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…

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, 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.

Around the World Embassy Tour – Washington D.C.


© Debra Schell/ 2014The Around the World Embassy Tour is a signature event of Passport DC, an annual celebration of international culture in Washington DC that showcases embassies from Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, and the Americas, with artists and artisans, performers, lecturers, teachers, and others. See the following photos and get a glimpse of the…

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.

Images For Peace


Last year I participated in Peace Day Philly, and I photographed many people, places, and events, all to celebrate the International Day of Peace, which is held each year on Sept. 21. Click here to view the work I created in 2013!  I enjoyed my experience, but I wanted to get more involved this year,…

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.

Lana at Italian Lake


Lana, my friend’s daughter, at Italian Lake in Harrisburg. For more photos, go to my website.     

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.    

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….

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 bed, 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 two…

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. 

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,…

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…

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…