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…

Pittsburgh Parks


I was out in Pittsburgh, PA for work last week and decided that I wanted to check out some parks that I hadn’t been to for a long time, or ever! So here’s a few photos, taken with my iPhone. Locations include Frick Park, Highland Park, and Schenley Park. Click HERE for More photos.

Lancaster, PA


Photographs made July 14, 2014 – Copyright Debra Schell/ 2014 Click here for the full photo gallery. 

Shear Miracle Organics, Salon Portraits


Photographs of Julie Ann  and Robyn at their salon, please go to their website for more info about their services, below is a brief bio from Robyn about Shear Miracle Organics. This salon provides not only style but it’s an experience, and its fun! I am a true believer in supporting local business, and especially…

Business Portraits


Business/ Professional portraits are essential if you are a business owner. Even if you’re not a CEO, it is just as important to have a professional photograph that represents you online! Preferably a photograph where you are “Dressed to Impress” and something that shows where you work, or tells a story of what you do. I’d…

Marissa & Jeff


My dear friend Marissa was married yesterday. I’m so happy for her! Here’s some photos from the wedding last night.  Marissa and I have been friends for 17 years! We’ve had our ups and downs, but yesterday I was truly happy for her that she finally seems so happy. Congrats to the newlyweds Marissa & Jeff~…

Creekside Soul at Italian Lake


Creekside Soul at Italian Lake on June 22, 2014 Harrisburg Young Professionals presents the annual Italian Lake Summer Concert Series! About Creekside Soul: Reese and Wendy Crane (husband and wife duo) play covers from soulful sounds of Motown and Philly to Nashville-famous tunes. Check them out on Facebook. Two more concerts are schedule in August, details…

Peace Day Philly 2013 Video


Last year I participated in activities during International Day of Peace, and I wanted to document events during Philadelphia’s event that day, Peace Day Philly.  I attended “What Can You Do for Peace?” on Friday (Sept. 20) evening. The event was held at Hawthorn Park in Philly. Several people spoke that night, encouraging the crowd…

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…

Harrisburg At Night


After Artsfest was over, I documented the empty streets of Harrisburg on Sunday evening. Go to my website for more images of the Harrisburg area.

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…

Melody’s Dress Day


You may or may not know, but I’m a HUGE fan of dresses. When my sister recently got engaged, I was super excited for her. The first question I asked Melody was “When are we going to go dress shopping?” Finally the day came, we went to our local David’s Bridal shop and she selected…

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…

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, 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.

Luray Caverns, Va.


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

Christina’s Family Portraits


A friend who I’ve been photographing since I was 15 asked me to photograph her and family on Easter this year. Here’s a few photos, for more, go to my website.

Pa. State Capitol


I took a tour of the Pennsylvania State Capitol  today to add to my collection of photographs, go to my website for more images.

Moon & Trees


At night in my backyard, I noticed the moon shining through the trees. Photographs taken at around 1 a.m. in Harrisburg, Pa.

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.    

2014 Harrisburg St. Patrick’s Day Parade


The 2014 Harrisburg St. Patrick’s Day Parade started at 2 p.m  on March 22. The parade traveled from Walnut Street and Commonwealth Avenue and proceeded south on Walnut to 2nd Street and then onto North Street.The Parade ended at North Street and Commonwealth Avenue. Go to my website for more photos.

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….