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

Places of Worship installation at the Venetian

Thank you to all our exhibitors and helpers at the installation of our new exhibit at the Venetian today, Saturday, September 28, 2019. Elsie Pabon suggested “Places of Worship” as the theme and we sure came up with a variety of images from places all over the world. Thanks to Jeff Poltizer, Susan Powell, Bill

Critique Night on Photoshop Basics (Sept 26 2019)

Members joined in a lively discussion as we critiqued photos (no judging) with regards to the four basic Photoshop tools we learned about in the last tutorial meeting.  Cropping was a major topic as judges often say to crop more whereas many members liked the mood set by larger images.  The key is to try

Tutorial – Four Basic Photoshop Tools (Sept 12 2019)

As the second half of our opening meeting, Paul Eggermann presented a tutorial on four basic tools everyone should know how to use in Photoshop.  Paul starts with Image Adjustment which changes attributes like exposure and shadows.  Next comes Cropping to remove distracting elements and fit the image to the mat size for prints.  Step

2019-2020 Season Kick-off – New Competition Software (Sept 12 2019)

Our first meeting of the season kicked off with Paul Eggermann reviewing the new PhotoContest Pro software we will be using for competitions this year.  Club members will receive an email reminding them of how to download this software.  General instructions for use are available on the photocontestpro.com website.  Specific guidelines for RPS can be found on

Milltown Library Summer Photography Contest

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2019-2020 Tutorials

There are 3 Tutorial session coupled with Critique Nights scheduled for this season. See Events>Show Events to see the full schedule.