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- Mon, Feb 08 11:00AM - 1:00PM
- Mon, Feb 08 6:30PM - 8:30PM
- Tue, Feb 09 11:00AM - 1:00PM
- Tue, Feb 09 6:30PM - 8:30PM
- Wed, Feb 10 11:00AM - 1:00PM
- Wed, Feb 10 6:30PM - 8:30PM
- Sat, Feb 13 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Next Class: Feb 08, 2016
Class Code: UUU103
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.
Next Class: Feb 15, 2016
Class Code: UUU200
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.
Next Class: Feb 22, 2016
Class Code: UUU201
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.
Next Class: Feb 25, 2016
Class Code: UUU035
Unique Photo® and Adventures in Photography (AIP) would like to invite you to our new monthly meetups! On the last Thursday of each month, registrants will meet at Unique® for networking, equipment swaps, a pizza dinner, and presentations by special guest speakers. Please scroll down further to see what's in store for the next meeting!
* Last Thursday of each month is the regular meeting time. Due to holidays and other circumstances, please check this listing in case the meeting date/time is changed for any given month.
* Registrants have the option of attending the whole meeting or just the featured speaker presentation. Registration fee will remain the same.
*Registrants will receive their $10 tokens when signing in for the presentation.
2/25/16 Meeting Sponsored By
Featured Speaker: TBA
Next Class: Mar 01, 2016
Class Code: UUU207
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.
Next Class: Mar 06, 2016
Class Code: UUU156
You’ve got the latest and greatest camera, you take great photos, and now you want to take the next step and get paid for your creativity and work. The easiest entry into selling your photos is via Microstock. Jim DeLillo will take you through the actions necessary to get your photos accepted and start selling on sites like iStock, Dreamstime, and Shutterstock.
Following his instruction you can be well on your way to seeing your photos online, credited, and ultimately sold and downloaded within days!
Next Class: Mar 19, 2016
Class Code: UUU433
*FREE SEMINAR - RSVP NOW*
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 7-day Photo Adventure in Tromso, "The Aurora Capital of the World"! Click here for more information about the adventure.
Class Code: UUU493
Join Adobe Certified Instructor Blake Taylor for this intensive 5 week, hands-on class that will introduce you to the latest version of Adobe Photoshop CC 2015! Even if this is the very first time you’ve ever worked in Photoshop, the class will start with the very basics. You'll learn how to open up Photoshop and how to bring a Raw image into Photoshop by way of Camera Raw, as well as the basics of image enhancements. Once you are comfortable with the basics, you will begin to learn more advanced techniques, from creating selections and masks in order to enhance just parts of a photo to learning about blending modes to creating adjustment layers. You will also spend lots of time experimenting on your own with your personal photos. By the end of the 5 weeks, you will have lots of information so that you can better teach yourself how to make your photos look their best!
** IMPORTANT: Due to the inclement weather forecast for Saturday, January 23rd, we will be postponing the start of the course by a week. Here is the updated schedule:
Registration Includes 5 Saturday Sessions:
January 30th 2016 (11:00am - 1:00pm)
February 6th 2016 (11:00am - 1:00pm)
February 13th 2016 (11:00am - 1:00pm)
February 20th 2016 (11:00am - 1:00pm)
February 27th 2016 (11:00am - 1:00pm)
WHAT TO BRING: Each student will need a notebook (paper) and some type of storage and transfer media for image files to bring to and from class. Thumb drives or external pocket hard drives are all suitable.
* Seating is limited to 12 students.
* Our digital lab has 12 MAC desktops. If you'd prefer to bring your own laptop, please let us know ahead of time by emailing email@example.com.
Next Class: Feb 18, 2016
Class Code: UUU038
Come experience the future of DSLR performance!
You're invited to join us for a special Nikon D5 | D500 Launch Event. Test drive these thrilling new cameras, speak with Nikon product experts and our knowledgable staff and enjoy time with your fellow photographers.
Show Floor Reception: There will be food, drinks, and demos on the show floor from 5:30pm - 8:30pm.
