Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival 2018


{Photos by Deb Schell created on March 11, 2018} I attended the 5th Annual Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival this past weekend. Check out my photos from some of the artists. More Photos

Harrisburg Artwork up at LTM


My Harrisburg Places photographs on metal artwork is now on display at the Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg. Photographs feature the Pennsylvania State Capitol and other landmarks in the City of Harrisburg. The work will be on display from Sept. 1- 25 during the LTM’s first show in the 67th Season, Last of the Red Hot…

Kipona 2015


 Pennsylvania’s largest array of arts, activities and entertainment over the Labor Day weekend, the KIPONA Celebration is a festival that provides family fun for all, and is offered FREE on the banks of the beautiful Susquehanna River! The Kipona Festival is one of the oldest waterfront festivals in the United States and features the largest…

Favorite Places & Spaces, Week 1 – Susquehanna Art Museum


The first in my series called “Harrisburg Places & Spaces,” I’m sharing with you photographs of an art space that’s new to Midtown, the Susquehanna Art Museum.
Each week I’ll share a photo of a space I love in the city of Harrisburg and tell you why I love it. This week it’s SAM.

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…

HYP Italian Lake Concert Series – The Villones


Harrisburg Young Professionals is continuing a favorite tradition of live, outdoor music with the Italian Lake Summer Concert Series! The Villones The Villones, Dean and Vicki, have been performing together in a wide variety of venues for over ten years. While their musical skills enable them to perform a large variety of music, in many genres,…

Harrisburg At Night


After Artsfest was over, I documented the empty streets of Harrisburg on Sunday evening. Go to my website for more images of the Harrisburg area.

Artsfest, Day 3


I enjoyed the jazz music today and just relaxed, taking in the moment without documenting it (for the most part), so I didn’t create many photographs, but here are a few. Make sure to check out Artsfest Day 1, and Day 2 photo blogs. Click here for full photo gallery from all three days of…

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…

Artsfest 2014 !~


This is my second year volunteering for Artsfest! (Click here for last year’s blog about volunteering) and I brought my camera, photographing the artists, artisan work, musician, food, and people who attended the event today. I’ll be at the event again the next two days, so more photos to come, but here’s some from today….

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…

Melody & Dan, Engagement Photos


Today I had a special client, my sister, and her fiancee. We decided to do engagement photos in the City of Harrisburg. Locations include the Pennsylvania State Capitol, Downtown Harrisburg, City Island, and the Market Street Bridge. For more photos, go to my website.  

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.    

Eastern State Penitentiary


Eastern State Penitentiary is a “gold mine” for any photographer. I had been wanting to get there for a while and finally decided to travel to Philly to create images of this cold, dark place. Brilliant light streams through the small cell windows, illuminating the chipped paint and debris left from a time long ago….

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…

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!

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…