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Wednesday, May 06 - 20

Wednesday, May 06

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Wed, May 06, 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.

Wednesday, May 06

  • 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, May 09

  • 10:00AM
    Our Price: $65.00
    When:
    Sat, May 09, 10:00AM - 03:00PM
    Brooklyn Botanic Garden with Michael Downey
    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!

Saturday, May 09

  • 12:00PM
    Our Price: $150.00
    When:
    Sat, May 09, 12:00PM - 04:00PM
    Grand Central Terminal Exclusive Photo Tour

    Rated 3.0 out of 5 stars.

    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.

Monday, May 11

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Mon, May 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.

Monday, May 11

  • Sold Out!
    06:30PM
    Our Price: $49.00
  • Sorry, this item is currently unavailable
  • 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, May 12

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Tue, May 12, 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, May 12

  • 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.

Wednesday, May 13

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Wed, May 13, 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.

Wednesday, May 13

  • 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.

Saturday, May 16

  • 10:00AM
    Our Price: $325.00
    When:
    Sat, May 16, 10:00AM - 06:00PM
    Boudoir Photography: How to Sell with Natalie Kita
    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

Sunday, May 17

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $149.00
    When:
    Sun, May 17, 11:00AM - 03:00PM
    Introduction to Photoshop with Adobe Certified Instructor Blake Taylor
    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. 

Monday, May 18

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Mon, May 18, 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.

Monday, May 18

  • Sold Out!
    06:30PM
    Our Price: $49.00
  • Sorry, this item is currently unavailable
  • 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.

Tuesday, May 19

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Tue, May 19, 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.

Tuesday, May 19

  • 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.

Wednesday, May 20

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Wed, May 20, 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, May 20

  • 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.

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