Mansurovs Has Become Photography Life!

Some of you may have noticed that your familiar URL of mansurovs.com now shows photographylife.com. The primary reasons for the change are listed below. We are working on a new logo (which may look different than the one below) and expect to post it soon. We are also revamping our site based on feedback from our readers.

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A Different Beginning

Initially, Mansurovs.com was started as a small blog, where Nasim and Lola Mansurov shared their personal and commercial photography, recipes and occasional photography articles. They had no idea that it would grow to become one of the top photography websites, with over 1.5 million visitors a month. Although all recipes and most other personal articles were moved/deleted over time to keep the site relevant to photography, the name of the site and the domain were preserved.

Name Recall

After our recent photography workshop in Colorado, where we had a chance to gather as a team, we realized that some people continued to struggle with recalling the exact spelling of the Mansurovs name. Yes – it seems easy enough, but with respect to attracting and expanding our readership, we want a website name that is easy to recall and spell. And while Google or Bing search capability can often help people find a site name even when it is spelled incorrectly, we don’t want people to wade through a list of possible site names.

Correlation With Subject Matter

Another factor influencing our decision was the fact that the Mansurovs name did not directly correlate to the subject matter – photography. This is certainly not a deal breaker when selecting a site name – there are a variety of sites that have names unrelated to their core material. Having a name that closely relates to your main topic, however, can greatly improve people’s ability to find and recall our site name.

“Raison D’être”

The last factor relates to the very reason for the website’s existence. Our mission is to:

“Build a photography site that provides readers of all abilities with high quality product reviews, news, buying advice, tips and techniques, and other value-added, entertaining material that enriches their photography hobby or career”

We believe that Photography Life better captures the essence of why we continued to expand this site. There are literally thousands of photography sites. We wanted to build one that would prove valuable and serve people’s diverse interests as they grew and expanded over time.

Big Changes Are Coming

We have a number of major projects to expand the site. We will soon be adding a photography forum, where our participants will be able to interact with our team and each other, share their photography work, and ask questions. We will also be reorganizing the site and revamping the design (without over-cluttering it). A couple of other projects are currently being worked on, but I cannot share the details yet. We are excited about these changes!

We would be interested in hearing your thoughts and ideas regarding the site’s name change. Please feel free to weigh in below.

Comments

  1. 1
    ) gregorylent
    September 30, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    this blog is proof that personality, care, and sincerity are transmitted in content .. good luck with the new incarnation, i am sure the care and authenticity will continue.

    enjoy, gregory lent

  2. 2
    ) Benny
    September 30, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    I welcome this.! Its a happy move. I love every bit of details you publish, which gives pixel-by-pixel details. :-) Keep up the good work, I visit Mansurovs only for the last 3 months and it helped me in both theory and practicals of photography. !

  3. 3
    ) Clarence
    September 30, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    This blog provides interesting articles and high quality reviews. Hope this team will have continuous success.

    Clarence

  4. 4
    ) John Richardson
    September 30, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Makes sense. Sounds good. Done deal!

    I guess I missed out on the recipe era :-)

  5. 5
    ) Sree Krishna
    September 30, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    I have gained so much from this website in the past few months. I hope that the new look will bring in a more organized way of surfing through its contents. Good luck with the new move!! And many thanks for all the content!

  6. 6
    ) Mike Butler
    September 30, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    I discovered your website about 9 months ago, and love it! Call it what you like. As some wise man once said — “A rose by any other name is but a thorn!” Names don’t count — content does!

  7. 7
    ) Cheryl Archer
    September 30, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    The new name sounds great, but I did like it as Mansurovs too, as it felt more personal.

    I realise it is because everyone has also been attracted to this more personal feel, the great information and images you share, plus the wonderful and helpful reviews, that your site has grown so much and so quickly that it has been necessary to make the change, but I’m sure it will still retain the feel it always has due to your love of photography and commitment to sharing your knowledge that has made you the success you are.

