Rediscovering Annville, my hometown


“If you really want to escape the things that harass you, what you’re needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different person.” ― Seneca, Letters from a Stoic Recently I took on a challenge to walk around my hometown of Annville, PA as a tourist. I’ve always wanted to…

Feeling alive at Lehigh Gorge State Park


“Thus sometimes hath the brightest day a cloud; And after summer evermore succeeds Barren winter, with his wrathful nipping cold: So cares and joys abound, as seasons fleet.” – William Shakespeare The cold weather has arrived and it reminded me today just how cold winter feels, and that feeling means I’m alive. Life is short….

Finding Truth while walking at Wildwood


“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” ― William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I find that it’s super easy to make excuses and lie to myself in order to justify things, to myself ,that is… I’ve had the discussion with myself, while laying in bed in the early morning, of considering…

Learning to trust at Swatara State Park


“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s…

Enjoying the journey at Mill Creek Falls


“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Today I learned a bit of patience, gratitude, strength, and kindness. All of this while walking in nature. I ventured to Mill Creek Falls, located near River Rd., Airville, PA. The trip took me about an hour to drive there, but just…

New work up at Zeroday Brewing Co.


My Exhibit “The City I See: Chaos & Calm” is on display at Zeroday Brewing Co. in Midtown Harrisburg. The artwork will be up Feb. 17 – March 16. I’m so excited to announce some new work that I’ll be showing this month! The images attempt to show my feelings of confusion about where I…

Peace Exhibit up at Yellow Bird Cafe


Digital Photography by Deb Schell/2017 The Peace Images Exhibit is a collection of photographs of peaceful and scenic landscapes, rivers, lakes, and waterfalls. These images each remind me of a time when I felt at peace. While on a hike, while sitting by the river, while by the lake, sitting alone, or sitting with a…

Chickies Rock, Columbia, Pa.


I recently visited Chickies Rock in Columbia, Pa.  Out for a short hike, up the hill, got a bit lost, then found my way to this spectacular view. In post-processing, decided to create a “paint-like” image using filters. ALL Images © Debra Schell / 2014 ~ All Rights Reserved Prints can be purchased via my website.

Travels in Lancaster County


After picking up artwork in Lancaster, I decided to travel around and make some photographs. Click here for more photos on my website and to order any prints.  All photographs ©Debra Schell/ 2014 ~ All Rights Reserved

Penn Pump Park~ Easton, Pa.


Travels to Easton, PA Photography by Debra Schell All images ©Debra Schell/ 2014 Images available for purchase, CLICK HERE for Full Photo Gallery

Lorimer Park


Lorimer Park, Montgomery County, PA © Debra Schell/ 2014 Photographs created on Sept. 5, 2014  FULL PHOTO GALLERY  

Peace Sign Photo Challenge!


In connection with Images for Peace, I’ve initiated this photo challenge to inspire you to find images that inspire you! Snap a photo of any sign you say that says PEACE or has a Peace Message! Here’s some images to give you ideas, and this is some of the signs I found around me that…

Pittsburgh Parks


I was out in Pittsburgh, PA for work last week and decided that I wanted to check out some parks that I hadn’t been to for a long time, or ever! So here’s a few photos, taken with my iPhone. Locations include Frick Park, Highland Park, and Schenley Park. Click HERE for More photos.

Long’s Park, Lancaster PA


Photographs of Long’s Park in Lancaster, PA. I had planned a photo shoot there with a client, but the weather didn’t quite work out so well, so we ended up doing them in her home. Check out more photos on my website.

Moon & Trees


At night in my backyard, I noticed the moon shining through the trees. Photographs taken at around 1 a.m. in Harrisburg, Pa.

Radisson Hotel Harrisburg Artwork


After months of negotiations, figuring out logistics, and writing contracts, I’ve locked in a purchase with the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg. The hotel has recently renovated their rooms and wanted local artwork to hang above the bed. The images have been approved and are in production. The first half of the project will be 125 rooms,…

Photo Exhibit at Ladybug Baking Company & Cafe


  Select photographs will be on exhibit at the Ladybug Bakery & Cafe from October through November, 2013. If you aren’t in the Central Pennsylvania area, go to my website to see photos. 

August First Friday Artwalk


I’ll be exhibiting at Lebanon Council on the Arts during this First Friday Artwalk in Lebanon, Pa. The event is from 5 – 8 p.m. All photographs are on SALE and are available for purchase at the gallery. Photography from “My Views,” the “52 Week Photo Project,” and my “Nature Exhibit” will all be on display. Light refreshments will…

A Photo Workshop in Annapolis, MD


A friend of mine invited me to tag along on a photo workshop this past Saturday. Hosted by Jeffrey Wolk and Roger Miller, the day was full of learning, creating, and finding interesting places in Annapolis to make photographs. After learning a bit of Lightroom, and talking with both Jeff and Roger, meeting with other…

Pittsburgh, Beautiful weather, and Bruno Mars


It was hot in Pittsburgh this week. But that didn’t bother me too much. I was so happy to return to the place I call home, even if it was just for a few days. It’s my home because it’s where I became who I am today. It made me into this person. I’ll give…

Open House/Art Sale + Improv Comedy = Awesome


I opened my home to the public for the sale of my artwork previously in exhibits in the Central Pennsylvania area. Many friends and family came out and I want to thank you all for coming to support me and my artwork. An artist friend of mine, Aletheia Schmidt, stopped by 😉  I’ve been following…

Open House/ Art Sale~


If you are in the Harrisburg area, join me for my open house where selected images previously exhibited will be 50 % OFF ~!!! This is an awesome deal if you love my photography and have wanted a piece to call your own. In addition to my work, music, and improv will be happening, so…

Artwork sold~!


Here’s me (Debra Schell) with an awesome girl (Adrienne Helt Thoman) who just bought two of my photographs! Very cool. Go to my website to see more of my work!

Trip to Philly


I spent  yesterday in Philadelphia and it was awesome. I got to meet new friends, spent time with older friends, and was able to network with so many awesome photographers and really cool creatives in Philly. This was my fifth visit I believe, I’ve been to the city several times, it’s only about two hours…