Photo Guide: Ideas For Shooting Photos In The Snow

Street with snow covered trees on both sides

With snow being a frequent visitor in New Jersey, we figured it would be fun to put together some tips on how to shoot in the snow safely. We also have some creative ideas for shooting photos in the snow. So kick off that blanket, jump off your couch, layer up, and head into the […]

Black River Rock Trail & Waterfall with Kay’s Cottage Ruins

Broken down light brick building in Forrest with waterfall

One of the favorite spots of our founder Virginia (@buewho), is this unique trial loop which is definitely one to check out! Nestled in the back of the woods along a peaceful river you will come across a unique spot of what was once a mill along the Black River in Chester, New Jersey. This […]

3 Tips For Branding As A Photographer

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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. 3 Helpful Tips […]

My First Visit to Duke Farms

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It was a gorgeous, chilly Fall day after Thanksgiving, and I was in the mood for a spontaneous adventure somewhere. I was thinking of going to NYC or Philly but thought otherwise with the holiday rush. Then I remembered that Duke Farms was only about 20 minutes away, and judging by the dozens of excellent […]

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Day Adventures Around Cape May & Exit Zero

As soon as September rolls in and school start again, the crowds vacate the Southern New Jersey shore points, but don’t let the masses fool you! During what the locals call the “off-season” or local summer – from Sept. through April – there are many fun activities to enjoy at the Jersey Shore for everyone. […]

Photo Guide: iPhone Editing Apps I’ve Used

Instagram. The place where people share their visual life and inspire. This app has started a revolution of content creation and consumption all on a screen only a few inches big. With the rebirth of photography and sharing your scenes, I have become more mobile with both my photography and editing of photos. Like most […]

Top 9 NJspots Photos in New Jersey in 2017

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Happy New Year! It’s time to celebrate the some of the best shots that you all shared with us in 2017! Below we have a collection of the best spots people shared with us in 2017 using the tag #NJspots on Instagram. As always, we LOVED all of the great photos the community took throughout […]

Sunrise Meetup – Jersey City & NYC Skyline

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We are excited to bring the first Meetup of 2018! Along with our Team Member Marlon, we are going to be meeting in the early morning hours in Jersey City for a sunrise shoot over the NYC skyline. There are a few spots that Marlon is going to be sharing with us to see that are […]

Photo Guide: Astro Photography Part 2

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A while back, we created a post describing where to get SWEET Milky Way shots in New Jersey. (Check it out here!) Part 2 of the guide will teach you exactly what settings and gear you may want to try when it comes to shooting The Galaxy. Let’s Recap: What you should be looking for before […]

4 Best South Jersey Spots To Watch The Sunrise & Sunset

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Purples and pinks streak across the backdrop of Philadelphia. Deep swirls of magenta and bright orange paint the atmosphere over the Sea Isle and Avalon bay. These beautiful moments are brought to you by none other than mother nature.  And New Jersey has some amazing areas where you can watch (and photograph) her show at […]

Money Island (Alloway Creek Wetland Restoration Site)

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Follow Our Writer Previous Next Follow on AllTrails Here’s a place that’s remote in location and information – this one is for the explorers out there!  Money Island is one of the smallest and remote locations in rural Cumberland Co. This preserve sits on the area the Native Americans called “Wootsessunging.” In 1664 the Governor […]

Weehawken Meetup Wrap Up

On Saturday, January 20th around 6am around 30 passionate and determined photographers huddle together on a sidewalk overlooking the New York City skyline from the heights of Weehawken, New Jersey. With the sun about to come up in an hour, the tripods lined the fences and cameras were getting set for the BIG event. The […]

Exploring the Lambertville Graffiti Train

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Finding the train isn’t hard. There are two approaches you can take. This one is a little longer.  Parking in Lambertville is always a challenge, so park where you can, as near Lambertville Inn as possible.  Walk-behind the restaurant through the parking lot.

NJspots Guide: 14 Spots We Love in New Jersey

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These places are some of our favorites that we love in New Jersey. These must-visit spots in New Jersey can be found all over the state and have something to offer for everyone. Bring your kids, friends, dogs, and certainly your camera to capture these amazing places to visit throughout New Jersey. These places we love […]

2 Favorite Spots For A New Jersey Photographer

Recently we connected with Melchi Dompreh (@melchisan), a freelance photographer from Edison. He wanted to share some of his favorite places in New Jersey to visit around the state and capture some photos. Above are some of his favorite photos from his 2 favorite #NJspots.

Hiking The Stairway To Heaven Trail in Vernon, New Jersey

The overall length of the trail is about 4 miles out and back. The gain of elevation is around 1000 feet, so you’re gaining a lot of elevation in a short period of time. This hike is great for beginners in the New Jersey area and also good for families and/or pets.

Photo Guide: How To Take Photos of Waterfalls

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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 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 […]

The Best Places For Sunrise & Sunset Photos in New Jersey

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When you are a photographer in New Jersey, there is an abundance of places you can travel to set up your camera for incredible sunrise and sunset shots. Over the years, we have continued collecting unique New Jersey places to capture a sunrise or sunset. We have even created a map for all of them that […]

NJspots Takeover: Willow Creek Winery A Highlight of the Jersey Shore

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We had a chance to head down to Cape May for a wine tasting at Willow Creek Winery, and it did not disappoint! If you’re looking for a fun afternoon at a South Jersey winery, open year-round, start with the tasting menu (our writer Nichole highly recommends the Wilde Cock Apple Wine!). Willow Creek Winery […]

Instameet New Jersey – June 3, 2017

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Looking to escape the concrete jungle of New Jersey and enter a forest of bamboo or pine trees in your back yard? Join the #NJspots Team on June 3rd for our Instameet at Rutgers Garden in New Brunswick. See details below and RSVP on Facebook.

6 Best Spots For Rainy Days in New Jersey

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Rainy day got you down? Not to worry! NJspots has you covered with some of the best places that are worth visiting around New Jersey during those rainy or overcast days. Whether it’s spring showers, summer thunderstorms, or storm season, we have some spots you’ll still want to visit. Before you start exploring during the […]

Rutgers Gardens Instameet Wrap Up

Virginia and friend in Forrest pointing over pond

The highlight of Rutgers Gardens is the Bamboo Forest (yes, they have a bamboo forest). We were immersed by giant sticks of bamboo coming from all directions. It’s pretty easy to get lost and forget that you’re in New Jersey and not the Himalayas.

What is ISO & How Does It Work?

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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 […]

Brooksbrae – Graffiti Covered Brick Factory

Graffiti on structure in forest

Nestled deep in the Pine Barrens, lay the small town of Pasadena, New Jersey. To the naked eye of a weary traveler, the town seems almost vacant, but surprisingly, there is history all around you.