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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
  • New Jersey Camera Show 3-Day Show Pass: December 9th, 10th, 11th

    Class Code: UUU800

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Register for the NJCS 3-Day Show Pass for December 9th, 10th, 11th at the Unique Photo® Superstore (123 US Hwy 46 West, Fairfield, NJ 07004)!

    From Beginners to Professionals...
    Don't Miss NJ's Largest Photography Event Ever

    • 50+ Brand Vendors ON-SITE
    • LOWEST Prices of the Year
    • 40+ Free Photography Workshops*
    • Trade-in Your Old Camera Gear
    • Enter to Win Raffles and Giveaways

    NJCS SHOW FLOOR HOURS
    Friday, December 9th: 10AM - 6PM
    Saturday, December 10th: 10AM - 6PM
    Sunday, December 11th: 10AM - 5PM

    *Separate registration required for NJCS classes.  Schedule will be posted at www.uniquephoto.com/njcamerashow.

    • 12/10/16 Sat, 10:00AM - 6:00PM 12/11/16 Sun, 10:00AM - 5:00PM

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  • NJCS: Basics of Photoshop - Layers and Filters with Blake Taylor

    Class Code: UUU861

    Instructor: 
    Blake Taylor
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    In this NJCS digital lab class, Adobe Certified Instructor Blake Taylor will go over layers (what they are, how to create/move/duplicate/delete them, styles, and more) and filters (blur, sharpening, distorting, etc... and how to use them effectively) in Photoshop CC.

    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Mastering Off-Camera Flash with Speedlights with Joe Brady (Sony)

    Class Code: UUU8216

    Instructor: 
    Joe Brady
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Speedlights are nothing to be afraid of - no more pointing a flash at the clouds or trying to bounce off of a high ceiling to keep it from overpowering your subject.  When you learn to control a small flash unit, it will become your favorite tool and will elevate the quality of your portrait photography.

    Join Sony Artisan Joe Brady and learn to master this essential tool for great light available everywhere you go!


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Camera Basics 101 with Michael Downey

    Class Code: UUU815

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    So you just got a new DSLR or mirrorless camera as a gift and you don't know what to do with it. Chances are you've been taking some pretty decent photos on AUTO mode (the setting with the green camera on the dial), but if you really want your images to stand out from everyone else with a camera, you need to learn how to use it.

    Join Unique University Head Instructor Michael Downey for some very basic and minor tips that will make you never want to put your camera back into AUTO mode ever again. This class can be taken with any DSLR or mirrorless camera, including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, and more!

    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Beyond Camera Basics with Michael Downey

    Class Code: UUU816

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Once you're more comfortable with your DSLR or mirrorless camera, it's time to go beyond the basics with Unique University Head Instructor Michael Downey!  Learn more about your camera's manual settings, some basic principles of composition, and how you can combine this knowledge to create better images.  Please bring your camera, a notebook, and a pen.

    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Photons to Production with Shiv Verma (X-Rite)

    Class Code: UUU8221

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    This class with Shiv Verma is for everyone who is concerned about good color quality in his or her digital workflow!

    Here is some of what you will learn:
    • Overview of color management in digital photography
    • Importance calibrating and profiling monitors, projectors, mobile devices
    • Input profiling using the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Photo and Video
    • Color profiling in Adobe Lightroom
    • Preparing Digital Files for the Web and Tablets
    • Output Profiling for Print and Video
    • Assigning Profiles


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Basics of Lightroom - Library Module with Blake Taylor

    Class Code: UUU862

    Instructor: 
    Blake Taylor
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    In Lightroom, the Library module is where you view, sort, manage, organize, compare, and rate the photos in your catalog. It’s your home base for working with photos after importing them into Lightroom.

    In this NJCS digital lab class, Adobe Certified Instructor Blake Taylor will cover the basic aspects of this module in Lightroom CC and demonstrate how to utilize and navigate through it effectively!

    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Capturing Action for Kids, Sports, and Wildlife (Canon)

    Class Code: UUU8020

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Learn how to capture action for photographing children, sports, and wildlife in this all-in-one class with Canon Tech Rep Heather Krut!

