Expo 2018 Classes

$10 class token

Get a $10 token when you purchase ANY expo class before or during the expo.
Token uses:

  • Use toward any in-store purchase.
  • Use to register for another expo class (and receive another $10 token).
  • Use toward food purchases from food trucks.
 
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  • EXPO: Canon Clean and Check Service

    Class Code: UUU041

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Stop by the Canon room during our Expo for a fully-detailed check and clean of your Canon cameras and/or lenses! Technicans from the Canon Professional Services team will be providing this service each day of the Expo, so register early and don't miss out!

    Canon Clean & Check Hours:
    Fri, June 8th (10:00am - 5:30pm) • Last Drop-off: 4:30pm
    Sat, June 9th (10:00am - 5:30pm) • Last Drop-off: 4:30pm
    Sun, June 10th (10:00am - 5:00pm) • Last Drop-off: 4:00pm
    Walk-ups, if available, will be accepted during the final hour of service each day.

    Canon Clean & Check Terms:
    Techs will be servicing Canon camera bodies and lenses only.
    • Please register prior to the Expo! Walk-ins subject to availability.
    • Limit of (2) items per customer. You may bring a camera body and a lens, two camera bodies, or two lenses.
    • Items will be taken on a first come, first served basis.
    • It may take up to a few hours for service to be completed.
    • Techs can only service a limited number of items each day.
    • Some items, due to age, may not qualify for service.


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  • EXPO 3-Day Show Pass: June 8th, 9th, and 10th

    Class Code: UUU700

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    RSVP for this 3-Day Show Pass and attend our Photo Expo for free at the Unique Photo® Superstore (123 US Hwy 46 West, Fairfield, NJ 07004). Each day will feature different photographic opportunities, classes, raffles, and much more. Join us for one, two, or all three days of the Expo!

    EXPO SHOW FLOOR HOURS
    Friday, June 8th: 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Saturday, June 9th: 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Sunday, June 10th: 10:00am - 5:00pm

    • Learn from the World's Best Photographers 
    • Explore and Experience Photo Excursions 
    • Interact with Manufacturer Representatives 
    • Shop and Take Advantage of Incredible Sales 
    • Enjoy Surprises, Raffles, and More


    Our Expo 2018 class schedule will be posted here shortly. Please note that separate registration is required for all Expo classes. They are $10 each and you'll receive a $10 Unique Photo Token for each registration. Tokens may be used for in-store purchases (even after the Expo is over!) and lunch at the food trucks during the Expo.

    • 06/09/18 Sat, 10:00AM - 6:00PM 06/10/18 Sun, 10:00AM - 5:00PM

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  • EXPO: Capturing Beauty and Culture in Indian Weddings with Charmi Pena

    Class Code: UUU7241

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    The growth of Indian immigrants in the US has meant the growth of lavish luxury Indian weddings! Don't book one without knowing how to meaningfully capture this elaborate and beautiful culture. Join Nikon Ambassador Charmi Peña as she breaks down these multi-day affairs so that the next time you have an inquiry, you'll be ready to take it on!


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  • EXPO: Photoshop Basics - Tools Palette with Blake Taylor

    Class Code: UUU742

    Instructor: 
    Blake Taylor
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    If you're still relatively new to Adobe Photoshop CC and its interface, join Adobe Certified Instructor Blake Taylor for a lesson on the tools palette/panel!

    In this EXPO digital lab class, Blake will go through the tools one by one, from selection and cropping to painting, retouching, and much more.

    Our Price: $10.00
  • EXPO: Tips for New Jersey Monthlys Cover Search Contest with Laura Baer

    Class Code: UUU7109

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Unique Photo and New Jersey Monthly magazine have teamed up for the 2018 Cover Search Contest! Get your original photo of New Jersey published on the cover of New Jersey Monthly and win special prizes. All photographers, from amateurs to professionals, are encouraged to submit their best photo representing their photographic skill and unique, compelling, unusual, and/or beautiful images of life in the Garden State.

    If you're thinking about entering the contest, don't miss this presentation with New Jersey Monthly Creative Director Laura Baer and Editor Ken Schlager! They will be giving some valuable tips and insights on the process of creating a magazine cover and what judges may be looking for in the winning entries.

