Workshops

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  • Intro to Lightroom Intensive with Blake Taylor (5 Weeks)

    Class Code: UUU333

    Instructor: 
    Blake Taylor
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Adobe Certified Instructor Blake Taylor for this intensive 5 week, hands-on class that will introduce you to the latest version of Adobe Lightroom CC! Even if this is the very first time you’ve ever worked in Lightroom, the class will start with the very basics and move through each module for organization and editing/enhancing your photographs. 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 and keep them organized!

    Registration Includes 5 Saturday Sessions:
    August 5th 2017 (11:00am - 1:00pm)
    August 12th 2017 (11:00am - 1:00pm)
    August 19th 2017 (11:00am - 1:00pm)
    August 26th 2017 (11:00am - 1:00pm)
    September 9th 2017 (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.
    *Please note that there is no class on Labor Day Weekend.
    *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 university@uniquephoto.com.

    Our Price: $399.00
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  • *FREE RSVP* Shooting the Solar Eclipse Meetup at Unique

    Class Code: UUU296

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Looking for a convenient place to meetup with fellow photographers and shoot the eclipse when it spans the country on August 21st? Join us and Unique University instructor Lucas in our Fairfield store's parking lot!

    There will be a decent amount of space and Lucas will be around to offer photographic assistance. You can also walk into the store at any point if you still need viewing safety glasses or other photo gear.

    We'll now also be having a BBQ! Drinks, hamburgers, and hot dogs will be provided. So RSVP and stop by for some great food, fun, and company while viewing and shooting the eclipse!
     

  • A Day at the Eastern State Penitentiary

    Class Code: UUU312

    Instructor: 
    Rick Gerrity
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Set in the moody and creepy atmosphere of the vacant Eastern State Penitentiary, this course includes a seminar and excursion with Rick Gerrity that will provide both technical and artistic insight into capturing the moods and essence of this unique location!

    SEMINAR: Thursday, August 24th (6:30pm - 7:30pm)
    This session at Unique Photo is geared to familiarize you with the lighting and exposure necessary to successfully capture some great images within Eastern State Penitentiary. We will discuss bracketing and using HDR photography in camera and post-processing. Rick will also go over the equipment required, proper attire, and the best locations to capture in each cell block. 

    EXCURSION: Friday, August 25th (7:00am - 6:00pm)
    The bus will leave promptly from Unique at 7:00am and we will arrive at ESP at approximately 9:00am. At 9:30am, the group will be led on an hour long history tour by one of ESP's guides. Once the tour is over, we will begin taking photos. You are free to stay with the group or roam through all of the authorized locations on your own. Either way, Rick will be available to assist you for the duration of the day!

    *Bus transportation is included from and back to Unique.
    *Please bring a lunch or snack and extra water.
    *Limited to 30 seats, so register early!


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    Our Price: $149.00
  • *FREE RSVP* Gallery Exhibition: Namibia

    Class Code: UUU037

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    This past June, Unique Photo held a photography excursion to Namibia with Unique University Head Instructor Michael Downey. Join us in the Unique Gallery to see some of Michael's photos, as well as those from the excursion's attendees!

    If you're interested in visiting Namibia in the future, don't miss your chance to see the gallery and speak with Michael and others about their first-hand experiences!

    *This event is free to attend. Please RSVP.
    *Light food and drinks will be provided.
    *Images shown taken by Michael Downey.

  • Photography at The Diesel Truck Nationals

    Class Code: UUU439

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Monster trucks, jet cars, JET TRUCKS! All in action! Join Michael Downey at The Diesel Truck Nationals! Start by photographing the custom trucks on the sidelines, then learn how to photograph fast action with panning techniques. You'll then photograph demonstrations and races with diesel trucks, monster trucks, jet cars, and jet trucks.

    *The registration fee includes admission into the event.
    *Please note that no outside food is allowed.
    *It is also VERY LOUD, so please bring ear plugs.

    Our Price: $59.00
  • *FREE RSVP* Princeton, NJ Trade-In Event

    Class Code: UUU059

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    We want to buy your used cameras and lenses! On Sunday, September 17th, our professional consultants will be at the Hyatt Regency Princeton (102 Carnegie Center, Princeton, NJ 08540). Stop by if you're in the area and have your old camera gear evaluated! If you decide to trade-in, you'll receive a check or store credit on the spot.

    Please note that the items below are not applicable for trade-in. This list is not all-inclusive, but serves as a basic guideline.
    • Slide projectors and accessories
    • Darkroom equipment
    • Tripods
    • Video cameras (with the exception of current professional models)
    • Super 8/16mm cameras
    • Lighting equipment
    • Drones
    • GoPro cameras
    • Department store/third party brands
    • Point-and-shoot cameras (with some exceptions)
    • Plastic body film cameras

    *All equipment must be in fully working condition.
    *If you are unsure about something, or have any questions, please contact us ahead of time at trades@uniquephoto.com.

