Artsfest 2015


Fantastic weather, great food, wonderful art, and jammin music during this year’s Artsfest. For the third year, I volunteered for the event which brings over 250 artists and a variety of musicians and food vendors to the Susquehanna Riverfront in Harrisburg. Each year that I volunteer, I walk around a sit at various booths to…

2014 Women’s Expo


I had a great time meeting new potential clients at the 2014 Women’s Expo held in Carlisle this weekend! Thanks to all who came out and stopped by our booth! I’m going to be announcing the winner of the $100 gift certificate soon, so say tuned! As always, please check out my photography website and…

Artsfest 2014, Day 2


Here’s photos from today’s adventures at Artsfest! Click here for yesterday’s blog post about Artsfest. Today I volunteered again, traveling from booth-to-booth, meeting artists briefly, and viewing their work. Click here for full photo gallery. Artists: Iva Vranova, Iva’s Whimsical Children’s Art, Bangor, PA Endless Adventure Glass Art, Edward & Carol Zeuch, Richmond, VA One…

Mandi & Friends


Mandi Block attended a benefit dinner for the Salvation Army, held at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg in Camp HIll. She viewed artwork that I donated for the silent auction and bid on a photograph I had created last year. A nature photograph from Green Lane Park. She bid, and won, and took my photograph home. But Mandi wasn’t…

Luray Caverns, Va.


Photographs of Luray Caverns in Luray, Va. Images created on May 2, 2014. Go to my website for many more images.

Midtown Harrisburg


Beautiful day today to make photographs so I headed out to shoot some scenes of Harrisburg. I’ve focused on downtown in the past and I wanted to do some shots in Midtown. Here’s a few shots, check out my website for more images from the Harrisburg area.    

Radisson Hotel Harrisburg Artwork


In 2014, Radisson Hotel Harrisburg purchased my artwork for their renovated rooms to hang above the bed. The project was for 125 rooms, specifically 50 double bed, and 75 king bedrooms. Above each double bed are two 8×10 images in an 11×14 frame and one 5×7 image in an 8×10 frame. The king bedrooms have two…

2013 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,100 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 52 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

Jim Thorpe, Pa.


I spent last Sunday in Jim Thorpe, Pa. with a photo friend. It’s a charming small town with interesting architecture, friendly folk, and great landscapes. Met an awesome photographer and new friend, Thomas Storm.  Not only a photographer, but also a musician. Here’s a photo I made of him while walking around town. For more…

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. 

Peace Day Philly 2013, Part 1


Peace Day Philly started two years ago. It was a small, local idea, spurred by a global initiative to celebrate and embrace peace in the world. I was one year old in 1981, when Peace Day was adopted unanimously through a United Nations Resolution. It stated that the day should be devoted to commemorating and…

Cards, Prints now available at Haven, in Lititz


If you’ve wanted to have a piece of my work, but thought you can’t afford it, well there’s no excuse now, I’ve got cards in Haven, a gift shop, located along Main Street in Lititz. Cards are $4, prints are as low as $20, so stop by and check them out!      

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…

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!

Incorruptible at Little Theatre in Mechanicsburg


  The production runs now until June 16. During the show my nature photographs are on display as well. Make sure to check out Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg’s website for show times. Go to my website for more photos.

Artsfest 2013, Volunteer day


So I decided to volunteer at this year’s 46th Annual Patriot-News Artsfest 2013. What a great time! My photographs were also published in the Patriot-News/ PennLive.com and on Storify. Here’s the link. Jumpstreet, a non-profit orginization provided the volunteers and ran the 3-day event. Monday I got there first thing in the morning. I had assumed…

Flavor Fest 2013


Great time at Flavor Fest this weekend, tons of awesome wines, and music!  Met Adam Blessing, amazing singer and musician!  Here’s a short video of him performing during the event.  All Photography @2013/Debra Schell Photography – Please do not steal my work http://www.DebraSchellPhotography.com

Little Theater of Mechanicsburg hosts Nature Exhibit


The Little Theater of Mechanicsburg will be kindly exhibiting my nature photographs during the performance of Incorruptible from May 31 – June 15. Here’s a bit about the show from LTM’s website: Welcome to Priseaux, France, c. 1250 A.D. The local monks are starving because St. Foy, their patron saint, hasn’t worked a miracle in…

Artsfest 2013


I’ll be volunteering at this year’s Artsfest, Running May 25-27 Go to my website for more photos.

My Views, 2013


It finally springs! Time for me to continue my series titled “My Views” – a collection of photographs taken with my Droid smartphone. Several photographs from last year, when I started the project, are up at 2nd Floor Gallery in Mechanicsburg, Pa. I’ll be adding more of these and hopefully, I’ll be exhibiting new work…

Nature Photograph selected for the 85th Annual International Juried Exhibit


A photograph from my nature photography exhibit has been selected for the Art Association of Harrisburg‘s 85th Annual International Juried Exhibit. An opening reception will be held Saturday, May 18 from 6-9 p.m. at the Art Association building, 21 North Front Street, Harrisburg, Pa. Go to my website to view more photographs.  The exhibit will be…