    Here are some of the topics we'll cover:
    - AF and drive functions for moving objects
    - Shutter speeds to stop different subjects
    - Lense selection for different situations / different size fields
    - Customizing the AF
    - Accessories
    - Bodies that are best for this type of situation and why


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: From Speedlights to Portable Studio Strobes with Rick Friedman

    Class Code: UUU8229

    Instructor: 
    Rick Friedman
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    In 2 hours Rick will take you from lighting with a single speedlight on camera to lighting with multiple speedlights, adding colors to your photographs, and adding portable studio strobes to your images. Rick will also demonstrate the use of Flashbenders, grids, soft boxes, beauty dishes, patterns, color gels and PocketWizards.


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: An Introduction to Vertoramas with Padma Inguva (AIP)

    Class Code: UUU8228

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    In simple terms, a Vertorama is a combination of the already known techniques of Panoramas and HDR photography. In even simpler terms, by stitching together vertical frames and incorporating HDR photography (High Dynamic Range Imaging and Tone Mapping) Padma has managed to present a realistic and complimentary view of an incredibly large structure in a single image.

    Photographing the interiors of these massive structures presented photographic problems not readily solved by current and popular photographic techniques. After considerable trials and errors and mentoring from world class Klaus Hermann, Padma refined several techniques to showcase the interiors of churches and cathedrals by capturing the entirety of the altar and ceiling in one image that normally could not be captured in one frame.

    By embracing the technique of Vertoramas Padma has been able to capture the beauty and magnificence of these incredible structures.


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Basics of Lightroom - Develop Module with Blake Taylor

    Class Code: UUU863

    Instructor: 
    Blake Taylor
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Lightroom's Develop module includes controls for globally adjusting the color and tonal scale of your photos, as well as for making local adjustments.

    In this NJCS digital lab class, Adobe Certified Instructor Blake Taylor will go over the editing options found in the module of Lightroom CC and how to make non-destructive adjustments and edits!

    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: By Path or Paddle - Landscape and Astrophotography with Peter Baumgarten (Olympus)

    Class Code: UUU8226

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Whether you are travelling by path or by paddle, the great outdoors offers some wonderful photo opportunities. Canoe, kayak and hike along with Peter Baumgarten as he discusses the challenges and joys of outdoor photography.


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: The Evolutionary Photographer with Benjamin Lowy (Sony)

    Class Code: UUU8236

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Photojournalist and Sony Artisan Ben Lowy is a natural born conflict photographer. He made his name before he’d even turned 30, photographing in Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq. In recent years, as his family’s grown he’s stopped the dangerous work of covering conflict, instead exploring advertising and editorial photography, personal projects and even commercial video production as well. Here’s the story of how he traveled so far so fast, and how he continues to evolve as a photographer.


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Maximizing Your Storytelling Process with Jay Dickman (Lexar)

    Class Code: UUU8235

    Instructor: 
    Jay Dickman
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    We’re visual creatures and we utilize the still image as the foundation for our memories and recollections. This is the power of the still photo. Adding the concept of building a narrative through those still images allows the photographer/story teller to convey a powerful story to their audience, whether in National Geographic or sharing photos from your latest trip.

    Jay Dickman will discuss this powerful message of the importance of photography in our lives, sharing that idea of building a narrative, how he uses this idea when shooting a story for National Geographic. This discussion will detail those components of visual narrative.

    As a Lexar Elite Photographer of many years, Jay will also speak, from a very real-world position as a location photographer, of the equipment he uses, and why his choice of lens is so critical to capturing the “moment.” In 2016, Jay visited, and shot in, 28 countries, so gear and its reliability is of paramount importance to him.


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  • NJCS: Macro Tips, Tricks, and Techniques with Mike Moats (Tamron)

    Class Code: UUU8214

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Tamron in welcoming international award-winning macro photographer Mike Moats as shares his pro tips on the best equipment, accessories, and simple techniques to produce amazing macro images!  Mike will also cover what subjects produce award-winning images, keeping everything simple and easy to understand.


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Tamron Clean and Check Service

    Class Code: UUU043

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Tamron's expert service team professionals will be at Unique Photo's NJCS for an exclusive Check and Clean service on Saturday and Sunday!

    SERVICE DAYS/TIMES
    Saturday, December 10th (10:00am - 5:00pm)
    Sunday, December 11th (10:00am - 3:00pm)

    Sign up for either day and bring up to two TAMRON lenses to be inspected and cleaned!

