Lights & Gels


One camera, two flash units. I used my Canon 7D with 580 EX II & 600 EX-RT to get this shot with a white & black backdrop. I used gels on the 600 to get the blue and teal shot hitting the white backdrop with the flash. I used optical trigger for flash units. I…

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…

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

Peace Day Philly 2014


PEACE DAY PHILLY Sing-A-Long for Peace at the Ethical Society of Philadelphia ] Peace Day Philly is a local initiative that promotes diverse and meaningful participation across the region in the United Nations International Day of Peace, a worldwide day observed on September 21. Peace Day Philly initiative welcomes Philly area organizations, neighborhoods, community groups, civic…

2nd Annual Philadelphia United Jazz Festival


Philadelphia United Jazz Festival 2014 Photography by Debra Schell/ © Debra Schell / 2014 Photographs available for purchase, photographs only available for personal use, contact Debra for more information on usage of images for promotion and publication. Click HERE for FULL PHOTO GALLERY

Melody & Dan’s Wedding Day !~


Melody & Dan’s Wedding held on Sept. 27, 2014 at West Shore Free Church in Mechanicsburg, PA. I didn’t photograph the ceremony because I was the Maid of Honor! We did hire a professional photographer and I can’t wait to see the images!~ Full Photo Gallery

Peace Day 2014 Video


Music by Farah Siraj Photographs of past Peace Day Philly events and Images For Peace.

Peace Day, What can you do for Peace?


  The International Day of Peace is in one week! What will you do on Peace Day? How can you help to make the world a Peaceful place to live? This year’s theme for Peace Day is Right to Peace. We all should have the right to live in a peaceful world. The reality is,…

John & Lynn, Wedding Photography


  The Wedding of Lynn Renee Rau and John Patrick Hegarty was held at Paxton Church of the Brethren on August 17, 2014 at Noon. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL PHOTO GALLERY

Calvert Farm, Trout Run, Pa.


  My sister Melody, is getting married to Dan Calvert. My mom and I traveled to meet Dan’s parent (Walt and Diane) at their farm in Trout Run Pennsylvania on Sunday, Aug. 24. Full Photo Gallery

Brandywine Creek State Park, Delaware


  Brandywine Creek State Park, Delaware © Debra Schell / 2014 Images created August 15, 2014 FULL PHOTO GALLERY This 933-acre park is divided by grey stone walls built of local stone in the late 1800’s. At that time the property was a dairy farm owned by the du Pont family. This unique area became…

Melody’s Bridal Shower


 My sister is getting married!!! Here’s photos from Sunday Funday!~ This is one of the dresses she tried on before she selected her dress. I printed this photo out and got a matte for people who attended the bridal shower to sign, wishing her a “Happily Ever After.”

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,…

Peace Day Countdown !~


International Day of Peace is less than 2 months away! How will you celebrate? I’m going to be part of Peace Day Philly again this year and to get ready for Peace Day, a group met at the Philadelphia Ethical Society. Below are photos from our meeting. I discussed the project I’m working on, Images…

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.

Lancaster, PA


Photographs made July 14, 2014 – Copyright Debra Schell/ 2014 Click here for the full photo gallery. 

Mini Photo Shoot with Shear Miracle Organics


Fun, style, laughs, and all while getting my hair done – that was today. Even though it was raining, I had a great day with my favorite stylists at Shear Miracle Organics, the only organic salon in Lancaster! I’d gotten to know Robyn Atticks about a year ago and that’s when I discovered the awesome products…

Shakespeare In the Park, Antony & Cleopatra, More Photos and Video


Photographs ©Debra Schell/ 2014 – Share my images, don’t steal my work 😉 All photographs are FOR SALE! Go to my WEBSITE to purchase photographs. I’ll be donating 50% of print sales to Gamut’s Capitol Campaign!  Photographs from Harrisburg Shakespeare Company’s 21st season at the Levitt Pavilion in Reservoir Park! This season HSC is proud to present…

Shakespeare In the Park, Antony & Cleopatra


Photographs from Harrisburg Shakespeare Company’s 21st season at the Levitt Pavilion in Reservoir Park! This season HSC is proud to present William Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra. Click HERE for the FULL Photo Gallery! Passion, war, and betrayal erupt in this rich romantic tragedy. Although the sensual Cleopatra has conquered the heart of Rome’s greatest soldier, Marc…

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….