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Saturday, May 30 - 13

Saturday, May 30

  • 10:00AM
    Our Price: $50.00
    When:
    Sat, May 30, 10:00AM - 06:00PM
    Canon Check and Clean Service
    Instructor:
    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.

Saturday, May 30

  • 12:00PM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Sat, May 30, 12:00PM - 02:00PM
    Photographing the Introspective Landscape with Salvatore Vasapolli
    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.

Saturday, May 30

  • 12:00PM
    Our Price: $150.00
    When:
    Sat, May 30, 12:00PM - 04:00PM
    Grand Central Terminal Exclusive Photo Tour

    Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars.

    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.

Sunday, May 31

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $50.00
    When:
    Sun, May 31, 11:00AM - 05:00PM
    Canon Check and Clean Service
    Instructor:
    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.

Monday, June 01

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Mon, Jun 01, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    Understanding Your Camera I: The Basics

    Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars.

    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.

Monday, June 01

  • 06:30PM
    Our Price: $49.00
    Understanding Your Camera I: The Basics

    Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars.

    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.

Tuesday, June 02

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Tue, Jun 02, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    Understanding Your Camera I: The Basics

    Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars.

    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.

Tuesday, June 02

Tuesday, June 02

  • 06:30PM
    Our Price: $49.00
    Understanding Your Camera I: The Basics

    Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars.

    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.

Thursday, June 04

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Thu, Jun 04, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    Understanding Your Camera I: The Basics

    Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars.

    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.

Thursday, June 04

  • 06:30PM
    Our Price: $49.00
    Understanding Your Camera I: The Basics

    Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars.

    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.

Saturday, June 06

  • 09:00AM
    Our Price: $99.00
    When:
    Sat, Jun 06, 09:00AM - 08:00PM
    Photography at Mystic Seaport Museum with Michael Downey
    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.

Saturday, June 06

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $59.00
    When:
    Sat, Jun 06, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    Composition on Location: Princeton University with Alan Kesselhaut
    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.

Saturday, June 06

  • 11:30AM
    Our Price: $99.00
    When:
    Sat, Jun 06, 11:30AM - 04:30PM
    Fashion Photography 101 with Miguel Quiles
    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.

Sunday, June 07

  • 11:30AM
    Our Price: $99.00
    When:
    Sun, Jun 07, 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, June 08

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Mon, Jun 08, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    Understanding Your Camera II: Exposure and Metering
    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.

Monday, June 08

  • 06:30PM
    Our Price: $49.00
    Understanding Your Camera II: Exposure and Metering
    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.

Tuesday, June 09

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Tue, Jun 09, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    Understanding Your Camera II: Exposure and Metering
    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.

Tuesday, June 09

  • 06:30PM
    Our Price: $49.00
    Understanding Your Camera II: Exposure and Metering
    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.

Thursday, June 11

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Thu, Jun 11, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    Understanding Your Camera II: Exposure and Metering
    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.

Thursday, June 11

  • 06:30PM
    Our Price: $49.00
    Understanding Your Camera II: Exposure and Metering
    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.

Thursday, June 11

  • 06:30PM
    Our Price: $10.00
    When:
    Thu, Jun 11, 06:30PM - 08:30PM
    Lighting and The Dramatic Portrait with Michael Grecco
    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.

Saturday, June 13

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $150.00
    When:
    Sat, Jun 13, 11:00AM - 05:00PM
    Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lighting with Michael Grecco
    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!

Saturday, June 13

  • 12:00PM
    Our Price: $150.00
    When:
    Sat, Jun 13, 12:00PM - 04:00PM
    Grand Central Terminal Exclusive Photo Tour

    Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars.

    Instructor:
    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.

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