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.
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
What to bring
Any lenses you want
Extra memory and batteries
A comfortable bag to carry your gear.
A water bottle!!!
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.
The meetup itself is free but to get in to ESP there is a charge.
$10.00 Senior Citizens
$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
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.
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
Hope to see you there,
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