  • Photography at the Wings and Wheels Expo

    Class Code: UUU446

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey at this year's Wings & Wheels Expo to photograph vintage military aircrafts and cars at the Essex County Airport! Registration includes a photography seminar on-site to begin the day and Michael's photographic assistance until 12:00pm. The Expo runs until 5:00pm, so you're welcome to stay until the end!

    Aircrafts present may include the EAA B-17 Aluminum Overcast, TBM Avenger Torpedo Bomber, P-51 "Never Miss", Japanese D-3, and many more. There will also be live entertainment, food stands, performances, exhibits, tours, the "Warbird Pinup" models, and helicopter rides in addition to the classic car show. Feel free to bring the family along!

    *Meet at Essex County Airport (27 Wright Way, Fairfield, NJ 07004).
    *Limited to 30 attendees.

    Our Price: $29.00
  • Capture the Scarlet Knights Rutgers Football

    Class Code: UUU518

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join us and Head Instructor Michael Downey at Rutgers University's High Point Solutions Stadium and shoot a Scarlet Knights Football home game!

    Registration includes:
    - Instructional seminar on sports photography and shooting techniques

    - Exclusive on-field photography access during pre-game warm-ups
    - Ability to continue shooting from your lower level seats (usually within 15 rows of the field)

    Please note that we are only offering two games this season! Be sure to register early before they're sold out!
    09/30/17 vs. Ohio State (TBA)
    10/21/17 vs. Purdue (10:00am Meet-up) *Homecoming

    Only 8 spots available per game!
    More information and details will be sent via email the week of the game date.

    Registration closes at 12:00pm on the Friday prior.

    Our Price: $79.00
  • Rutgers Football Ultimate Experience: Be An Official Team Photographer

    Class Code: UUU519

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Become an official Rutgers Team Photographer during a Scarlet Knights football game at the High Point Solutions Stadium with your own FIELD PASS!

    Registration includes:
    - Instructional seminar on sports photography and shooting techniques

    - Exclusive on-field photography access during pre-game warm-ups
    - VIP parking pass
    - Opportunity to meet the official Rutgers Team Photographer and then continue shooting on the sidelines once the game begins

    Please note that we are only offering two games this season! Be sure to register early before they're sold out!
    09/30/17 vs. Ohio State (TBA)
    10/21/17 vs. Purdue (10:00am Meet-up)

    Only 4 spots are available per game!
    More information and details will be sent via email the week of the game date. Registrants will need to pick up their parking passes prior to the game date at our Fairfield store.

    Registration closes at 12:00pm on the Friday prior.

    Our Price: $495.00
  • Morocco: A Visual Feast 11-Day Photo Journey with David Wells

    Class Code: UUU451

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Hone your photography skills alongside professional photographer David Wells in one of the most visually striking settings on the planet, through thoughtfully-crafted workshops in Morocco’s Imperial Cities and a magical expedition to the Sahara Desert via the Atlas Mountains. Open Sky Expeditions Senior Tour Leader and Photographer Temu Nana will act as our personal host throughout.

    Included: Comprehensive pre-departure information, accommodations in deluxe hotels and private desert camps, meals as indicated in the itinerary, and a complimentary travel wallet and personalized travel notebook with your final documents. Scroll down for all details!

    Please note that airfare to and back from Morocco is NOT included with this registration. Our tour operator partner can assist you with booking flights (which currently vary from $750 - $900 round-trip from New York depending on which airports you fly into/out of, and if you participate in either extension).

    Pricing is subject to change after certain dates. Please refer to the "REGISTRATION RATES" section of the description below for details. Seating is limited to 13 participants.  Don't delay in reserving your seat!

    Save $500 when you sign up for this excursion by June 20th!  Please call Alex at 212-441-0024 or email university@uniquephoto.com to take advantage of this Early Bird Special price.

    1 for $5,980.00 2+ for $5,295.00
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  • Bushkill Falls Photo Excursion with Michael Downey

    Class Code: UUU410

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Take a trip to Bushkill Falls with Unique University Head Instructor Michael Downey! Bushkill Falls provides an excellent opportunity to experience the splendor and beauty of Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains. It is also a great opportunity to learn the effects of shutter speed, bracketing, and HDR photography. You'll photograph several falls using fast and slow shutterspeeds to vary the look of your images.

    *Registration includes a brief class and access to the park.
    *Please meet Michael at the Visitors Center.
    *Remember to wear comfortable shoes.

    Our Price: $59.00
  • 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 October 13th - 20th, 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.

    Pricing is subject to change after certain dates.  Please refer to the "REGISTRATION RATES & INFO" section of the description below for details.

    1 for $6,400.00 2+ for $5,900.00
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