About us



Raritan= Communities on and around the Raritan RiverPhotographic = Image-making and photo appreciationSociety = Friendly people with common interests logo

Put it all together and you have the Raritan Photographic Society, a group of neighbors who meet regularly to learn how to take better pictures and to appreciate the fine art of photography. We are members of the New Jersey Federation of Camera Clubs and the Photographic Society of America.

Since its founding in 1929, the Raritan Photographic Society has been serving the photographic interests of the community. The camera club is conducting an outstanding program of lectures, competitions, and special events. From September to May the club meets twice a month on Thursday evenings at locations in Milltown, NJ. At one meeting we feature member competitions in black-and-white prints, color prints and digital images, at the beginner, advanced and salon levels. Our second monthly meeting consists of lectures, demonstrations, discussions, or activities, such as a studio night. These programs are designed to help the members learn the basics of photography, new techniques for taking pictures, or applications of photography. We also organize field trips to photogenic sites, and a year-end banquet and competition.

There are many benefits to joining RPS, such as the right to enter competitions, attend field trips and becoming better photographers. Click on one of the topics at left to learn more about our programs, or contact us via e-mail:

RPS is now on Facebook. If you have a Facebook account you can find our page by entering "Raritan Photographic Society" into the search box at the top of the site. Once you find the page, click "like" next to the name. You will then be able to post and reply to content at our page! If you don’t already have a Facebook account and would like to join us there, you can create an account at Facebook.

You can use our Facebook page to post images, ask questions, talk about you favorite places to shoot, discuss upcoming events, shows & activities, and get advice on equipment. You can also use it to comment on recent competitions and lectures and make suggestions for future programs, themes, field trips…just about anything photo related.

Any suggestions about other content or information we should add will be welcomed. Feel free to spread the word by sharing our Facebook page by "suggesting" it to other friends on Facebook that may be interested in us (the "suggest to friends" link is beneath the Raritan Photographic Society logo on the Facebook page).