    I wish you continued success, both personally and professionally, Kasim. You have earned it and the respect of myself and obviously your other followers.

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      ) Romanas Naryškin
      October 2, 2012 at 5:14 am

      Cheryl,

      you made a very strong point, one we were all aware of – Mansurovs.com was a very personal, thus inviting name to a website. And while it may not be nearly as personal with Photographylife.com, we will do our best to keep community just as it was, encouraging people to adress one another and us by name, and so on. Also, we feel that the new name makes our love towards photography very clear, and thus should invite people who are equally “in love”.

  8. 8
    ) Sid
    September 30, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Photographylife is a great name Bob! Im surprised why I dint think of it while registering a domain name for my blog :( its so simple yet cool, im surprised it was available :O anyway, keep up the good work :) You guys are the best!

  9. 9
    ) DEREK WILKINSON
    September 30, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Hi, you are doing a great job and it is very much appreciated. Yes the new name is an excellent idea, go for it . Kind Regards and many thanks for all your help and advice . Derek.

  10. 10
    ) Richard
    September 30, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Name change is fine with me…”Photography Life” is more apropos, although it never was a problem….I just have the site in my Internet Favorites, under Photography, and in there, you can name it anything you want.

    I also typically look at the site when I get emails, from which I can just click to read more in depth.

    One comment about my email notifications. It seems as if I’ll go awhile without getting any, and then, as did happen about 2 weeks ago, I got a whole slew of them…..all around 09/12, 09/13, and 09/14. I think a number of them were related (as in the D600), but, perhaps, it might make more sense to spread them out, particularly, if they are not related. Just a thought.

    But, again, the name change is fine. I like the site…keep up the great work!

  11. 11
    ) Michael Rogalski
    September 30, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Yeah, after some time I’d also be really pi**d off, because of those ignorant name misspellings. For me, it’s total lack of respect or spending one more second at focusing on creator’s name. As I recall Nasim was already misscalled as: Kasim, Nassim and my fav- Nazim. I’d stay silent about Mansurov name variations= Total facepalm!
    But to the topic. This site is a masterpiece, shining star among photography related sites. All entries are very professional but personal at the same time-mosty because of trully living comments sections. Keep up the excellent work!! Thank you guys!

  12. September 30, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Really enjoy the website and the people behind it. When I first read the new title I thought the title “Photgraph Life” would be a great name for the site as well as the site deals with all aspects of making photography part of your life.

    Absolutely loved the landscape workshop the other weekend, it was so nice to meet some of you and to learn some great techniques while photgraphing the stunning Colorado landscape.

    Keep up the great work,

    Best Regards,
    Jason

  13. 13
    ) Sherman J. Buster
    October 1, 2012 at 12:28 am

    I very much enjoy this site, as it is one of my everyday stops on the Internet, and I cannot wait to see what changes are in store. As far as the name change, for me it really only means updating my browser’s bookmark (which is now done). Keep up the great work, and good luck with all the changes.

  14. 14
    ) Peter Looper
    October 1, 2012 at 12:40 am

    As one of the ‘recipe era’ visitors I can understand the need for the name change and expansion. I really look forward to seeing the changes and fully expect them to be to the same high standards as the current one. Well done Mansurovs, now we look forward to Photography Life with great expectations.

  15. 15
    ) Karl R.
    October 1, 2012 at 1:10 am

    I see your are beoming a major site like dpreview.com and/or imaging-resource;
    growing is living; I am impressed how your site develops and prospers step by step;
    all Blessings!

    /K

  16. October 1, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Mansurovs has become a massive part of my photography life, so a very appropriate title for what already is a first stop for knowledge and wisdom of the art.

    Well done Nasim, a great piece of work and I’m looking forward to a long relationship with your site.

    Richard

  17. October 1, 2012 at 2:39 am

    All the best for your future endeavors. This website and its content has been special and will remain so. Thanks for sharing.

  18. 18
    ) chris gage
    October 1, 2012 at 2:41 am

    I think the website name is a good choice and I can understand the reasons why you feel the need to change.

