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 […]

4 Apps for Predicting Sunsets & Sunrises

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The days are getting longer, and the sun is showing off many colors streaming across the sky. When you see the clouds moving and the colors flashing across the sky, it’s a fantastic feeling to capture it on camera and share your view with the world. The hardest part is… How Do You Know When The […]

Best Dates & Times for Milky Way Photography in New Jersey in 2023

Starry night Milky Way Timelapse highway and mountain scene

Download The 2023 Milky Way Calendar Fill out the form below to get access. Calendar Credit to Capture the Atlas Photo Credit: JT Shimer FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM Peak Milky Way season is almost upon us here in the Garden State! Here are the best dates and times when the Milky Way and the galactic center […]

5 Best Waterfall Hikes in New Jersey – Discover Local Waterfalls

Small waterfall with fallen tree in summer forrest

The weather is getting warmer, the sun is staying out longer, and the days are getting more adventurous for those looking to explore New Jersey in the spring and summer. We are always looking for new places to adventure in the Garden State, so we have put together a guide for the best waterfall hikes in New Jersey. Get your car gassed up and get ready to explore!

Photo Guide: The Best Spots At The Delaware Water Gap

For those of you who call New Jersey home, this guide to the Delaware Water Gap will give you the tools necessary to practice your craft and get great portfolio-level shots in the Delaware Water Gap and surrounding areas. Photography in the Delaware Water Gap differs from photographing the huge touristy spots out West like […]

6 Perfect State Parks for Hiking in New Jersey: A Nature Lover’s Guide

Looking to escape the concrete jungle of the urban areas in New Jersey or even New York City? We have some of our favorite State Parks to visit in the State of New Jersey that is perfect for hiking. We have included some of the recent photos that our community has shared with us at […]

Best New Jersey Birding Spots – Perfect for Photography

Heron in plants with reeds

Contrary to popular belief, New Jersey offers fantastic opportunities to see and (ethically) photograph some of North America’s most beautiful bird species, from up north in the Meadowlands to down south in Cape May. The rare bird alerts, eBird database, social media groups, and countless bird clubs serve as resources to help get beginning birders […]

Get Lost At Grounds For Sculpture with Over 250 Sculptures

Sculpture of Women and children playing through for Cynthia bush

Among New Jersey’s many gems is Grounds For Sculpture, a botanical garden and art exhibit in one. Located on the former NJ State Fairgrounds, it features larger-than-life pieces of art that will make you feel tiny in comparison. With 42 landscaped acres and over 270 sculptures to explore, it’s easy to get lost, but that’s […]

How To Stack Photos To Capture the Perfect Moon Shot

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You may have heard photographers or seen photos, which have been “stacked” and wondered what it meant, why it’s done, or how it’s done. Well, today you’ll find out the answers to all three of those. Stacking is more commonly called “focus stacking” and it is done to give a photo a greater depth of […]

Local Photographer Catches Early Milky Way Rising

Starry sky, with man holding lantern on boardwalk

On January 29, 2023, Local New Jersey Photographer Steven Sitarik captured the Milky Way Rising over the horizon at the Jersey Shore in Long Beach Island. Despite the weather forecast initially not being in his favor, he used his instincts to set up his camera and capture the galaxy in the night sky. You see […]

Best Photography Spots Around Philadelphia – Complete Guide

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Ah, the city of Brotherly Love. While some snowballs thrown at Santa may have negatively stereotyped the city to some, I am here to tell you Philadelphia is an amazingly beautiful place! Philadelphia is one of the oldest cities in the country with centuries of history. Some even call her Philadelphia First because of how […]

Take An Autumn Stroll Through Chester, NJ

Pumpinks in gazebo

Looking to celebrate all of the wonderful feelings that come with enjoying fall in New Jersey? Look no further than historic Chester! Teeming with charm and style, Chester’s main thoroughfare offers an abundance of specialty shops and unique dining experiences. Wander off Main Street/Rte 24 to find historical homes and stunning views of the changing […]

Camden County

Grab your camera and join us on this photographer’s scavenger hunt of Camden County.

Roadside Photo Spots: North Jersey

New Jersey is a treasure chest filled with wonders – if only you have the spirit to look for them. Here’s a small sampling of amazing road-side attractions to photograph.

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 […]

What is ISO & How Does It Work?

Image of professional camera settings Sony

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 […]

Union County

Grab your camera and join us on this photographer’s scavenger hunt of Union County.

5 Must-See Places To Visit In New Jersey

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Looking for multiple places to explore in New Jersey? We have some you can check out. These locations are great for day trips and exploring all the different areas and landscapes that New Jersey has to offer. Mt. Tammany – Delaware Water Gap One of the more popular hikes in New Jersey, Mt. Tammany is located […]

NJspots Guide: 14 Spots We Love in New Jersey

Asbury beach brick building during sunset on beach

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 […]

Here’s How to Recover Details In Your Landscape Photos

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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 […]

Cape May County

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Photography Scavenger Hunt: Cape May County Share It! Tweet It! LinkedIn Reddit Pin It! Get Your Camera Ready for Our New Jersey Scavenger Hunt! Want a little adventure? We’ve created a scavenger hunt for every county in New Jersey. You can see them all here. So grab your camera, download the map below, and head our […]