Debra Schell’s mission is to creatively capture the people and places of Central Pennsylvania. Debra works with small business owners to create portraits of employees and images of products, locations, and events.
Services include photographing corporate events and weddings; providing family, couple, and engagement portraits; and photographing locations/ architecture.
Her educational experiences include an Associate Degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Point Park University.
In 2013, Debra Schell joined the American Society of Media Photographers to show her commitment to gaining valuable information and making contacts with existing leaders in the industry. Debra is an active member in the ASMP Philadelphia chapter.
She has over 10 year of experience dealing with varied lighting situations and capturing moments as a photojournalist/ journalist in Pittsburgh and Central Pennsylvania.
This experience includes photographing events such as breaking news, shootings, fires, car accidents, covering politics, and photographing people in a variety of locations. Debra has done environmental, commercial, and editorial portraits. While working for newspapers, Debra was working with editors, to complete assignments for print and online publication. Her dedication to journalism includes winning awards for her writing and breaking news coverage.
Based in Harrisburg, Pa., Schell has business clients across the state and currently covers Central Pa., Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Clients include actors, comedians, stage performers, musicians, dancers, business owners, families, couples, and children.
Debra began exhibiting her nature and fine art photography in August of 2012 and continues to show new work at various locations in the Harrisburg area. Debra is a member of the American Photographic Artists Association, the Art Association of Harrisburg, Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts, and the Susquehanna Art Museum. Go to her Art Exhibit website to view artwork and information on current exhibitions.

Photo by Vicki Briner Photography