    Click here for more info on the contest, its rules, and the amazing prizes!

    Our Price: $10.00
  • EXPO: The Nikon D850 with Alex Podstawski (Nikon)

    Class Code: UUU7009

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    The Nikon D850 is a camera designed for the fine details, at high speeds, and in any lighting condition. Learn how to get the most out of Nikons newest FX camera with the D850 Tips and Tricks class. This camera is standout for combining the best of both worlds in high speed and high resolution photography.

    Join Nikon Technical Sales Representative Alex Podstawski for a class that will cover a wide range of topics, starting with the very basics of autofocus operation, to more advanced subjects like the use of wireless flash and more. There is something for everyone with the D850 and this class is no different; all skill levels are welcome to attend!


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  • EXPO: Controlling Light to Save Your Shoot with Frank Doorhof (Hensel)

    Class Code: UUU7246

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    In this 90-minute live shoot, Frank will show you some really cool lighting tips and tricks and explain the theory behind them. "Most photographers let the lighting controlled them, while in essence you should control the lighting." Without a doubt this is the motto that Frank lives and works by and he will show you how to master your model shoot without breaking the bank.


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  • EXPO: Lightroom Basics - Library Module with Blake Taylor

    Class Code: UUU760

    Instructor: 
    Blake Taylor
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    In Lightroom, the Library module is where you view, sort, manage, organize, compare, and rate the photos in your catalog. It’s your home base for working with photos after importing them into Lightroom. 

    In this EXPO digital lab class, Adobe Certified Instructor Blake Taylor will cover the basic aspects of this module in Lightroom CC and demonstrate how to utilize and navigate through it effectively!

    Our Price: $10.00
  • EXPO: Stylized Outdoor Model Shoot with Rick Friedman

    Class Code: UUU7053

    Instructor: 
    Rick Friedman
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Rick Friedman for an outdoor shoot with our Expo models! Rick will be using off-camera flash, a variety of light modifiers, and props to create stylized portraits. Don't forget your cameras!

    Our Price: $10.00
  • EXPO: Lightroom Basics - Develop Module with Blake Taylor

    Class Code: UUU761

    Instructor: 
    Blake Taylor
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Lightroom's Develop module includes controls for globally adjusting the color and tonal scale of your photos, as well as for making local adjustments. 

    In this EXPO digital lab class, Adobe Certified Instructor Blake Taylor will go over the editing options found in the module of Lightroom CC and how to make non-destructive adjustments and edits!

    Our Price: $10.00
  • EXPO: The Power of Portrait Photography with Mike Corrado (Nikon)

    Class Code: UUU7014

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Nikon’s own Michael Corrado as he will you amazing ways to make fun and dynamic portraits of family, friends and all of the people you are destined to meet, and making those powerful portraits serve and even greater purpose. You’ll learn about the different Nikon camera settings and the NIKKOR lenses to choose in portrait photography along with discovering the best quality of light that flatters your subjects. You’ll understand how to approach and guide the people you want to photograph and simply let natural situations unfold to capture more telling, candid moments with incredible impact, energy and emotion.


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  • EXPO: Moon Photography with Jennifer Khordi

    Class Code: UUU7104

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    In this presentation, you'll see some of Jennifer Khordi's favorite moon shots over New York City. She'll cover her gear, her settings, and how she planned each shot!

    Our Price: $10.00
  • EXPO: Boxer Photo Shoot with Carlos Alvarado (Hensel)

    Class Code: UUU7056

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Hensel Ambassador Carlos Alvarado for a photo shoot with a boxer or two! Carlos will first teach you his techniques for setting up and shooting impactful and captivating images with studio lighting gear, provided by Hensel. Afterwards, you'll have a chance to photograph and create your own images!


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  • EXPO: How to Capture Stunning Dance and Performance Images with Ron Wyatt

    Class Code: UUU7242

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    If you want to really up your game when it comes to photographing actors, dancers, and other performers on and off the stage (whether at a Preschool or Carnegie Hall), this is a program you won’t want to miss. Ron Wyatt, International Photo Tour Leader and Two-Time Olympic Games Photographer, will cover a wide range of topics as he displays his inspiring work from two recent US tours with the Moscow Ballet.

