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I’m Deb Schell, a Central Pennsylvania-based photographic artist.

A graduate of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh(2002) and Point Park University (Pittsburgh, PA, 2005), I’ve been working as a photographer for over 10 years.

I have experience as a photojournalist, reporter, and I’m an award-winning writer who has worked with monthly, weekly, and daily publications on deadlines. I’ve captured images for newspapers, magazines, and websites, telling the stories of the communities in which I served and sharing moments in time with thousands of readers in print and on the Internet. I’ve covered local municipal government, education, environmental, political, and feature stories in addition to breaking news.

Wanting to have the ability to increase my income, I started my own photography company in 2011, providing photography to clients in the Harrisburg area. I’ve done a wedding, portrait, editorial, commercial, advertising, documentary, and artistic photography.

After inspiration and support from my mentors, I began exhibiting my collections of photographs between 2012-2017. I’ve exhibited my artwork at more than 30 venues in Central Pennsylvania, in Dauphin, York, Lancaster, Lebanon, and Cumberland Counties. You can pick up a postcard featuring my photographs of the Pennsylvania State Capitol building in the Susquehanna Art Museum gift shop.

The project that I’m most proud of is the art sale to the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg, in which I provided 650 photography pieces of Harrisburg artwork for 125 newly-renovated guest bedrooms in 2014. I coordinated with York Framing in the implementation and delivery of the work.

In 2017 I worked with the Harrisburg based law firm, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC to provide large-scale artwork for their newly-renovated conference rooms.

Taking some personal time, my new passion is partnering my love of photography with my love of the outdoors by creating images while hiking in parks throughout Pennsylvania. Check out my blog, which highlights my hiking trips, sometimes I also share a lesson I learned along the way.


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