Welcome to the Raritan Photographic Society. Based in Middlesex County we are New Jersey’s oldest photo club.

If you enjoy using your camera phone, point & shoot, digital SLR, or mirrorless camera and want to socialize with other photographers, while at the same time improving your photography skills, the Raritan Photographic Society is a fun camera club to be a part of.

In addition to monthly lecture and competition/critique meetings, we organize field trips and workshops. All these programs will help you grow as a photographer, whether you are a beginning or professional photographer. Besides the afore mentioned programs we organize a holiday party and an end of the year banquet, which are fun events to socialize even more with all the members.

Before you decide to join, you are welcome to attend a meeting. You’ll be able to meet our members and find out in person what we’re all about. Check the schedule of events to see when and where we meet.

I hope to welcome you at one of the meetings.
Peter van der Does

May 12 Lecture features Peter Alessandria

Raritan Photographic Society presents Professional Photographer and former Entertainment Attorney Peter Alessandria. After the 2008 Global Financial Crisis wiped out his law business, Mr. Alessandria was faced with the decision of what to do what the rest of his life. He decided to do what he loves and gave up being a lawyer to pursue

April 2016 Competition

Judge Phil Witt did an outstanding job of judging our April Competition. Phil tells us “I was originally a birder, so nature photography is my primary interest. As a volunteer, I run photo workshops at the local NJ Audubon center. By profession I’m a forensic psychologist.” Phil has a great eye for what is good

Annual Banquet and Best of the Best Competition – June 9, 2016

OK members and guests, June 9, 2016 is the date for our Annual End of the Year Banquet and Best of the Best Competition. It will be held at the American Legion Hall starting at 7:00 PM. Come early to help with setup. The cost is $30 per person for you and your guest, payable in

Thank you Peter

We all knew this moment was coming. Peter van der Does and has wife are leaving New Jersey over the April 30th weekend. Peter has been a hard working President of RPS and has given a huge amount of his time and talent to redesigning our website and our judging software as well as running

Download Nik Collection for free

Nik Software announced that their collection of photo editing plugins will be made available for free on March 24, 2016.

Photographing your pet

A few tips on photographing your pets.