    Service includes:
    • Check all lens functions
    • Clean outside lens elements
    • Clean lens exterior
    • Recommend service if needed

    IMPORTANT: The service team may only take a limited number of customers per day, so please be sure to sign up online early and print out your confirmation email. Reservations will be handled first on a first come, first serve basis. There is no guarantee that walk-in spots will still be available during the show. There will also be NO REFUNDS or rescheduling for this service if you're unable to bring your lenses in during these two days/times.

    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: One and Two Light Portraits with Bobbi Lane (Fujifilm, Phottix)

    Class Code: UUU8230

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Good lighting is the key to successful portraits and it doesn’t need to be complicated to be effective. So much can be done with just one light that is classic, clean and/or dynamic. Adding a second light as a background, or hair or rim light can add highlights and enhance the image.

    What’s important is to understand and use the aspects of light: direction, quality and depth, to define your subject and create the mood. Combine these lighting techniques with the fabulous Fujifilm film simulations in the X Series of cameras and your opportunities for creativity get a boost. Fujifilm has created some amazing options: Acros for dynamic Black and White, Astia for softer smoother tones, and Velvia for strong, bright character portraits among others. You can access these film types either in camera jpegs or using their profiles in ACR.

    This is a live shooting demo, tethered to the computer so you can see the results! This class with Bobbi Lane and Lee Varis will help you make stronger, more effective and marketable portraits.


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Tips, Tricks, and Hidden Tech with Alex Podstawski (Nikon)

    Class Code: UUU8011

    Instructor: 
    Alex Podstawski
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Think you know your Nikon camera? You might reconsider after spending an afternoon with our Nikon Tech Rep Alex Podstawski! Join us as Alex shares some of his favorite tips and tricks for making digital images better.  During this informative seminar, you will discover things about your Nikon DSLR that will help you take your picture creation to a whole new level.

    Here are just a few samples of the topics we will cover:
    • Auto-Focus Modes and When to Use Them
    • Pushing Your Flash Sync Speed Beyond the Limit
    • Flash... Without Wires
    • Lens Tech
    • VR Technology... Shaking Things Up
    • DX vs. FX... Myth vs. Fact

    Please bring: your Nikon DSLR camera, a notebook, and a pen.


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Posing and Lighting with Hanson Fong (Canon)

    Class Code: UUU8219

    Instructor: 
    Hanson Fong
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Canon Explorer of Light Hanson Fong for a live demonstration of the 10 classic poses that he pioneered and mastered. These poses will assist you in posing any person, regardless of weight and/or height. His techniques will enable you how to pose any couple, family grouping, or a bridal couple.  He will then discuss lighting techniques. You will learn how to photograph under any lighting condition -- indoors or outdoors, any place, anytime. His approach to finding the light is simple and uncomplicated.


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  • NJCS: Planning, Capturing, and Editing Landscapes with Joe Brady (Sony)

    Class Code: UUU8215

    Instructor: 
    Joe Brady
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    For those who think that landscape photography is easy, they haven’t fully explored what it takes to be a consistently successful Landscape Photographer! Ansel Adams once said “Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer, and often the supreme disappointment.”

    Thinking about what you want to accomplish, how the image is going to be printed (and at what size) and learning to see the composition of elements and their relationships to one another are elements that allow you to consistently produce wonderful images. Join Sony Artisan Joe Brady and explore how moving a few feet, changing your height or choosing a different lens all contribute to different results that will have profound effects on the results. When you understand how these elements work together, you will find the quality of your landscape photography improves by leaps and bounds!


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    Our Price: $10.00
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  • NJCS: Photography for the Extreme Enthusiast with Peter Baumgarten (Olympus)

    Class Code: UUU8225

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    From the tiniest macro shots to grand landscapes and from the mundane to the unusual, discover the passion behind the camera lens of Peter Baumgarten as he highlights the images and inspirations that have made him an extreme enthusiast.


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Dance Photography with Omar Z Robles (Fujifilm)

    Class Code: UUU8224

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Photographing dancers is as technical as their trade is. X-Photographer Omar Z Robles will teach you the nuances of photographing and directing dancers. These photography techniques will be balanced alongside a tour of the new Fujifilm X-T2 camera, a camera that will show you why professional photographers are embracing the Fujifilm X Series system!