  19. 19
    ) Iskandar The
    October 1, 2012 at 2:54 am

    Welcome the move! Name change is not an issue for avid readers.

    “without over-cluttering it” will be one of the key here. As a site grow bigger, it tends to get messy, and lost the personal touch…. All the best!

    And yeah, I missed the recipe part as well :)

    -The

  20. 20
    ) Dina
    October 1, 2012 at 3:11 am

    Great, I always found the name hard to recall
    Good luck
    Love your site

  21. 21
    ) Andre Roussakoff (Madrus)
    October 1, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Good idea, Nasim. To me Photography Life reflects the feeling that seeing the world with the eyes of a photographer – amateur or pro does not matter – is a different and exciting way of life. And your site really does exactly that: it empowers us, photographers, to develop our skills, choose our gear and ultimately make better pictures. Everyone wins here, you, us and our fans.

  22. 22
    ) mayank
    October 1, 2012 at 3:54 am

    Changes are always good and it give newness , best of luck

    Regards
    MM

  23. 23
    ) Nick
    October 1, 2012 at 4:01 am

    I thnk it’s a great name. Good luck with the new effort and I look forward to visiting the site many times.

    Nick

  24. 24
    ) Avishai
    October 1, 2012 at 4:06 am

    Great ideas! and I agree that the last name with quite hard to remember, so I am very happy about this new name!
    And I am really waiting for the forum! Great idea!!

  25. 25
    ) FrancoisR
    October 1, 2012 at 5:15 am

    Hello,

    Congratulations, you adorn a new suit. The portrait is well framed such is the content. I loved the original name and I abound with the change. The cosy home has become a great mansion.

    May you continue to prosper!

  26. 26
    ) Afsel Kamal
    October 1, 2012 at 5:29 am

    Earlier I too always found the name hard to recall

    Great Ideas and new introduction!!!… this time it reflecting the feelings of photography…

    hearty wishes and prayers…. keep up the excellent works…

  27. 27
    ) Max
    October 1, 2012 at 5:33 am

    This sites is on my crome start-up page

    I saw many wedding photographers comes to the event with a DSLR and a steadycam to shoot video.

    I hope that during the time a basic coverage will be included. Its integral part of a DSLR packed.

    Great website although when i am in my office i will keep google Mansurovs :)

  28. 28
    ) Twig
    October 1, 2012 at 5:33 am

    Growth is a good thing. Since I first stumbled into your blog, I look forward to each and every article you post. Keep it up. My best friend was a participant in the Colorado workshop and had nothing to say but “kudos” stating it was the best experience ever, I only regret I was not able to attend.

  29. 29
    ) Me
    October 1, 2012 at 5:42 am

    Will you be doing more videos?? Most content on your YouTube channel??

  30. October 1, 2012 at 6:11 am

    The name change makes sense and your site will be far easier to optimise as far as SEO goes.
    Keep up the good work and don’t change the site content, it’s a great read!

    Andy

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      ) Joseph Ladion
      October 1, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      I think SEO wise, this is not a good move. The site will likely lose its ranking in Google, at least initially. It may recover later on but nobody knows when. Search engines, in its indexing algorithm, had already associated the site’s content with the original domain name which was consistently used for a very long time. Replacing it at this stage is a very risky decision.

  31. 31
    ) Joel
    October 1, 2012 at 6:23 am

    I’ve never seen aperture blades in a logo before :/
    Any consideration to hiring a professional designer for your new mark?

    • 33
      ) Dina
      October 1, 2012 at 6:28 am

      +1

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      ) G
      October 8, 2012 at 11:51 pm

      Let’s be honest. That new logo and font choice up there is absolutely awful. I am aware everyone is super polite here, but this should inspire you to try to really come up with something more special.

  32. 32
    ) S Sune
    October 1, 2012 at 6:24 am

    I like Your site so much that I feel compelled to give You my professional 2Cts on the matter. While obviously content quality is key in determining the success of a website (and in Your case that particular aspect is very well tended to) other factors like site design / ergonomics and branding in particular, are equally important.

