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  • Photographing Namibia with Michael Downey

    Class Code: UUU452

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    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!

    Included:
    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 January 31st 2018.
    *Group is limited to 12 participants. Don't delay in reserving your seat!

    Please call Temu at 212-441-0024 or email university@uniquephoto.com to sign up!

    1 for $8,445.00 2+ for $7,995.00
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  • Moon Photography Shoot with Jennifer Khordi

    Class Code: UUU378

    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 15 registrants.
    *Please meet Jennifer in the parking lot.
    *Rain date is scheduled for Tuesday, May 29th (7:00pm - 10:00pm).

    Our Price: $125.00
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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: 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: 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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    Our Price: $10.00
  • High Key Portrait Lighting with Bobbi Lane and Lee Varis

    Class Code: UUU373

    Instructor: 
    Bobbi Lane
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    This lively and fun workshop teaches you the creative lighting techniques necessary to make beauty, fashion, and joyful images!

    The classic High Key is a pure white background with the subject well illuminated for a bright, happy and lively feeling. High Key is used for fashion, brides, children, cute animals, but can be dramatic, too. The morning consists of image presentations and demos, giving the participant the knowledge and tools to make beautiful portraits. The afternoon will be shooting models with a variety of lighting modifiers so that you can fine tune your lighting to get exactly the impact you want! This workshop will expand your array of lighting styles for beautiful portraits!

    *Please bring your own camera and lenses.
    *Attendees must have a good working knowledge of their cameras, and understand ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. No lighting experience required.

    SAVE $49 when you register for both "High Key Portrait Lighting" (UUU373) and "Low Key Portrait Lighting" (UUU374)! Add both classes to your cart and the savings will be automatic.
    Our Price: $199.00
  • Low Key Portrait Lighting with Bobbi Lane and Lee Varis

    Class Code: UUU374

    Instructor: 
    Bobbi Lane
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Low Key traditionally is a dark or black background, with side lighting and deeper shadows for a dramatic and evocative portrait. It works well for great moody portraits, as well as character and theatrical images. The light and shadow sculpt the subject, using soft boxes, grids, and strip lights, and bring out an assortment of feelings. Low Key can be done with one, two or three lights, each one carving out a story of your subject.

    The morning consists of image presentations and demos, giving the participant the knowledge and tools to make striking and effective portraits. The afternoon will be shooting models with a variety of lighting modifiers so that you can fine tune your lighting to get exactly the impact you want! This workshop will expand your array of lighting styles for more depth, more character and powerful portraits!

    *Please bring your own camera and lenses.
    *Attendees must have a good working knowledge of their cameras, and understand ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. No lighting experience required.

    SAVE $49 when you register for both "High Key Portrait Lighting" (UUU373) and "Low Key Portrait Lighting" (UUU374)! Add both classes to your cart and the savings will be automatic.
    Our Price: $199.00
  • A Day with Joe Brady: Portrait Editing in Lightroom and Photoshop

    Class Code: UUU224

    Instructor: 
    Joe Brady
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    While it's best to get your portraits as great as possible in the camera, there are lots of reason to adjust, enhance, and reshape portraits to highlight the beauty and story of your subject. Join Joe Brady and explore some great ways to make good portraits into great ones!

    *This class does NOT take place in the lab. You may bring your own laptop with LR and PS installed, but it is not necessary.

    Join us for the rest of our "A Day with Joe Brady" classes!
    11:00am - 12:00pm: Speedlights for Portrait Photography
    12:30pm - 1:30pm: Studio Lights for Professional Portraits
    3:30pm - 4:30pm: Landscape Editing in LR & PS

    Our Price: $20.00
  • Photographing Birds at The Raptor Trust

    Class Code: UUU524

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    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 need to postpone the workshop. Please keep an eye on this listing and your email.

    Our Price: $225.00
  • Chasing the Northern Lights Photo Adventure

    Class Code: UUU434

    Instructor: 
    Dr. William Gutsch
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    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.

    From November 2nd - 9th 2018, 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 International Airport (EWR), hotel, breakfasts, and luxury coach on some nights.  Scroll down and read the OVERVIEW below for hotel, booking, and additional important information.

    2+ for $4,900.00 1 for $5,900.00
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