Photographer Meetup at Eastern State Penitentiary

The Meetup

I decided to host a meetup at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philly. Why? Well, why not? Eastern State is an amazing place. There is so much to photograph there. You can try Macro, HDR, Wide angle or any other type of photography inside the walls. Eastern State has strict rules about photography but as long as you follow them no one will have a problem.

Rules

Do not get in the way of others.
Do not go where you are not allowed. (there are signs for that)
read all the rules

Details

Date: August 15, 2010
Time: 10am
Location: Eastern State Penitentiary
Address: 22nd & Fairmount Avenue.  Philadelphia, PA 19130 map
Meet in front of ESP
http://www.easternstate.org

What to bring

A camera
Any lenses you want
Extra memory and batteries
A comfortable bag to carry your gear.
Sneakers
A water bottle!!!

Food

We are not sure what we’re doing about food yet. Please join the discussion on Flickr to talk about what to do about that.

Please read the photography rules on the ESP website about lighting.

Cost

The meetup itself is free but to get in to ESP there is a charge.
$12.00 Adults
$10.00 Senior Citizens
$8.00 Students
$8.00 Kids (Age 7 – 12)
*If you decide to bring a tripod there is an extra charge of $10 for an equipment pass. This pass is valid for one year
print a $1 off coupon

Group Discount

If we have 15 or more non-ESP members attend there is a discounted rate of $10 per person. Seniors under the group rate cost $9 and students cost $7. Price of the equipment pass will be reduced from $10 per pass to $5 and can be used all year.

RSVP

If you will be attending please RSVP using the Eventbrite form below so we can get a head count.

Please join the discussion over on Flickr where I have started a thread in the Photowalklist Flickr group
http://www.flickr.com/groups/photowalklist/discuss/72157624015803535/

Hope to see you there,

Scott

Sample Photos

Here are some of the photos I have taken at Eastern State Penitentiary
Please share your photo in a comment so others can see more of ESP

About Eastern State Penitentiary

“Opened in 1829 as part of a controversial movement to change the behavior of inmates through “confinement in solitude with labor,” Eastern State Penitentiary quickly became one of the most expensive and most copied buildings in the young United States. It is estimated that more than 300 prisons worldwide are based on the Penitentiary’s wagon-wheel, or “radial” floor plan.

Some of America’s most notorious criminals were held in the Penitentiary’s vaulted, sky-lit cells, including bank robber Willie Sutton and Al Capone. After 142 years of consecutive use, Eastern State Penitentiary was completely abandoned in 1971, and now stands, a lost world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers.”   read more

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15 Comments

  1. D. Travis North June 24, 2010 at 5:14 am #

    Pretty sure I'm going as of this moment. May need to cut out early depending on a tentative birthday party in the afternoon. But we'll see. Should be a fun time.

  2. scottwyden June 24, 2010 at 5:20 am #

    It'll be great to finally meet you!

  3. D. Travis North June 24, 2010 at 1:14 pm #

    Pretty sure I'm going as of this moment. May need to cut out early depending on a tentative birthday party in the afternoon. But we'll see. Should be a fun time.

  4. scottwyden June 24, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

    It'll be great to finally meet you!

  5. scottwyden July 6, 2010 at 9:34 am #

    Eva,The form on this post has "ticket ordering" through eventbrite. The ticket is your RSVP. Admission to ESP itself is done when we get there.

  6. Eva523 July 6, 2010 at 1:15 pm #

    I so want to go on this photowalk! Not sure how to do the RSVP thing … I can't find it. Can you count me as a yes?

    Eva Pastor

  7. Sam August 2, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

    Hi Scott,

    Eva posted the link on FB, sounds like fun. I rsvp'd to the event even though I'm not 100% sure I can be there at the moment…

    I would be bringing a tripod to take some HDR shots.

    • Scott August 2, 2010 at 5:20 pm #

      If it turns out that you can not go please cancel your RSVP because we need a true head count for the restaurant.

  8. Sam August 2, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

    Hi Scott,

    Eva posted the link on FB, sounds like fun. I rsvp’d to the event even though I’m not 100% sure I can be there at the moment…

    I would be bringing a tripod to take some HDR shots.

    • Scott August 2, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

      If it turns out that you can not go please cancel your RSVP because we need a true head count for the restaurant.

  9. Sam August 3, 2010 at 12:05 pm #

    I'm 90% sure I'll be there since I've been wanting to tour ESP. I have MS so beyond that it's a tossup on how I'm faring that day.

  10. Sam August 3, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    I’m 90% sure I’ll be there since I’ve been wanting to tour ESP. I have MS so beyond that it’s a tossup on how I’m faring that day.

  11. Sam August 3, 2010 at 12:05 pm #

    I’m 90% sure I’ll be there since I’ve been wanting to tour ESP. I have MS so beyond that it’s a tossup on how I’m faring that day.

  12. Dante Fratto August 6, 2010 at 10:47 pm #

    Can't wait!! Sounds like alot of fun!!!!!!!

  13. Dante Fratto August 6, 2010 at 10:47 pm #

    Can’t wait!! Sounds like alot of fun!!!!!!!

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