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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 incredibly clear night sky, best landscapes, and wildlife in the right light, at the right time. From the Skeleton Coast to the Salt Pans, Fish River Canyon to the villages of the Himba, and the massive dunes of Sossusvlei to remarkable Etosha National Park, Namibia is unlike any place on the planet and 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.

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

    2+ for $7,995.00 1 for $8,445.00
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  • Sony a9 Launch Event with Sony Artisan Brian Smith

    Class Code: UUU193

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Experience a NEW level of imaging experience with the Sony a9 Full-Frame Mirrorless Digital Camera! The world’s first full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with 24.2MP resolution. Never miss the action without blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 20 fps and silent, vibration-free shooting at speeds up to 1/32,000 sec.

    Join Sony Artisan Brian Smith and try out the Sony a9 on the ultimate subject - professional freeride and mountain bike rider Jeff Lenosky! After Brian's presentation and demo, we'll move outdoors for the live shooting session. Be sure to bring your SD cards so you can shoot with the a9 and take your images home! Our Sony Rep will also be around to answer your questions.


    Sponsored by

    Our Price: $10.00
  • Intensive Hands-on Lighting with Carlos Alvarado (Hensel)

    Class Code: UUU277

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Carlos' workshops are intended to give you the confidence you need to best utilize your photo gear and work with your subjects. In this workshop, you'll first learn studio lighting by working with HARD LIGHT, SOFT LIGHT, HIGH-KEY LIGHT to achieve simple portraits, dramatic portraits, and beauty portraits.

    The second part of the workshop will take place outdoors (weather permitting). Carlos will teach you how to use flash to achieve several looks while also using different modifiers, diffusers, and reflectors. If time permits, he'll also go over post-production using Lightroom and Photoshop. You will also learn how to guide your subject with confidence and get the shots you want!


    Sponsored by

    Our Price: $250.00
  • 2 Rivers, 5 Bridges Photography Cruise

    Class Code: UUU104

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    The 2 Rivers, 5 Bridges Photography Cruise is back again! Don't miss out on this exciting photography experience with Michael Downey!

    SEMINAR: Friday, July 21st (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
    Michael Downey will explain how to capture mesmerizing scenery and you'll be able to put these skills to use the next evening, capturing our area's most stunning bridges and historical landmarks.

    CRUISE: Saturday, July 22nd (3:30pm - 9:00pm)
    Everyone will meet up at Port Imperial (4800 Ave at Port Imperial, Weehawken, NJ 07086) promptly at 3:30pm. Once aboard, you'll enjoy drinks while sailing through the Hudson and East rivers, stopping at various locations where you can capture amazing photographs of the the G.W. Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, Verrazano Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the USS Intrepid. Models will also be on-board to offer additional photo opportunities!

    NYC SKYLINE: There will be break for dinner and a journey over to Hoboken, where you'll be able to take pictures of the entire NYC Skyline during the legendary "Golden Hour" and majestic "Blue Hour".


     

    Each registrant will receive a $25 Unique Photo Gift Card!

    1 for $199.00 2+ for $174.50
  • 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!

    Our Price: $149.00
  • 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.

    2+ for $5,295.00 1 for $5,980.00
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  • 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.

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