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Monday, Jul 23 - 06

Monday, July 23

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

    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, July 23

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

    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, July 24

  • 06:00PM
    Our Price: $299.00
    When:
    Sun, Jul 29, 05:15AM - 08:00PM
    Tue, Jul 24 6:00PM - 8:00PM
    Festival of Ballooning: VIP Registration with Balloon Ride
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey for a photo workshop featuring the annual QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning, the most photographed event on the East Coast! Don't miss out on capturing the breathtaking visuals of hot air balloons from around the world!

    VIP Registration includes:
    • Instructional seminar on Tuesday, July 24th (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
    • (1) Festival of Ballooning admission ticket
    • (1) Special "Behind the Scenes" field access pass
    • (1) VIP Parking Pass
    • (1) Balloon Ride on Saturday (6:30am Launch) or Sunday (6:30am Launch)

    Please plan to arrive at the festival by 5:15am. You may leave the Balloon Festival at any time after the balloon ride.

    *There are only 20 spots per day/launch, so please choose carefully. Once it gets closer to the festival, we will NOT be able to make any changes.
    *Tickets and passes will be handed out at the seminar. If you cannot attend, please email university@uniquephoto.com to arrange another pick-up time.

    *
    Click here for directions to the festival.
    * Michael Downey will be around the launch area during each launch time if you'd like to meet up with him and other registrants.

Tuesday, July 24

  • Sold Out!
    06:00PM
    Our Price: $299.00
    When:
    Sat, Jul 28, 05:15AM - 10:00PM
    Tue, Jul 24 6:00PM - 8:00PM

    Sold Out!

  • Sorry, this item is currently unavailable
  • Festival of Ballooning: VIP Registration with Balloon Ride
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey for a photo workshop featuring the annual QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning, the most photographed event on the East Coast! Don't miss out on capturing the breathtaking visuals of hot air balloons from around the world!

    VIP Registration includes:
    • Instructional seminar on Tuesday, July 24th (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
    • (1) Festival of Ballooning admission ticket
    • (1) Special "Behind the Scenes" field access pass
    • (1) VIP Parking Pass
    • (1) Balloon Ride on Saturday (6:30am Launch) or Sunday (6:30am Launch)

    Please plan to arrive at the festival by 5:15am. You may leave the Balloon Festival at any time after the balloon ride.

    *There are only 20 spots per day/launch, so please choose carefully. Once it gets closer to the festival, we will NOT be able to make any changes.
    *Tickets and passes will be handed out at the seminar. If you cannot attend, please email university@uniquephoto.com to arrange another pick-up time.

    *
    Click here for directions to the festival.
    * Michael Downey will be around the launch area during each launch time if you'd like to meet up with him and other registrants.

Wednesday, July 25

  • 06:00PM
    Our Price: $99.00
    When:
    Fri, Jul 27, 01:00PM - 10:00PM
    Wed, Jul 25 6:00PM - 8:00PM
    Festival of Ballooning: General Registration with Behind the Scenes Pass
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey for a photo workshop at the annual QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning, the most photographed event on the East Coast!  Don't miss out on capturing the breathtaking visuals of hot air balloons from around the world!

    General Registration Includes:
    • Instructional seminar on Wednesday, July 25th (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
    • (1) Balloon Festival admission ticket for Friday (6:30pm Launch), Saturday (6:30am Launch), or Sunday (6:30am Launch)
    • (1) "Behind the Scenes" field access pass for the selected day's launch

    For 6:30am launches, please arrive at the Balloon Festival by 5:45am.
    You may leave the Balloon Festival at any time on the day that you choose.

    *There are only 20 spots per day/launch, so please choose carefully. Once it gets closer to the festival, we will NOT be able to make any changes.
    *Tickets and passes will be handed out at the seminar. If you cannot attend, please email university@uniquephoto.com to arrange another pick-up time.

    *
    Click here for directions to the festival.
    *Parking is NOT included and will cost $10 per vehicle at the festival.
    *Michael Downey will be around the launch area during each launch time if you'd like to meet up with him and other registrants.

Wednesday, July 25

  • Sold Out!
    06:00PM
    Our Price: $99.00
    When:
    Sat, Jul 28, 05:45AM - 10:00PM
    Wed, Jul 25 6:00PM - 8:00PM

    Sold Out!