    I can understand the reasons that drove Your decision to change name, but in doing so, whatever “brand equity” there was with the “Mansurovs” will eventually dissapear, giving “Photography Life” the burden of building up its own brand equity from scratch.

    The thing is I think the level of “brand equity” that a name like “The Mansurovs” could have reached, might have grown much more than what might be achieved with an alternate brand composed of ordinary words. While there may be the odd few situations where spelling becomes a issue with this name, they would be largely offset by the peculiarity of the name and how this aspect was making it very easy to identify and correlate the field of Photography. Just like “Porsche” was a germanic family name than by itself would be prone to spelling mistakes by people from other linguistic backgrounds, but yet it was “unique” enough to immediately become a world-wide synonym for “top-notch, reliable sports cars”.

    In any case, please accept my Congratulations on Your growth and many wishes for continued Success
    on Your venture!

    • 36
      ) Dr.S Mandal
      October 1, 2012 at 6:59 am

      I completely agree with S Sune……. ” Mansurovs” has become synonymous with “my well wisher next door neighbor ” …….this completely stands out from the ocean of photography sites. To me, Mansurov has been a man with perfect blend of brain and heart…..hope that it won’t become “just another site”.

      However congratulations in advance……

      • 77
        ) Ardia Ovidius
        December 10, 2012 at 10:43 pm

        I miss “The Mansurovs” already…

        But Naseem needs to go on…

  33. 34
    ) Luis
    October 1, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Be careful Nasim, sometimes when a site grow too much it becomes soulless. Try it step by step.
    Good luck!!

  34. 35
    ) Luis
    October 1, 2012 at 6:52 am

    Be careful Nasim, sometimes when a site grow too much it becomes soulless. Try it step by step.
    Good luck from Spain!!

  35. 37
    ) Tiago Cena
    October 1, 2012 at 7:30 am

    WOW… I’ve been reading the articles of Mansurovs.com since they were a small blog. how come things change like this? it’s incredible! Congratulations for all of you! You’re doing a fantastic work!

  36. 38
    ) Paulo G
    October 1, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Congratulations for your work. Yours is one of the most interesting sites about photography.

    Greetings from Portugal.

  37. 39
    ) Philip Hymas
    October 1, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Hi everyone,
    I can understand you have to expand, you want to be better, more available to everyone and you are perhaps victims of your own success. This is far from negative comment but what about the mystique ?
    Your current name and logo has a wonderful feel to it – it’s a bit exotic, feels a little mysterious and really as we say in France “Il sort de l’ordinaire” which means it’s rather special. Whatever you do please don’t lose this. I love getting your mails and surfing your site. I had an exchange with Bob once and it was just like contacting a friend – great response and I am sure this will never change. Photography Life – the meaning is there for all of us but the typeface simply doesn’t cut it, doesn’t inspire. Sorry but you did ask for honest comment.
    Still a fan
    Philip Hymas
    Seiches sur le Loir
    FRANCE

  38. 40
    ) Entropy
    October 1, 2012 at 8:24 am

    I m not comfortable with an idea of introducing Photography Forum, as it will become free for all and sundry comments exchange – Keep a blogs Individual personality intact which is its USP.

  39. 41
    ) noreen
    October 1, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Nasim,

    I’ve been a constant reader here at your blog since it started and wow, time flies and how u’ve grown! Congratulations on that aspect!! This is where I learned how to create my own website and learn so many bits and pieces about photography!

    Congratulations…

  40. 42
    ) Alfredo
    October 1, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Hi Nasim,

    In my opinion, when I think in “Mansurov” I think immediatly in “Photography”, in a mentor, in the best photography blog that I have ever known, in a great blog with the best articles and superb pictures!. “Photography Life” is a nice name, but personally I think “Mansurovs” is a far far far better! Anyway, be sure to keep up your passion in each post as always, your blog is fantastic!! I´m a begginer in photography but your work inspired me a lot. Thank you for giving us such a great blog.

