Calendar

Scroll down to see the entire listing of classes available from Unique University.

Friday, Jan 20 - 03

Saturday, January 21

  • 10:00AM
    Our Price: $59.00
    When:
    Sat, Jan 21, 10:00AM - 02:00PM
    The Museum of Natural History with Michael Downey
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey at American Museum of Natural History! Michael will start with a brief photo class, covering low light photography and photographing in museums. Tripods or flash photography are not allowed inside, but you'll be able to capture wonderful pictures regardless!

    Exhibits include:
    The Hall of Biodiversity presents a vivid portrait of the beauty and abundance of life on Earth, highlighting both biodiversity and the factors that threaten it.
    The Milstein Family Hall of Ocean Life highlights the drama of the undersea world and its diverse and complex web of life in a fully immersive marine environment. The hall is home to one of the Museum’s most celebrated displays — a 94', 21,000 lb. model of a blue whale suspended from the ceiling.
    - Paleontologists think a giant herbivore that belongs to a group known as Titanosaurs weighed in at around 70 tons.
    - At the heart of the Rose Center for Earth and Space is an 87' diameter sphere that appears to float inside a glass cube. Its upper half constitutes the Hayden Planetarium.

    * Registration includes: admission to the museum, Michael's photographic support at the museum, and the show at The Hayden Planetarium.
    * No tripods or flash photography allowed.

Sunday, January 22

  • 11:30AM
    Our Price: $99.00
    When:
    Sun, Jan 22, 11:30AM - 04:30PM
    Ultimate Understanding Your Camera Full Day Workshop with Rick Gerrity

    Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars.

    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.

Monday, January 23

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Mon, Jan 23, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    Understanding Your Camera III: White Balance (Hoboken)
    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.

Monday, January 23

  • 06:30PM
    Our Price: $49.00
    Understanding Your Camera III: White Balance (Hoboken)
    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.

Tuesday, January 24

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Tue, Jan 24, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    Understanding Your Camera III: White Balance (Hoboken)
    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.

Tuesday, January 24

  • 06:30PM
    Our Price: $49.00
    Understanding Your Camera III: White Balance (Hoboken)
    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.

Wednesday, January 25

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Wed, Jan 25, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    Understanding Your Camera III: White Balance and Composition
    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.

Wednesday, January 25

  • 06:30PM
    Our Price: $49.00
    Understanding Your Camera III: White Balance and Composition
    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.

Thursday, January 26

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Thu, Jan 26, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    Understanding Your Camera III: White Balance and Composition
    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.

Thursday, January 26

  • 06:00PM
    Our Price: $20.00
    When:
    Thu, Jan 26, 06:00PM - 09:00PM
    Monthly Meetup with Adventures in Photography and Unique Photo
    Instructor:
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Unique Photo® and Adventures in Photography (AIP) would like to invite you to our new monthly meetups! On the last Thursday of each month, registrants will meet at Unique® for networking, equipment swaps, a pizza dinner, and presentations by special guest speakers. Please scroll down further to see what's in store for the next meeting!

    * Last Thursday of each month is the regular meeting time. Due to holidays and other circumstances, please check this listing in case the meeting date/time is changed for any given month.
    * Registrants have the option of attending the whole meeting or just the featured speaker presentation. Registration fee will remain the same.
    *Registrants will receive their $10 tokens when signing in for the presentation.


    1/26/17 Meeting:
    Featured Speaker: Joe Brady
    Adding Impact to Landscape & Travel Photography:
    Understanding the Thought Process & Tools
    to Get the Most Out of Your Images

Thursday, January 26

  • 06:30PM
    Our Price: $49.00
    Understanding Your Camera III: White Balance and Composition
    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.

Friday, January 27

  • 12:00AM
    Our Price: $450.00
    When:
    Fri, Jan 27, 12:00AM - 12:00AM
    Sat, Jan 28 12:00AM - 12:00AM
    Fri, Feb 03 12:00AM - 12:00AM
    A Doors-Off Helicopter Experience Over NYC with AIP
    Instructor:
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Fly with Unique and Adventures in Photography over New York City in a chartered, three passenger helicopter! It's an experience you'll never forget!

