Despite its appearance, this is not a political article, although with enough prompting, I would be glad to write one. ;) In a bizarre twist of fate, Shepard Fairey, the creator of the iconic “Hope” poster of the then-Senator Obama, was sentenced to 2 years of probation for copyright infringement and tampering with evidence, required to provide 300 hours of community service, and fined $25,000. As part of the civil case settled last year, Fairey was also required to pay the AP news service $1.6 million and 50% of future “Hope” poster profits. During the proceedings, investigators discovered that Fairey had grossly under-represented his profits on sales of “Hope” related items. It seems that “Hope” was based on a completely false premise – that Fairey had NOT infringed upon the rights of others. Another reminder that some things are not what they appear to be…
Please welcome John Bosley, our newest team member at The Mansurovs. We are proud to have John in our team, not only because he is a very talented professional photographer and educator, but he is also a totally awesome and down to earth guy that happens to be a very dear friend of ours.
On July 23, London, UK, Canon has finally announced its mirrorless system to compete with Nikon 1, Sony NEX, Samsung NX and other brand offerings. Having neglected this market share for about 4 years now since the introduction of the first Micro Four Thirds camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 (which may not have been the first camera to lack a moving mirror and an optical viewfinder, but offer interchangeable lens mount, but it sure was the first to really spark an interest in such a design), Canon seems to have finally admitted the potential behind affordable, small, interchangeable lens, high image quality cameras, and stepped up to the challenge. Lets see what the last DSLR manufacturer to enter this segment has to offer.
Does anyone else believe this announcement by Nikon is long overdue?
The original post had the disclaimer located after the press release which caused some people to believe that it was a spoof – which it was not. Within a few minutes of the article being posted, I moved the disclaimer to the top to eliminate any confusion, but the RSS feed still went out with the original copy and it took some time for us to change the facebook article. What follows is my recommendation for how Nikon should handle this situation, given the number of D800/D800Es that appear to be affected, and the obvious concerns from current and potential D800/D800E customers.
There are plenty of things we like about our work. We love writing. Every single thought we put out here, we love taking our time and writing it down for you to read. We love coming up with ideas to keep you interested – is it a workshop being planned, a Camera Selection guide, another review, a Lightroom tutorial or a giveaway contest, we love seeing how you appreciate and compliment our work. We also love every single hit we get on our articles, and even more so – every single comment, which we answer all, too, whenever there’s enough time for it, and we still try our best when there isn’t. We love how you address us by name – it makes our writer-reader relationship seem much more personal and close than it otherwise would, and we also love seeing our regular readers appreciate every single new article we add. It’s always so good to see you visit!
During the last 3 weeks, you might have already seen their great articles, you may have already exchanged comments with them or even visited their websites and portfolios. Today, I would like to officially welcome our new team members that will be contributing to the growth and success of our site. From the day we became “The Mansurovs” back in 2009 and since we started posting photography-related content, our site has grown from nothing to over 1.5 million monthly visitors today. While we are excited about this kind of rapid growth, Lola and I realized that we want to take the website to a whole new level and make it a much bigger and friendlier place for photographers of all levels. We also realized that it would be impossible to do all this by ourselves, so we invited a couple of our friends and readers to become a part of the Mansurovs team. Please welcome Bob Vishneski, Tom Redd and Romanas Naryškin!
UPDATE: We have received an overwhelming number of applications for this position and we are no longer accepting new submissions.
We are looking for creative writers to contribute content to our blog and help expand our reach. If you like what we do and you would like to be a part of our growing website, please contact us as soon as possible. The opportunity is for 100% remote work, so you can do everything from home at your own pace and schedule. No need to send your resume/CV, as long as you meet the below requirements:
As you might have noticed, I have recently added a new option for email subscription to our blog via a widget on the right side of the page. It is different from the email subscription option shown in our “Subscription” page, where it is fully managed by the Google Feedburner platform. This one is managed by WordPress.com and it provides many options for subscribing to new posts and updates – you can choose to receive emails the moment I post something (unlike Google Feedburner that sends notifications once a day early in the morning) or you can schedule email updates as often as you would like (once a week, etc).
Many of our readers have been emailing me about their inability to see the content of next pages in RSS feeds when a large review article is split into multiple pages. I struggled with this issue for a while and ended up changing the RSS feed to only display an excerpt rather than a full article, with a link to read the article just because of this. After I implemented this a couple of weeks ago, I received even more complaints from our readers, asking to get full posts in the RSS feed like before. Today, I am happy to announce that I found a solution to this problem and I was able to fix the multiple page RSS issue, so all of our subscribers will be receiving full posts over RSS/email, even when they are split into multiple pages.
As you might have already noticed, our website has been significantly changed during the last two weeks. Just like I promised in my earlier post, the site has been completely reorganized and now only hosts photography-related content. All of Lola’s wedding and recipe content has been moved to Lola’s own website lola-elise.com and related content from this site has been redirected there.