With the fall crisp air creeping in, the anticipation of fall colors is at an all-time high for a select few weeks in New Jersey.
Ready to find Fall? NJspots has your full guide and map to discover the Fall Colors on the East Coast this season! Start your adventure!
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Explore New Jersey this Memorial Day Weekend with some of the top spots to hike in the Garden State. Make sure to be responsible with your social distancing.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Grab your camera and join us on this photographer’s scavenger hunt of Sussex County.
It’s time to be a bit more creative and try framing when you’re out shooting. Have you ever tried it?
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 […]
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 […]
Every photographer at some point in time thinks about making the jump to full-time photography. That would be the dream job get paid to do what you love AND be your own boss! Making the plunge is scary and there are a lot of things to consider. Can I afford to sustain myself? Where will […]
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? 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 to […]
One thing that the Garden State is popular for is the coastline and the beaches that gather hundreds of thousands of beach-goers every summer. But while some may be trying to win prizes at the boardwalk or jump on an exciting ride, there are others that continue to explore New Jersey shore and the lighthouses that are streamed along the coast.
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 […]
One of the fun things to do with landscape photography is take long exposures. There’s something about the smooth texture that long exposure creates in the water and sky that’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 […]
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!
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.
Once you get comfortable with this method, you’ll be well on your way to achieving crisp, “tack sharpâ€ photos.
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.
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 […]
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. Nestled within Allamuchy Mountain State Park in Stanhope, Waterloo Village contains a […]
Share It! Tweet It! LinkedIn Reddit Pin It! Nothing makes for a more beautiful sunrise or sunset than vivid colors beaming across the sky. 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 […]
Grab your camera and join us on this photographer’s scavenger hunt of Hudson County.