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FUJIFILM INSTAX – SUPERHERO PHOTO CONTEST (Facebook Users)

May 1, 2009

instaxInstax image contest shot and posted by Facebook registrants between May 1st- June 30th, 2009 on the Fujifilm Instax Facebook Page. The theme will be “Superheroes”.
Each posting will be required to have the title: “Superhero Instax Contest Entry”.

All judging will happen online through the Facebook “like” feature and all FANS of Fujifilm Instax will be able to vote. Once the finalists are narrowed down to 5 the panel of judges will pick the winner.

Winner will receive one case of Instax Film (A $688.00 value) and have their image posted in Cable Release Newsletter.

No Instax originals will be accepted so please do not send any. All entries must be scanned and posted on Facebook.

Entries limited to 3 per entrant.
Must be shot with Fujifilm Instax 200 Camera.
Must have Superhero Instax Contest Entry as the title.
Must be submitted between May 1st and June 30th 2009.
Judges for the competition will be:

• Daniel Milnor – Professional Fine Art Photographer
• Skip Cohen – President MEI
• Brandon Remler – Fujifilm Professional Sales Director
• Jonathan Canlas – Professional Wedding Photographer
• Jason Etzel – Unique Photo Trade Show/Online PR Coordinator

Fujifilm employees and their affiliates may not enter.

Click This Link To The Facebook Contest Page

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John Woodward Discussing Child Portraits, Mamiya DL28, and the Leaf Aptus-II 6 Digital Back

April 29, 2009

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John Woodward shares his wisdom while

shooting with the Mamiya DL28 and

Leaf Aptus-II 6 camera back

Nikon Digital Day Photos!

April 20, 2009
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Final Questions for Chris Knapp Nikon Tech Rep Unique University Creative lighting seminar

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Q&A with Nikon Tech Rep Chris Knapp at a creative lighting seminar at the Unique University

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Nikon tech rep Chris Knapp teaches another full house at Unique Photo

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Nikon tech rep Chris Knapp discussing the sb-800 and sb-900 in a seminar at Unique University

Nikon Digital Day At Unique Photo 4/18 – 4/19

April 17, 2009

If you are passionate about photography and intrigued by high-end technology, We are hosting 3 Nikon classes on Saturday April 18th and Sunday April 19th. Join Christopher Knapp, Nikon’s North Eastern Technical Representative at the newly expanded Unique University (located in the Unique Photo Superstore) and learn about the latest digital imaging and flash technologies.

The Nikon D300 and Nikon D90 will be featured as students will see and learn hands on the power and features of two of Nikon’s finest DSLR cameras. Learn how to control light with built-in wireless flash capabilities and then enhance your images right in the camera with the new retouching menu. Groundbreaking features, including Live View, a cinematic-quality 24-fps D-Movie Mode (D90) it is easy to spark the creativity of anyone looking to make incredible images.

Learning about your Nikon Digital SLR is only the first step in taking great pictures; To “Create better Pictures” you need to learn to use other photographic equipment with your Nikon DSLR. Christopher Knapp will be presenting a “Creative Lighting Techniques” seminar using Nikon Speedlights that can be controlled right from your camera using Nikon’s “Commander” mode. This class will teach the importance and art of balancing your ambient and on-camera flash.

With Each class has a registration you will receive a $10 gift card that can be used at the Unique Photo’s SuperStore

Click Here Or Images Above To Register

Unique University Course Schedule + Nikon Digital Days

April 13, 2009

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Understanding Your Digital Point & Shoot
4/15/09 (Wednesday) 11am-1pm $35.00

The digital compact cameras of today are very sophisticated tools that are capable of professional quality results that were once considered only a fantasy of photographers worldwide. Students will learn how to take advantage of today’s features and controls such as scene modes, white balance, video, in-camera image manipulation, image transfer, as well as how to view and understand the histogram and other features of the LCD screen. In addition students will learn the advantages of file format selection such as RAW vs. JPEG and the importance of optical zoom vs. digital zoom using your digital camera.

Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera (Basics)
4/16/09 (Thursday) 6pm-8pm $45.00

You have a digital SLR, you know that the images are going to be far superior to the ones captured by your point-and-shoot camera but not sure how that happens. In this course, students will learn the basic principles and advantages that come with a digital SLR camera. This class is for beginners to amateur photographers looking to gain a better understanding of the automated modes and features as well as the manual control and capabilities of your digital SLR. Our trained staff will instruct you on the importance of understanding the fundamentals of photography such as depth of field, shutter speed, exposure compensation, metering, white balance, reading histograms, on camera flashes, lenses and more.

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NIKON DAYS BEGIN
(Please register early for these classes as they are expected to fill up quickly)

Introduction to the Nikon D300
4/18/09 (Saturday) 12pm-2pm $20.00

$10 Unique Photo Gift Card is included with purchase of this class. If you are passionate about photography and intrigued by high end technology, then this seminar featuring the Nikon D300 Digital is for you. Spend two hours and join Christopher Knapp, Nikon’s North Eastern Technical Sales Representative, learning about the D300’s features, menus and controls and see what all of the “buzz” is about with this camera. Learn about how to control light with the D300’s built-in wireless flash capabilities and then enhance your images right in the camera with the new Retouch menus. Exceptional agility and inspired performance… The Nikon D300!

Nikon Creative Lighting Techniques
4/18/09 (Saturday) 2:30pm-4:30pm $30.00

$10 Unique Photo Gift Card is included with purchase of this class. Overwhelmed with flash technology that your camera and Speedlight introduces? Join Nikon’s North Eastern Technical Sales Representative, Christopher Knapp, for a two-hour session explaining and demonstrating basic flash techniques as well as Nikon’s wireless flash system. Come and learn how to harness the power of light, and completely change the way you shoot with flash!

Introduction to the Nikon D90
4/19/09 (Sunday) 12:00pm-2:00pm $20.00

$10 Unique Photo Gift Card is included with purchase of this class. The D90 is Nikon’s newest digital SLR camera to hit the street and has caught the attention of many a passionate photographer. Fusing 12.3-megapixel image quality inherited from the award-winning D300 with groundbreaking features, including Live View, a cinematic-quality 24-fps D-Movie Mode, and 4.5 frames-per-second continuous shooting, the Nikon D90 is sure to spark the creativity of anyone looking to make incredible images. Join Christopher Knapp, Nikon’s North Eastern Technical Sales Representative, as he takes you on a tour of the D90, demonstrating the key features and controls of this amazing camera including Picture Control, the Retouch menu, the D-Movie mode and more. He’ll also explore the wide array of NIKKOR lenses available to choose from, Nikon’s Creative Lighting System, as well as numerous other accessories available for your camera.”

2-Day Workshop hosted by Unique Photo presented by Tamron and Ed Heaton.

April 13, 2009

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Friday, June 26, 2009 6:30 pm – Saturday, June 27, 2009 6:00 pm
Unique Photo
123 U.S. Highway 46 (West)
In-the-Field trip to Parkside Orchids
Fairfield, NJ 07004

Price:
$179 per person
(Seating is limited to 30 people. Sign up now)

Who should attend: Beginners through advanced amateur photographers with a basic understanding of camera functions and love of digital photography. Note: No attendees under 15 will be allowed regardless of any situation. All attendees will pay full fee; there is no discount for additional attendees in your party, students, seniors or other.

What to expect: In this fast paced day and a half workshop, your instructor will present a variety of techniques that cover exposure, lighting, composition and more using his stunning images as starting points for discussion. Equipment selection and post-production methods will also be discussed. Be prepared for an engaging two-way conversation with professional photographer Ed Heaton. Ed is an award-winning photographer who specializes in landscape and travel imagery. For over six years, Ed has conducted his workshops, seminars and classes on an ongoing basis.

Note: Bus leaves at 7:00am on Saturday to go to Parkside Orchids. Spend the day at Parkside with Ed Heaton as he demonstrates techniques for taking better macro photography and more.There will be an Informational lecture on Orchids at the Nursery, as well as a starter orchid for each attendee. A continental breakfast and deli-style lunch will be served.