    We'll begin with training and prep over some wine and cheese (not too much wine, of course). Safety, shooting techniques, camera settings, and stabilization will be discussed.  We'll also have some rental cameras and fast lenses that you can use in addition to your own gear.  You'll learn how to shoot with everything so that you'll be ready to get the very best shots in the air!

    You'll then board the helicopter for the experience of your life!  The flight will cover lower Manhattan, Midtown, and around the Statue of Liberty in approximately an hour. We've identified the best shooting locations around the city and have instructed our pilots where to fly and where to hover.

    We'll return to the hangar and have some more wine while we transfer the pictures from the rental camera(s) to your own memory cards. We'll also have some time to take a look at some of your shots (you'll probably take about 800) and discuss the best processing techniques.

    If you're interested in registering or have already registered, please note that your flight date/time is not yet determined!  It could be as early as January 27th or a few weeks later.  You may only find out your scheduled flight date/time a few days prior.  It will depend on weather, other participants, and other factors.  Please email university@uniquephoto.com so that we can get you in touch with AIP's organizer.

    * Flights will begin around January 27th and occur on following Fridays and Saturdays until sometime in the Spring.
    * Helicopter has enough room for a pilot, 3 photographers, and 6 cameras.
    * THE DOORS WILL BE OFF! You will be strapped in and have a headset to communicate with the pilot in case you want him to hover a bit longer.
    * AIP plans on offering afternoon and evening flights. The afternoon flight will lift off around 45 minutes before sunset. The evening flight will lift off near the end of blue hour. Your selected time may slide one way or another.

Friday, January 27

  • 12:00PM
    When:
    Fri, Jan 27, 12:00PM - 05:00PM
    *FREE RSVP* Panasonic Lumix GH5 Touch and Try Event
    Instructor:
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Join us at Unique Photo and be the first to get your hands on the new Panasonic Lumix GH5! Our Panasonic Tech Reps will be present all afternoon to demo the camera and answer your questions.

Saturday, January 28

  • 12:00AM
    Our Price: $450.00
    When:
    Fri, Jan 27, 12:00AM - 12:00AM
    Sat, Jan 28 12:00AM - 12:00AM
    Fri, Feb 03 12:00AM - 12:00AM
    A Doors-Off Helicopter Experience Over NYC with AIP
    Instructor:
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Fly with Unique and Adventures in Photography over New York City in a chartered, three passenger helicopter! It's an experience you'll never forget!

    We'll begin with training and prep over some wine and cheese (not too much wine, of course). Safety, shooting techniques, camera settings, and stabilization will be discussed.  We'll also have some rental cameras and fast lenses that you can use in addition to your own gear.  You'll learn how to shoot with everything so that you'll be ready to get the very best shots in the air!

    You'll then board the helicopter for the experience of your life!  The flight will cover lower Manhattan, Midtown, and around the Statue of Liberty in approximately an hour. We've identified the best shooting locations around the city and have instructed our pilots where to fly and where to hover.

    We'll return to the hangar and have some more wine while we transfer the pictures from the rental camera(s) to your own memory cards. We'll also have some time to take a look at some of your shots (you'll probably take about 800) and discuss the best processing techniques.

    If you're interested in registering or have already registered, please note that your flight date/time is not yet determined!  It could be as early as January 27th or a few weeks later.  You may only find out your scheduled flight date/time a few days prior.  It will depend on weather, other participants, and other factors.  Please email university@uniquephoto.com so that we can get you in touch with AIP's organizer.

    * Flights will begin around January 27th and occur on following Fridays and Saturdays until sometime in the Spring.
    * Helicopter has enough room for a pilot, 3 photographers, and 6 cameras.
    * THE DOORS WILL BE OFF! You will be strapped in and have a headset to communicate with the pilot in case you want him to hover a bit longer.
    * AIP plans on offering afternoon and evening flights. The afternoon flight will lift off around 45 minutes before sunset. The evening flight will lift off near the end of blue hour. Your selected time may slide one way or another.