    I wish you the best for this fresh start.

    Alfredo.
    from EL SALVADOR (Central America).

  41. 43
    ) Martin
    October 1, 2012 at 10:37 am

    This has always been a great photography blog. Its title, “The Mansurovs”, is personal and friendly, and the interaction between Nasim and his posters has been one of the great joys of the site. “One and a half million visitors a month…”; I truly believe that if each of us posted a response to one of Nasim’s reviews, he would do everything in his power to reply, individually, in his upliftingly courteous manner.

    In essence, that may explain one reason for this departure, and for the end of “The Mansurovs”, and the beginning of “Photography Life”. Quite simply, it has all become too big for the uniquely personal approach to continue.

    I wish every success to “Photography Life”, and, of course, I will continue to visit as the site evolves. But I do feel that a new, more detached, corporate feel to the site is being announced here. Expect more features, and articles, and more members of the “team”, and “guest presenters”, as well as the “forum”.

    The site may well improve, and possibly dramatically so. I suspect that it will become more profitable for the “Photography Life” team, and I won’t knock anyone for seeking to improve their material wellbeing, and that of their families. But…. that something which made “The Mansurovs” so special may well be lost in the process. I hope not.

    Anyway, Bob, you invited us to “weigh in”, and your choice of expression implies your own recognition that some of us will be a little bit wary of what is happening, and may choose to urge caution. So, that is my tuppence worth. I truly do wish Nasim and Lola, you, and the rest of the team, all the best in your endeavour. Good luck – and thank you all for the wonderful work which has, thus far, appeared on this, the best photography blog on the internet.

  42. 44
    ) Gennady
    October 1, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Молодцы!

  43. 45
    ) Mike
    October 1, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    All I can say is good luck with the new venture, or is it, I expect it will be the same great info and sensible discussions, Ok the odd sour note will still intrude, but hey, I will be looking forward to seeing what’s new and interesting and dipping in to all the different subjects.

    Mike

  44. 46
    ) philippe
    October 1, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    This site allies high competence, polite and constructive discussions, as well as very pratical information.
    Keep the good work.

    Congratulations and all the best …

  45. 48
    ) jubilatu
    October 1, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    i liked mansurovs better.
    i thought at you as a exotic neighbor (ken is the crazy one, stevehuff the cool one, McNally the teacher-figure, Eric Kim…and so on) who knows things about photography – now you have the name of a blog, just a blog. A good one, but still a blog (like i said a “good politician”). I hope that your name changing is just the beginning of a new project, because otherwise… there are a lot of good bloggers that are making audience with their names on the website address.
    but i’ll be clicking you no matter the name. You’re still great and i thank you.
    Oh, and please forgive me if i was too incisive.

  46. 49
    ) echt.jut
    October 1, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    I don´t mind. it could be named “photography death”, I would read it anyway, now and then.
    ghorbanet

  47. 50
    ) Mike
    October 1, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Don’t forget the faviconico once you’ve completed the logo!

  48. 51
    ) Sataris
    October 1, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Good luck with the migration!

  49. 52
    ) Sataris
    October 1, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Good luck with the migration! Have been a follower for a few months now!

  50. 53
    ) Sam K
    October 1, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Nasim,

    I have been a long time lurker on this site. Your articles here have been a tremendous source of knowledge and inspiration in my ever longing pursuit of understanding and learning photography. I wish you and your team luck with this new chapter and mission of inspiring numerous photography aspirants. But at the same time somwhere in my heart I will regret the loss of “Mansurovs”. In a way what drove me to this site was knowing that there is an individual named Nasim Mansurov who is my mentor and who has a passion not only for photography, but also enlightening his followers by sharing his knowledge with them. I hope that in this transition to PhotographyLife, we do not lose Nasim.

