Exploring the History & Outdoors of Princeton

Princeton, New Jersey is home to Princeton University, filled with awesome buildings and amazing architecture, next to a town packed with good eats and shopping. That’s why it’s one of our top spots in New Jersey. So take this virtual guide with you as you explore (and believe us, there’s plenty to do!).

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What is ISO & How Does It Work?

Whether photography is a passionate hobby or a professional job, when we all start out with our first cameras we are all a bit clueless. Generally, we start in “auto” mode and just start snapping. Eventually, with time and experimentation, we graduate to using manual modes to help capture the scenes as we see them by adjusting settings. (more…)

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Photo Guide: How To Take Photos of Waterfalls

Since the release of the NJspots Maps, the Waterfalls and Lookout Spots map has been one of the more popular maps and rightfully so. In the world of travel and social media, it seems like all the trendy influencers are taking photos in front of massive waterfalls. But here in New Jersey, we like to think you are looking to explore them for different reasons. (more…)

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Giving Season: 3 Ways Mill Creek Urban Farm Is Doing Just That

Once the holiday season rolls around, the goodness in people really starts to shine. Organizations big and small start to collect toys, coats, mittens, and canned goods for those who are less fortunate. There are soup kitchens, warming centers, shelters, and food pantries to make sure no man, woman, or child goes cold or hungry.

Giving back to the community helps us all realize that the world is not such a bad place after all and reinforces our faith in humanity. The Mill Creek Urban Farm is one of those organizations that gives back year-round.

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Here’s How to Recover Details In Your Landscape Photos

There are a lot of factors to consider when taking landscape photos. Sometimes if it’s not the right time of day, then your photos could end up blown out — or maybe you didn’t focus on the right part of the photo to give you the most details. These are two of my favorite techniques to use to capture the most detail in my landscape photography.

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5 Fun Things to Do at the Jersey Shore This Summer

There is so much more to do at the shore than fun in the sun; There are awesome restaurants, vineyards, and weekly fireworks! In addition to playing on the beach or the bay for the day, these are a few places and ideas that are worth checking out “down the shore” this summer! (more…)

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Instameet at Duke Farms – July 15th

“It’s about time!” – NJspots (and what everyone else is thinking!)

We have been a bit MIA the last few months working on some other projects and when we checked the calendar we noticed it was over 5 months since our last meetup! We decided to put a stop to this craziness and partnered with our friends at Duke Farms to host a meetup with us on Sunday, July 15th. (more…)

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Best of 2018 Photo Contest Winners

The Best of 2018 Photo Contest was the first of it’s kind. Normally the NJspots contests are running on Instagram, but we wanted to open up the competition to be bigger than just Instagram users. With 126 photo entries, 3539 votes, and over 36,250 views this was one of the greatest contests we have hosted. The NJspots Team wants to take a moment and THANK YOU for all your support and great participation during the contest! Now onto our winners! (more…)

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3 Tips For Branding As A Photographer

After our successful workshop about branding and online presence with some of our passionate community members, we took some important things out of it that we wanted to share. Fellow creators and photographers around New Jersey could benefit for a few tips they should all be doing to help build their brand. (more…)

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Find a New Community (& Explore with Purpose) with Hike the World

If you’ve ever wanted to join a hiking group in New Jersey but didn’t know where to start, begin with Hike the World — you’ll find an upbeat group of hikers shining a light on mental health awareness through hiking and getting outside. 

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Step Back in Time for Canal Days at Waterloo Village

During the 19th century, Waterloo Village was a thriving point on the Morris Canal. This part of New Jersey history, which contains a 400-year-old Lenape Indian Village in addition to the once-thriving port’s colonial town, is plucked down along the beautiful Musconetcong River.

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Hit the Trail with NYNJTC’s Hike of the Week

New Jersey is filled with trails — both long and short! — to get you exploring from the mountains to the shore. Whether you’re a fan of cliff side hikes that lead to waterfalls, or winding walks in the woods, New York-New Jersey Trail Conference’s Hike of the Week will get you started on all the Garden State has to offer.

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Photo Guide: The Best Spots At The Delaware Water Gap

For those of you out there, who call New Jersey home, this guide to the Delaware Water Gap will give you the tools necessary to let you practice your craft and get great portfolio-level shots in the Delaware Water Gap and surrounding areas. 

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3 Ways to Discover the Wetlands in the Meadowlands

The Meadowlands may be known for the racetrack or the sports complex, but nestled next to the Turnpike and the Hackensack River is Richard W. DeKorte Park and the Meadowlands Environment Center.

Walk with the wildlife along the boardwalk and see the New York City skyline from this waterfront park in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.

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