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Best of Houzz 2018


Deborah Scannell Photography of Asheville, NC Awarded Best Of Houzz 2018

Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

Asheville, NC, January 17, 2018 – Deborah Scannell Photography of Asheville, NC has won “Best Of Photography” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The architectural photography company, was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2017. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2018” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“Photography is the intersection of composition, light, and timing. Sometimes it is the absence of light and what is NOT in the image that makes a good image. Knowing what to leave out could be as important as what to include.” In addition, “The absence of light is as important as light itself, as this is what gives shape and form to the subject of your image. Light cannot exist without darkness, and it’s that contrast that I work with. Revealing the gradients between light and dark is what we, as photographers, do. It is our artist’s pallet.” Deb Scannell

“The Houzz community selected a phenomenal group of Best of Houzz 2018 award winners, so this year’s recipients should be very proud,” said Liza Hausman, Vice President of Industry Marketing at Houzz. “Best of Houzz winners represent some of the most talented and customer-focused professionals in our industry, and we are extremely pleased to give them both this recognition and a platform on which to showcase their expertise.”

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About Deborah Scannell
Asheville based commercial photographer, Deborah Scannell, Specializes in Architectural & Interiors photography, Landscape photography and Nature photography.

Deborah’s professional photographic journey began in 2010 when she retired from a successful 23-year career as an ASID and NCIDQ-credentialed interior designer in the kitchen and bath industry. Her forte was designing luxury interiors for the South Florida and Carolina Mountain lifestyles.

After graduating from the Photography Institute, Deborah entrenched herself into her craft, continuing her studies and expanding her subject matter to include Home Interiors and Architecture, Fine Art and Landscape, and Nature

photography. Her dedication has resulted in her work being featured in many local and regional magazines ,competitions and venues, as well as abroad. Deb strives to achieve a well composed image, captured with technical excellence, and processed with deep emotion leading to gripping, compelling, and truly captivating imagery.

In Deb’s Interior and Architectural work, she partners with leading builders, architects, and designers in the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, and Houston areas, to produce clean and compelling professional photography for their websites, television advertisements, and print use.

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit


My edit process of an architectural shoot

The edit process for high end architectural shoot. from Deborah Scannell on Vimeo.

A review of the editing process of my architectural shoot of one image. This is not a tutorial of how I did it, but more of an overview as to why goes into my processing.


Curtis Island Lighthouse Action Winter 2017

See bigger and better QUALITY on my website – Temps were around 15 degrees as I recall. It is really hard to shoot for a long period of time, anything longer then 20 minutes in temps like that. Your batteries die sooner, way sooner, and your hands start to go numb… The dangerous thing is that your adrelanine is pumping so hard that you don’t realize it until you can’t move your fingers!!  A few tips… keep extra batteries on your body, wear sub-zero weather gloves and many layers of course.  I was wearing my ski clothes they work well!!! Keep hand-warmers in your pockets and shoes… Enjoy and be safe out there friends!  Another tip: when you come on to a snow scene make sure to stand back for a minute and determine where you want to shoot from so you don’t create footprints in your shot, unless there are foot prints there from before you!!  I like a clean clutter free scene, but you don’t always get it. This is why you make sure you are out before the sun comes up. Pack your car the night before but keep the batteries and cameras in your home.

Shooting the Lighthouse after a snow storm

Shooting the Lighthouse after a snow storm

Curtis Island lighthouse after s snow light storm

Curtis Island lighthouse after s snow light storm

Maine Morning

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Landscape Photography Video

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633 Twilight



The Best of Houzz

Rainbow Over Curtis Lighthouse, Camden Maine

Rainbow Over Curtis LighthouseSuch an amazing thing to experience in person – we all had never seen such perfection in a rainbow – then a double rainbow appeared. Please see my other shots of the double rainbow over Rockport Marine. Simply and utterly magnificent!  While I was standing on the rocks at the edge of the cliff shooting this, I heard a flock of Canada Geese approaching. I knew I needed to be absolutely ready for their entrance, I was and when the started to enter my frame I made sure that my shot of them at the apex of the rainbow was as perfect as it could be! This is that result – © Deborah Scannell Photography – all rights reserved !  Contact me for licensing!!


Houzz – Deborah Scannell Photography

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