How To Stack Photos To Capture the Perfect Moon Shot
You may have heard photographers or seen photos, which have been â€œstackedâ€ and wondered what it meant, why itâ€™s done, or how itâ€™s done. Well, today youâ€™ll find out the answers to all three of those. Stacking is more commonly called â€œfocus stackingâ€ and is done to give a photo a greater depth of field.Â […]
Local Photographer Catches Early Milky Way Rising
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 […]
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.
Sunrise Meetup – Jersey City & NYC Skyline
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.Â There are a few spots that Marlon is going to be sharing with us to see that are […]
4 Apps for Predicting Sunsets & Sunrises
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.Â The hardest part is… How Do You Know When The […]
Taking the Plunge into Full-Time Photography
Every photographer at some point in time thinks about making the jump to full-time photography. That would be the dream job â€” get paid to do what you love AND be your own boss!
Grab your camera and join us on this photographer’s scavenger hunt of Sussex County.
Improve Your Photography: Using Frames
It’s time to be a bit more creative and try framing when you’re out shooting. Have you ever tried it?
The Best Places For Sunrise & Sunset Photos in New Jersey
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 createdÂ a map for all of them that […]
Photo Guide: Astro Photography Part 2
A while back, we created a post describing where to get SWEET Milky Way shots in New Jersey.Â (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 […]
Photo Guide: Taking Long Exposure Photos
One of the fun things to do with landscape photography is take long exposures. Thereâ€™s something about the smooth texture that long exposure creates in the water and sky thatâ€™s instantly satisfying. Here’s how it’s done. If you want to make the water look like glass and watch colors and clouds melt in the sky […]
The Ultimate Photography Gear Guide
Interested in buying new photo gear and don’t know where to start? We have collected some of the essentials you will need to get started!
Photography Scavenger Hunt: Burlington County Share It! Tweet It! LinkedIn Reddit Pin It! Get Your Camera Ready for Our New Jersey Scavenger Hunt! Want a little adventure? Weâ€™ve created a scavenger hunt for every county in New Jersey.Â You can see them all here. So grab your camera, download the map below, and head our to […]
Instameet New Jersey – June 3, 2017
Looking to escape the concrete jungle of New JerseyÂ 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.
Photo Guide: Street Photography
What Is Street Photography? There is no defining street photography, through the years it has changed drastically, but one constant is that it is candid. For the longest time street photography has been preferred to be done with a 35mm or a 50mm lens. Capturing the world around you, and the unique individuals who inhabit […]
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.
How To Photograph Sunrise & Sunset – What You Need
Share It! Tweet It! LinkedIn Reddit Pin It! Nothing makes for a more beautiful sunrise or sunset than vivid colors beaming across the sky.Â Having a sky with golden yellows and oranges and beautiful reds and purples can give any photographer goosebumps, but there are a few tricks and tips to keep in mind to […]
Four Tips and Tools for Tracking Your Photography Business
Whether you’re a full time photographer or have a photography business on the side, keeping track of your workflows can be a full time job.
Improve Your Photography: Back Button Focusing
Once you get comfortable with this method, youâ€™ll be well on your way to achieving crisp, â€œtack sharpâ€ photos.
Rutgers Gardens Instameet Wrap Up
The highlight of Rutgers Gardens is theÂ Bamboo ForestÂ (yes, they have a bamboo forest). We wereÂ immersed byÂ giant sticks of bamboo coming from all directions. It’s pretty easy to get lost and forget that youâ€™re in New Jersey and not the Himalayas.
4 Best South Jersey Spots To Watch The Sunrise & Sunset
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.Â And New Jersey has some amazing areas where you can watch (and photograph) her show at […]
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.Â Photography in the Delaware Water Gap differs from photographing the huge touristy spots out West like […]
Explore Popular New Jersey Waterfall Spots
New Jersey is home to some amazing waterfall sights that come in all shapes and sizes.
Grab your camera and join us on this photographerâ€™s scavenger hunt of Hudson County.
Improve Your Photography: Lens Selection, Focal Length and Perspective
Learn more about how your lens selection and perspective can change your photos with this guide.
5 Best Waterfall Hikes in New Jersey – Discover Local Waterfalls
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: How To Organize & Plan Your Photo Spots
Finding new photo spots for your next journey might be a hard time. I’m using Instagram, 500px, Flickr, and Google to get new ideas and inspirations. How IÂ Organize MyÂ Photo-Spots… To organize my photo-spot database I useÂ GoogleÂ Maps (a Google account is necessary).
7 of the Best Gardens & Arboretums in the Garden State
Take a tour of New Jersey by visiting these arboretums and gardens all around the Garden State â€” youâ€™ll find some amazing flowers, sculptures, trees, and maybe some critters!
Grab your camera and join us on this photographerâ€™s scavenger hunt of Atlantic County.
Enter a Photographer’s Dream at Sayen House and Gardens
A park-like setting with a gazebo, a covered bridge, ponds and a small waterfall are a feast for the eyes.