    During this program, these and other topics will be covered:
    • How to prepare for a shoot, including what camera and lenses to consider.
    • What settings and focal lengths to use for your DSLR or Mirrorless cameras and lenses to help ensure sharp and striking photographs.
    • How to anticipate action and capture “decisive moments” with the help of continuous (burst) shooting.
    • A description of “Back Button Focus,” and why it can make a huge difference in your photography.
    • How to take portraits off-stage, with both on- and off-camera lighting.

    A selection of printed samples of Ron’s images will be shown, and questions will be taken from the audience during and after the presentation.

    Our Price: $10.00
  • EXPO: Photoshop Basics - Layers and Filters with Blake Taylor

    Class Code: UUU743

    Instructor: 
    Blake Taylor
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    In this EXPO digital lab class, Adobe Certified Instructor Blake Taylor will go over layers (what they are, how to create/move/duplicate/delete them, styles, and more) and filters (blur, sharpening, distorting, etc... and how to use them effectively) in Photoshop CC.

    Our Price: $10.00
  • EXPO: Landscape Photography from Your Backyard to the Grand Canyon (Tamron)

    Class Code: UUU7247

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Whether you are standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon or just trying to capture colorful flowers in your garden, this seminar will provide you with helpful hints on how to best capture your subjects. Ken Hubbard will help you see and manipulate light to create the right exposures, create powerful composition, and understand what lens to use and why!

    So, stop wondering, "Why don’t my images come out the way I want?" Join Ken as he shows you how to make the most of your photography.


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  • EXPO: Long Exposure Photography with Jamie Davidson (AIP)

    Class Code: UUU7102

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Whether you're looking at a few seconds or a few minutes (or more), long exposures have the potential to transform a seemingly ordinary scene into something special. Having the right tools and knowing how and when to use them (and getting out to practice) will add another dimension to your photography.

    This session will cover the tools needed and steps to follow for successful long exposures. Jamie will discuss equipment, including neutral density (ND) filters, and techniques and provide ideas and situations to be on the lookout for long exposures. Learn simple ways to calculate exposures, recognize potential for creating ethereal images using long exposures and practical ways to achieve best results. Wherever you are, there are subjects and situations that lend themselves to long exposures.

    Our Price: $10.00
  • EXPO: Outdoor Biker and Model Shoot with Rick Gerrity (Panasonic)

    Class Code: UUU7054

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Rick Gerrity for a special event at the Expo! UMSFL and Broken Past will be on the front lawn for a bike show and live music. Photographers, be ready to capture images of a variety of people, live bands, motorcycles, and our Expo models! Surprise guests galore. Don’t miss the chance for this one-time show!


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  • EXPO: Star Trails and Milky Way with Jennifer Khordi

    Class Code: UUU7105

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    In this presentation, you'll see some of Jennifer Khordi's favorite Milky Way and star trail images and learn about her gear, her settings, and how she planned each shot!

    Our Price: $10.00
  • EXPO: Digital Manipulation: How Much is Enough? with Nick Palmieri

    Class Code: UUU7107

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    In the world of modern digital photography we often become critical of images that have been digitally manipulated or "Photoshop-ed". This program with Nick Palmieri will review modern methods of digital manipulation and compare it to historical methods of image making.

    We will discuss "processing" versus "manipulation". We will also look at the value of plug-ins, actions, and advanced imaging programs in your photo preparation. We will spend time discussing (and possibly debating) the topic of when "enough is enough" and when manipulation "crosses the line". This program is meant to be fun and provoke thought.

    Our Price: $10.00
  • EXPO: Integrating Motion Into Your Creative Repertoire with Ben Moon (Sony)

    Class Code: UUU7238

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Making content that will stand out in today’s media saturated market is a ever evolving challenge. As a photographer, learning to utilize motion as a storytelling tool will both elevate your appeal to clients and also make you a more well rounded creative.

    Join Ben Moon as he offers his insights on strategies for producing meaningful video content. You'll explore the lessons learned in making Denali, a very personal short film about Ben and his dog that now has over 15 million views.