Presentation Sessions: Attendees may RSVP for ONE of the following presentation sessions in the main classroom. Seating for each session is limited. The first 12 attendees at the door for each session will also receive a special gift exclusive to this event!
• 4:30pm - 5:30pm
• 5:30pm - 6:30pm
• 6:30pm - 7:30pm
• 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Next Class: Feb 27, 2016
Class Code: UUU358
Join award winning photographer Rick Friedman for his "Location Lighting Workshop" with stunning models! This hands-on workshop is designed for wedding photographers, photojournalists, portrait photographers, and serious amateurs. At the end of this seminar, you will know how to create elaborate lighting setups that you can take anywhere.
If you attend Rick's class, you can plan on leaving feeling empowered to capture great images no matter what lighting situation you come up against! This workshop begins with creating interesting light with one speedlight, progresses through using multiple speedlights with different light modifiers, and ends with mixing both speedlights and natural light.
* Please bring your camera, lenses, on-camera flashes, notebook, pen, and a lunch or snack.
* Rick will instruct using both Nikon and Canon systems.
WHAT YOU SHOULD ALREADY KNOW: Please have an understanding of ISO, shutter speed, aperture (FStop), and the function buttons of your speedlight. Please be able to access these functions in your camera.
Next Class: Mar 12, 2016
Class Code: UUU405
Capture some amazing images from Brooklyn of Manhattan at sunset. Michael Downey will teach a quick "Capturing for HDR" class and then everyone will start shooting! You'll create images from Brooklyn Bridge Park Main St. and then you'll capture the sunset behind Manhattan from the other side of The Brooklyn Bridge.
Come out early to spy out several good locations! Michael will be at the North end of Brooklyn Bridge Park - Main Street, next to Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory.
What to Bring: Please bring a tripod and a remote shutter release; you're going to need them!
Next Class: Mar 17, 2016
Class Code: UUU516
Photo opportunities of a lifetime can be yours! Join Unique Photo® and Tamron for a unique experience watching and photographing packs of Tundra, Timber, and Arctic wolves at the Lakota Wolf Preserve!
Attendees will have numerous opportunities to get unobstructed photos of the wolves in a natural setting through the "portal openings" in the fencing that surrounds the preserve. This setting provides a stress-free environment and allows attendees to get the best possible shots. In addition, the preserve is also home to a few bobcats and foxes!
Before returning to Unique, everyone will be taken to Brook Hollow Winery for a wine tasting!
Thursday, March 17th (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
123 US Hwy 46 West
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Sunday, March 20th (6:00am - 1:30pm)
Lakota Wolf Preserve
89 Mt. Pleasant Road
Columbia, NJ 07832
* Only 30 spots are available, so reserve your spot early!
* You MUST be 16 years or older to attend the excursion.
* You MUST be 21 years or older to participate in the wine tasting.
* Tamron Loaner Lenses will be available for use during the excursion!
* Transportation is included. The bus will leave from Unique Photo at 6:00am and return to Unique Photo at approximately 1:30pm.
* Excursion is rain or shine. In case of severely inclement weather, you will be notified ASAP.
Next Class: May 05, 2016
Class Code: UUU511
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:
• 6:00pm: 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 - 6:00am 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.
* 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.
Next Class: Oct 28, 2016
Class Code: UUU434
Unique Photo® has once again teamed up with group of night sky photography experts to give you an amazing opportunity to travel above the Arctic Circle, seek the Northern Lights, and explore the fantastic landscape of Arctic Norway.
For 7 days and 6 nights (October 28th - November 5th), you’ll be based in Tromso, Norway – the “Aurora Capital of the World”. Most of the city (population: 72,000) is on an island surrounded by majestic mountain vistas and views of the fjords. By night and day – it’s a haven for photographers.
Included: Airfare from Newark to Oslo and Tromso via SAS (Scandinavian Airlines), hotel, breakfasts, and luxury coach on four nights.
Scroll down and read the OVERVIEW below for hotel, booking, and additional important information.
Pricing is subject to change after certain dates. Please refer to the "REGISTRATION RATES & INFO" section of the description below for details.