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  • Photography at the Wolf Conservation Center

    Class Code: UUU525

    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 

    Join Michael Downey for our first trip to the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) in South Salem, NY! The WCC is home for up to 30 wolves, four of which are "Ambassadors" whose presence helps visitors understand the importance of wild wolves. In addition, several red and Mexican gray wolves also reside at the center as part of their Species Survival Plan (SSP) program to help conserve threatened and endangered species. You'll have a chance to capture photographs from port holes and an elevated tower.

    Seminar at Unique: Fri, Nov. 17th (6pm - 7:30pm)
    Excursion to WCC: Sun, Nov. 19th (7:30am - 12:30pm)

    *Transportation is included. Bus will leave from Unique promptly at 7:30am and return at approximately 12:30pm.
    *Limited to 20 registrants.

    Our Price: $189.00
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  • Light Painting On Location with Jim DeLillo

    Class Code: UUU230

    Jim DeLillo
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    Join award-winning international Travel and Adventure photographer Jim DeLillo and learn how to create photographs that are lit from within. This workshop includes a seminar and on-location shoot later on in the evening.

    Seminar: Sunday, November 19th (3:00pm - 5:00pm)
    Learn special techniques, tools, and settings to bring out the best in your photos of night-time subjects. Topics include: choosing a dark location; selecting a suitable subject; night Sky apps for your phone and PC; recommended lenses and equipment; camera settings; light sources; foreground and light painting; Lightroom and Photoshop post-processing.

    Outdoor Shoot: Sunday, November 19th (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
    With the lessons from the seminar in mind, you'll travel to the Sheep Hill Observatory (300 Ross Dr, Boonton, NJ 07005) to meet up with Jim and the rest of the group. It's only about 20 minutes away from Unique, and you'll practice shooting the observatory building and night sky with Jim's help.

    *Transportation to the shoot location is NOT included.
    *Please dress for the cold weather. No open shoes.
    *Bring a headlamp or flashlight.
    *Bring a camera and tripod.
    *There will be limited parking at the Observatory. Carpooling is encouraged.

    Our Price: $149.00
  • New Jersey Camera Show 3-Day Pass: December 8th, 9th, 10th

    Class Code: UUU800

    Skill Level: 

    Register for the NJCS 3-Day Show Pass for December 8th, 9th, 10th at the Unique Photo® Superstore (123 US Hwy 46 West, Fairfield, NJ 07004)!

    From Beginners to Professionals...
    Don't Miss NJ's Largest Photography Event Ever

    • 50+ Brand Vendors ON-SITE
    • LOWEST Prices of the Year
    • 40+ Free Photography Workshops*
    • Trade-in Your Old Camera Gear
    • Enter to Win Raffles and Giveaways

    Friday, December 8th: 10AM - 6PM
    Saturday, December 9th: 10AM - 6PM
    Sunday, December 10th: 10AM - 5PM

    *Separate registration required for NJCS classes.  Schedule will be posted at

    • 12/09/17 Sat, 10:00AM - 6:00PM 12/10/17 Sun, 10:00AM - 5:00PM

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  • NJCS: Basics of Photoshop - Tools Palette with Blake Taylor

    Class Code: UUU860

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    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 NJCS 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
  • NJCS: Corrective Techniques for Real People Portraits with Bobbi Lane

    Class Code: UUU8204

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    The dynamic duo of Bobbi Lane, the Mistress of Light, and Lee Varis, the Sultan of Skin take you on a photographic adventure to master the art of creating flattering and effective portraits of real people. You will learn the essential techniques for photographing normal people in the real world, without fancy wardrobe, expensive hair and makeup, or extreme and difficult retouching.

    Bobbi will show how to use corrective techniques to overcome challenging subjects and Lee will take the results and refine and finish the image into a marketable photograph. Shooting tethered into the computer, we demonstrate comprehensive lighting techniques and effective posing, helping make the most pleasing portraits of difficult subjects: thin or heavy, spectacled, young or old, balding, red or wrinkled.

    Lee will take the captured images to the next level with Lightroom and Photoshop enhancement techniques for quick fixes and complete makeovers that don’t require special artistic talent, but instead utilize the power inherent in the basic software without extra plug-ins or extensions.

    These techniques apply to all kinds of portraits: personal headshots, business, couples and families. Learning these skills help you make stronger and more saleable images.