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  • EXPO: Creating Wow-Worthy Wedding Images with Laura Hicks (Olympus)

    Class Code: UUU7243

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Creating images that your clients love and cherish requires more than just taking a good picture. High-end wedding clients desire a professional that will take them through the entire process, give them an amazing experience, and provide them with the highest quality of imagery.

    In this class, you will learn how to create lasting relationships with your clients that lead to wow-worthy wedding imagery that lasts for generations! Laura Hicks will give you the key to having your clients falling in love with their wedding pictures every time they look at them.


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  • EXPO: The Stories We Are Seeking with Ami Vitale (Nikon)

    Class Code: UUU7240

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Ami Vitale has witnessed civil unrest and violence, but also surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit. She has lived in mud huts and war zones, contracted malaria, and donned a panda suit — all in keeping with her philosophy of “living the story."

    Follow Ami on her journey through nearly 100 countries, beginning with her Nikon FM2 and a hundred rolls of Tri-X, to today where she is using video, stills, and virtual reality... to bring people and wildlife closer to one another.


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  • EXPO: A Photographic Journey in Monowi, NE with Rick Gerrity (Panasonic)

    Class Code: UUU7245

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Rick Gerrity, a Panasonic/Lumix Global Ambassador, on a photographic journey in Monowi, NE, the smallest incorporated Ghost Town in the USA. Population: “1”. Elsie Eiler is the only remaining resident. Elsie owns and operates the Monowi Bar at 84 years young! We’ll explore all the old buildings and discuss the equipment and settings used to capture the images in natural light. You’ll also hear all the stories from the cattle ranchers and farmers from the surrounding towns who stop by the bar for drinks and meals.


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  • EXPO: New Products and Open Q and A with Jared Powers (Canon)

    Class Code: UUU7008

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Jared Powers, a Canon Product Educator, for an introduction to Canon's newest products! He'll discuss the features of the new EOS M50 mirrorless camer and the news 470 EX Ai speedlite, then answer any questions you may have during the "Ask a Canon Rep" Q&A portion of the class. Bring your questions!


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  • EXPO: Cityscapes and Panoramas from Dusk Till Dawn with Lazarus Baptiste

    Class Code: UUU7106

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Come meet the Baddest man to pick up a camera since Austin Power... The Nightographer Lazarus Baptiste!

    In this session you will get a preview of his 4-year-long project NYCANDI. Images from this project have been featured in Vienna, Austria, as a Massive World Record Contender, in New York at Photoplus, and in Cologne, Germany at Photokina. Lazarus will share the stories behind some of his most delicious images and will cover topics like Night Photography in NYC without getting mugged, the importance of printing, the move to mirrorless, shooting panoramas, post processing techniques and why size matters.

    Our Price: $10.00
  • EXPO: Creative Macro Photography with Jamie Davidson (AIP)

    Class Code: UUU7103

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    There's an artist lurking inside every photographer, whether they know it or not. In the arena of "smalls", macro photography has a way of drawing the artist out. Whether you love to shoot flowers, relegated rust, feathers, coins or nuts and bolts, how you choose to design your image can make all the difference. What tool you choose to use is equally influential. The most powerful tools of any artist/photographer are found within – life experience, interests and imagination. Balancing the serious and playful or the technical focus and going with the flow can be challenging. The beauty of macro photography is that it can be done anywhere, anytime, and it serves both the technician and the artist.

    In this session, Jamie will share her approach to macro photography, regardless of subject matter. The key is to "connect," and push yourself beyond perceived boundaries so that your images express your personal vision. Creative tools beyond the macro lens include Lensbaby optics (Velvet 56, Soft focus), making use of diopters (Canon 500D, Nikon 6T) and lighting techniques. Jamie will also discuss extending your vision beyond the camera with tools such as Topaz Impression, Texture Effect, and more. Your inner artist awaits.

    Our Price: $10.00
  • EXPO: Outdoor Ballerina and Model Shoot with Rick Friedman

    Class Code: UUU7055

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Rick Friedman for an outdoor shoot featuring two professionally trained ballerinas: Zoe and Camila!

    You'll have a chance to capture their elegant and powerful forms, and our Expo models will also be present to provide more shooting opportunities! Rick will be using off-camera flash, a variety of light modifiers, and props to create some amazing portraits. Don't forget your cameras!

