Jeff McDonald

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26 Enchanting Pictures of a Full Moon

Just rising or high in the sky, looking up at the moon can be a magical experience. A full moon is especially enchanting, with many legends about its …

Control Your SLR From Your Smartphone with the Weye Feye WiFi Add-On

The ability to use your smartphone as a remote for your DSLR can come in handy in a lot of situations. But if you don’t have a DSLR with built-in …

Time-Lapse: Creating an Impressive 284-Layer ‘Super Composite’

Photography purists might want to look away on this one. The above video is a 9 minute time-lapse that speeds up 7+ hours worth of Photoshop CC work. …

Thanko’s APOLLO2 is a Tiny Camera that Packs a 30x Optical Zoom

We’ve seen some interesting gimmicky cameras come out of Japan in the past — from Japanese anime special editions to a donut camera — but this latest …

6 Lessons the Square Format Can Teach You About Composition

In another article I wrote that one of the main attractions of the square format for me is composition. Today I’m going to elaborate on that idea. …

Digital Photography

Setting The Mood With Low Key Lighting

Last week I wrote about high key portrait lighting and how it creates a very upbeat feel in images lit that way. The opposite end of the spectrum is …

Canon Lenses for Wedding Photography

In order to be competitive, wedding photographers must consistently produce images that reflect their unique style. New York-based wedding …

Sun and Lighting for Architectural Photography

In photography, as well as in any other visual art form, light plays a key role, and it should be considered a critical compositional element. …

Landscape Photography

The 7 Classic Pieces of Gear You Will Want After You Get a DSLR

Congratulations! You’re the proud owner of a new camera. But not just any new camera; no, not a new mobile device, not a new point and shoot — not …

35 Tips for a Successful Flight

Avoid a serious case of cabin fever with these 35 tips to keep you—and, more importantly, your kids—happy, healthy, and distracted on even the …

10 of the World's Most Interesting Beaches

Let's face it, beaches can be beautiful, but they can also be…boring. That's why we sought out sunny places with stories to tell (the capture of …

Who Should You Tip? And How Much?

Chances are, you're tossing around money where you shouldn't—and neglecting to tip some of the people who deserve it most! Budget Travel sheds light …

These "Magic Words" Will Save You Big

Here at Budget Travel we speak fluent French, Italian, Spanish, and other languages. But we've also mastered the phrases that can score you a deep …

10 Mistakes That'll Ruin Your Trip

Even the dreamiest of trips can go off the rails when you fall into one of these all-too-common travel traps. We've been there—and we've brought back …

Best Budget Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts

Your kids want to swim in the ocean, your spouse wants to perfect his tennis serve, and all you want is a nice glass of wine with dinner…oh, and to …

9 Most Colorful Beaches in the World

The classic beach scene is beige sand, blue water. Yawn. On these nine beaches, you'll find sand ranging from purple to green to orange, plus one …

3 Ways Breaking Bad Fans Can Still Get Their Fix

Landscape Photography Tips - The Planet D

Landscapes are an essential part of travel photography. It has been a love of mine since I started travelling. I've always loved capturing the beauty …

Landscape Photography

10 Great Things to do in the Caribbean

Holidays to the Caribbean have become very popular and there can be no more variety anywhere than you will find there. In addition to the many …

Maine's Top Chef Shows Us The Right Way To Steam And Eat A Lobster

What color should your lobster be? How can you tell if your lobster is fresh? What is the most humane way to kill a lobster?<p>On a recent visit to Portland, Me., I met with Melissa Bouchard, executive chef of Dimillo's on the Water, to get the answers to some of these questions.<p>Bouchard, a Maine …

New England

3 Nutrients Linked To A Better Night's Sleep

So when we have trouble sleeping, naturally, we go see the doctor for a prescription. Who cares that we might try to sleepwalk our way behind the wheel of a car? At least we're sleeping, right? Wrong!<p>If you ask me, prescriptions, especially those with severe and dangerous side effects, should …

Wellness

3-Step Approach to Simplifying Your Life | Inc.com

You've heard of the wisdom of crowds but, let's be honest, one traffic-clogged commute or toxic online comment thread can start to convince you that groups of humans are not always fonts of wisdom. And then sometimes something reverses your thinking and shows that, given the right platform, people …

Minimalism

Digital music is moving beyond 'good enough' to high fidelity

If you are of a certain age you probably knew someone in college who owned a smokin’ stereo. He – and it was almost always a he – lived in a dorm …

With 2 Million Users, Fashion App Pose Introduces Advertising

It's been two and a half years since Pose first launched on the iPhone, going on to expand to new platforms, including the web, iPad and Android. …

The death of the salary arbitration hearing

Blake Wheeler and the Winnipeg Jets avoided arbitration Friday and came to terms on a five-year, $33.6 million contract for the 26-year old forward. …

Rankings: The top 30 starting goalies in the NHL

There’s nothing like a good goalie debate. And this is a debate about 30 good goalies, the 30 starting goalies in the NHL.<p>But first, a clarification. …