Posts by Nicholas Donner

I am a Washington, DC based photographer and artist. After studying graphic design in California (when I wasn't surfing or mountain biking) and starting a successful freelance business, I turned my attention to photography. Over the last 5 years I've built up a portfolio that includes portraits of star athletes and musicians, several magazine covers, destination and US weddings, landscapes, and architectural photos. I still love learning new things about light and composition and trying out new technology and software. And I love sharing my knowledge with people who are also interested in photography.

The Photoshop Trick That Makes Eyes Pop

Which one is the real eye color?

Make your subject's eyes pop with a color adjustment in Photoshop! In this tutorial, you'll learn how to darken, lighten or completely change the color of someone's eye, plus how to brighten the whites of the eyes.

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Smoke Photography: FREE Tutorial for Stunning Smoky Images


Smoke has a mind of its own, which makes it a little tricky to photograph. That's why we're giving you a go-to guide for smoke photography. Learn the right settings, the best lighting hacks and more for "Holy smokes!" reactions every time.

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The Simple Secret to Extending Your Camera’s Life


Extending the life and quality of your camera is as easy as giving it a quick clean every so often. With a few special solutions and household cleaning supplies, your camera can be spick-and-span in no time.

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10 Tips to Get Great Headshots


In the age of LinkedIn and other social media, it’s important to have a good headshot. Set up your shots for success with these top tips.

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