Inspiring Places to Photograph In Or Near New Jersey

The masters of landscape photography commonly advise one to “Photograph what you know”. While I agree with that and find that my favorite images are always ones from places that I’m very familiar with. I still like to travel with camera in hand to new places. My wife and I are always looking to experience new places. However there are spots right here in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania that might not have the drama of the western landscape, but the familiarity tends to stimulates my creativity.

Here is a list of the places that are both local to us and are interesting enough to go to repeatedly. I find that the more I get to know an area, the better I photograph. It becomes more of a long term intimate relationship with the landscape instead of a passing creative thrill brought on by the newness of an experience.