Michael S. Palmer spent six years working as an assistant and development executive at Hollywood production companies like Kopelson Entertainment (SE7EN, PLATOON, THE FUGITIVE, DEVIL'S ADVOCATE) and Krasnoff|Foster Entertainment (THE SOLOIST, GHOST RIDER, NBC's COMMUNITY) before transitioning into writing full time. He is now a member of the WGAw, a part-time Blu-ray Disc reviewer, an overall gadget and HD enthusiast, and content manager for the Steve's Digicams brand. His greatest success thus far was marrying the girl of his dreams, who let him purchase his first DSLR before their whirlwind honeymoon amidst the epic Alaskan landscapes and wildlife. He loves experimenting with new photographic techniques, with an emphasis on cinematic vistas, unique angles and textures, and faces with interesting stories.
Music is a huge part of making cinematic, epic, professional quality videos. For the longest time, however, obtaining music legally was prohibitively expensive for non-pros. Single tracks could cost ...On June 13, 2018 / By Michael Palmer
6/20/2018 UPDATE: The entry period for this contest is now OVER. Feel free to submit your work to our Photo of the Day, of course, but no future ...On May 30, 2018 / By Michael Palmer
The Good. The Tamron 100-400mm F4.5-6.3 captures colorful and contrasty images, focuses quickly and quietly in bright conditions, offers a useful zoom range for a variety of scenarios, ...On April 9, 2018 / By Michael Palmer
The Good. The Olympus M.Zuiko ED 17mm F1.2 PRO, 25mm F1.2 PRO, and 45mm F1.2 PRO are rugged, ergonomic, and capture sharp images with some of the best ...On March 27, 2018 / By Michael Palmer
“Working an Olympics is like shooting a Super Bowl every day for three weeks.” The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics are finally here! We’ve all imagined what it must ...On February 9, 2018 / By Michael Palmer
We all want to learn to travel light, but for Pulitzer Prize-winning and National Geographic photographers like Olympus Visionary, Jay Dickman, shedding weight while retaining rugged, pro-quality gear ...On December 29, 2017 / By Michael Palmer
UPDATE: Pre-order the Panasonic G9 from Amazon here: http://bit.ly/PanasonicG9 Meet the Panasonic G9, the company’s newly announced flagship DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) Micro Four-Thirds camera system that answers ...On November 8, 2017 / By Michael Palmer
To BUY a Sony A9 from Amazon, make sure to click HERE. THE SONY A9 SHORT REVIEW The Sony A9 flagship interchangeable lens camera system is, hands down, one ...On November 7, 2017 / By Michael Palmer
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