The City I See: Chaos & Calm


This past year has been especially challenging for everyone. It seems almost everyone I talk to says that they are happy to see 2016 end. If for political reasons, or for personal reasons, or whatever your reason for feeling like that was just not your year, no fear, because we are right in the beginning of 2017.

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…

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

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…

UN Peace Day Interfaith Service to End Gun Violence ~ Peace Day Philly Event


Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pa Peace Day Philly Event, Sept. 20, 2014 ~ Photography by Debra Schell ~ © Debra Schell/ 2014 Prints available for purchase, contact Debra for promotional or publication use~ Heeding God’s Call – Taking Action to End Gun Violence – Inspiring Hope, Raising Voices, Taking Action to End Gun Violence. God is calling…

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

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,…

Lorimer Park


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

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

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…

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…

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…

Washington D.C.


Travels around Washington D.C. on May 3 & 4, 2014. For more photos, go to my website.  

Luray, Va. & Shenandoah National Park


Images of the town Luray, Va. & Shenandoah National Park created on May 2, 2014. Photographs include images of the famous Singing Bell Tower, which is across from the Luray Caverns. Click here for images of the caverns. Go to my website for more photos.

Around the World Embassy Tour – Washington D.C.


© Debra Schell/ 2014The Around the World Embassy Tour is a signature event of Passport DC, an annual celebration of international culture in Washington DC that showcases embassies from Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, and the Americas, with artists and artisans, performers, lecturers, teachers, and others. See the following photos and get a glimpse of the…

Luray Caverns, Va.


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

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.

Images For Peace


Last year I participated in Peace Day Philly, and I photographed many people, places, and events, all to celebrate the International Day of Peace, which is held each year on Sept. 21. Click here to view the work I created in 2013!  I enjoyed my experience, but I wanted to get more involved this year,…

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….