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  • The Ultimate Photo Organizer Workshop with Mylio and APPO

    Class Code: UUU195

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Learn how to organize your entire digital photo life in a 2-hour workshop!

    It's 2015.  Do you know where your images are? Are the photos of your child’s first steps, birthday party and favorite moments with grandparents, mixed in with photos of your home improvement project and latest selfie?

    If you don’t have the time or expertise to sort through thousands and thousands of digital images, we can help! Join us for one of this weekend's sessions and discover how to get your picture management under control.



    Our Price: $10.00
  • 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.

    Space is every limited.  Please register early!

    Our Price: $69.00
  • 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
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden with Michael Downey

    Class Code: UUU407

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey for a photographic visit to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden!  Michael will teach a brief class on close-up and macro photography before the group scatters throughout the garden to photograph the miracle and beauty that is floral.

    Please meet Michael at the Visitor's Center.

    Registration includes admission into the garden.  Register early as this class is limited!

    Our Price: $65.00
  • Grand Central Terminal Exclusive Photo Tour

    Class Code: UUU513

    Instructor: 
    Irina Smirnova
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Don't miss out on this Unique® opportunity to photograph Grand Central from vantage points unseen and unknown by any other tour! Your camera will capture the secrets and mysteries of the world’s largest train Terminal, in this --the only official-- Metro-North Railroad Photo Tour of Grand Central Terminal.

    PHOTOGRAPHY INSTRUCTORS:
    - Sat, April 25th: Unique Head Instructor Michael Downey
    - Sat, May 9th: Irina Smirnova w/ Unique Photo® President Matt Sweetwood
    - Sat, May 30th: Olympus Visionary Frank T. Smith
    - Sat, June 13th: TBD
    - Tue, June 30th: TBD

    Note: This tour can last four hours or more, with much standing, climbing, tightly-packed elevator moves, lying prone on floors, and hitting areas that may be very cold/steamy hot/very dirty/nearly and totally dark.  Solid, closed shoes and long pants are a must.

    Recommended Gear: Please also be sure to bring lens wipes, compact camera case/protection, and neck straps for every camera!  Tripods are also allowed.

    Our Price: $199.00
  • 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
  • Boudoir Photography: How to Sell with Natalie Kita

    Class Code: UUU385

    Instructor: 
    Natalie Kita
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join boudoir photographer Natalie Kita and get some serious next-level ammunition to build your boudoir photography business!  Learn about pre-shoot communication and paperwork, how to make shy clients comfortable, posing for variety and different body types, retouching, and much more.

    This workshop will feature two women with their hair and makeup professionally styled by Natalie herself.  She will show you how to make these women (and any future clients!) look and feel like models in front of the camera!

    Early Bird Special:
    $325 for the first five registrants!
    $400 Regular Price

    Our Price: $325.00
  • Introduction to Photoshop with Adobe Certified Instructor Blake Taylor

    Class Code: UUU329

    Instructor: 
    Blake Taylor
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    If you are crunched for time and want to learn as much as you can about Photoshop as fast as you can, then this is the course for you! Learn the Basics of Photoshop with Certified Adobe Instructor, Blake Taylor. Blake will review the essential tools to enhance your photographs. 

    Our Price: $149.00
  • 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
  • How to Make Money in Microstock with Your Photos

    Class Code: UUU156

    Instructor: 
    Jim DeLillo
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    You’ve got the latest and greatest camera, you take great photos, and now you want to take the next step and get paid for your creativity and work.  The easiest entry into selling your photos is via Microstock. Jim DeLillo will take you through the actions necessary to get your photos accepted and start selling on sites like iStock, Dreamstime, and Shutterstock.

    Following his instruction you can be well on your way to seeing your photos online, credited, and ultimately sold and downloaded within days!

    Our Price: $49.00
  • Childrens Sports Photography

    Class Code: UUU209

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Intermediate

    Learn how to effectively photograph children's sports with Michael Downey.  In this course, students will learn what to consider technically, as well as how to capture the emotion of the sporting events.

    The minimum equipment required and a detailed description of camera settings will be discussed.  Afterwards, shooting style will be practiced.

    Our Price: $75.00
  • 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
  • Intro to Macro Photography

    Class Code: UUU208

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Intermediate

    Join Michael Downey as he discusses the distinction for close-up, macro, and micro photography.

    First, the necessary tools and accessories will be reviewed.  Next, camera settings and lens settings will be covered in great detail.  The proper technique for macro photography will be demonstrated and finally, potential subject matter is discussed.

    Our Price: $75.00
  • Photographing the Introspective Landscape with Salvatore Vasapolli

    Class Code: UUU290

    Instructor: 
    Salvatore Vasapolli
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Give your images greater visual impact by using strong foreground subjects!  Learn how to incorporate subjects into the image, as well as what equipment and settings work best. 

    Recommended equipment: Camera body, wide angle lens, and tripods with shutter cables.

    Our Price: $49.00
  • Photography at Mystic Seaport Museum with Michael Downey

    Class Code: UUU435

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey and photograph the various sights at the Mystic Seaport, the Museum of America and the Sea!

    The excursion fee includes admission to Mystic Seaport, a class, hands-on instruction throughout the day, and critique.  Lodging, all meals, and additional activities are the responsibility of the attendee.

    Meet up with Michael at the Visitor Center.

