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  • 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
  • Canon Check and Clean Service

    Class Code: UUU041

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Stop by the Unique Photo® Superstore on May 30 & May 31 for a full detailed check and clean of your Canon camera.

    ** Important: Service limit of 2 (two) camera bodies and 2 (two) lenses per customer. Canon Technicians will be performing the service and can only take a limited number per day.


    Get a $50 Unique® Gift Card
    for Future CANON Purchases
    May not be combined w/ other offers or promotions.

    Our Price: $50.00
  • 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
  • Grand Central Terminal Exclusive Photo Tour

    Class Code: UUU513

    Instructor: 
    Frank T. Smith
    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, 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: $150.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lighting with Michael Grecco

    Class Code: UUU137

    Instructor: 
    Michael Grecco
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    In this classroom oriented course, Michael Grecco will explain the basics of lighting, including what makes a light soft and hard, what creates contrast in a photo, where to position your lights, how many to use, and the differences between getting the look you want and creating the right exposure for you camera. He will solve the mystery for those who don't understand it and give a deeper understanding for those who know lighting.

    Sign up for this intensive workshop and get Michael's "Lighting and The Dramatic Portrait" seminar on Thursday, June 11th (6:30pm - 8:30pm), FREE!

    Our Price: $150.00
  • Mastering Green Screen Photography with Joe Brady

    Class Code: UUU248

    Instructor: 
    Joe Brady
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Green Screen portrait photography opens up entire new worlds of possibilities for the portrait photographer. From school and team sports photography to fantasy, sci-fi and sports themed images. Put your subject wherever they want to be on any background, in any location you can think of!

    Mastering Green Screen Photography creates new markets and new opportunities for your photography. Come learn how to put this incredible technique to use in your portrait photos. Our goal is to provide you with a great training experience and the skills you need to create beautiful portraits.

    The knowledge gained will be both practical and inspirational, so if you’re ready to take the next step, sign up now!

    Our Price: $179.00
  • Obstacle Course Race Photography Seminar with Bob Mulholland

    Class Code: UUU485

    Instructor: 
    Bob Mulholland
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Want to photograph the latest craze to hit weekend warriors? That would be obstacle course races, mud runs, zombie runs, vampire runs, night glow runs, color runs, water runs, and the list goes on. It's an exciting way to shoot for fun and profit.

    In this seminar, Bob Mulholland will discuss the best options to photographing obstacle races!

    Our Price: $20.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • 2 Rivers, 5 Bridges Photography Cruise

    Class Code: UUU104

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join us for an exciting photography experience! Sail the Hudson & East Rivers and capture amazing images of the G.W, Brooklyn, Verrazano, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, plus the USS Intrepid. Models will also be on-board to offer additional photo opportunities.

    There will be a break for dinner and a journey over to Hoboken, where you'll be able to take pictures of the entire NYC Skyline during the legendary Golden Hour and majestic Blue Hour.

    Cruise rain date is scheduled for Sunday, July 12th.


     

    1 for $199.00 2+ for $174.50
  • 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
  • Festival of Ballooning Photo Workshop with Michael Downey

    Class Code: UUU347

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey for a photo workshop featuring the annual QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning, the most photographed event on the East Coast!  Don't miss out on capturing the breathtaking visuals of hot air balloons from around the world!

    General Registration includes:
    - Seminar at Unique Photo on Monday, July 20th (6pm - 8pm)
    - (1) Balloon Festival admission ticket for Friday (6:30pm Launch), Saturday (6:30am Launch), or Sunday (6:30am Launch)
    - (1) Special "Behind the Scenes" field access pass for the selected day's launch.

    You may arrive and leave the Balloon Festival at any time on the day that you choose.  Please be sure to get to the Launch Area about 45 minutes before the launch time.
    Parking is not included.  Michael Downey will be at the launch areas during the launch times.

    Choose your Balloon Festival date carefully.  There is a limited number of tickets per day and it will be difficult to switch days as the festival approaches.

    All general registrants should attend the Monday evening seminar to receive important information and Balloon Festival credentials.  If you're unable to make the seminar, contact us at university@uniquephoto.com and arrange to pick-up your credentials in-store before your festival date!

    Our Price: $99.00
  • VIP Festival of Ballooning Workshop with Balloon Ride

    Class Code: UUU348

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey for a photo workshop featuring the annual QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning, the most photographed event on the East Coast!  Don't miss out on capturing the breathtaking visuals of hot air balloons from around the world!

    VIP Registration includes:
    Seminar at Unique Photo on Wed, July 22nd (6pm - 8pm)
    - (1) Festival of Ballooning admission ticket
    - (1) Special "Behind the Scenes" field access pass
    - (1) VIP Parking Pass
    - (1) Balloon Ride on either Saturday (6:30am Launch) or Sunday (6:30am Launch)

    Please plan to arrive at the festival by 5:45am for check-in.  You may leave the Balloon Festival at any time after the balloon ride.

    Choose your Balloon Festival date carefully.  There is a limited number of tickets per day and it will be difficult to switch days as the festival approaches.

    All VIP registrants should attend the Wednesday evening seminar to receive important information and Balloon Festival credentials.  If you're unable to make the seminar, contact us at university@uniquephoto.com and arrange to pick-up your credentials in-store before your festival date!

    Our Price: $299.00
  • 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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