Who are you, and where in New Jersey are you from?
My name is Joe Valencia and I have lived in Monmouth County all my life. I have lived in Long Branch, Oceanport, Eatontown and, for the last 27 years, Neptune.
My favorite “hometown” spot to shoot is Shark River Park — right in my own backyard.
What are the three best spots for photography in New Jersey, and why?
What's your camera setup?
What's your dream piece of gear? Think big!
What's one bucket list photo of New Jersey you haven't gotten yet?
One tip for aspiring photographers?
If I have any ‘message’ worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no shortcuts in photography. – Edward Weston
To be a photographer, one must photograph. No amount of book learning, no checklist of seminars attended, can substitute for the simple act of making pictures. – Harry Callahan