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

Volunteers Needed!

President Rich Doerr has issued a call for volunteers. This club is run by volunteers and some of us can no longer do everything we have been doing for many years. At this time we need people to volunteer to develop and run the two banquets we have every year. The first is the end

March 9, 2017 Lecture – Gregory Coraggio : Drone Photography

Gregory Coraggio made a great presentation of the use of drones in his professional photography business. he brought a basic DJI drone and explained how it worked and how he uses it to shoot his jobs. Most of his work is along the Jersey shore and he showed the audience a number of stills and

Nick Palmieri Lecture Summary

Nick Palmieri delivered the lecture on “The Challenges of Landscape Photography”. He started of with what is more challenging – wildlife photography v/s landscape. His view is that landscape is more challenging than wildlife photography to which most of the club members disagreed! He displayed a number of waterfall photos of Kirkjufell Mountain, Iceland –

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.