Epic West Coast Road Trip, Part 4


On my recent travels to Joshua Tree National Park I discovered not only about a wide variety of plants, animals, and strong winds, but also I learned more about myself. It was an adventure to spend two nights and three days under the stars, in excessive heat, and at times experiencing frustration while on a vacation.

Epic West Coast Road Trip, Part 2


“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine Travel calls for adventure and a road trip isn’t complete without an unplanned stop, which is why when I found out that Cabrillo National Park was only 30 minutes away from where I was staying in La…

Find Calm Here 2020 Calendar~


Each year for the past eight years I have created a photo calendar curating the best of the year’s photos. I’ve offered this to friends and family over the years as so many are interested in supporting my work. 
For this year, I’m opening it up to anyone who’s interested in purchasing a calendar and the theme for this year is Find Calm Here, destinations for mindfulness. 

New partners and projects: Learning to grow a photo business for success in 2020


By offering a portfolio not just on my website, but also on Adobe Stock, and Shutterstock, I hope to grow my visibility as a stock photographer. I’m also working to align with Creative Market soon to allow stock photography on their platform. So I am making a decision to try to grow a stock portfolio and see what happens over the next year with revenue. Now that I have some more clarity with the direction, and I’ve done some extensive traveling, I have a new body of work to share with the world and that’s exciting! 

Repurposed photo slide curtain project brings memories to life


My grandfather was an avid photographer, carpenter, and pastor. He loved documenting the world around him and capturing moments in time. Years ago he had captured his mission trips to Alaska and parts of Mexico on slides. He would also capture his trips to Hawaii and the adventures of the northwest destinations and share them in photo slide shows with our family on many occasions. 

Truths & Travel: Making Memories


“What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.” ― Gabriel Garcia Marquez Memories are made, and I can choose how to create them When I was in Mexico, I made memories with friends, using a coloring book and pencils I brought, which now remind me…

Truths & Travel: The Butterfly Effect in Mexico


“Change one thing, Change everything.” – The Butterfly Effect  Rising early Thursday morning in my flat in Mexico, I was excited about the day ahead. One of my fellow travelers in our mastermind group titled “Lionesses” (A group founded following the DenEx trip with Location Indie) booked a handful of us a driver to transport…

Truths & Travel: Part 4


My brain stopped working I guess, and I felt stuck like I didn’t know how to explain to her. I started to “mime” what I thought made sense, the word “flow” by sweeping my arms from my head to my feet and saying the word “flow” like she understood any of it, it was the most obscure thing I’ve ever done. Just after that,  I noticed that the tampons were behind her, and started to point to them, and finally, she understood me, pulled them off the shelf, and rung me up for them. I felt like an idiot. I mean, I “mimed” the word “flow” and I still can’t get over it. Every time I tell the story to people I’m laughing at myself. So the lesson here kids, learn some words in the language of the country you are visiting, and at least use the phone, that has a translator! 

Spring brings Calming Clarity and Energetic Inspiration


“Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.” — John Muir The beating of the drums began and the sun shined bright. Even though it was only 50 degrees, it was feeling like spring. The aroma of blossoming plants, the crisp air, and the need for sunscreen all means that it’s finally a new season. I…

Family Firsts, Beach Vibes, and Cranberry Bogs in New Jersey


“Oh the places you’ll go” – Dr. Seuss This past weekend I took a trip to New Jersey to visit my aunt. While we were there, we decided to explore the area and found some amazing places. Our first stop was to Seaside Heights. Best Burgers in town! Along the Seaside Heights Boardwalk, we discovered Spicy Cantina….

Truths & Travel: Mexico, Part 3


Standing on a rock that is 65 Million years old, and at an elevation of 8,235 feet above sea level, I felt that I had defied not only gravity, but all the limiting believes I’ve ever had about myself. It was real. I was here, with people who inspired me to be a better person, and challenged my limiting beliefs.  

Truths & Travel: Mexico, Part 2


“You are just as worthy, deserving, and capable of creating and sustaining extraordinary health, wealth, happiness, love, and success in your life, as any other person on earth. It is absolutely crucial … that you start living in alignment with that truth.” – Hal Elrod, The Miracle Morning My first Mexico Motivational Morning I first…

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

Artwork @ McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC


I’m proud to share this project that I worked with Nancie Hart on for the last year. It means so much that my artwork/photographs will be up on the walls of this office for many years to come. Nine of my photographs of the Harrisburg area have been selected for an art project, of which…

Travels to Pittsburgh


As I drive through the tunnels, get closer to the hills, and see the bridges, I know that I’ve arrived in Pittsburgh, PA.   As a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Point Park University, I spent a good chunk of my life driving the roads and hills of this city. I grew…

Art, Music, and Beer!


My Harrisburg Places artwork and new work The City I See: Chaos and Calm, will be on display at the City House B&B starting April 3 – 28, 2017. The City House is located in the heart of Pennsylvania’s capital city, Harrisburg. Right along the banks of the picturesque Susquehanna River, this beautiful and charming urban…

Coffee & Art during 3rd in the Burg


Support local business on St. Patrick’s Day by coming out for 3rd in the Burg! Stop by Dalicia’s Bakery & Coffee Shop on Friday, March 17 from 6-9 p.m. for some great treats, coffee by Little Amps, and art by several local artists including me! The shop, open for just about a year, is located…

Peace Exhibit up at Yellow Bird Cafe


Digital Photography by Deb Schell/2017 The Peace Images Exhibit is a collection of photographs of peaceful and scenic landscapes, rivers, lakes, and waterfalls. These images each remind me of a time when I felt at peace. While on a hike, while sitting by the river, while by the lake, sitting alone, or sitting with a…

Artwork at 4 venues in Harrisburg in February !~


Hey all! I wanted to let you know that this month there are four venues in Harrisburg that you can check out my artwork! Swing by at some point during the month. Location #1- Dalicia Bakery and Coffee Shop~ Artwork currently up until March 31 Grab a cup of coffee, a pastry, and check out my…

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.

Rachel B


Rachel B, Pittsburgh-based musician, preformed in Downtown Lancaster during the annual festival, Lancaster Celebrate, on June 24, 2016. She’s a great singer/songwriter/musician and a good friend, so when she asked me to photograph her during this event, I was in 🙂 I usually dance to her music, but this time, I danced and photographed. Check…

Spring in Harrisburg


Photo walk on Saturday, April 23, 2016 in Harrisburg, PA Check out my website for more photos at Debra Schell Photography!~

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…

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

Millersburg, PA


  Travels to Millersburg, PA today!~~ All images ©Debra Schell/ 2014 ~ Click HERE for more photos and to ORDER PRINTS!