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Black and White Imagery with Tony Morella (Hahnemühle)

    Class Code: UUU8232

    Instructor: 
    Tony Morella
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    In B&W imagery, Tony Morella will discuss the historical roots of today's B&W photography including not only monochrome photography, but a variety of other techniques that use color but don't fall under full color images. Cyano Types, Gum Bichromates, and Platinum prints are just a few of the process' that will be touched on. Included is both the history of these different photo process', plus step by step how-to's on achieving these looks using Photoshop, Nik, On1 and Snapseed software.

    Also included is how to print these images to emulate those process'. An explanation of the many different Hahnemühle papers on the market today that can enhance your imagery and achieve these looks will be presented. Knowledge of these techniques will help elevate the Unique look of your images.


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  • NJCS: A Videographer's Color Management Workflow with Shiv Verma (X-Rite)

    Class Code: UUU8222

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    This seminar is for everyone who is concerned about good color quality when shooting video and motion. Hybrid shooters, videographers and filmmakers at the amateur and pro levels will benefit from this seminar with Shiv Verma! 

    Here is some of what you will learn:
    • Pre Production & On-Set with X-Rite Color Solutions
    • Ensuring footage is captured correctly including: Exposure setting, Balancing for Lighting, Camera White balancing and Multi-Camera Matching
    • Take advantage of seeing the “final” look while shooting: Atomos Display Calibration
    • Post Production with X-Rite Color Solutions: How to save time in editing and get to the creative work faster
    • Monitor Calibration, Color Grading how it can be used with standard tools used in conjunction with Software DaVinci Resolve and Final Cut Pro


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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: The Art and Soul of Fashion Photography with Dixie Dixon (Nikon)

    Class Code: UUU8234

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Have you ever wondered why certain images captivate your imagination? Most people don’t realize how much the photographers connection with their subject impacts the viewers emotions, demands attention and evokes certain feelings. If used effectively, that connection has the power to make your images sing and tell a story.

    During this in-depth class with Nikon Ambassador Dixie Dixon, you’ll not only learn about the importance of connection and soul in your photography, you'll discover how to use specialized fashion photography techniques in lighting, camera settings, and composition that will propel you to create your own iconic images that are full of life, beautiful energy and most of all soul.


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  • NJCS: The Business of Photography with Miguel Quiles

    Class Code: UUU8237

    Instructor: 
    Miguel Quiles
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join photographer and entrepreneur Miguel Quiles as he gives you his best tips on pursuing the art of photography as a business!

    In this session, you’ll get advice on marketing, sales, starting your gallery, gear recommendations, and so much more. If you’re looking to take your passion for photography and turn it into a profitable business, you simply won’t want to miss this!

    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Ultimate Portrait Lighting on Location with Frank Veronsky (MAC Group)

    Class Code: UUU8227

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join 28-year veteran portrait photographer Frank Veronsky as he shows some of his favorite images and demonstrates how he does it with The Elinchrom Octa Bank and the 400ws versatile and powerful Elinchrom ELB Hybrid battery powered pack. Try out this equipment making beautiful portraits of his model/subject inside, outside and everywhere else.


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  • NJCS: The Business Of Wedding Photography + Defining Your Style

    Class Code: UUU8233

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Are you looking to break into the wedding photography business but you're unsure where to start? How you will make a living if you quit your day job to pursue it full time? In this class, join Kate Testa of Off BEET Productions as she teaches you the skills you'll need to get started and survive as a professional in the competitive wedding industry.

    Kate will also discuss how to define your personal style and brand -- the first step to becoming a successful full time photographer!

    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Secrets Behind Glamour Photography with Hanson Fong (Canon)

    Class Code: UUU8220

    Instructor: 
    Hanson Fong
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Canon Explorer of Light Hanson Fong will share with you his personal philosophy on how to create indoor glamour photographic images that are natural and creative, using a variety of lighting equipment, while maintaining technical ingenuity. He will demonstrate his techniques of posing and lighting with a live model. The end result is effortless, yet, classic images to be cherished. There will be 3 patterns of glamour lighting technique that will be discussed and demonstrated in class. Hanson encourages all attendees to bring their cameras and any and all questions.


