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Monday, May 02 - 16

Thursday, May 05

  • 06:00PM
    Our Price: $690.00
    When:
    Thu, May 05, 06:00PM - 08:00PM
    Sat, May 07 8:00PM - 8:00AM
    Discovering Milky Way Photography with Jim DeLillo
    Instructor:
    Jim DeLillo
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Billions of stars, intense color, night landscapes...
    Did you ever wonder how those beautiful Milky Way photos are produced?  Well, wonder no longer!  Join accomplished Astrophotography and Travel and Adventure photographer Jim DeLillo for an exciting class and a hands-on workshop in photographing the natural wonder of the nighttime sky. Learn how to find the Milky Way, what lens and settings to use, and how-to post-process the images for best results!

    Seminar: Unique Photo
    Thursday, May 5th (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

    Excursion: 
    Indian Lake, Adirondacks, NY
    Saturday, May 7th:
    • 8:00pm: Depart from Unique
    • 10:00pm: Arrive at NY
    • 10:00pm - 1:00am: Shoot at Adirondacks
    Sunday, May 8th:
    • 1:30am Depart from NY
    • 5:00am - 8:00am Return to Unique

    WHAT YOU SHOULD ALREADY KNOW: Please have an understanding of ISO, shutter speed, aperture (FStop), and function buttons of your DSLR camera.  Please be able to access these functions in your camera in the dark.

    IMPORTANT NOTES:
    * Only 10 spots are available.  Register early!
    * You MUST be 16 years or older to attend.
    * Transportation is provided from and back to Unique Photo.
    * You will be shooting all night, though you may choose to sleep on the bus.
    * The setting is dark and wooded.  Dress appropriately, as if going for a hike.
    * We'll be a short distance from the road and no extensive hiking is required.

Friday, May 06

  • 06:00PM
    2+ for $174.00 1 for $199.00
    When:
    Fri, May 06, 06:00PM - 07:00PM
    Sun, May 08 12:00PM - 4:30PM
    Photograph the Americas Cup Race Up Close on the Hudson River
    Instructor:
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    America’s Cup racing will return to New York for the first time since 1920 with Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series racing on May 7-8, 2016.  The New York event is one of six events planned during 2016, each featuring thrilling, high-speed competition, as six America’s Cup teams, with the top sailors in the world, vie for points that count towards the final competition for the 35th America’s Cup in 2017.

    On Friday, May 6th, Instructor Mike Zawadzki will hold a seminar at Unique Photo from 6:00pm - 7:00pm.  He'll go over camera settings and shooting tips in preparation for the race on Sunday.

    On Sunday, May 8th, you'll have a chance to capture the excitement and action from the waters on our own private yacht!  The Jewel is set to sail along the Hudson River and remain as close to the race as possible.  This is an amazing opportunity to capture shots from different vantage points and spectate the finals.

    • Board the Jewel at Lincoln Harbor/Weehawken promptly at 12:00pm.
    • Transportation and parking is NOT included.
    • Some food and drinks will be provided. Cash bar is available for those interested.
    • The Jewel will return to Lincoln Harbor/Weehawken at approximately 4:30pm.

Saturday, May 07

  • 08:00PM
    Our Price: $690.00
    When:
    Thu, May 05, 06:00PM - 08:00PM
    Sat, May 07 8:00PM - 8:00AM
    Discovering Milky Way Photography with Jim DeLillo
    Instructor:
    Jim DeLillo
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Billions of stars, intense color, night landscapes...
    Did you ever wonder how those beautiful Milky Way photos are produced?  Well, wonder no longer!  Join accomplished Astrophotography and Travel and Adventure photographer Jim DeLillo for an exciting class and a hands-on workshop in photographing the natural wonder of the nighttime sky. Learn how to find the Milky Way, what lens and settings to use, and how-to post-process the images for best results!

    Seminar: Unique Photo
    Thursday, May 5th (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

    Excursion: 
    Indian Lake, Adirondacks, NY
    Saturday, May 7th:
    • 8:00pm: Depart from Unique
    • 10:00pm: Arrive at NY
    • 10:00pm - 1:00am: Shoot at Adirondacks
    Sunday, May 8th:
    • 1:30am Depart from NY
    • 5:00am - 8:00am Return to Unique

    WHAT YOU SHOULD ALREADY KNOW: Please have an understanding of ISO, shutter speed, aperture (FStop), and function buttons of your DSLR camera.  Please be able to access these functions in your camera in the dark.

    IMPORTANT NOTES:
    * Only 10 spots are available.  Register early!
    * You MUST be 16 years or older to attend.
    * Transportation is provided from and back to Unique Photo.
    * You will be shooting all night, though you may choose to sleep on the bus.
    * The setting is dark and wooded.  Dress appropriately, as if going for a hike.
    * We'll be a short distance from the road and no extensive hiking is required.

Sunday, May 08

  • 12:00PM
    2+ for $174.00 1 for $199.00
    When:
    Fri, May 06, 06:00PM - 07:00PM
    Sun, May 08 12:00PM - 4:30PM
    Photograph the Americas Cup Race Up Close on the Hudson River
    Instructor:
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    America’s Cup racing will return to New York for the first time since 1920 with Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series racing on May 7-8, 2016.  The New York event is one of six events planned during 2016, each featuring thrilling, high-speed competition, as six America’s Cup teams, with the top sailors in the world, vie for points that count towards the final competition for the 35th America’s Cup in 2017.

    On Friday, May 6th, Instructor Mike Zawadzki will hold a seminar at Unique Photo from 6:00pm - 7:00pm.  He'll go over camera settings and shooting tips in preparation for the race on Sunday.

    On Sunday, May 8th, you'll have a chance to capture the excitement and action from the waters on our own private yacht!  The Jewel is set to sail along the Hudson River and remain as close to the race as possible.  This is an amazing opportunity to capture shots from different vantage points and spectate the finals.

    • Board the Jewel at Lincoln Harbor/Weehawken promptly at 12:00pm.
    • Transportation and parking is NOT included.
    • Some food and drinks will be provided. Cash bar is available for those interested.
    • The Jewel will return to Lincoln Harbor/Weehawken at approximately 4:30pm.

Monday, May 09

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Mon, May 09, 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, May 09

  • 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, May 10

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Tue, May 10, 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, May 10

  • 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.

Wednesday, May 11

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

  • 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 14

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $30.00
    When:
    Sat, May 14, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    Seeing in Black and White: A Monochrome Journey with Martin Bluhm
    Instructor:
    Martin Bluhm
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Black and white photography is the most classic form of expression. Instead of color, the focus is on shapes, patterns, contrast, lighting, and tonal range. There are several methods to make a good B&W photo.

    In this class, photographer Martin Bluhm will cover black and white film photography, methods to do digital black and white processing, and a short introduction to infrared photography. The provided examples will show how to see in monochrome, and which scenes are most suitable for black and white!

Sunday, May 15

  • 11:30AM
    Our Price: $99.00
    When:
    Sun, May 15, 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, May 16

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Mon, May 16, 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 16

  • 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.

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