Welcome to the gallery of Cooper River Park Photos. This a collection of images from talented South Jersey Photographer Michal Sutton. Cooper River Park in Camden County, New Jersey offers a wonderful variety of subjects to photograph.
Cooper River Park offers photographers like you to shoot there at any time of year. Of course Fall is apopular time of year for photography when the leaves are ablaze with color.
Sunrise and sunset are both good times to look for silhouette photos of the many boaters who are out on the river enjoying the water.
Todays digital cameras, including cell phone cameras, combined with powerful and easy-to-use software gives you unlimited abilities to create beautiful effects in your photographs.
A comparison of the next two photos of Cooper River Park gives you a great example of why it's a great idea to photograph the same location at different times of the year. In the photo below the trees are in full green lushness and the sky is a deep blue.
Contrast the summertime photo above with the Fall scene below. One of the fascinating aspects of the photograph is how some trees are completely void of the leaves while the other trees are still fully covered with colorful leaves.
The photo below has a completely different feel to it. The dark clouds at the top and choppy surface of the water down low give it a stormy feel. The other element that works so well in this image is the warm yellowish colors of the boat house that are sandwiched between and color contrasted from the blueish colors of the water and the sky.
You can use High Dynamic Range Photography to create dramatic look to your photos especially under dimly lit lighting conditions like dawn and dusk.
Lighting is so important in photography and when shooting photos outdoors it take patience and persistence to get the right timing for interesting images.
The two photos above are great examples of situations where it's a good ideal to compose your photo in a vertical orientation.
Cooper River Park is just one photo hotspot of many in the "Garden State. Here's a helpful list of other New Jersey Photography Locations.
The strong diagonal lines and symmetry make the photo above a striking composition with the center of interest being a gorgeous photo that has the sun as the focal point.
Look for composing your photos with framing elements included at one or more of the edges of your photograph. The doorway to the outside world frame sin the lushness of the trees and the pretty blue water.
The best way to get spectacular photos of sunrises and sunsets is to simply show up and be prepared by having your camera with you. Michael Sutton frequents the Cooper River Park area a lot and practices the craft of photography with great enthusiasm. That results in getting a lot of stunning photos.
Don't forget to think outside the box when shooting your photos. Shooting black and white photography creates a completely different feel to the emotional response you get when viewing a photo.
Using selective focus is a great way to emphasize the main subject in your image.
I hope you enjoyed this collection of fantastic photos of Copper River Park in New Jersey, contributed by Michael Sutton. Be sure to visit the other good photography locations in New Jersey.
It's a great time to be interested in photography!