National Shrine of Saint Rita

Saturday, February 11th 2012


DPA Instructor To Be Announced

Thanks to DPA Alum, Father Dan McLaughlin, the National Shrine of St. Rita is On The List For a Shoot!


Thanks to the generous posthumous donation of Mr. Paul Burke in 1907, Archbishop Patrick Ryan was able to establish the National Shrine of St. Rita, a magnificent tribute to Renaissance architecture, as a place of worship, education and aid in day-to-day life for the residents of South Philadelphia. Placed within the responsibilities of Augustinian Friars the church quickly evolved from its original purpose as a resource for Italian immigrants of the era, to a place of spiritual nourishment for multitudes of people within and beyond the local residence. 


Whether the grand structure of the building itself, or the luxuriously refurbished interiors of wooden pews and encasements to towering columns and archways, the church is a photo op that provides many a portfolio worthy image and with your DPA instructor the likelihood of achieving this goal is greatly maximized. 


In addition to the intricate frescas, statues and murals, there are the richly colored stained glass windows. Strengthen your skills in working with the challenges of ambient lighting, capturing details and silhouettes against the windows.
All Photos taken by Father Dan McLauphlin
To join us on this informative and enjoyable shoot, simply contact the DPA Booking Agent toll free at 1 877 372 2231 or to register on line, go to and click on Philadelphia. From there scroll down and the directions to enroll are clearly explained.
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