Constructed Conceptual Photography with Claire Rosen

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Join Claire Rosen on Saturday September 28th at Unique University.  This will be an intensive workshop covering the elements involved in creating conceptual and thematic imagery. Not your average apparel as Claire will have a professional model wearing a birdcage dress with like parakeets inside!  These images will be professional lit and can be used in your portfolios!

Seminar:
The first session is spent in the classroom looking at presentations of historical and contemporary photography, breaking down the elements that make a powerful photograph; the idea, mood, composition, technique, lighting, location, model, styling, retouching, etc., followed by exercises for brainstorming, concept development and preproduction. Students will then develop their own concepts.

Workshop: 
The second portion of the day is reserved to photographing conceptual scenarios from the mind of Claire Rosen.

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Claire Rosen is a photographer and video artist blending a fine art sensibility with commercial work to create whimsical imagery inspired by fairy tales, fables, and other children’s stories. Her fashion, fine art and advertising work touch on the bizarre and unusual with the themes of vintage circus, burlesque, magic, curiosities and natural science interwoven throughout the images. Rosen is drawn both to beauty and darkness as it exists in life, and her images explore this duality.

Claire’s work has been recognized by Communication Arts Photography Annual, The International Photography Awards, Graphis Photo Annual, Prix de la Photographie, The Sony World Awards, Artists Wanted: Exposure, The Art Project: W Magazine as well as most recently being included in Forbes 30 under 30 in 2012 for Art & Design.

Her commercial client list includes Alex Randall Bespoke Lighting, Alex Young, Bangz Salon & Spa, Neiman Marcus at Short Hills, Nike Global Football, Random House Publishing and Ryan Wilde Millinery. Her work has been published in Crafts Magazine, Doubleday Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Harper’s Baazar Hong Kong, Jumeriah Magazine, The London Sunday Fashion Times, Mia Magazine, Millionaire Lifestyle Magazine, N.E.E.T Magazine, Prevention Magazine, and Tatler Magazine.

In addition, Claire lectures and teaches courses around the world in photography through Foundry Workshops, Gulf Photo Plus, Hallmark Institute, International Center for Photography, The New Jersey Visual Arts Center, NORDphotography, Unique University and The Yard School.

To learn more about Claire and her work, visit her website at http://www.clairerosenphoto.com

 

 

Fine Art Nudes: The Female Form with Manny Cabo

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In this seminar Dynalite VIP Manny Cabo will amply illustrate with a wealth of creative images the techniques used to create a sense of design, composition and imagination in this highly aesthetic and sultry branch of photography. Fine art figure photography embraces a plethora of important tactics that when blended together successfully will disclose a true work of art. The female form is inherently beautiful on its own and needs no approval for accentuating it’s beauty.

It is our job as image makers to properly uphold the majestic power of the female form by adopting the proper techniques to fully captivate audiences with arresting images. With that being said this seminar will discuss all the principles and techniques used to create stunning images of the female nude including, but not limited to: Equipment, Lighting, Composition, Positioning and above all Rapport with the model.

 

 

1:00pm – 2:00pm: 
Instructor Manny Cabo will review some of his best work with nude and implied nude models and show you lighting techniques to capture stunningly beautiful body highlights and tasteful images celebrating the female form.

2:00pm – 3:30pm: OPEN MODEL SHOOT - Attendees can photograph an assortment of beautiful models. Some models will be fully nude while others will be posing in lingerie. Each station will be lit with studio lighting.

3:30pm – 4:00pm:
Using images freshly photographed of the models, Manny Cabo will show attendees how to retouch and enhance their images.

All attendees will receive a certificate for 2 FREE Lab Hours in the Unique Photo Computer Lab where they can use their newly learned techniques in the various programs used to enhance their images. (Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Nik Software, Etc)

Please bring your camera, a notebook and pen. Please note that because models will be hired for this workshop, there will be no refunds. Age 21+ Event. IDs will be checked at the door.

 

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The Female Nude A Timeless Aesthetic with Manny Cabo

Join Manny Cabo for this one of a kind seminar on November 17th at Unique Photo as shares his experience and wisdom with his seminar “Female Nude: A Timeless Aesthetic.”  In this seminar Manny will amply illustrate with a wealth of creative images the techniques used to create a sense of design, composition and imagination in this highly aesthetic and sultry branch of photography. Fine art figure photography embraces a plethora of important tactics that when blended together successfully will disclose a true work of art. The female form is inherently beautiful on its own and needs no approval for accentuating it’s beauty. It is our job as image makers to properly uphold the majestic power of the female form by adopting the proper techniques to fully captivate audiences with arresting images. With that being said this seminar will discuss all the principles and techniques used to create stunning images of the female nude including, but not limited to: Equipment, Lighting, Composition, Positioning and above all Rapport with the model.

12:00pm – 1:00pm: 
Instructor Manny Cabo will review some of his best work with nude and implied nude models and show you lighting techniques to capture stunningly beautiful body highlights and tasteful images celebrating the female form.

1:00pm – 3:00pm: OPEN MODEL SHOOT - Attendees can photograph an assortment of beautiful models. Some models will be fully nude while others will be posing in lingerie. Each station will be lit with continuous light.

3:00pm – 3:30pm:
Using images freshly photographed of the models, Manny Cabo will show attendees how to retouch and enhance their images.

All attendees will receive a certificate for 2 FREE Lab Hours in the Unique Photo Computer Lab where they can use their newly learned techniques in the various programs used to enhance their images. (Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Nik Software, Etc)

Please bring your camera, a notebook and pen. Please note that because models will be hired for this workshop, there will be no refunds.Age 21+ Event. IDs will be checked at the door.

