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.

Jamie Shombert - President

Sports and Nature Tutorial (Jan 9 2020)

RPS member Jeff Pollitzer gave a tutorial on Sports & Nature Photography.  While not an obvious combination, they both use similar camera equipment especially if you consider active nature such as bird photography.  Light and speed play an important role as the subjects are often moving and are taken from a distance .  Understand the

Holiday Fun & a Competition Too (Dec 5 2019)

RPS enjoyed its annual pot luck holiday dinner, lots of good food for all.  We also completed the Architecture themed competition which had been postponed from an earlier date.  The judge was Nick Palmieri.  He focused on a lot of fundamentals, be careful to crop out distracting elements, make sure the image appears straight.  Don’t

Mobile Phone Photography (Nov 14 2019)

Jacki Dickert presented a interactive talk on making great photos using your cell phone.  While there are limitations, there are also tricks like using the live feature to simulate long exposure.  Be sure to tap to focus, use the scroll to lighten or darken the image and hold the phone very still while taking the

Mounting Prints (Nov 14 2019)

RPS member Paul Eggermann gave a tutorial on mounting prints.  For competitions, using a spray adhesive to affix the print to foam core or another stiff board is quick and easy.  For gallery displays, matting is required.  Purchase your mat, paying attention to the size of the opening.  The image must be smaller than the

December 7, 2019 Field Trip – see Events to sign up.

You can sign up for this field trip at the Events>Show Events tab under December 7, 2019 Private Shoot at Moravian Pottery and Tile Works. Only 12 spaces available. Scroll to the bottom to book your spot and pay with PayPal.

Ray Hennessy WOWS the crowd on October 10th

Ray Hennessy made probably the best presentation we have ever seen at RPS. His work on bird photography is absolutely outstanding and he showed us how he does it. He treks for hours to find the right spots, waits for more hours for that perfect moment and returns to productive sites over and over and