Co-Sponsors:

What’s included:
Welcome bag, Classroom style seminar, Refreshments & snacks, Exclusive Tamron, Bogen and Expodisc offers, Door prizes include: Books, tripod, and more

Register Here

For More Information


An Unlikely Weapon: The Eddie Adams Story

April 10, 2009

Unique University Class Schedule + Nikon Days Coming Soon

April 6, 2009

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Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera III (Composition)
4/7/09 (Tuesday)  6pm-8pm  $45
Knowing all the science and mathematics behind
photography can only take you so far. The art of photography is 90
percent seeing and 10 percent photographing. Students will learn in
this class the vital aspects and rules of image composition and
graphic design as they apply to taking photographs.
Our professional staff will go over the basics such as the rule of thirds,
perspective, horizontal vs. vertical orientation, designing a photograph
to assist you in developing your own personal style and vision.

Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera III (Composition)

4/8/09 (Wednesday)  11am-1pm  $45
Knowing all the science and mathematics behind
photography can only take you so far. The art of photography is 90
percent seeing and 10 percent photographing. Students will learn in
this class the vital aspects and rules of image composition and
graphic design as they apply to taking photographs.
Our professional staff will go over the basics such as the rule of thirds,
perspective, horizontal vs. vertical orientation, designing a photograph
to assist you in developing your own personal style and vision.

Unique Photo · 123 US Hwy 46 (west) · Fairfield, NJ 07004

Tel: 973-377-2007 · www.uniquephoto.com

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John Woodward Kicks Off The New Unique University!

April 3, 2009

Images from tonight’s SOLD OUT Lighting & Portrait seminar with John Woodward at the newly expanded Unique University at the Unique Photo superstore!

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Unique Photo President Matt Sweetwood addressing over 100 attendees

Unique Photo President Matt Sweetwood addressing over 100 attendees

Matt Sweetwood introduces John Woodward

Matt Sweetwood introduces John Woodward

“Alan & Me” By Francis Hills Opening In NYC March 29th – April 3rd

March 31, 2009
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Alan & Me

An exhibition celebrating seven years of collaboration between Alan Cumming, the award-winning actor, producer, director, author and photographer, Francis Hills

The Exhibition:

“Alan & Me” celebrates the seven years that Alan and Francis have worked together – charting the very first shoot in 2002 all the way through to the special commission piece that was shot this month in celebration of Tartan Week: ‘A Scotsman in New York’.

A little about Alan:

Alan Cumming is beyond eclectic. He was an award-winning Hamlet, and he had his own talk show. He shot a video portrait with Robert Wilson, and recorded a duet with Liza Minnelli. He made films back to back with Stanley Kubrick and the Spice Girls. He wrote a Sunday Times best-selling novel, and has an award-winning signature fragrance. He has played Dionysus, the Devil, the Pope and was shot by Herb Ritts for Vanity Fair as Pan. He was a teleporting Superhero, a Lee Jeans model and hosted Saturday Night Live. He is an Independent Spirit award-winning producer and National Board of Review winning director. He has sung at Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, the London Palladium and the Sydney Opera House. He was named Icon of Scotland in 2005. He designed wallpaper. He was the voice of Black Beauty. He isn’t nearly done yet.

A little about Francis Hills

Francis Hills is known as the ‘Accidental Photographer’, and for a compelling reason: a little over seven years ago, after losing his job during the dot.com bust, Hills picked up a point-and-shoot and discovered his true passion. His serendipitous journey only intensified from that point on. Just three months after he started shooting, he decided on a whim to write a letter to actor and fellow Brit Alan Cumming to request a photo shoot with him. To his delight, Alan accepted, jump-starting Hills’ professional photography career and a lasting photographic collaboration and friendship. Alan invited Francis to take the production photos of an Off-Broadway show he was working on in New York. The photos he took, and subsequent portrait shoot images ended up in a couple of magazines. These shots led to high-profile clients and exposure in publications like Elle, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Ocean Drive, Oprah, Parade, Time and Zink. He has become a regular guest photographer and judge on TV shows, including Scandinavia’s, Norway’s and Sweden’s Next Top Model and TLC’s Covershot. Francis has also traveled the world giving talks on high-end digital capture for Hasselblad and HP.