    Our Price: $99.00
  • Composition on Location: Princeton University with Alan Kesselhaut

    Class Code: UUU425

    Instructor: 
    Alan Kesselhaut
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    There are numerous "compositional techniques" to achieving a sense of unity within a photograph. A photograph is said to be aesthetically pleasing to the eye if the elements within the image are arranged in a balanced compositional way.

    Join Alan Kesselhaut for this on-location workshop, which includes:
    - A short lecture, with photographic examples, discussing some of the more common "Rules Of Composition".- A photowalk around the beautiful Princeton University campus.

    At the end of our walk, attendees are welcome to join Alan at the Triumph Brewery to review the day's instruction and discuss student questions.

    Our Price: $59.00
  • Fashion Photography 101 with Miguel Quiles

    Class Code: UUU363

    Instructor: 
    Miguel Quiles
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    In this 5 hour workshop, freelance photographer and Sony “Associate Artisan of Imagery” Miguel Quiles covers everything you need to know to jump into the fun and exciting world of fashion photography!

    You’ll learn how to find models, build a creative team (hair stylists, makeup artists, etc.), build a portfolio of stunning images, and much more. You’ll also get the chance to learn fashion photography in depth by watching Miguel photograph a model live! You’ll see how he works with his model to get the best poses and expressions, as well as how to fine-tune your lighting for the best results.

    This class is recommended for beginner and intermediate level photographers.

    Our Price: $99.00
  • Ultimate Understanding Your Camera Full Day Workshop with Rick Gerrity

    Class Code: UUU120

    Instructor: 
    Rick Gerrity
    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 weekend day?  In this intensive class, master all of the tips, tricks and techniques of our most popular trio, Understanding Your Camera.

    Lunch will be included.  Please note that this class is NOT for point-and-shoot cameras.
    *Due to the structure of this class, previous registrations including Bundle Purchases, Groupon, Living Social, and Amazon Local vouchers cannot be used.

    Our Price: $99.00
  • Lighting and The Dramatic Portrait with Michael Grecco

    Class Code: UUU135

    Instructor: 
    Michael Grecco
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    The difference between an ordinary photograph and a truly striking portrait lies in the photographer’s ability to pierce the obvious and reveal the intimate nature of the subject. The play of available angles, light and shadow, soft shapes and hard lines are tools to create not just a photo, but a work of art.

    In this seminar, you will add these tools to your camera bag. Using his own work as reference, Michael will explain his techniques for creating light and shadow and will demonstrate how he creates his stylistic and dramatic images. He will explain his specialty lighting, and show you the setups he used to create the striking signature looks for this new work.

    The last 20 minutes of this seminar will be a Q&A with some of Michael's specialty gear shown.

    Our Price: $10.00
  • Painting with Fire with Michael Downey

    Class Code: UUU113

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey as he leads a brief seminar on night photography incorporating burning light. He will share techniques, photo equipment requirements, and materials used for achieving images like the ones below. Afterwards, you'll have the opportunity to create similar images safely outdoors on the Unique Photo property. 

    There will be three different staging areas that each participant will rotate through. This way, everyone will have an opportunity to photograph several different designs from different positions.  You will leave that evening with a body of work illustrating just how amazing photographing fire can look. 

    Equipment Required: Camera, fully charged battery, media card, remote shutter release, and tripod.

    Our Price: $49.00
  • EXPO 3-Day Show Pass: June 26th, 27th, and 28th

    Class Code: UUU700

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Register for the EXPO General 3-Day Show Pass (June 26th, 27th, 28th) at the Unique Photo® Superstore (123 US Hwy 46 West, Fairfield, NJ 07004)!

    EXPO SHOW FLOOR HOURS
    FRIDAY, JUNE 26TH: 10AM - 6PM
    SATURDAY, JUNE 27TH: 10AM - 6PM
    SUNDAY, JUNE 28TH: 10AM - 5PM

    · Learn from the World's Best Photographers 
    · Explore and Experience Photo Excursions 
    · Interact with Manufacturer Representatives 
    · Shop and Take Advantage of Incredible Sales 
    · Enjoy Surprises, Raffles, and More


    Please note that separate registration is required for any EXPO classes.  Please check back for the EXPO class schedule.

    • Sat, Jun 27, 10:00AM - 6:00PM Sun, Jun 28, 10:00AM - 5:00PM

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  • Introduction to High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography with Alan Kesselhaut

    Class Code: UUU316

    Instructor: 
    Alan Kesselhaut
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Ever want to have an image that contains a wide variety of contrasts from the levels of darkness in the shadows all the way to the brilliance of the late afternoon sun?  Instructed by Alan Kesselhaut, join us for an HDR experience and learn the skills that will take the mystery out of this exciting way of shooting and processing your images.

    Our Price: $49.00
  • Northern Lights 7-Day Photo Adventure in Tromso, Norway

    Class Code: UUU434

    Instructor: 
    Dr. William Gutsch
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Unique Photo® has teamed up with group of night sky photography experts, including Dr. William Gutsch, to give you an amazing opportunity to travel above the Arctic Circle in search of the Northern Lights while also exploring the fantastic landscape of Arctic Norway!

    For 7 days and 6 nights (Nov 6th - 13th), 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 Newark to Oslo and Tromso via SAS (Scandinavian Airlines), 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 "BOOKING INFORMATION" section of the description below for details.

    2+ for $4,700.00 1 for $5,200.00
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