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.

Are Your Motion Photos Falling Flat?

Dragging the shutter while using a flash

Wether you want to freeze motion, show a subject's movement or create unexpected effects by moving your camera, this expert's tips will take your in-motion photos to the next level.

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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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