Lizzy & Michael, Engagement Photos


I had the opportunity to photograph a very sweet couple at Longwood Gardens who were recently engaged. The day was perfect for photos and I’m so happy to share them with you. Please go to my website to see a few other photos from the photo shoot. Another interesting part of this story is that…

Hershey, Pa.


A photograph taken today in Hershey, Pa. Go to my website for more photos from Hershey.

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…

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…

Artwork sold~!


Here’s me (Debra Schell) with an awesome girl (Adrienne Helt Thoman) who just bought two of my photographs! Very cool. Go to my website to see more of my work!

Trip to Philly


I spent  yesterday in Philadelphia and it was awesome. I got to meet new friends, spent time with older friends, and was able to network with so many awesome photographers and really cool creatives in Philly. This was my fifth visit I believe, I’ve been to the city several times, it’s only about two hours…

Incorruptible at Little Theatre in Mechanicsburg


  The production runs now until June 16. During the show my nature photographs are on display as well. Make sure to check out Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg’s website for show times. Go to my website for more photos.

Artsfest 2013, Volunteer day


So I decided to volunteer at this year’s 46th Annual Patriot-News Artsfest 2013. What a great time! My photographs were also published in the Patriot-News/ PennLive.com and on Storify. Here’s the link. Jumpstreet, a non-profit orginization provided the volunteers and ran the 3-day event. Monday I got there first thing in the morning. I had assumed…

Little Theater of Mechanicsburg hosts Nature Exhibit


The Little Theater of Mechanicsburg will be kindly exhibiting my nature photographs during the performance of Incorruptible from May 31 – June 15. Here’s a bit about the show from LTM’s website: Welcome to Priseaux, France, c. 1250 A.D. The local monks are starving because St. Foy, their patron saint, hasn’t worked a miracle in…

A view of Harrisburg from City Island


This was taken with my  smartphone just before I went to the Harrisburg Senators baseball game last Thursday.   For more of “My Views” go to my website. 

My Views, 2013


It finally springs! Time for me to continue my series titled “My Views” – a collection of photographs taken with my Droid smartphone. Several photographs from last year, when I started the project, are up at 2nd Floor Gallery in Mechanicsburg, Pa. I’ll be adding more of these and hopefully, I’ll be exhibiting new work…

Nature Photograph selected for the 85th Annual International Juried Exhibit


A photograph from my nature photography exhibit has been selected for the Art Association of Harrisburg‘s 85th Annual International Juried Exhibit. An opening reception will be held Saturday, May 18 from 6-9 p.m. at the Art Association building, 21 North Front Street, Harrisburg, Pa. Go to my website to view more photographs.  The exhibit will be…

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…

Travels to O.C. N.J.


I had a great adventure yesterday, traveling from Harrisburg, Pa. to Schwenksville, Pa., to Ocean City, N.J., all in a day, along with a cute couple who just happen to be expecting soon! Here’s some photos from our adventure. (The pregnancy photos will be shown later, after her baby shower.) For more photos, Go To…

Susquehanna River


Color or B&W ? Let me know which one you like better. To check out more photographs taken in the Harrisburg area, go to my website.  

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! 

First Friday Nature Photography Exhibit


Last night I participated in Lancaster Arts First Friday event. It’s great, tons of awesome art galleries and Lancaster has an amazing art scene. SO I was super excited when I got it all set up to exhibit at Lancaster Dental Arts, right around the corner from “Gallery Row” !!! Yes, I exhibited in a…

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…