• Sea Isle City Photography Hot Spot

    and the Colonnade Inn

    Sea Isle City, N.J. photography area, hot spot, best places to do photography, milky way hot spot

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Sea Isle City, N.J. Photography Hot Spot Location

and the Colonnade Inn – Milky Way location

Sea Isle City, N.J. Photography Hot Spot Location is great for day, night and milky way photography.  You will enjoy it here no matter which type of photography you decide to do. This area can get crowded during peak summer weekends but it has a nice laid back atmosphere versus some other nearby shore towns that are loaded with hotels, restaurants, and bars.  Almost every place to stay in this town is a weekly or summer rental. This Inn that we feature in the article, The Colonnade Inn, is one of the few places you can go for a shorter stay and it is an absolutely fabulous place to stay! 

Sea Isle City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. It is part of the Ocean City Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city’s population was 2,114, reflecting a decline of 721 (-25.4%) from the 2,835 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 143 (+5.3%) from the 2,692 counted in the 1990 Census. Visitors raise the population to as much as 40,000 during the peak summer season from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Sea Isle City is located on Ludlam Island, which also contains the Strathmere section of Upper Township.

When you come to this area stay at our favorite Victorian Style Hotel the Colonnade Inn. It is a perfect location for doing milky way photography on the beach and just a short distance over the border into Avalon you will find the pier pictured below, to do more milky way photography.

We are going back. Rarely are we ever “not” in the zone. See our so-so images below. Better ones to follow. We can’t always be exactly on the money with the Milky Way.

Photography Magazine Extra Pam Goodyer

Park and Area Information:

Entrance Fees: 

300 JFK Blvd. • 263-8687, Ext. 106
The Beach Tag Office is located inside the Welcome Center and is open from April through Labor Day.
Fees and Charges – 2017
Beach Tags are required for ALL BEACHES from Memorial Day Weekend
to Labor Day, 9am to 5pm. Tags are required for everyone 12 years and older and can be purchased on the beach.
Daily – $5 • Weekly (Sat.-Sat.) – $10
Season – $20 if purchased by May 15, then $25

Beach tags are non-refundable.
Wednesdays are FREE BEACH DAYS, except on July 4.
Beach Tag Office Hours
April through Labor Day, 7 days a week, 9am-4pm
Additionally, beach tags are on sale at the City Hall Tax Office, 233 JFK Blvd., 2nd Floor, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except holidays.
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Download – for free – the Viply app to purchase seasonal tags. A nominal fee will be applied. The Viply web link will show you how it works:  http://www.viplypass.com/sea-isle-city/.
Beach Tag Vending Machine
Seasonal Beach Tags are on sale now at the season rate of $25.00 in the Beach Tag Vending Machine (vending machine accepts cash only) located in the lobby of city hall, which is accessible 24/7.
Active Military and Veterans
Beach tags may be provided at a 100% discount to qualifying active military
personnel and veterans of the following branches of service: United States Army,
Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, as well as members of the United States
Coast Guard and the New Jersey National Guard.
Active Military
– Military personnel, spouse/civil union partner and dependent children
age 12 years and older
– Qualifying active military personnel must be present at the time of request
– DD1173 (Identification and privilege card) must be presented
– Any individual who has served and was released through honorable discharge
with at least 90 days active duty or released from active duty by reason of a
service incurred injury or disability
– Qualifying veteran must be present at the time of request
– DD214 discharge papers must be presented
– Veteran tags are only available at the Beach Tag office
Active military and veteran beach tags are not transferable.
Photography Magazine Extra Pam Goodyer

Hotel Information:

The Colonnade Inn – Our favorite B & B to stay at in this area.

4600 Landis Avenue,
Sea Isle City, NJ 08243
Phone: 609‑263‑8868
Fax: 609‑263‑8869

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Shutter Priority Mode is used when our main priority is getting the right shutter speed. Shutter speed controls how fast the shutter opens and closes and is responsible for stopping action and getting crystal clear images when our subjects are moving. To read the basics of shutter priority Go to the Shutter Speed Page.

Shutter speed is used to get the milky water look on moving waters but the best way to do it is to also control your aperture and your shutter which is done in Manual mode. You can read about How to Shoot Waterfall Photography here.

During the day you would also need a neutral density filter when trying to blur the moving waters. Go to the Neutral Density Filter page and read about how to use them.

Aperture Priority Mode is used when our main priority is controlling the depth of field. It is often used for macro or close-up photography on things such as flowers so we can blur the background. It is used in school class photos when we focus on the first row and we want the 3rd row to also be in focus.  If you are not familiar with shooting in aperture priority you can read our Aperture Priority Page here.

Shooting in manual mode is a little more difficult. You will have to adjust your shutter speed and your aperture instead of only setting one and letting the camera do the other. It is used for waterfall photography, night photography, portrait photography and a few other things.

You can read more details about waterfall photography here. You can read about night photography here. They both explain the basics of shooting in manual mode.

Shooting night sky photography is actually very simple. It may appear to be complicated at first glance but if you read our section on Dark Sky Photography you can see how it is not as overwhelming as you would think.

There is also some good information that will be useful on our Dark Sky Photography Information page.

Shooting waterfall and milky waters photography require a tripod and some knowledge in shooting in manual mode. We have simplified it for you and you can read all about blurring waters here on our Waterfall Photography page.  You may need a neutral density filter for daytime waterfall photography and you can visit our page on Neutral Density Filters here.

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