Yesterday, my school's AP photography classes took a trip to Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Eastern State is an abandoned prison that makes for some rather edgy and eerie pictures. We first went on a quick tour and then spent a few hours exploring and taking photos. Both from the prison bars and the dilapidated nature of the building, sunlight was always flowing in through cracks and crevices that provided for some really cool portrait lighting. Shooting in low exposure allowed for a more contrasted photo that incorporated the dark, creepy aesthetic of the prison. Because Eastern State is so different from any place I've ever taken pictures, it was really fun to experiment with lighting, angles, and filling the frame.