 

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Capturing and Retouching Stunning Model Shots with Manny Cabo

Join Manny Cabo on August 11th as he shows you how to create stunning images of beautiful models from pre – post production. You will learn lighting setups utilizing Dynalite strobes and retouching techniques with the latest software! Instructor Manny Cabo will review some of his best work and show you lighting techniques to achieve similar images. Shortly after there shall be an open model shoot where attendees can photograph an assortment of beautiful models in stunning fashion using the lighting and knowledge they have just learned. Some models will be wearing custom made high fashion designs while others will be posing in lingerie. Using images freshly photographed of the models, Manny Cabo will show attendees how to retouch and enhance their images. All attendees will receive a certificate for 2 FREE Lab Hours in the Unique Photo Computer Lab where they can use newly learned techniques in the various programs used to enhance their images.

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Please bring your camera, a notebook and pen. Please note that because models will be hired for this workshop, there will be no refunds.

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JoAnne Kalish Studio Lighting

If you are looking to take your photography to the next level you need to know about studio lighting.  Learn from JoAnne Kalish on August 27th at Unique University and from 12-4 learn the ins and outs of basic portrait and still life lighting..  The idea of studio strobes is daunting at first, however once you understand how to create lighting there are no limits to your photographic imagination. Ambient light is constantly changing and you have to work with what you have, using strobe lighting you are in total control of where and how much light should be in the image.

JoAnne will show you how to incorporate some basic lighting techniques using Dynalite strobe equipment.  This seminar will cover basic 1- 3 lighting set ups utilizing different types of light modifiers in a variety of different photographic situations.  Students will also learn studio basics such as metering, setups, as well as enjoying the freedom to photograph wireless with Dynalite’s built-in PocketWizard power packs. Bring your camera and your desire to learn.  Sign up for $20 through Unique Photo and receive a $20 Unique Photo gift card entering the class on 8/27.

JoAnne Kalish’s passion for photography was born at age 18 picking up her first camera. She became one of the first women to shoot stories for “Sports Illustrated”: ice hockey, football, women’s basketball and Grand Prix auto racing kept her traveling and shooting around the country, including being hired by the International Olympic Committee to provide photographic coverage of the 1984 Olympic Games.

Having sold pictures to most major international publications (her pictures are published in 20 to 30 countries during any given month), Kalish turned her attention to advertising work and personal projects, including the current sensuality series. Her areas of visual interest include still life, portraiture, travel, lifestyle, fitness and underwater photography. In the advertising realm, she had picked up numerous awards, receiving international acclaim for her Claritin and Sports Authority ad campaigns.

As a host, Kalish traveled with actor Peter Strauss into the jungles of Panama to film an episode of ESPN’s “Canon Photo Safari.” She has led “American Photo/Popular Photography Magazine’s” Mentor Series Workshops, was invited to create a seminar on Sensuality and Beauty at the Palm Beach Workshop, and teams up with Joe DiMaggio to teach the DiMaggio/Kalish International Photo Workshops. To learn more about JoAnne’s teaching schedule go to http://www.dimaggio-kalishworkshops.com

Body Painting Portraiture

Body Art By Athena

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Unique University has created a master workshop dedicated entirely to photographing the art of body painting. The workshop scheduled for July 24th from  starts at 1:00 with an hour long seminar by Unique University photographer Mike Zawadski on how to utilize studio lighting techniques, model poses, and camera composition to maximize image potential. In addition, there will be a short seminar on beginner body painting for photographers presented by Body Art By Athena who will also be providing the body painting to the models at the event.

You’ll be able to photograph these models body painted in all one of a kind designs and patterns. Each model will have their own ‘station’ and rotation between photographers will allow you to capture your favorite image from each model. Each station will be lit by studio strobes and have wireless connection capabilities..

*21 and over only. IDs will be checked at the door. This class is strictly limited to 25 photographers.

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Pin Up Portrait Workshop

Join Photographer and model Deanna Marie of OneStopPinup.com as she gives you a comprehensive retrospective and personal instruction on “Pin Up” style photography and portraiture.  Having experience on both sides of the lens, Deanna Marie will teach you how to shoot from start to finish including how to style a models hair, makeup, wardrobe, and props for Pin Up portraiture.  Also included in this workshop are demonstrations with posing and lighting techniques, as well as shooting time with professional models.  This event will be held at Unique University in Fairfield, NJ on June 5th from Noon – 6:00.  Attendees are eligible for student pricing the day of this event.

 

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Ron Wyatt Boxing Workshop

A collection of images from the Ron Wyatt’s recent Boxing Workshop at Unique University and the Final Round Boxing and Fitness Gym. Photo credits to Taryn Truese from Unique Photo and Jim Morton from Dynalite.
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The Human Form with Lindsay Adler

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Seating for this workshop is limited, so be sure to sign up today to reserve your spot with professional fashion photographer Lindsay Adler!

Artists have studied and captured the nude human form for thousands of years.  Photographing nudes can be a truly artistic and liberating experience focusing on concept, light and form.  You can shoot abstracts, powerful compositions, and the stunning contours of the human body.

Still, successful nude photography takes a great deal of thought and preparation. You must consider everything from location, to lighting, to props, to posing in order to execute a striking nude image.

This class includes 1 hour of lecture on all the considerations and preparation a photographer must take during a nude shoot. You will learn tips for interacting with the model, getting ideas for poses, and fool-proof lighting techniques. Next, you can watch a demonstration of these key topics on a model and see how light and posing can effect the image.

Finally, the last 2 hours of the class will provide students time photograph models in a variety of poses and lighting situations in order to build their experience, confidence and portfolio for nude photography.

This 4-hour lecture will cover: inspiration, finding and selecting models, working with models, equipment, posing, lighting, basic retouching, and more!

EPP pricing available on Dynalite products to those who attend January 8th course!