April 20, 2019 – Field Trip: Eastern State Penitentiary

Updated: April 16, 2019

Field Trip: Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia PA

April 20, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm, Cost: $11 + $5 for tripods

2027 Fairmont Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130

This field trip provides an opportunity to photograph a haunting world of crumbling cell-blocks and empty guard towers of a famous prison.

We will have an early admission at 9:30 am and will enjoy a guided highlight tour from 9:30-10:00 am, before the facility opens to the public. Driving time from Northern Virginia is around 2.5 to 3 hours. Please be on time!

We have a reduced entrance fee of $11 per adult, and $10 for seniors, and a reduced tripod fee of $5 if our group has a minimum of 15 persons.  In order to get the reduced rate, I will need to pay for our group with my credit card and be reimbursed by club members.

The building does not have any climate control so please dress accordingly.

 Suggested lenses are super-wide angle (16mm FF), medium wide to tele zoom (24-105mm FF), and short telephoto to 200mm FF. Tripods or monopods are a must, as the interior is fairly dark.

We will plan a lunch at local restaurant after the shoot.

For more information on the Penitentiary, including local parking and history of the site, see: https://www.easternstate.org

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