    Best regards,
    Sam

  51. 54
    ) Kevin Walters
    October 1, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I like “Mansurov’s”. It has become a “brand” for me. Photography Life sounds like 1000 other pablum sites. Can’t blame you though for getting your name off of it once it gets this big, I’d do the same. “Mansurov’s” put anyother name brand site (ie: KR) to the test.

    But looks like change is inevitable. Your site rocks and I check it daily and am still reading the backlogs on the calander.

  52. 55
    ) Mark
    October 1, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    I understand your motivation to find a new name. But the argument of spelling is not convincing: “photographylife” has much more potential to be missspelled than “mansurovs”.

    photographye
    fotography
    life
    live
    fotografie (as in german)
    photographie
    … and combinations …

  53. October 2, 2012 at 2:13 am

    Dear Mansurovs,

    I welcome any changes and improvements in your sites and it sounds like a good idea. Yes I’ve too found this site as the most informative one and I check this almost on daily basis.

    What I really liked about the site is that it is CLEAN. Let me explain this. The articles are short but gets to the point really quickly. You don’t put any advertisements in the side bars (or anywhere else) so I can really just focus on the topic without being distracted by ‘idiot’ pop ups like it happens on other sites.
    I like the simple text on the white background, it makes reading easier and my eyes doesn’t get tired at all even reading your pages for hours ;-)
    Believe or not it is important, because there are other sites (in photography) what I also like but can not spend too much time on it beacuse my eyes become tired reading small white text on some strange background etc.

    So please keep this simple look of the new site (if you are going to change it at all anyway).

    Best Regards,
    Bela

  54. 57
    ) Karl R.
    October 2, 2012 at 3:02 am

    indeed photographylife is somewhat a generic name
    I had never problems finding your site : just with google ‘mansu’ was enough to find the site

    cheers
    /Karl

  55. 59
    ) Ivo
    October 2, 2012 at 5:22 am

    Hi! Well, I’m conservative, so original name “Mansurovs.com” was better for me… It was more personal, more like family “face to face” communication / “warm home” environment… The new name “photographylife.com” is somehow cold compare to the original one. It sounds ordinary, like thousands of other web-pages related to photos… It is more like global business / corporate name, no more personal… I think that the change of the name may be more closely related to increasing number of contributors…, than the mentioned “spelling difficulties”. To me, the changing of the name together with logo is pure rebranding… E.g. “Hasselblad” is not easy to spell too, but luckily the name wasn’t changed after involving more people to the process… ;-) These are just my personal feeling regarding the name change… I like your site and good luck in the future! Thank you Nasim for your great job! Best regard, Ivo

  56. 60
    ) Karl R.
    October 2, 2012 at 5:35 am

    I fully aggree . the new naming causes some kind of identity lost.
    pls switch back to the old one.

    /K

  57. 61
    ) Christobella
    October 2, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Seems like a mistake to me, but hey, I don’t work in marketing. Nor would I wish to!

    Hope this change gives you what you’re looking for.

    Christobella.

  58. 62
    ) Daniel
    October 3, 2012 at 2:27 am

    Hello there, I got to your blog not long ago but I really liked your work on it and now I come back on a weekly basis.
    I have even bought a tamron lense after reading your good review.
    Congratulations for your work and wish you the best with the “new” project.
    And finally, your site takes me back to my stay in Colorado as an exchange student back in 79.
    Best regards
    Daniel

  59. 63
    ) John McElroy
    October 3, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Dear Nasim and other Mansurov’s,

    Your blog or site has been on my favorites list for almost 8 months now and I treasure it as a source of inspiration, ideas and information. I first found it doing by googling for information on replacing my monstrous old dependable 21″ CRT monitor. I replaced it months ago with one of your suggestions, the ASUS ProArt 24″ PA246Q, and I couldn’t be happier. Your site is one of the first I look to for guidance so I’m looking forward to your D600 review as I’m ready to make a leap from my old trusty D70. One of my lenses is the Sigma 150-500, the only full frame lens I own, and I can’t wait to work with it on a full frame camera! I’ll lose some reach but will gain a stop or two of exposure with the improved sensor.
    Thanks for your work of love in the site and congratulations on your new ID, Photography Life.
    Best wishes!
    John

  60. 64
    ) Tom
    October 3, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Tomderful! Can I perhaps suggest something for the user forums? Could we have a space where you put up weekly photo assignments (with tips) and we then go out, get those shots then share our images for critiquing from all users? Would be a great way to get people to improve their skills in a fun and supportive environment.

