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Overview

People. Places. Things. As a native Pennsylvanian, the people, places, and events in, around and near the Commonwealth inspire much of my work. Whether it the technical or emotive sides, creating imagery is my passion that continues to challenge and inspire me.


More information about George Sheldon

George Sheldon creates Travel, Landscape & Lifestyle Stock Photos in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware.

George Sheldon of Lancaster, PA is an author and photographer on a photo assignment.
(Photo credit: ©Frank Tunis www.franktunis.com)


More than You Probably Ever Wanted to Know about George Sheldon

I am live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and I still work as a stock photographer. I specialize in creating editorial and stock images. When I am not busy creating stock or shooting for a magazine or book publisher I photograph people at events, or produce headshots, and portraits.


I have also done my share of writing, certainly enough to call myself an author – I have penned over 35 published books.

George Sheldon, Stock Photographer in Lancaster, PA

I sold my first photos when I was 13 – and I am still behind the lens over 50 years later. I have also written and published over 35 books (I’ve actually lost count of how many I created). My topics included history, business, and technology. All of my books were nonfiction. Some of my books that  include my photography are When the Smoke Cleared at Gettysburg, Fire on the River, and Pennsylvania: Field Guide to State History.

George Sheldon’s Book – When the Smoke Cleared at Gettysburg – includes his photography.

A Field Guide to Pennsylvania State History

Fire on the River by George Sheldon
Fire on the River by George Sheldon




In Gettysburg, George Sheldon signing books.
In Gettysburg, George Sheldon signing books.





George Sheldon being interviewed for a television show.


Just so you know:



NAME:
George Sheldon (real name)

LOCATION:
Lancaster PA  (often known as the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Although I live in Lancaster County, I am not Amish. But I do live close to many Amish and Mennonite homes and farms.

OCCUPATION:
Photographer

CANON or NIKON:
Canon




PC or Mac:
PC

FAVORITE THINGS:
Coffee, black. I like the Donut Shop blends the best.

DOG or CAT:
Both (and I am amazed by horses, too!)

PET PEEVE:
Mean people, especially bullies.

FAVORITE GETAWAY:
Shore (the beach)

LIKE TO DO WHEN ON THE GETAWAY:
Walk the boards, enjoy the warm ocean breezes.

TIME WASTER:
Political junkie. Regular news junkie too.

NEVER CAN HAVE ENOUGH:
Coffee – black, please.

FAVORITE PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH FOOD:
Shoo Fly Pie, Chicken Pot Pie, and Whoopie Pies, of course! Scrapple, not so much.

COOL THING I GOT TO DO:
Met/photographed Jerry Mathers (The Beaver), Tony Dow (Wally), Barbara Billingsley (Mrs. Cleaver), and Ken Osmond (Eddie Haskell) when they were making an appearance in Hershey at Hersheypark.

SECRET THOUGHTS:
Laughing at old comedy routines, like the time Groucho Marx said, “I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.”

PERSONAL OBSESSION:
James Bond movies. (Yes I saw SPECTRE) – Thank you, Mr. Daniel Craig, for agreeing to do another Bond movie! I can't wait to see Bond 25.



More about George Sheldon

Coverage Area

My main coverage area is the Mid-Atlantic states. This includes Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC.  Major metro areas include Philadelphia, Baltimore, and the District of Columbia. 

Gear

It always fascinates how many times I am asked about my gear. I certainly don't mind revealing what I use to create my images intended as part of my stock photo portfolio.

First, I am a Canon shooter. I have nothing again Nikon, Sony, or any other brand. I started with Canon in the early 80's and have been a user since those days of film and AE-1 35mm.  In 2002, I started the switch from film to digital, and in 2004, I gave up my film gear.  These days, I am using Canon EOS 6D's to create stock images. Both of my 6D's are well worn, and equipped with battery grips (a preference of mine). 

I use only Canon accessories, such as lenses and flash. My two primary (most used) lens are the Canon EF 70-200mm L F2.8 USM Lens and the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens. I use these the most.

Referral Links

A now, a word about the referral links on my website.  There are some referral links on my website, and yes, I will receive a small commission if you choose to click on a link and eventually make a purchase.

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George Sheldon Photography

These days, I spend most of my time behind a camera, or at the computer, working on images I have created.

I am a full-time freelance editorial and stock photographer, author, and photojournalist located in Lancaster, PA. I create all kinds of outstanding images. Whether it’s portraits, events, headshots, editorial, stock, weddings, family or senior images, or any other of life’s special moments, I enjoy photographing images for my clients.

Available for Assignments

I am available for assignments. I offer full service photography specializing in commercial and portrait photography in Lancaster County with service throughout the entire Susquehanna Valley. If you are interested in purchasing prints, licensing images, or commissioning a project, please contact me with your specific requirements. Please contact me to discuss the details of your assignment and to check my availability.

George Sheldon

(717) 203-1724
Lancaster PA Photographer
Editorial Stock Photography