Welcome to the Raritan Photographic Society. Founded in 1929, we are New Jersey’s oldest photo club. As a member of the New Jersey Federation of Camera Clubs, we can enter state –wide competitions and the NJFCC’s Photorama, held in April.

Our season of lectures and digital and print competitions gives photographers of every skill level the opportunity to improve their technical and creative skills while socializing with other photographers.
Outings and workshops are planned based upon members suggestions and willingness to organize them, or, if you chose, you can suggest an activity through our Meet-Up page.

We have two social gatherings, a Holiday Dinner in December, and the End of Year Banquet in June. The June Banquet features our “Best of the Best” competition where the judge chooses the best of the year out of all the award winners from the closing season. The Best of the Best image becomes the cover image for our program for the following year.

We invite you to stop in for a meeting and speak with current members. If you like cameras, photography and camaraderie, Raritan Photographic Society may be the place for you. Check the schedule of events to see when and where we meet.

Rich Doerr - President

Upcoming Events

1. The Alfa Art Gallery show features prints by RPS members. It opens next Friday on Church Street in New Brunswick. Wine and cheese from about 6:30 on. If you’re not familiar with New Brunswick, street parking is minimal. Park in one of the nearby parking garages. 2. The changeover date for the Venetian/ Raritan

Milky Way Mike exposes all!

Michael Ver Sprill, better known as Milky Way Mike, held our attention for almost 90 minutes last night with his beautiful presentation about shooting the stars. He explained the equipment you need to succeed plus the level of determination and perseverance required to get that elusive shot that makes your day, and night! He discussed

Andrew Darlow’s Lecture Summary

It was a magnificent start to new season with Andrew Darlow’s lecture on “How to get great prints from lab” Andrew started the lecture with the motive to make listeners understand how to print their photographs. He explained how to get prints from variety of material thick papers, canvas, plywood, metal, satin and so on.

Themes for the 2016-2017 Season

We will have three themed digital competitions this year. The additional Open is intended to give beginners more opportunity to enter their work without worrying about fulfilling a theme. The themes are: Natures Abstract – Nature abounds in abstract images. This is an all seasons theme. New Jersey Scenes – NJ is much more than

New President – Rich Doerr

Rich Doerr has taken the helm once again as President of RPS. Rich served as President for 2011-2012 and Treasurer for the 2012-2014 seasons. Rich is looking forward to revitalizing RPS and welcomes your efforts to bring in new members and pitch in and help organize and run events for all to enjoy.

Summer Planning Meetings

The second planning meeting was held on June 23rd. The primary work was assignment of Chairs. Check them out if you think you might be counted on to serve again this season. The first Summer Planning Meeting on June 16, 2016 was well attended and productive. We voted to revise the resolution rules for all