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Sunday, Feb 25 - 11

Sunday, February 25

  • 12:00PM
    When:
    Sun, Feb 25, 12:00PM - 01:30PM
    *FREE RSVP* Stalking and Shooting the Northern Lights with Dr. Bill Gutsch
    Instructor:
    Dr. William Gutsch
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Few phenomena in nature are as beautiful, intriguing and mesmerizing as the Northern Lights. In this workshop, astronomer and photographer Dr. William Gutsch will show and explain how explosive eruptions on the sun and holes in the sun’s atmosphere can lead to dazzling displays of the Northern and Southern Lights on earth.

    He will also give tips on when and where to travel to see the aurora, as well as suggestions for choosing the right equipment to take the best still and time lapse images. Pictures from his recent trip to shoot the Northern Lights in the Arctic will be shown.

    In addition, Dr. Gutsch will also speak about an upcoming photo opportunity of a lifetime: a Northern Lights Photo Adventure in Tromso, "The Aurora Capital of the World"!  Click here for more information about the adventure.

Monday, February 26

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $75.00
    When:
    Mon, Feb 26, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    Intro to Flash Photography (Hoboken)
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    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, February 26

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

    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, February 27

  • 11:00AM
    Intro to Flash Photography

    Class Code: UUU207

    Our Price: $75.00
    When:
    Tue, Feb 27, 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.

    If you want to register for this class at Hoboken, click here.

Tuesday, February 27

  • 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.

    If you want to register for this class at Hoboken, click here.

Saturday, March 03

  • 10:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Sat, Mar 03, 10:00AM - 03:00PM
    Philadelphia Museum of Art with Michael Downey
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    From the designs of Charles Eames and Patricia Urquiola to 1960s Pop Art psychedelia, the art of the Philadelphia Museum of Art can provide great inspiration to your vision and help improve your photography. Join Michael Downey through the exhibits here, as well as the ones within the Rodin Museum and the Perelman Building.

    *Limited to 15 registrants.
    *Meet Michael at the Lenfest Hall inside the West Entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
    *Includes: Museum admissions and 30-minute class on low light photography and shooting in museums.

    *Michael will provide photographic support until 3:00pm. You are welcome to stay until closing if you'd like.
    *No flash photography or tripods allowed.

Monday, March 05

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Mon, Mar 05, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    Understanding Your Camera I: The Basics (Hoboken)
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

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

    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, March 05

  • 06:30PM
    Our Price: $49.00
    Understanding Your Camera I: The Basics (Hoboken)
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

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

    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, March 06

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Tue, Mar 06, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    Understanding Your Camera I: The Basics (Hoboken)
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

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

    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, March 06

  • 06:30PM
    Our Price: $49.00
    Understanding Your Camera I: The Basics (Hoboken)
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

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

    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, March 07

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Wed, Mar 07, 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, March 07

  • 06:30PM
    Our Price: $196.00
    When:
    Wed, Mar 07, 06:30PM - 08:00PM
    Mastering Adobe Lightroom with Joe Brady
    Instructor:
    Joe Brady
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Adobe Lightroom is an important software to master as it is both easy to use and powerful in its editing and organization capabilities. It's equally important to make sure that your images are organized in a way that makes adding new images easy and allows you to quickly find any image in your library of photographs. This four-part series takes you from the beginning. Starting with getting organized, you will learn about each of Lightroom's Modules and have an introduction to the tools available. Each successive class will take you from basic to intermediate to advanced edits of both Landscape and Portrait images and will end with getting your images printed from both your own desktop printer and from a photo lab. Once you master Lightroom, you are sure to find it your go-to place for many of your complete photo edits. 

    Includes 4 Wednesday evening classes:
    · Class One: March 7th (6:30pm - 8:00pm)
    · Class Two: March 14th (6:30pm - 8:00pm)
    · Class Three: March 21st (6:30pm - 8:00pm)
    · Class Four: April 4th (6:30pm - 8:00pm)

    *Specific topics for each class session are detailed below.
    *Classes will take place in the main classroom (not the digital lab). You may bring your own laptop to follow along, but it is NOT necessary.
    *Classes can also be purchased a la carte at $59 per class. To do so, please email university@uniquephoto.com or call 973-377-6454.

Wednesday, March 07

  • 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, March 08

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Thu, Mar 08, 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, March 08

  • 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, March 10

  • 10:00AM
    Our Price: $59.00
    When:
    Sat, Mar 10, 10:00AM - 02:00PM
    Macro Photography at Longwood Gardens with Michael Downey
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    It's a fine time to exercise your macro photography at Longwood Gardens with Michael Downey!

    Their Conservatory is always filled with color, texture, form, and surprise, but when dozens of Longwood horticulturists are invited to express their passion for orchids (combined with an incomparable level of dedication and creativity), you have something that truly transcends description. Under the sparkling glass ceiling of the historic Orangery are a half-dozen opulent orbs boasting a bounty of blooms in the purest white. Chartreuse Cymbidium orchids sprout from an orange carpet of Seemannia to create a moment that will take your breath away. Longwood's Conservatory is one of the world's great greenhouse structures. It shelters 20 indoor gardens and 5,500 types of plants. At present, there are 195,668 square feet—or 4.5 acres—of covered display, production, and research greenhouses.

    A leisurely stroll through the display areas takes about 1½ hours and covers about ½ mile. We'll start with a brief lesson covering macro photography and photographing flowers. Michael will have accessories and tools that will help with your results!

    *Registration includes admission.
    *Please meet Michael at the Visitor's Center and Garden Shop.

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