Photography Tours Of Philadelphia

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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.

During this two and a half hour tour 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.

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TOUR SITES:

#1  Convention Center District

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This tour of the Pennsylvania Convention Center district can include the Benjamin Franklin Parkway which is the richest mile of art in the world; or the Avenue of the Arts.

If you choose the Parkway you will be able to photograph the architecture, sculptures and monuments of some 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. Or we can choose to walk the Avenue of the Arts with its grand buildings and theaters including the Academy of Music, The Kimmel Center,  the Union League, and of course our beloved City Hall.

Tour begins at the City Hall gift shop.


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Other date and times, as well as group size, can be arranged to fit your needs by contacting Armond Scavo: armond@photographsofphiladelphia.com.

Tour begins at the City Hall gift shop.

#2 The Italian Market

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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.

Tour Begins @ 9th and Christian streets.


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Other date and times, as well as group size, can be arranged to fit your needs by contacting Armond Scavo: armond@photographsofphiladelphia.com.

 

#3 South Street / Penn’s Landing         

Orange-bike-20120817_7253Along 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.

Tour Begins @ the Magic G / arden @ 12th and South Streets.


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Other date and times, as well as group size, can be arranged to fit your needs by contacting Armond Scavo: armond@photographsofphiladelphia.com.

#4 Historic Philadelphia/Old City/Society Hill  

On this tour you will walk through 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. If you choose Old City, the  Betsy Ross’s House, and Elfreth’s Alley, which is the oldest, continuously lived in residential street in the US, as well as Christ Church are all along the route.  And we can’t pass up Old City Coffee.

If its Society Hill you choose, we will walk through the 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 Pennsylvania hospital, America’s first Hospital, founded by Benjamin Franklin.

Tour meets in Front of the Pennsylvania Visitors Center @ 6th and Markets Streets.


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Other date and times, as well as group size, can be arranged to fit your needs by contacting Armond Scavo: armond@photographsofphiladelphia.com.

#5 Philadelphia Museum of Art /Schuylkill River Banks 

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.

Tour Begins @ the fountain at the Fairmount Water Works.


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Other date and times, as well as group size, can be arranged to fit your needs by contacting Armond Scavo: armond@photographsofphiladelphia.com.

#6 Rittenhouse Square and Neighborhood 

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.

Tour Begins @ 18th and Walnut Streets at Rittenhouse Square.


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Other date and times, as well as group size, can be arranged to fit your needs by contacting Armond Scavo: armond@photographsofphiladelphia.com.

#7 Eastern State Penitentiary

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Eastern State Penitentiary was intended not simply to punish, but to move the criminal toward spiritual reflection and change. The design for the penitentary became known as the hub and spoke plan which consisted of an octagonal center connected by corridors  to seven radiating single story cell blocks, each containing two ranges of large single cells with hot water heating, a water tap, toilet and individual exercise yards the same width as the cell. 

Its long cell blocks, worn walls, peeling paint and crumbling cells, all washed in beautiful natural light from overhead skylights, offers many unusual and haunting images. Close ups or wide views work both in color or black and white; whatever your preference. So explore and photograph the institution that notable visitors included Charles Dickens and Alexis de Tocqueville while notable inmates included Willie Sutton and Al Capone.

Tour Begins in front of Eastern State Penitentiary 2027 fairmount Ave.


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Other date and times, as well as group size, can be arranged to fit your needs by contacting Armond Scavo: armond@photographsofphiladelphia.com.

#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.

Daily starting and ending times:
Morning tours  10:00 a.m-12:30 pm.
Afternoon tours 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

 Rates:

  • 2.5 Hour tour:
  • Individual/$95.00
  • Two people / $180.00
  • Three people / $255.00
  • Four  people / $320.00
  • Five people / $375.00
  • Six to 12 people / $70.00 each

 

HIGHLIGHTS:
  • 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.
  • Groups limited to 12 students

COME PREPARED:

  • Basic knowledge of one’s equipment
  • Tripod recommended
  • spare batteries for your camera
  • Spare film or digital cards
  • Good walking shoes
  • appropriate clothing
  • water

My John McDevitt/KYW radio interview: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/06/07/accomplished-philadelphia-artist-turns-walking-tours-into-photography-lessons/

For more information please contact me at:

215.592.8832/armond@photographsofphiladelphia.com

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