Welcome to the M Palma Photo Blog

Hi, my name is Mike, a professional wedding and portrait photographer born, raised, and based here in beautiful, Silverlake, Los Angeles, California.

On this blog, you'll find the daily inspirations, images and musings of my life.

I love photographing people, places, and anything else that catches my eye. I describe my style of photography as modern, fun, and energetic. So stay a while, check out my work, and get to know me better through my images and entries.

If you'd like to visit my main wedding and portrait site, click on this link, or click on the "connect" button up top to drop me a line via e-mail.

Like I said, stay awhile, and enjoy the entries. And please, do leave a comment. You can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter (via the icons above this paragraph) for even more up-to-date happenings (don't worry, I won't put up meager posts like "I'm standing in line at Starbucks" (my favorite coffee spot!). Only the really cool and important stuff!)

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The more and more I photograph things, it is becoming so clear and apparent that whatever I’m holding in my hands to get the job done, matters the LEAST. I’ve heard it time and time again, and even said a million times more, but a camera is just a tool. It’s just a little black box that sees the world in 18% gray. So it doesn’t matter what brand, or how heavy, or how expensive your camera is. Like Ansel Adams once said (paraphrasing), it’s the 12-inches behind the camera that really matters.

With this said, I wanted to shared with you a few photos I’ve taken with my iphone recently. Which for most of us, IS the best camera we have cause it’s the one that is with us most if not all the time. A camera is just a tool, like a hammer is just a tool. A hammer made out of gold isn’t going to drive a nail into a piece of wood any better than a $5.00 model, so why should a camera be regarded as such? Things that make you go “Hmmm…”. ;p

So, as usual, just a quick reminder for you guys to continue using your iphones or androids to take pictures. No one is going to ever remember what camera you took your photos with, only how the photo made them feel or remember.

Have a great week everyone!



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