I’m Deb Schell, a Harrisburg-based professional photographer. During a trip with my grandfather in Alaska, is the first time I realized I wanted to learn more about the magic of photography at the age of 16. Back in the days of film, dark rooms, and bracketing.
I decided to go to school to focus on learning the art of capturing a moment in time as a photojournalist and worked in the industry at various news publications from 2005-2015.
Now I enjoy photographing my local musician and theatre friends in addition to local landscape and architecture.
I also work to promote peace with Peace Day Philly, a nonprofit organization I became involved with after participating in PDP events on the International Day of Peace in 2013. You can learn more about my work with PDP on my blog, Images4Peace.
In 2012 I began exhibiting my photographs. Check out my art exhibit website for gallery exhibition information. I’m a big supporter for local business, and participate in 3rd in the Burg. Check out where my work will be on my site and let me know if you’d like to have one of my pieces in your home, office, or business.
Recently, I worked with the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg to provide over 600 pieces of Harrisburg artwork for 125 newly-renovated guest bedrooms in 2014.
I grew up in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania and studied photography in high school and continued my education at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where I graduated with an Associate in Photography in 2002. I went back to school, attending Point Park University from 2003-2005 and graduated with a BA in Photojournalism.
I worked with several weekly newspapers on a part-time basis in the Pittsburgh region from 2005-2009. I began as a full-time journalist, photographer, and reporter working at a weekly publication in Middletown, PA. I continued to work with several publications in the Central PA area until moving to working for myself, focusing on event photography and art exhibits.
I have exhibited at over 20 locations within the Harrisburg, York, Lancaster, and Eastern PA regions. Please see my exhibit website for the current locations.