    Tom

    • 65
      ) Tom
      October 3, 2012 at 6:42 pm

      Haha, of course that first word should be “wonderful”. Silly auto-correct on my phone!

  61. October 4, 2012 at 10:51 am

    I am not surprised that you felt the need to change somewhat. However, I found the name Mansurov easy enough, and a brand, as did others when I passed it on. I do not think the site will become just another blog, but will continue with brains, a heart (as noted above), and a measured tone.

  62. 67
    ) Kris
    October 4, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Nice..i liked and remembered Mansurovs.com too!

  63. 68
    ) David
    October 4, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Brilliant journey, Nasim and Lola.. Been reading up your website since the early days !!

    cheers

  64. 69
    ) Eric Nadler
    October 5, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Great idea! It should be much better to fit your vision of expanding in the future (as well as for the present!).

    I always had trouble remember how to spell the name. I got through it with google and history help so it wasn’t a big deal, but it was a bit of an annoyance. I think future new readers would be better off with the new name. The new name is more professional. Other new names would work fine also.

    That said, I love the site and would read it no matter what it was called!

  65. 70
    ) MJohn
    October 6, 2012 at 11:25 am

    learnt alot from this site.

  66. 71
    ) Merog
    October 8, 2012 at 11:20 am

    This website has been my teacher ever since I started up on my camera. Big thanx to Mansurovs for the great content.

    I just noticed the renovation of the website. It will be awesome! Right decision at Right time!!

    One question: Can I design the Logo?
    I am an artist and have been design logos for people across the globe for past 5 years. merogdesign.com is my website but currently under up gradation. One of my logo works for photography: http://katc.photoshelter.com. There are lot more designs I did but due to my website renovation I couldnt post here.

    Please let me know if I can have a chance to show some sketches.

  67. 73
    ) G
    October 9, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Photography Life. Is it possible to sound more bland?

    Apple. Rolex. Porsche. Nikon. Mansurovs.
    These are elegant names.

    photographylife? b.l.a.n.d.

    P.S. You are completely underestimating the build up of tension, or rather the need to unwind it, when someone goes searching for your site because they “must read it”.

    As for your other “reasons” for domain change, quite frankly they sound weak. If you know what is good for you, you will switch back.

    In terms of improving your site and making it ‘bigger’ better etc., by all means, do it.

  68. 74
    ) Jaime
    October 9, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Thank you for giving me the launching pad I needed to be a better photographer. I will never forget those nights diligently reading your blog while fiddling with my Nikon D50 (before I upgraded to my best babe the D700). You will forever be bookmarked as “The Mansurovs” on my laptop :)

  69. 75
    ) NicMercado
    October 11, 2012 at 3:55 am

    For me Mansurov means photography period. Photograhy Life is too easy to remember and too easy to forget. Mansurov once it’s in you it will never be out. Mansurov is iconic, Photograhy Life are just combined words. You were there already, you already have created an icon, I cant understand why you have to change and put it down. Anyway i will still be your avid reader whatever the title is.

  70. 76
    ) Andrew R
    October 13, 2012 at 1:23 am

    I understand the commercial logic of the new branding. I’m sure our marketing department would agree. But I’ll miss the more intimate feeling of “Mansurovs” – it’s more like visiting a friend than a shopping mall. But no matter, I’m sure the content will remain as good as ever.

  71. 78
    ) marcos tambelini
    June 28, 2014 at 5:06 am

    nao creio que deva mudar o nome do site ,mesmo porque mansoruvs e o nome forte da fotografia .grato

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