More than You Probably Ever Wanted to Know about George Sheldon
I am a Lancaster, Pennsylvania 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.
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.
I have 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 included my photography.
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.
Here are some of the other books I created:
I sold my first photos when I was 13 – and I am still behind the lens over 50 years later.
George Sheldon (real name)
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.
CANON or NIKON:
PC or Mac:
Coffee, black. I like the Donut Shop blends the best.
DOG or CAT:
Both (and I am amazed by horses, too!)
Mean people, especially bullies.
Shore (the beach)
LIKE TO DO WHEN ON THE GETAWAY:
Walk the boards, enjoy the warm ocean breezes.
NEVER CAN HAVE ENOUGH:
Coffee – black, please.
FAVORITE PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH FOOD:
Shoo Fly Pie, Chicken Pot Pie, and Whoopie Pies, of course!
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.
Laughing at old comedy routines, like the time Groucho Marx said, “I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.”
James Bond movies. (Yes I saw SPECTRE) – Please, Mr. Daniel Craig, do another Bond movie!
A now, a word aout 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.
I am now a contributor and member of the Symzio Network.
Symzio is not just another stock agency. The members are a group of independent photographers, illustrators, and artists licensing royalty-free and rights managed images directly from our own sites and collectively through Symzio with simple, reasonable pricing for our digital images.
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.
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. Feel free to contact me with any questions.