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  • NJCS: Overcoming Your Fear of the Street with Mike Peters (Panasonic)

    Class Code: UUU8218

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    In this course, Mike Peters will discuss techniques for photographing on the street and dealing with the fear of photographing strangers. The two main approaches are shoot first, or ask first. They each have their place depending on what your goal is, and the situation at hand. We'll look at a variety of images that show both approaches.

    In addition, we will touch on photographic techniques, along with the legal and ethical issues surrounding photographing in public. Most importantly, we will discuss how your attitude can help or hinder your success.


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  • NJCS: Getting Started with Studio Portraits with Joe Brady (Sony)

    Class Code: UUU8217

    Instructor: 
    Joe Brady
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Classic portrait lighting is something that every portrait photographer should know. From one to four or more lights on a portrait set, learn how to place and measure lights and how different light shapers affect the quality and intensity of light on your subject.

    With Sony Artisan Joe Brady, you’ll see how to create shape and dimension to flatter your subject and learn how to create a portrait that sets a mood and tells a story that your clients will love!


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  • NJCS: Fashion Lighting to Take to the Bank! with Lindsay Adler (Profoto)

    Class Code: UUU8231

    Instructor: 
    Lindsay Adler
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Fashion photographer Lindsay Adler will share 5 lighting techniques that have become essential to her style and her career in this jam-packed demonstration. These techniques are great to utilize for portrait, fashion and commercial work to wow your clients and to differentiate yourself. Explore modifiers including beauty dishes, grids, barn doors, and more while Lindsay shows you how to put your gear to work!


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  • NJCS: A Photographer's Color Management Workflow with Shiv Verma (X-Rite)

    Class Code: UUU8223

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    The best weapon in any photographer’s kit is the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport and in the studio, a Monitor/Printer Profiler. This seminar with Shiv Verma is for everyone who is concerned about good color quality in still and hybrid Photography.

    Here is what you will learn:
    • Using ColorChecker to white balance and achieve accurate color in images
    • Using Lightroom for profiling and color managing your images
    • Preventing and Correcting color cast
    • Warming and Cooling your portraits and landscapes to set the right mood
    • Calibrating your monitor for optimized editing
    • Calibrating your printer for perfect prints


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  • NJCS: Insight into Lakota Wolf Excursion with Jim Stein and Patrick Nagle

    Class Code: UUU840

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Tamron's Patrick Nagle and Lakota Wolf Preserve owner Jim Stein for a visual introduction to the beautiful wolves, bobcats, and foxes of the Lakota Wolf Preserve.  If you're interested in our Lakota Wolf Preserve excursions coming up in March 2017, sign up for this class and see a preview of what's in store!


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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
  • Mastering Environmental Fill Flash with Joe Brady

    Class Code: UUU240

    Instructor: 
    Joe Brady
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    The power of fill flash allows you to fill in shadows and add sparkle to your subjects eyes in practically any ambient light situation. Speedlights are nothing to be afraid of - no more pointing a flash at the clouds or trying to bounce off of a high ceiling to keep it from overpowering your subject.

    When you learn to control a small flash unit, it will become your favorite tool and will elevate the quality of your portrait photography. Join Sony Artisan Joe Brady at Unique and learn how you can master this essential tool and have great light available everywhere and anywhere you go!

    Please note that a portion of the class will take place outside if weather permits.

    Our Price: $89.00
  • 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
  • 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.

    Our Price: $75.00
  • 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
  • Print What You See: Ways to Print Photos with Martin Bluhm

    Class Code: UUU278

    Instructor: 
    Martin Bluhm
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    The print is the final step in the photographic process. In this course, instructor Martin Bluhm will cover both digital printing online and at home, silver gelatin printing from film negatives in the darkroom both in B&W and color, and digital negatives which combine digital and traditional forms of printing on photosensitive paper.

    Topics include set-up of printer profiles for digital printing, step-by-step introduction how to print from analog and digital negatives, and types of inkjet and photosensitive papers.

    Our Price: $30.00
  • 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 (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
  • Getting Started and Organized with Lightroom

    Class Code: UUU238

    Instructor: 
    Joe Brady
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Lightroom is a wonderful place to get your image library under control as well as the place to perform the basic edits that most every image needs. However - before you get too deep, it’s important to have an organized way of downloading, storing, and backing-up your images in place or frustration and hair-pulling will ensue!

