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

Our next exhibit at the Venetian.

Our next exhibit at the Raritan Bay Gallery in the Venetian in South Amboy will be mounted on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The theme for the front gallery is “Old New Jersey” (30 prints). We chose this theme to have the photos evoke memories in the residents. Think of places in NJ that will achieve

2017 Summer Planning Meeting

Come to the Legion Hall on Thursday, June 15th at 7:30 PM for our Summer Planning Meeting. We will select new officers, themes for the next season, discuss workshops and field trips and just about anything else you want to hear about, time permitting! BE THERE!  

2016/2017 Best of the Best and Most Improved

Congratulations to Jamie Shombert for winning the Best of the Best Competition with her Print entitled Zoe. She entered this in the October Prints Competition.   Also, congratulations to Kedar Wani for achieving Most Improved this season. Kedar’s combined scores and awards increased by 119% over last season, performing well above the rest of us.

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 –