Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival 2016

The Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival was held on Friday, February 26 – Sunday, February 28 in Lancaster Pennsylvania, USA.  This annual festival features artists from around the country and beyond. I was able to attend on Sunday and chose the venue Tellus 360. Featured Artists: Clarence Spady, Swamp Candy,  Hazmat Modine.   Click HERE…

Harrisburg Exhibit open at Gamut Threatre

After four years of exhibiting at pubs, shops, retirement communities, coffee houses, and my own home, my artwork is finally up at my favorite theatre! Seven of my “Harrisburg Places” photographs featuring the Central Pennsylvania area are on metal prints are located on the wall in the lobby/reception hall of the theatre. Gamut Theatre, located…

Peace Day 2015 Video “What will you do for Peace?”

This video was created on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. Peace Day Philly volunteers asked random people in Rittenhouse Square what they can do to contribute to a more peaceful world. The idea was to get people thinking about Peace Day, on Sept. 21. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE The United Nations International Day of Peace, September…

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…

Music for Murals

Music for Murals Susquehanna Art Museum and the Mulberry Street Bridge Mural Preservation and Relocation Committee hosted a music festival fundraiser at River City Blues Club & Dart Room August 23.
All funds raised support the preservation and relocation of the much loved Mulberry St. Bridge Murals.

Support Gamut Theatre’s New Home Next Door ~ Speak up, tell your story! Here’s Mine.

My life has been deeply touched by the wonderful productions from the theatre since I discovered Shakespeare in the Park several years ago.

The energy, compassion, dedication, and talent of the cast and crew of all productions are outstanding. Once more, Melissa and Clark Nicholson have become friends of mine as well as many of the cast and crew over the years. They have put in countless hours and dedicated their time to make Harrisburg a great place to enjoy theatre. They’ve brought culture into a town that is known by the media as a “dangerous city” and inspired me to want to be a part of this city, not just complain about it, but to get involved.

Shakespeare in the Park ~ TROILUS AND CRESSIDA ~

Shakespeare In the Park
TROILUS AND CRESSIDA directed by Clark Nicholson
… the end crowns all, And that old common arbitrator, Time, Will one day end it.” -Act IV, scene 5 All is unfair in Love and War, as our playwright, William Shakespeare, takes a turn at Western Civilization’s oldest written story.

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…

Peace Day 2015 Promo Video

I just finished working on this video for Peace Day Philly. I’ll be promoting Peace Day from now until Sept. 21! and continuing with the project Images for Peace. Please visit the link above and submit your image for Peace! Take Action! Here’s a few easy things you can do to make a difference! 1)…

Travels to Warren, PA

All images ©Debra Schell/2015 ~ All Rights Reserved For Full Photo Gallery Click Here

Client Portraits / Woman of the Year Campaign

My friend (and favorite repeat client) Adrienne Thoman, has decided to run for Woman of the Year! She asked me to create photographs she would be using for her efforts to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Below is her blog post about the decision to run!~

Jamestown, New York

Travels to Jamestown, NY – March 15, 2015 All images ©Debra Schell/ 2015 Click here to go to full gallery

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,300 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people. Click here to…

Tell Your Story through images

As a photojournalist, Debra told the stories of people in the community. As owner of her photography business, she continues to tell the stories of people in Central Pennsylvania through images of business owners, their employees, their products, and their services. By creating portraits of individuals that tell their story with imagery demonstrating why they love…

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…

CPAFE 10th Anniversary

Central Pennsylvania Association for Female Executives 10th Anniversary Dinner Nov. 6, 2014 Photos by Debra Schell ©2014 / ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Prints available for purchase on the website. Contact Debra Schell for information on photography services, email    

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.

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…

2014 Women’s Expo / Carlisle Expo Center / Nov. 8

Debra Schell Photography is very excited to be participating as an exhibitor in the women’s expo. Please stop by our booth, #118, and say “hi!” I’d love to speak with you about your photography needs! The third annual Cumberland County women’s expo will be held at a the Carlisle Expo Center, 100 K Street, Carlisle, on…

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