    Join Sony Artisan Joe Brady and learn the thought process and workflow to ensure that you will always be able to find your images and know that your precious photographs are also safely stored in another place.  While in Lightroom, we’ll also explore collections, ratings, virtual copies and a process for choosing which images to keep and which ones to discard. Stop wasting time looking for and organizing images and get your images under control!

    Please note that class does NOT take place in the digital lab. You may bring your own laptops with Lightroom installed if you'd like, but it is not necessary.

    Our Price: $49.00
  • Editing and Enhancing Landscape and Nature Photography with Lightroom

    Class Code: UUU236

    Instructor: 
    Joe Brady
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Oftentimes the best digital capture doesn’t look that great on the back of your camera. Why is this? Protecting the highlights in a high contrast scene makes the midtones and shadows appear murky and flat.

    Getting the best capture possible is a great place to start, but you need to know how to shape light, contrast and color to bring out the full beauty of your images. In this course, Sony Artisan Joe Brady will explain how to use all of the tools in the Lightroom Develop Module to turn good images into great ones!

    Please note that class does NOT take place in the digital lab.  You may bring your own laptops with Lightroom installed if you'd like, but it is not necessary.

    Our Price: $49.00
  • Editing and Enhancing Landscape and Nature Photography with Photoshop

    Class Code: UUU237

    Instructor: 
    Joe Brady
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    While Lightroom is a great tool for performing basic edits to your images, the power of Photoshop allows more precise control, more accurate selections, and the ability to use layers, masks, and blending modes to enhance images far beyond.

    Come see where Lightroom leaves off and learn how Photoshop can take your images to the next level with Sony Artisan Joe Brady! Photoshop’s pixel based editing gives you the ultimate in control to shape your photographs the absolute best they can be.

    Please note that class does NOT take place in the digital lab.  You may bring your own laptops with Photoshop installed if you'd like, but it is not necessary.

    Our Price: $49.00
  • 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
  • Lakota Wolf Preserve Workshop with Tamron

    Class Code: UUU516

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Photo opportunities of a lifetime can be yours! Join Unique Photo and Tamron for a unique experience watching and photographing packs of Tundra, Timber, and Arctic wolves at the Lakota Wolf Preserve!  Attendees will have numerous opportunities to get unobstructed photos of the wolves in a natural setting through the "portal openings" in the fencing that surrounds the preserve. This setting provides a stress-free environment and allows attendees to get the best possible shots. The preserve is also home to a few bobcats and foxes!

    Seminar:
    Friday, March 3rd (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
    Unique Photo (Fairfield, NJ)

    Excursions Available:
    Saturday, March 4th (6:00am - 1:30pm)
    OR Sunday, March 5th (6:00am - 1:30pm)
    Lakota Wolf Preserve
    89 Mt. Pleasant Road
    Columbia, NJ 07832

    Post-excursion Review Seminar:
    Thursday, March 9th (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
    Unique Photo (Fairfield, NJ)

    * Only 30 spots are available per excursion, so reserve your spot early!
    * You MUST be 16 years or older to attend the excursion.
    * Tamron Loaner Lenses will be available for use during the excursion!
    * The bus will leave from Unique at 6:00am and return at approximately 1:30pm.
    * Excursion is rain or shine.  In case of severely inclement weather, you will be notified ASAP.

    Our Price: $250.00
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  • Photographing Ireland, The Emerald Isle

    Class Code: UUU455

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey from June 4th - 11th 2017 as he travels to Ireland on a photography and customized hopper tour!  A private driver will take the group to some of the most exciting areas of Ireland to explore, photograph, and experience.  Michael will be along every moment to make sure everyone gets the best shots!

    Included: 3-star hotel accommodations each night, full Irish breakfasts each morning, luxury coach with private driver for transport to each location, discount at certain gift stores.

    Please note that airfare is NOT included with registration.  Our partners at Tenon Tours will help with suggested flights if needed.

    Pricing is subject to change after certain dates. Please refer to the "BOOKING RATES" section of the description below for details. Seating is limited to 14 participants.  Don't delay in reserving your seat!

    2+ for $2,600.00 1 for $3,160.00
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