About Nasim Mansurov

Nasim Mansurov is the author and founder of Photography Life, based out of Denver, Colorado. He is recognized as one of the leading educators in the photography industry, conducting workshops, producing educational videos and frequently writing content for Photography Life. You can follow him on Instagram and Facebook. Read more about Nasim here.

Post Archive By Nasim Mansurov

Photography Life’s AI-Free Commitment

Photography Life has been, is, and always will be AI-free. This is the conclusion our core group of writers came up with in one of our internal calls, where we debated the use of generative AI for both creating images and writing content.

Announcing the New Photography Life Forum!

Today I am very excited to announce a project that I have been working on for the past few weeks, which will be one of the new pillars of Photography Life. Welcome to our brand-new forum! Yes, the timing of this announcement is not a coincidence - I know that...

SanDisk PRO-G40 SSD Review

The era of slow external drives is over. Thanks to the incredibly fast memory technologies on modern computers, we are able to use external storage as if it was native to the computer. This opens up opportunities to expand the built-in storage of computers and use drives with much larger...

Photography Life 2023 Workshop Announcements

I'm excited to announce the schedules for our upcoming 2023 Photography Life international workshops. In addition to our Jordan Photography Workshop that we have been running for many years now, we are adding a brand new workshop in Ecuador and Gal√°pagos Islands! My close friend and business partner, Tareq Hadi,...


While testing some of the top SD memory cards on the market, I discovered that TEAMGROUP, the company that is well-known for its PC components, also apparently produces storage hardware for photographers. In fact, I was not aware that the company makes a number of different SD cards that range...

Which Nikon Lens to Get First? (2023)

To pair with last week’s article on Nikon cameras, I just updated and re-wrote my guide to the best Nikon lens for a new photographer. It now includes information on Nikon Z mirrorless and the state of Nikon lenses today. What Nikon lens should you get first? This article answers your questions.

Please Welcome Libor Vaicenbacher to the Photography Life Team!

For many months now, we’ve worked with wildlife photographer Libor Vaicenbacher here at Photography Life, and you’ve already seen his weekly news articles and his great work on the Nikon Z9 review. Today I’m happy to welcome him as the first member of the Photography Life team to be working full-time, alongside Spencer and myself!

Which Nikon Camera Should You Get First in 2023?

I updated and re-wrote my “First Nikon Camera” guide with the most current information on Nikon cameras today. It now features a discussion on the state of Nikon DSLRs, the used market, and of course Nikon Z mirrorless cameras. What’s the ideal first Nikon camera? This article answers your questions.