  • Sorry, this item is currently unavailable
  • Festival of Ballooning: General Registration with Behind the Scenes Pass
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey for a photo workshop at the annual QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning, the most photographed event on the East Coast!  Don't miss out on capturing the breathtaking visuals of hot air balloons from around the world!

    General Registration Includes:
    • Instructional seminar on Wednesday, July 25th (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
    • (1) Balloon Festival admission ticket for Friday (6:30pm Launch), Saturday (6:30am Launch), or Sunday (6:30am Launch)
    • (1) "Behind the Scenes" field access pass for the selected day's launch

    For 6:30am launches, please arrive at the Balloon Festival by 5:45am.
    You may leave the Balloon Festival at any time on the day that you choose.

    *There are only 20 spots per day/launch, so please choose carefully. Once it gets closer to the festival, we will NOT be able to make any changes.
    *Tickets and passes will be handed out at the seminar. If you cannot attend, please email university@uniquephoto.com to arrange another pick-up time.

    *
    Click here for directions to the festival.
    *Parking is NOT included and will cost $10 per vehicle at the festival.
    *Michael Downey will be around the launch area during each launch time if you'd like to meet up with him and other registrants.

Wednesday, July 25

  • 06:00PM
    Our Price: $99.00
    When:
    Sun, Jul 29, 05:45AM - 08:00PM
    Wed, Jul 25 6:00PM - 8:00PM
    Festival of Ballooning: General Registration with Behind the Scenes Pass
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey for a photo workshop at the annual QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning, the most photographed event on the East Coast!  Don't miss out on capturing the breathtaking visuals of hot air balloons from around the world!

    General Registration Includes:
    • Instructional seminar on Wednesday, July 25th (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
    • (1) Balloon Festival admission ticket for Friday (6:30pm Launch), Saturday (6:30am Launch), or Sunday (6:30am Launch)
    • (1) "Behind the Scenes" field access pass for the selected day's launch

    For 6:30am launches, please arrive at the Balloon Festival by 5:45am.
    You may leave the Balloon Festival at any time on the day that you choose.

    *There are only 20 spots per day/launch, so please choose carefully. Once it gets closer to the festival, we will NOT be able to make any changes.
    *Tickets and passes will be handed out at the seminar. If you cannot attend, please email university@uniquephoto.com to arrange another pick-up time.

    *
    Click here for directions to the festival.
    *Parking is NOT included and will cost $10 per vehicle at the festival.
    *Michael Downey will be around the launch area during each launch time if you'd like to meet up with him and other registrants.

Thursday, July 26

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Thu, Jul 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, July 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, July 27

  • 01:00PM
    Our Price: $99.00
    When:
    Fri, Jul 27, 01:00PM - 10:00PM
    Wed, Jul 25 6:00PM - 8:00PM
    Festival of Ballooning: General Registration with Behind the Scenes Pass
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey for a photo workshop at the annual QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning, the most photographed event on the East Coast!  Don't miss out on capturing the breathtaking visuals of hot air balloons from around the world!

    General Registration Includes:
    • Instructional seminar on Wednesday, July 25th (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
    • (1) Balloon Festival admission ticket for Friday (6:30pm Launch), Saturday (6:30am Launch), or Sunday (6:30am Launch)
    • (1) "Behind the Scenes" field access pass for the selected day's launch

    For 6:30am launches, please arrive at the Balloon Festival by 5:45am.
    You may leave the Balloon Festival at any time on the day that you choose.

    *There are only 20 spots per day/launch, so please choose carefully. Once it gets closer to the festival, we will NOT be able to make any changes.
    *Tickets and passes will be handed out at the seminar. If you cannot attend, please email university@uniquephoto.com to arrange another pick-up time.

    *
    Click here for directions to the festival.
    *Parking is NOT included and will cost $10 per vehicle at the festival.
    *Michael Downey will be around the launch area during each launch time if you'd like to meet up with him and other registrants.

Friday, July 27

  • Sold Out!
    06:00PM
    Our Price: $125.00
    When:
    Fri, Jul 27, 06:00PM - 10:00PM

    Sold Out!

  • Sorry, this item is currently unavailable
  • Moon Photography Shoot with Jennifer Khordi
    Instructor:
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Join Jennifer Khordi for a moon photography shoot at Eagle Rock Reservation (Prospect Avenue and Eagle Rock Avenue West Orange, NJ 07052)!

