Photography Tours Of Philadelphia
After many years of walking around Philadelphia with my camera, meeting people and talking about the city and how I approach it as a photographic subject, I am now offering Photography Tours of Philadelphia.
Join me in one of my many Photography Tours of Philadelphia. Whatever you favor; cityscapes, people or architecture you will find what you’re looking for during these tours.
There are many tour sites to choose from. Whether you choose the Historic area of Philadelphia or the Italian Market, you will have eye catching images to photograph.
I look forward to walking with you, talking about the many aspects of Philadelphia, and helping you take better photographs with a strong concentration on composition, lighting, and camera operations.
Through these tours you will participate in an authentic city adventure and an exceptional opportunity to experience and photograph the City of Brotherly Love from an insider’s point of view.
This tour of the Pennsylvania Convention Center district including the Benjamin Franklin Parkway-the richest mile of art in the world-features the architecture, sculpture and monuments of several of the most interesting buildings in the United States which include Philadelphia’s City Hall, The Masonic Temple, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.
Date and time to be arranged to fit your schedule. Tour begins at the City Hall gift shop.
The oldest open-air market in the country, the 9th Street Italian Market was established in the late 1800′s, by Southern Italian immigrants, and thrives to this day. It is a popular destination for neighborhood shopping, for its many and varied ethnic eateries, and for its attraction to visitors from all over the world. It is the perfect tour location for photographing an authentic street market with its people products and bustling market life. You will be introduced to many of the merchants and have an opportunity to do a little sampling and shopping.
Date and time to be arranged to fit your schedule. Tour begins at 9th and Christian Streets, SW corner.
Along South Street, visitors and residents, teenagers and adults, preppies and punk rockers, artists and attorneys all mix seamlessly together. The street is always buzzing no matter if you visit on a Tuesday afternoon or a Friday night. It is the perfect blend for those who want to photograph people, unique architecture and street life.
From South Street, we will walk over the South Street Bridge to Penn’s Landing on the Delaware River. With its river view, interesting monuments, historic naval vessels and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge it offers a variety of Photographic opportunities.
Date and time to be arranged to fit your schedule. Tour begins at Isaiah Zagar’s Magic Garden, 1020 South Street.
On the tour you will walk through the Historic district of Philadelphia; the most historic square mile in the United States. It is the home of the Liberty Bell, and Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was written, Benjamin Franklin’s Post office, as well as numerous historic buildings and museums. We will stop along the way in the Old City area, at Betsy Ross’s House, and Elfreth’s Alley, which is the oldest, continuously lived in residential street in the US, and Christ Church. And we can’t pass up Old City Coffee.
Date and time to be arranged to fit your schedule. Tour begins at The Liberty Bell, Sixth and Chestnut Streets, NE corner
#5 Society Hill
While walking through the Society Hill area with its alleys, side streets, and eighteenth and nineteenth century houses you will have many opportunities to photograph unique architecture, street scenes, the historic old Pine and Saint Peter’s churches and their church yards.
Date and time to be arranged to fit your schedule. Tour begins at the visitors center @ 6th and Market streets.
This tour is for those interested in seeing some of Philadelphia’s most photogenic locations on the banks of the Schuylkill River. We will start at the bottom of the Art Museum steps and walk around the Art Museum, the Fairmount Water Works and then proceed along the Schuylkill River Bank. This tour offers wonderful views of the center city skyline, Boat House Row and the wide variety of flora and fauna on the banks of the Schuylkill River.
Date and time to be arranged to fit your schedule. Tour begins at bottom of the Art Museum steps.
This historic urban park is located in one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in Philadelphia and one my favorites to photograph. First, this tour will take you into this historic park to photograph its people, flora and design. Then we will explore the neighborhood’s streets and alleys and discover many wonderful compositions with its elegant nineteenth and twentieth century architecture, superbly enhanced by the creative eye of its residents.
Date and time to be arranged to fit your schedule. Tour begins at the SE corner of Eighteenth and Walnut streets.
#8 Sunrise and Sunset tours (special arrangements)
#9 Custom designed tours targeted to your specific interests. ( You can select your locations of interests, duration of the tour, arrange for meals and transportation during the tour and any special requests.
3 Hrs @ $95.00
Special rates for groups of three or more
- Individual or group tours
- Brief histories
- You will be shown the basics of composition, the importance of light in photography, and how to take balanced and attractive images.
- If your interest is in architecture, history or if you just like to shoot people on the street, all of those photographic subjects will be available to you. There are lots of Philadelphia icons along the tour routes and anyone interested in photography should be able to benefit from my tour.
- Special transportation arrangements during the tour available upon request.
- Restaurant and activities recommendations.
- Date and time to be arranged to fit your schedule.
- Basic knowledge of one’s equipment
- Tripod recommended
- spare batteries for your camera
- Spare film or digital cards
- Good walking shoes
- appropriate clothing
My John McDevitt/KYW radio interview: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/06/07/accomplished-philadelphia-artist-turns-walking-tours-into-photography-lessons/
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