Travels to Pittsburgh, Phipps Conservatory


I traveled to Pittsburgh, PA and wrote about my travels in my previous post. Continuing my trip, on Sunday, April 9th I visited Phipps Conservatory . Please see more images on my website HERE.

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.

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…

Footprints of Peace/ Poetry for Peace


PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 2014—This International Peace Day, the Penn Museum in Philadelphia, in collaboration with City poet laureate emeritus and peace advocate Sonia Sanchez presents FOOTPRINTS OF PEACE. In a city, a country, and a world where violence is too often in the news, FOOTPRINTS OF PEACE brings together a multigenerational lineup of concerned poets, musicians…

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….

Washington D.C.


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

Melody & Dan, Engagement Photos


Today I had a special client, my sister, and her fiancee. We decided to do engagement photos in the City of Harrisburg. Locations include the Pennsylvania State Capitol, Downtown Harrisburg, City Island, and the Market Street Bridge. For more photos, go to my website.  

Luray Caverns, Va.


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

Midtown Harrisburg


Beautiful day today to make photographs so I headed out to shoot some scenes of Harrisburg. I’ve focused on downtown in the past and I wanted to do some shots in Midtown. Here’s a few shots, check out my website for more images from the Harrisburg area.    

Radisson Hotel Harrisburg Artwork


In 2014, Radisson Hotel Harrisburg purchased my artwork for their renovated rooms to hang above the bed. The project was for 125 rooms, specifically 50 double beds, and 75 king bedrooms. Above each double bed are two 8×10 images in an 11×14 frame and one 5×7 image in an 8×10 frame. The king bedrooms have…

2013 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,100 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 52 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

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…

Jim Thorpe, Pa.


I spent last Sunday in Jim Thorpe, Pa. with a photo friend. It’s a charming small town with interesting architecture, friendly folk, and great landscapes. Met an awesome photographer and new friend, Thomas Storm.  Not only a photographer, but also a musician. Here’s a photo I made of him while walking around town. For more…

Photo Exhibit at Ladybug Baking Company & Cafe


  Select photographs will be on exhibit at the Ladybug Bakery & Cafe from October through November, 2013. If you aren’t in the Central Pennsylvania area, go to my website to see photos. 

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…

Kipona


I photographed the Kipona Wine, Arts, and Blues Festival last weekend, what a great time. The hot and humid weather didn’t stop me from getting there. Nor did the fact that I didn’t have anyone to join me, but sometimes the best experiences happen to me when I’m alone. No one to complain, or nag,…

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…

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…