    After some instruction on shooting techniques and camera settings, attendees will photograph the moon as it lines up perfectly with the World Trade Center!

    Please bring the following gear for the shoot:
    • Zoom lens of at least 300mm (or teleconverter equivalent)
    • Remote trigger
    • Steady tripod (no travel tripods)

    *Limited to 7 registrants per session.
    *Please meet Jennifer in the parking lot.

Saturday, July 28

  • Sold Out!
    05:15AM
    Our Price: $299.00
    When:
    Sat, Jul 28, 05:15AM - 10:00PM
    Tue, Jul 24 6:00PM - 8:00PM

    Sold Out!

  • Sorry, this item is currently unavailable
  • Festival of Ballooning: VIP Registration with Balloon Ride
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey for a photo workshop featuring the annual QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning, the most photographed event on the East Coast! Don't miss out on capturing the breathtaking visuals of hot air balloons from around the world!

    VIP Registration includes:
    • Instructional seminar on Tuesday, July 24th (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
    • (1) Festival of Ballooning admission ticket
    • (1) Special "Behind the Scenes" field access pass
    • (1) VIP Parking Pass
    • (1) Balloon Ride on Saturday (6:30am Launch) or Sunday (6:30am Launch)

    Please plan to arrive at the festival by 5:15am. You may leave the Balloon Festival at any time after the balloon ride.

    *There are only 20 spots per day/launch, so please choose carefully. Once it gets closer to the festival, we will NOT be able to make any changes.
    *Tickets and passes will be handed out at the seminar. If you cannot attend, please email university@uniquephoto.com to arrange another pick-up time.

    *
    Click here for directions to the festival.
    * Michael Downey will be around the launch area during each launch time if you'd like to meet up with him and other registrants.

Saturday, July 28

  • Sold Out!
    05:45AM
    Our Price: $99.00
    When:
    Sat, Jul 28, 05:45AM - 10:00PM
    Wed, Jul 25 6:00PM - 8:00PM

    Sold Out!

  • Sorry, this item is currently unavailable
  • Festival of Ballooning: General Registration with Behind the Scenes Pass
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey for a photo workshop at the annual QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning, the most photographed event on the East Coast!  Don't miss out on capturing the breathtaking visuals of hot air balloons from around the world!

    General Registration Includes:
    • Instructional seminar on Wednesday, July 25th (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
    • (1) Balloon Festival admission ticket for Friday (6:30pm Launch), Saturday (6:30am Launch), or Sunday (6:30am Launch)
    • (1) "Behind the Scenes" field access pass for the selected day's launch

    For 6:30am launches, please arrive at the Balloon Festival by 5:45am.
    You may leave the Balloon Festival at any time on the day that you choose.

    *There are only 20 spots per day/launch, so please choose carefully. Once it gets closer to the festival, we will NOT be able to make any changes.
    *Tickets and passes will be handed out at the seminar. If you cannot attend, please email university@uniquephoto.com to arrange another pick-up time.

    *
    Click here for directions to the festival.
    *Parking is NOT included and will cost $10 per vehicle at the festival.
    *Michael Downey will be around the launch area during each launch time if you'd like to meet up with him and other registrants.

Sunday, July 29

  • 05:15AM
    Our Price: $299.00
    When:
    Sun, Jul 29, 05:15AM - 08:00PM
    Tue, Jul 24 6:00PM - 8:00PM
    Festival of Ballooning: VIP Registration with Balloon Ride
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey for a photo workshop featuring the annual QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning, the most photographed event on the East Coast! Don't miss out on capturing the breathtaking visuals of hot air balloons from around the world!

    VIP Registration includes:
    • Instructional seminar on Tuesday, July 24th (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
    • (1) Festival of Ballooning admission ticket
    • (1) Special "Behind the Scenes" field access pass
    • (1) VIP Parking Pass
    • (1) Balloon Ride on Saturday (6:30am Launch) or Sunday (6:30am Launch)

    Please plan to arrive at the festival by 5:15am. You may leave the Balloon Festival at any time after the balloon ride.