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    Our Price: $10.00
  • NJCS: Making Captivating GoPro Action Videos with Trail Boss Jeff Lenosky

    Class Code: UUU8253

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    Here is your opportunity to learn tips and techniques on how to capture captivating POV Action videos! This informative lecture will go over the wide variety of cameras and attachments that you can use to turn your shaky footage into epic videos that will WOW.

    From selfie sticks and gimbal mounts to drones and video editing software -- Jeff Lenosky will share the secrets that he has learned to make sure you leave with the knowledge and understanding to take your GoPro videos to the next level.

    Check out Jeff's videos at his YouTube page.

    Our Price: $10.00
  • Photographing Birds at The Raptor Trust

    Class Code: UUU524

    Michael Downey
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    The Raptor Trust in Millington, NJ is a non-profit organization and one of the premier wild bird rehabilitation centers in the United States. The Trust includes a hospital with state-of-the-art medical facilities, quality exterior housing for several hundred birds, and an education building. A stalwart advocate for birds of prey for three decades, it is now recognized as a national leader in the fields of raptor conservation and avian rehabilitation.

    Meet up with Michael Downey at The Raptor Trust for an exciting day of photographing some of the Trust's permament bird residents! The day will begin with a brief photography seminar with Michael. You'll then have a chance to photograph at least three different kinds of birds, which may include owls, hawks, and falcons. Indoors, there will be a station set up with a backdrop and continuous lighting. Outdoors, there will be two shooting stations with perches: one against a large pine tree, and one with an open field as the backdrop.

    *Limited to 10 attendees.
    *Meetup is at the Raptor Trust Visitor Parking area (1452 White Bridge Road, Millington, NJ 07946).

    *IMPORTANT: Please be aware that this workshop is weather dependent for the safety of the birds. If there is rain or too much wind in the forecast, we will be postpon the workshop to January. Please keep an eye on this listing and your email on Friday, December 15th.

    Our Price: $225.00
  • Photographing Sicily, an Island of Light

    Class Code: UUU457

    David Wells
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    Join Unique Photo and Open Sky Expeditions in Sicily, an island of light, on a meticulously crafted itinerary during Holy Week, at the emergence of the spring bloom! Early spring on Italy’s largest island is a time of great vitality. Winter has receded: the almond trees blossom, the scent of orange blossoms fill the air, and fields are alive with pink and purple clover, yellow mustard, blue flax, and bright red patches of poppies. Sicily has woken. The energy is palpable: in the fields, in the cities, and in the incredible warmth of the locals. Tiny plums, cherries, and paschal lambs appear in the display cases of pasticcerias. And in the old quarters of the island’s medieval cities, a week of processions and reenactments culminates in the bright festivities and folk dramas of Good Friday & an Easter Sunday inflected with ancient traditions. Experience the light and warmth of this cultural melting pot of an island on a trip especially designed for the photographer’s eye.

    Included: Comprehensive pre-departure information, accommodations in carefully-selected four star and boutique hotels, meals as indicated in the itinerary, special access to Holy Week events and traditions, all gratuities, plus a complimentary travel wallet and personalized travel notebook with your final documents. Scroll down for all details! 

    Please note that airfare is NOT included with this registration. Our tour operator partner can assist you with booking flights.

    Group is limited to 12 participants. Don't delay in reserving your seat!

    1 for $6,575.00 2+ for $5,985.00
  • Photographing Namibia with Michael Downey

    Class Code: UUU452

    Michael Downey
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    Join Open Sky Senior Tour Leader Temu Nana and Unique Photo’s own Michael Downey as photo instructor on a two-week exploration of one of southern Africa’s most incredible countries. Designed by and for photographers, we’ll capture Namibia’s incredible night sky, best landscapes, and wildlife in the right light, at the right time. From the Skeleton Coast to the Salt Pans, Kolmanskop to the villages of the Himba, and the massive dunes of Sossusvlei to unforgettable Etosha National Park, Namibia is unlike any place on the planet, one we can’t wait to share with you!

    Comprehensive pre-departure information, accommodations in luxury lodges and hotels, meals as indicated in the itinerary, special permits for after-hours access to sites, all gratuities, plus a complimentary travel wallet and personalized travel notebook with your final documents. Scroll down for all details!

    Please note that airfare is NOT included with this registration. Our tour operator partner can assist you with booking flights.

    *Pricing is subject to change after December 15, 2017.
    *Group is limited to 12 participants. Don't delay in reserving your seat!

    SAVE $500 when you sign up for this trip by December 15th! Please call Temu at 212-441-0024 or email to take advantage of this Early Bird Special price.

    1 for $8,445.00 2+ for $7,995.00
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