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Historic Longstreet Farm Photography Location

The Historic Longstreet Farm is a living history farm that recreates the agricultural life of the 1890s. Interpreters dress in period costumes and perform typical year-round farming and domestic actives, including seasonal planting and harvesting crops and raising livestock. The farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The Monmouth County Park System purchased the farm in 1967 to preserve the county’s rural past. The farm opened to the public in 1972 as Historic Longstreet Farm.

Longstreet Farm is a relatively complete example of a typical nineteenth-century farm created by Dutch settlers in New Jersey. The farmstead consists of a 14-room Federal-style farmhouse, a Dutch barn, and a nineteenth-century farm outbuildings collection.

Historic Longstreet Farm is open daily year-round, free of charge.

The park offers several areas of interest to do photography. You can come up with some pretty dynamic photos for a New Jersey location if you give it some effort.

Most of your shots here will be done in shutter priority since many moving animals and people can photograph. The staff will happily allow you to take their pictures, and the animals don’t seem to mind either.

When staying in New Jersey and photographing this area, you should stay at The Colts Neck Inn. The Inn offers large, immaculate rooms in a beautiful building with a great atmosphere. The service is impeccable.

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The Colts Neck Inn

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Address: 191 County Rd 537, Colts Neck, NJ 07722
While doing photography at Longstreet Park or Allaire Village, you are looking for a place to rest and visit the Colts Neck Inn Hotel. The location offers the country’s tranquility while being close to the Asbury Park and Long Branch Beaches, Delicious Orchards, Monmouth Race Track, Jersey Shore Premium Outlets, Eatontown, Freehold, and Red Bank. Our two-story hotel features 47 individually decorated rooms with Thomasville™ furnishings. They also offer two grand suites, each with a Jacuzzi. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, cable TV, parking, and continental breakfast. The Colts Neck Inn Hotel offers the comfort and charm one expects in a country setting, with modern amenities.

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Long Street Farm Photography Information

When to Go: Weekdays, when it is slightly offseason, is best. This is a tourist town, so be prepared for people. Keep in mind this is also a milky way dark sky area, so you might want to plan your trip around a new moon or the week before during milky way week.

Camera Settings

Aperture Priority

It is generally used to control the depth of field (control how much is in focus from your subject back). If your shutter speed drops to 1/30th sec. or lower because you lack light, you will need to put your camera on a tripod to avoid blurry pictures. Anything handheld below 1/30 sec will be blurry. The higher the “f” number, the less light that will come in, and your shutter speed will drop to let more light in.

When your “f” number goes up, your aperture closes. At f-22, you are barely letting any light in.  Always watch your shutter speed when taking your shot, look at the bottom of the screen through the viewfinder and check your shutter speed. Do not let your shutter speed go too low when hand-holding.  Sometimes you cannot get a super high f stop because you do not have enough light. This will happen quite often at times, such as a sunset. Again, put your camera on a tripod, and now your photos will not blur except for any subject moving in the image.

You might want the opposite effect. That is when your subject is in complete focus, and the background is blurred, called the bokeh effect. You will use your lowest F-number, such as 2.8 or 3.5. Go as small as your particular lens will allow.  Shooting in Aperture Priority allows you to control this.

Shutter Priority

If you have moving subjects such as people moving, you will want to shoot in shutter priority to be sure your images come out sharp. When people are moving slowly, shoot at 1/250th sec, and adjust your ISO accordingly. If they are moving very fast, increase your shutter speed to about 1/1000th sec. If it’s a bright sunny day, go as high as 1/1200 second for very fast-moving subjects.

Manual Mode

If you have moving waters here, you can do your long exposure running, milky water shots.  You will have to use a tripod for this effect.  All of your settings will vary depending on the lighting and what neutral density filter you have. You will shoot in manual mode for the milky waters.

ISO is always 100 or as low as your camera will allow. Aperture is f22. Your shutter speed will vary depending on the light. Take some test shots to decide on your shutter speed after you put your neutral density filter on. (It’s like sunglasses for your camera to stop light from coming in).

Use your shutter release or your 2-second timer also to prevent camera movement. Voila. You now have your milky water exposure. You will want at least a 5-second exposure for water. (If you don’t have a neutral density filter, you may not get more than 1/15th of a second in the sun. That does not give you a good effect). Go to our store to buy your ND filter. We like a 3.0 for super long exposure in the daytime, and we have a ten stop filter for bright sunny days.

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Park and Area Information:

Entrance Fees: There are no entrance fees to the park. 

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