Eastern State Penitentiary 

2027 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130

March 22nd, 2020

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Maximum of 8 Participants Minimum number of 4 Participants

As with every workshop I run I never shoot along side of you!
I give you 100% of my time to help you improve your photography skills

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Join Visionary Photograph Workshops for a photo workshop to Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia PA


Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world’s first true “penitentiary,” a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of prisoners. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America’s most notorious criminals, including bank robber “Slick Willie” Sutton and Al Capone.


This is a full service workshop where you will get individual attention to your photographic goals As with all of my workshops I do not shoot along side of you but I am there as your guide and teacher in both camera techniques and post processing of your images. My goal is for you to not only be happy, comfortable, and safe but also to hopefully impart my five decades of photo experience to help you achieve your artistic vision.

This course is intended for the photographer that wishes to improve their skills shooting indoors with long exposure with light coming into rooms in a singular and multiple directions. We will be covering the following:

  • Metering techniques for the very unique and diverse lighting conditions in the different rooms in the Prison

  • How to use reflected light to you advantage

  • How to use shadows to create impact in your images

  • How to choose the right lens to get the best results for pano stiching

  • When and how to use very long exposures longer than 30 seconds

  • Lens Selection

  • How to shoot for maximum depth of field using hyper focal distance techniques

  • How to Expose in any given lighting situation; very long exposures and short exposures in the same blended image.

  • Exposure for color or B&W

This is intended for the photographer that wants to improve their skills with shooting indoors with natural light and multi directional reflected light from outdoors.  

  • Manual Mode – Control your camera 

    • How to change your ISO.

    • How to change your shutter speed.

    • How to change Aperture.

  • In this training, we will show you:

    • How to manually or auto focus to get the best results.

    • Photographing to stitch images together to give a pano view with various lenses

The following equipment is recommended

    • Tripod – Required for long exposure and stitching portion of training

    • Shutter release (Cable or wireless)– You can use a delay mode but that will be cumbersome and time consuming for you. If you shoot past your camera’s standard exposure length capability (I.E Bulb Mode) you will need a cable release and a method to time you exposures. I.E watch or phone app with timer

  • Your intermediate lens and one or two more to capture as wide an angle and as telephoto as you have in your kit.

Our workshops are designed with a hands on approach to give you the best learning environment.  To register and join us click on the PayPal button, space is limited to 8 participants and a minimum of 4


Course Fee $175 which includes admission and tripod permit   – 4 Students minimum to hold class