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.
Steve’s Digicams recently partnered with Tamron USA to host the Shadow & Light Photo Contest in coordination with Steve’s Digicams’ twenty-year-young Photo of the Day, and we received over ...On October 31, 2018 / By Michael Palmer
10/31/2018 UPDATE: We have announced the two Shadow & Light Photo Contest winners… HERE! ~~~ Steve’s Digicams recently partnered with Tamron USA to host the Shadow & Light ...On October 24, 2018 / By Michael Palmer
10/31/2018 UPDATE: We have announced the two Shadow & Light Photo Contest winners… HERE! 10/24/2018 UPDATE: We have announced the 10 Shadow & Light Photo Contest FINALISTS. Are ...On September 19, 2018 / By Michael Palmer
Last month we had the extraordinary opportunity to join Nikon in Tokyo for the global launch of its first full-frame mirrorless camera system, the Nikon Z7. In addition ...On September 18, 2018 / By Michael Palmer
Child photography is a lot of fun — let’s be honest, we should all embrace our inner toddler more often — but it’s a challenging craft for anyone ...On August 10, 2018 / By Michael Palmer
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
7/5/2018 UPDATE: Our 2 WINNERS have been announced — HERE ! 6/27/2018 UPDATE: Our 10 FINALISTS have been announced — HERE — are you one of them? 6/20/2018 ...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
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