Super Amazing 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.

    Wedding Wednesday: How to Photograph a Wedding Cake

    Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Photography |

    It is traditional to have a cake at a wedding and the bride and groom often spend a lot of time choosing a cake and invest a sizeable chunk of money in a good baker. If you photograph weddings, your clients will thank you for documenting this piece of their wedding, as will the person who baked the cake. Photographing a cake is pretty easy and does not take very much time to get a few great shots. Read on for seven key tips to photographing a wedding cake successfully!

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    10+ Must-Have Accessories Every Photographer Needs in Their Bag

    Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Photography |

    So… you have your camera and a nice collection of lenses. You have a fashionable, yet functional, bag to put this all in. What else could you possibly need for your next photo shoot? Here are a few ideas of little extras to bring with you that could turn into lifesavers.

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    Wedding Photography: Top 6 Detail Shots to Get at a Wedding

    Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Photography |

    Great wedding photography is as much about telling the story as much as it is about getting beautiful images. To tell the story completely, you need to capture some of the details. Here are my top six detail wedding shots to help you tell the story for your clients — and to get beautiful, interesting photos.

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    Essential Gear: What to Look for in a Camera Bag

    Posted by on Aug 30, 2014 in Photography |

    Getting new gear is one of the awesome parts of being a photographer. I love getting a sexy new lens or gadgets to play with. Finding a bag to put all your fun stuff in is one of the non-sexy but very essential parts of gear acquisition. Here's what to look for when choosing a camera bag, no matter the size or purpose.

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    Photo Retouching: How Much Is Too Much?

    Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Photography |

    The photography community is in the midst of a lengthy discussion over where to draw the line when retouching photos. Is it our job to make accurate depictions of the people and things we photograph? Or do our clients hire us to make them look better than just accurate? We can discuss these questions and others in this post.

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