This past weekend I led a photography workshop in Cape May, NJ. Spring is a wonderful time of year to photograph this historic seaside resort. At dawn and dusk the sun paints the sky, surf, and sand with brilliant colors. Gardens blossom and bloom, and hanging baskets of flowers adorn many a porch and lamppost. The entire town is a National Historic Landmark, and its rich diversity of Victorian architecture keeps your camera’s shutter release busy. Throughout the day the iconic Cape May Point Lighthouse serves as a photo model. It is a delight to seek out other, somewhat smaller, lighthouses throughout the town. Large commercial fishing vessels fill the harbor. They and the intriguing patterns found in the colorful fishing gear will mesmerize you. Pastel-hued fishing shanties, lovingly restored, line one side of the harbor. Be sure to capture their vibrant reflections in the late afternoon light.

In short, Cape May provides an abundance of architecture, landscape, nature, outdoor, and travel photography possibilities. Another advantage to photographing Cape May in the spring … you avoid the hustle and bustle of the summer tourist season.

Click here to see a number of images of Cape May.