    Our Price: $10.00
  • EXPO: Photographing a Solar Eclipse with Dr. William Gutsch

    Class Code: UUU7108

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Last August's total solar eclipse was spectacular, but the next one in the US isn't until 2024. So, astronomer and photographer Dr. William Gutsch and Unique Photo are prepared to whisk you off to Argentina for a total solar eclipse on July 2, 2019!

    In this seminar, Dr. Gutsch will talk about proper equipment for viewing and photographing a solar eclipse as well as details on our Argentine Eclipse Adventure with many exciting additional photo opportunities from the tango dens of Buenos Aires to a BBQ with gauchos on the pampas, wine tasting in the foothills of the Andes and spectacular Iguassu Falls on the Argentina-Brazil border.

    Dr. Gutsch, who, in addition, co-leads our annual Northern Lights treks to the Arctic, will also talk about those plans for 2019 and show examples of gorgeous stills and time lapses of the aurora along with tips on how to capture such images yourself.

    Our Price: $10.00
  • EXPO: The Art of Viral Photography with Jordan Matter

    Class Code: UUU7237

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Jordan Matter is a portrait and dance photographer in New York City, the author of the NY Times bestseller, Dancers Among Us, and the critically celebrated, Dancers After Dark. He is a viral phenomenon with over two million followers on social media. His YouTube series, the "10 Minute Photo Challenge", has been viewed over 100 million times.

    As a speaker, Matter has infectious energy and wit, and he uses his experiences as a photographer to illustrate a grander concept. He has made a career out of relying on the unknown to provide inspiration: "I can teach anyone how to learn to be lucky," he says. He will explain the art of spontaneity using viral videos and exciting behind-the-scenes stories from some of his most outrageous shoots. Matter will discuss at length specific techniques to highlight your images and build your social media presence. You will leave both informed and inspired.

    Our Price: $10.00
  • EXPO: Small Worlds Make Big Pictures: Art of Macro w. Ken Hubbard (Tamron)

    Class Code: UUU7200

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Understanding and successfully seeing the world through macro photography brings to life literally a new perspective. When considering the smaller scale, every detail plays a bigger role to identify the subject, decrease distraction, and create a truly impactful image. Through this seminar, Ken Hubbard will discuss how to use the equipment needed to successfully create macro images; composition and lighting; and common post production practices. Join us for this fun, creative photography topic that is accessible to every photographer!


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  • EXPO: Capturing Decisive Moments on the Street with Xyza Bacani (Fujifilm)

    Class Code: UUU7239

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Xyza Cruz Bacani is a Filipina Street and Documentary Photographer who has been featured in New York Times Lens Blog, CNN and various International media publication not only for her excellence in photography but also for her inspirational story.

    Join Xyza as she discusses how she captures the decisive moments on the street and how she uses the Fujifilm X system for her documentary photography.


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  • EXPO: Wedding Inspired Photo Shoot with Carlos Alvarado (Hensel)

    Class Code: UUU7057

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Hensel Ambassador Carlos Alvarado for a wedding inspired photo shoot with our Expo models! Carlos will first teach you his approach to engage and execute for a wedding day. Having the latest gear doesn’t mean anything if you’re not prepared for the fast paced day that comes with a wedding. This will offer you an exciting shooting experience using studio lighting gear, provided by Hensel. Afterwards, you'll have a chance to photograph the models outdoors and build your portfolio!


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  • EXPO: Beautiful Family Portraits Photo Shoot with Laura Hicks (Olympus)

    Class Code: UUU7244

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Creating beautiful portraits of families can seem a bit daunting. What if the kids don't behave? What if the location isn't great? What if dad is grumpy? What if their outfits are horrible?

    In this class, you will learn how to educate your clients ahead of the session and learn how to interact with them during the session in order to get images they will love for generations. Preparation is key to getting a session headed in the right direction. Having fun with the kiddos is the secret sauce that makes the parents love their session and come back year after year. Join Laura Hicks and bring your cameras for a hands-on family session that will give you the confidence to make serious money with family portraiture and have your clients hungry for more portraits every year!


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