SDX Award

Award Winning Photographer

“I especially appreciated the details of color, lighting, clarity, and composition...Donner had to be very order for him to capture these wonderful photographs...”
— SDX Awards Judges

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The Contenders

Indie Publisher

Peg and I are thrilled to unveil our Kickstarter campaign for the illustrated edition of The Contenders! This fun, feisty, and suspenseful middle-grade novel was written by Peg and illustrated by the talented Erin Kubo. This is the first book of our new indie publishing venture Plaid Frog Press. It's kid tested and plaid frog approved.

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Photo walk

Experienced Photo Coach

“I had no idea walking into Marcus’s workshop just how valuable it would be. I learned just about as much there as I did in a whole semester in a photojournalism class back in college.”
— Robert McClure, Journalist

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Storytelling Comes First
(and 2nd, 3rd and 4th)

It’s not enough to take a good photo, it’s about telling a story with your photo. This is what I’ve dedicated myself to for the past 29 years: telling stories in pictures. From shooting fireworks to fire breathers, my goal is to capture the story hidden in life’s unique moments. I’m a photojournalist by trade so I’ve shot everything under the sun and the moon, but I love taking pictures of people most of all. I’ve shot with almost every camera brand out there, and currently favor mirrorless cameras. When I’m not taking photos, I love teaching people how to take better photos. From Seattle to Rome, I’ve taught thousands of people the key secrets and steps to telling stories in pictures.

P.S. I’ve also flown the Goodyear Blimp. Yes, really.

New project - Plaid Frog Press