Saturday, January 28

  • 10:00AM
    Our Price: $59.00
    When:
    Sat, Jan 28, 10:00AM - 02:00PM
    Metropolitan Museum of Art Photo Excursion with Michael Downey
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    With the persistent cold weather, it's a perfect time to photograph indoors.  Join Head Instructor Michael Downey on a photo excursion through the exhibits of the Metropolitan Museum of Art!

    * Please note that tripods and flashes will not be allowed.
    * Registrations includes class, museum admission, and assistance until 2:00pm.
    * You are free to stay until closing if you'd like.

Saturday, January 28

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Sat, Jan 28, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    Getting Started and Organized with Lightroom
    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.

Monday, January 30

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $75.00
    When:
    Mon, Jan 30, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    Intro to Flash Photography (Hoboken)
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    MPORTANT: This class takes place at our HOBOKEN location.
    If you want to register for the class at Fairfield, click here.

    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.

Monday, January 30

  • 06:30PM
    Our Price: $75.00
    Intro to Flash Photography (Hoboken)
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    MPORTANT: This class takes place at our HOBOKEN location.
    If you want to register for the class at Fairfield, click here.

    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.

Tuesday, January 31

  • 11:00AM
    Intro to Flash Photography

    Class Code: UUU207

    Our Price: $75.00
    When:
    Tue, Jan 31, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    Intro to Flash Photography
    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.

Tuesday, January 31

  • 06:30PM
    Intro to Flash Photography

    Class Code: UUU207

    Our Price: $75.00
    Intro to Flash Photography
    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.

Wednesday, February 01

  • 06:30PM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Wed, Feb 01, 06:30PM - 08:30PM
    Painting with Fire with Michael Downey
    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.

Friday, February 03

  • 12:00AM
    Our Price: $450.00
    When:
    Fri, Jan 27, 12:00AM - 12:00AM
    Sat, Jan 28 12:00AM - 12:00AM
    Fri, Feb 03 12:00AM - 12:00AM
    A Doors-Off Helicopter Experience Over NYC with AIP
    Instructor:
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Fly with Unique and Adventures in Photography over New York City in a chartered, three passenger helicopter! It's an experience you'll never forget!

    We'll begin with training and prep over some wine and cheese (not too much wine, of course). Safety, shooting techniques, camera settings, and stabilization will be discussed.  We'll also have some rental cameras and fast lenses that you can use in addition to your own gear.  You'll learn how to shoot with everything so that you'll be ready to get the very best shots in the air!

    You'll then board the helicopter for the experience of your life!  The flight will cover lower Manhattan, Midtown, and around the Statue of Liberty in approximately an hour. We've identified the best shooting locations around the city and have instructed our pilots where to fly and where to hover.

    We'll return to the hangar and have some more wine while we transfer the pictures from the rental camera(s) to your own memory cards. We'll also have some time to take a look at some of your shots (you'll probably take about 800) and discuss the best processing techniques.

    If you're interested in registering or have already registered, please note that your flight date/time is not yet determined!  It could be as early as January 27th or a few weeks later.  You may only find out your scheduled flight date/time a few days prior.  It will depend on weather, other participants, and other factors.  Please email university@uniquephoto.com so that we can get you in touch with AIP's organizer.

    * Flights will begin around January 27th and occur on following Fridays and Saturdays until sometime in the Spring.
    * Helicopter has enough room for a pilot, 3 photographers, and 6 cameras.
    * THE DOORS WILL BE OFF! You will be strapped in and have a headset to communicate with the pilot in case you want him to hover a bit longer.
    * AIP plans on offering afternoon and evening flights. The afternoon flight will lift off around 45 minutes before sunset. The evening flight will lift off near the end of blue hour. Your selected time may slide one way or another.

Saturday, February 04

  • 10:00AM
    Hoboken Trade In Event

    Get 15% bonus trade-in store credit or check when you trade your old gear in at our Hoboken location on February 4th.

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