieved with regular light photography.  

    Join photographer Martin Bluhm and learn all about it! This class includes infrared filter techniques, infrared and full spectrum camera conversions, and different applications for infrared photography. The second portion of the class shows you how to post-process infrared RAW files into false color or black and white photos. Martin will also mentions ways to create infrared-like photos from regular color photos.

    Our Price: $30.00
  • Off Camera Flash Basics in Hoboken with Mike Zawadzki

    Class Code: UUUH200

    Instructor: 
    Mike Zawadzki
    Skill Level: 
    Intermediate

    Off-Camera Flash Basics is a crash course on using speedlights and battery powered monolights. Students will learn the concepts of off camera lighting. Basic to Intermediate knowledge of camera and flash operation is required to get the most out of this class. Those who feel unsure should consider taking any of our beginner level classes, a flash class, or a Personal One-on-One lesson in advance. This workshop is taught by professional photographer, and Unique Photo Instructor: Mike Zawadzki

    Duration: 3 Hours
    Requirements: Camera, Speedlight. Basic knowledge of TTL/Manual Flash function. Intermediate experience shooting in "Manual" mode on a DSLR
    Suggested: Lightstand, Trigger Set, Umbrella/Grid/Softbox 

    (Gear will be demoed live in class, but it is nice to have your own specific gear explained 1 on 1.)

    Our Price: $129.00
  • Understanding Your Camera I: The Basics (Hoboken)

    Class Code: UUUH103

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    IMPORTANT: 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 II: Exposure and Metering (Hoboken)

    Class Code: UUUH104

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    IMPORTANT: 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 III: White Balance and Composition (Hoboken)

    Class Code: UUUH105

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    IMPORTANT: 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
  • Photograph Through Storm King Art Center with Michael Downey

    Class Code: UUU417

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey as he photographs art outdoors with the beautiful foliage as the backdrop!  This excursion is great for learning art and/or landscape photography.

    Storm King Art Center’s distinguished collection comprises more than 100 sculptures by some of the most acclaimed artists of our era. Works at Storm King encompass the years from post-World War II to the present and include gifts, acquisitions, specially commissioned site-specific works, and loans. While the focus of the collection has been on large-scale abstract sculpture, much of it in steel, it also includes figurative work and sculpture in stone, earth, and other materials.

    Registration includes instruction and support until 2:00pm, as well as admission into the grounds.  Michael will be at the main entrance parking lot.

    This is also open for the entire family!  If you'd like to bring your children along, it is an additional $8 per child.  Please call us at 973-377-6454 if you'd like to register your child(ren)!

    Our Price: $59.00
  • Photowalk at the Bronx Zoo with Michael Downey

    Class Code: UUU414

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey for a photowalk through the zoo, photographing animals as they exist in a simulated natural environment.  Michael will show you techniques for making your image look as if the animals are in the wild, eliminating reflections, glare, and fencing in your shots!

    The day starts with a short 30-minute class and then the trek begins. You can stay with Michael or take your own journey through the wild. Either way, Michael will be at the zoo until 2:00pm to provide assistance in capturing the image you had hoped for.

    Please meet Michael at Bronx River Gate from Bronx River Parkway Parking.

    Registration includes admission to the zoo, the congo gorilla forest, and the butterfly garden.  Feel free to bring the kids for this one!

    Our Price: $69.00
  • Seeing in Black and White: A Monochrome Journey with Martin Bluhm

    Class Code: UUU281

    Instructor: 
    Martin Bluhm
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Black and white photography is the most classic form of expression. Instead of color, the focus is on shapes, patterns, contrast, lighting, and tonal range. There are several methods to make a good B&W photo.

    In this class, photographer Martin Bluhm will cover black and white film photography, methods to do digital black and white processing, and a short introduction to infrared photography. The provided examples will show how to see in monochrome, and which scenes are most suitable for black and white!

    Our Price: $30.00
  • Morocco: A Visual Feast 11-Day Photo Journey with David Wells

    Class Code: UUU451

    Instructor: 
    David Wells
    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. We will also have a Unique Photo® Representative present, as well as a top English-speaking Moroccan guide for all of our excursions and the desert expedition.

    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).

    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 14 participants.  Don't delay in reserving your seat!

    Due to popular demand, we have added a second excursion from November 10th - 21st!  Save $500 when you sign up for this excursion by July 15th!  Please call Alex at 212-441-0024 or email university@uniquephoto.com to take advantage of this Early Bird Special price.  All other information, itinerary, and details from this listing apply to both excursions.

    1 for $6,480.00 2+ for $5,795.00
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  • Northern Lights 7-Day Photo Adventure in Tromso, Norway

    Class Code: UUU434

    Instructor: 
    Dr. William Gutsch
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Unique Photo® has once again teamed up with group of night sky photography experts to give you an amazing opportunity to travel above the Arctic Circle, seek the Northern Lights, and explore the fantastic landscape of Arctic Norway.

    For 7 days and 6 nights (October 27th - November 4th), you’ll be based in Tromso, Norway – the “Aurora Capital of the World”. Most of the city (population: 72,000) is on an island surrounded by majestic mountain vistas and views of the fjords. By night and day – it’s a haven for photographers.

    Included: Airfare from JFK via Norwegian Air, hotel, breakfasts, and luxury coach on four nights.
    Scroll down and read the OVERVIEW below for hotel, booking, and additional important information.

    Pricing is subject to change after certain dates.  Please refer to the "REGISTRATION RATES & INFO" section of the description below for details.

    2+ for $4,400.00 1 for $4,900.00
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