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  • 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 be postpon the workshop to January. Please keep an eye on this listing and your email on Friday, December 15th.

    Our Price: $225.00
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  • The Museum of Natural History with Michael Downey

    Class Code: UUU444

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey at American Museum of Natural History! Michael will start with a brief photo class, covering low light photography and photographing in museums. Tripods or flash photography are not allowed inside, but you'll be able to capture wonderful pictures regardless!

    Exhibits include:
    The Hall of Biodiversity presents a vivid portrait of the beauty and abundance of life on Earth, highlighting both biodiversity and the factors that threaten it.
    The Milstein Family Hall of Ocean Life highlights the drama of the undersea world and its diverse and complex web of life in a fully immersive marine environment. The hall is home to one of the Museum’s most celebrated displays — a 94', 21,000 lb. model of a blue whale suspended from the ceiling.
    - Paleontologists think a giant herbivore that belongs to a group known as Titanosaurs weighed in at around 70 tons.
    - At the heart of the Rose Center for Earth and Space is an 87' diameter sphere that appears to float inside a glass cube. Its upper half constitutes the Hayden Planetarium.

    *Registration includes: museum admission, Michael's photographic support at the museum, and the show at The Hayden Planetarium.
    *No tripods or flash photography allowed.

    Our Price: $59.00
  • 9/11 Memorial and One World Observatory with Michael Downey

    Class Code: UUU445

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    Begin the day's photo excursion with a meet-up with Michael Downey at the Oculus. Its amazing architecture can be captured both as abstract and street photography. The 9/11 Memorial and Museum will be the next stop, followed by the 100th floor of the One World Observatory.

    * Registration includes: admission to each venue and Michael's instruction/assistance.
    * Space is very limited. Please register early!

    Our Price: $99.00
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art Photo Excursion with Michael Downey

    Class Code: UUU403

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    With the persistent cold weather, it's a perfect time to photograph indoors. Join Head Instructor Michael Downey on a photo excursion through the exhibits of the Metropolitan Museum of Art!

    Michael will start with a 30 minute photo class covering low light photography and photography in museums. From Ancient Egypt to Medieval Europe to Africa, Oceania and then on to the classical world of the Ancient Greeks and Romans, we will encounter works that reflect humankind's highest achievements. We can make it a photographic highlights tour which includes the Arms and Armor Gallery, the Temple of Dendur, the Asmat Canoe, and of course, Van Gogh. Let's see who can tell this story in the most powerful way!

    *Please note that tripods and flashes will not be allowed.
    *Registrations includes class, museum admission, and assistance until 2:00pm.
    *You are free to stay until closing if you'd like.

    Our Price: $59.00
  • Ice Sculpture Extravaganza at Skylands Stadium

    Class Code: UUU441

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    "Frozen in Ice: Carnival" is presented by Skylands Ice World and held at the Skylands Stadium Event Center. This indoor/outdoor ice extravaganza event will feature more than 100 tons of ice transformed into breathtaking displays by the amazing ice artists at Sculpted Ice Works. Frozen Carnival in Ice will thrill both adults and children, and will offer lots of great photo and selfie opportunities!

    * Free parking at the event.

    Our Price: $39.00
  • Photographing Sicily, an Island of Light

    Class Code: UUU457

    Instructor: 
    David Wells
    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    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 $7,075.00 2+ for $6,485.00
  • 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 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 university@uniquephoto.com to take advantage of this Early Bird Special price.

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

    Early Bird Special: Save $500 when you register by April 30th! Save another $500 when you pay in full at time of registration! Please refer to the "REGISTRATION RATES & INFO" section of the description below for details.

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