Annapolis Adventures


A day trip to Annapolis, Maryland offered awareness about the history, exciting challenges of captaining a ship at sea and enjoying delicious food and local beer. Maryland’s capital, Annapolis is located on the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Severn River, 25 miles south of Baltimore and about 30 miles east of Washington D.C….

New work up at Zeroday Brewing Co.


My Exhibit “The City I See: Chaos & Calm” is on display at Zeroday Brewing Co. in Midtown Harrisburg. The artwork will be up Feb. 17 – March 16. I’m so excited to announce some new work that I’ll be showing this month! The images attempt to show my feelings of confusion about where I…

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…

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…

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…

The Wedding Singer


THE WEDDING SINGER takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. It’s 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party, until his own fiancee leaves…

Peace Day Philly, Part 2


Here is the link to Part 1. As I arrived in Philadelphia on Saturday, I felt excited to be part of Peace Day Philly. I wanted to capture amazing people who were showing their support for peace. My plan was to photograph the “Global Minute for Peace” that was being held at Independence Mall between…

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…

Pittsburgh, Beautiful weather, and Bruno Mars


It was hot in Pittsburgh this week. But that didn’t bother me too much. I was so happy to return to the place I call home, even if it was just for a few days. It’s my home because it’s where I became who I am today. It made me into this person. I’ll give…

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…

Nature Exhibit up @ Central Penn College


I spent the morning putting up my Nature Photography Exhibit at Central Penn College with the help of my business manager aka “MoM” and Paul Kiesow, art gallery curator for the college. Make sure and stop by to view the work, it will be up until the end of May! Go To My Website if…

Revisit photo walk in Lititz, Pa.


I revisited Lititz, Pa., which was recently named the “Coolest Small Town in America, 2013” by Budget Travel. It was a great chance to reshoot the places I did back in 2011. While walking around along Main Street in downtown Lititz, I started to photograph a metal sculpture and then saw another one, so I…

Looking at the past, seeing the future


Since I recently hit 10,000 views on this blog, it got me to thinking about how this all started. Why I started to blog, and how I developed my skills over the past two years. It’s been a long journey. I started blogging back in 2010 in another blog, Debra Schell. After a few months…

Erica Lyn Everest at First Friday


My favorite local jazz singer, Erica Lyn Everest, and her guitarist, Ken Geist performed during First Friday, while I was exhibiting my nature photography. She has an amazing voice and Ken is an amazing with the guitar. Check out this video I did of them last night! 

EnD CrImE, Harrisburg residents cry for peace


Spray-painted on an abandon building are several pleas for crime to end in Harrisburg’s Uptown neighborhood. Recent shootings make it clear that crime isn’t on the decline, but rise. When will it end? The messages are right around the corner from an abandon house with a beautiful painting on its side. Makes me think that…

Week 46: Music


My former boss’s band playing at the Blue Bird Inn in Cornwall !~ LIFE AFTER WORK Featuring Garry Lenton, Bob Bechtel, Jeff McGaw, and Max Naylor. Unplugged covers of songs by The Eagles, CSNY, Subdudes, Allman Bros., Jackson Browne, Van Morrison, Buddy Holly, Guy Clark, Bob Dylan, The Hollies, Jimmy Buffett, John Mellancamp, Old Crow…

2013 Exhibits Announced


My Views Exhibit Dauphin County Courthouse 101 Market Street, Harrisburg Pa., 17101 Now through January 31 Nature Exhibit Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg 913 South York Street, Mechanicsburg Pa., 17055 January 18 through February 52 Week Photo Project Homeland Center 1901 North Fifth Street, Harrisburg, Pa. 17102 April through June To view more work by Debra…

Week 44: Out of the Box


***Shameless Self Promo for my photography exhibits, Beware**** I ordered photographs to add to my current nature exhibit of 17 prints. (Box behind photographs.) The new photographs (arrived on Wednesday) will go on display in December. For more about my exhibit, CLICK HERE.  For more photos from the project, go to my website.

Lebanon Exhibit/Opening coming soon !


  My first official art exhibit opening is a few weeks away, being held at Willow Suites, located at 752 Willow Street, Lebanon, Pa., on December 1. The photography exhibit that includes several nature photographs is currently up on display at MJ’s Coffeehouse in Annville, located at 36 E. Main Street. Several new photographs will…

Week 43: Memories


This is a scenic view of the Quittapahilla (Quitty) Creek in Annville, Pa. I grew up next to the creek and spent many hours walking along, fishing (yes I *attempted* to fish), and hanging out with my childhood buddies. For more photos from the project go to my website.

Nature Exhibit at MJ’s Coffeehouse


A selection of my nature photographs are available for view for the month of November at MJ’s Coffeehouse, located at 36 East Main St., Annville, Pa. The full exhibit – including new nature photography – will be on display in December at Willow Suites, located at 52 Willow Street, Lebanon, Pa. Go to my website…

My Views~ Fall Foliage


Photos taken tonight while out on my walk along Front Street in Harrisburg, for more of My Views, go to my website.