    *There are only 20 spots per day/launch, so please choose carefully. Once it gets closer to the festival, we will NOT be able to make any changes.
    *Tickets and passes will be handed out at the seminar. If you cannot attend, please email university@uniquephoto.com to arrange another pick-up time.

    *
    Click here for directions to the festival.
    * Michael Downey will be around the launch area during each launch time if you'd like to meet up with him and other registrants.

Sunday, July 29

  • 05:45AM
    Our Price: $99.00
    When:
    Sun, Jul 29, 05:45AM - 08:00PM
    Wed, Jul 25 6:00PM - 8:00PM
    Festival of Ballooning: General Registration with Behind the Scenes Pass
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey for a photo workshop at the annual QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning, the most photographed event on the East Coast!  Don't miss out on capturing the breathtaking visuals of hot air balloons from around the world!

    General Registration Includes:
    • Instructional seminar on Wednesday, July 25th (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
    • (1) Balloon Festival admission ticket for Friday (6:30pm Launch), Saturday (6:30am Launch), or Sunday (6:30am Launch)
    • (1) "Behind the Scenes" field access pass for the selected day's launch

    For 6:30am launches, please arrive at the Balloon Festival by 5:45am.
    You may leave the Balloon Festival at any time on the day that you choose.

    *There are only 20 spots per day/launch, so please choose carefully. Once it gets closer to the festival, we will NOT be able to make any changes.
    *Tickets and passes will be handed out at the seminar. If you cannot attend, please email university@uniquephoto.com to arrange another pick-up time.

    *
    Click here for directions to the festival.
    *Parking is NOT included and will cost $10 per vehicle at the festival.
    *Michael Downey will be around the launch area during each launch time if you'd like to meet up with him and other registrants.

Sunday, July 29

  • 11:30AM
    Our Price: $99.00
    When:
    Sun, Jul 29, 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 Sunday? In this intensive full-day class, master all of the tips, tricks, and techniques in our most popular trio of classes: 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, vouchers cannot be used.

Saturday, August 04

  • 03:30PM
    2+ for $174.50 1 for $199.00
    When:
    Sat, Aug 04, 03:30PM - 09:00PM
    2 Rivers, 5 Bridges, and Lighthouses Photography Cruise
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Our Photography Cruise is back again, now with the addition of lighthouses! Don't miss out on this exciting photography experience with Michael Downey.

    SEMINAR: Wednesday, July 18th (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
    Michael will explain how to capture mesmerizing scenery and you'll be able to put these skills to use the next evening, capturing our area's most stunning bridges and historical landmarks.

    *If you miss the seminar, no worries -- you can still attend the cruise and capture great images with Michael's help!

    CRUISE: Saturday, August 4th (3:30pm - 9:00pm)
    Everyone will meet up at Port Imperial (4800 Ave at Port Imperial, Weehawken, NJ 07086) promptly at 3:30pm. Once aboard, you'll enjoy drinks and sandwiches while sailing through the Hudson and East rivers, stopping at various locations where you can capture amazing photographs of the the G.W. Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, Verrazano Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the USS Intrepid, and several nearby lighthouses while circling around all of Manhattan. Models will also be on-board to offer additional photo opportunities!
    *We apologize for any inconvenience, but this cruise was moved from 7/21 to 8/4 due to the weather forecast. Please check your email if you're currently registered.


     

    Each registrant will receive a $25 Unique Gift Card!

Saturday, August 04

  • 08:00PM
    Our Price: $199.00
    When:
    Sat, Aug 04, 08:00PM - 10:00PM
    Underwater Model Shoot with Ben Lowy (Sony)
    Instructor:
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Join Sony Artisan Ben Lowy for an on-location, hands-on underwater shoot with models! Learn about the gear you'll need to protect your camera underwater, how to light for environmental portraits, and how Ben got the shots featured on this listing. Attendees will then be split into smaller groups, taking turns shooting underwater with Ben's assistance.

    *Limited to 10 registrants!
    *We will provide some Sony cameras and underwater housing units.
    *We will have some masks/snorkels and weight belts to share, but please feel free to bring your own.
    *This will take place at a private, residential pool near Fairfield, and its location will be sent out via email the week of the shoot. Keep an eye on your email!
    *Please be prepared and aware that shooting underwater may be physically exhausting.
    *There will be a trained lifeguard present for everyone's safety.


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Monday, August 06

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

Monday, August 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.

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