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Ivan Makarov

Photographer and numbers guy. I work at SmugMug. // www.ivanmakarov.com

Photographer, Husband, Dad, and a Russian. Proud to work at SmugMug and live in San Francisco Bay Area.
Photography website - www.ivanmakarov.com
Also the founder of Photographers for Good Foundation, a non-profit that works with artists who want to contribute their work for good causes. Check out Plus One Collection for just one example of how we do that. 



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About 6 weeks ago "I'm a mermaid" she said while running around on the beach the other night.
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About 12 weeks ago Is Google+ for photographers dead?

Pardon my long rant here, but I read on and chime in as well.

There's been a lot of talk lately about the state of things at Google+, with the departure of Vic Gundotra and Google emphasizing Google+ just in general. I never paid too much attention on how Google+ was doing overall because I enjoyed it as a social for photographers more than anything, an area where I know Google+ was a success. I was using Facebook for everything else. We went on G+ photowalks together, I made a lot of new photographer friends (some local like +Michael Bonocore, +Chris Chabot, +Karen Hutton and +Nathan Wirth and others are as far away as +Dave Powell in Japan and +Gordon Laing and +Andy Lee in England).

We published two volumes of charity photobook +Plus One Collection (with the third one still on the work, albeit more slow than last two times), which was a lot of fun and something I'm very proud of.

And the biggest one yet - +Markham Bennet
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About 9 weeks ago Lone walk

I turn around and my 2 year old is long gone. Long beaches are the best. 

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About 17 hours ago Simple life
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About 3 weeks ago Update on the status of the Plus One Collection book

It's been a while that I mentioned anything about +Plus One Collection Volume III which we started to plan publishing earlier in the year. I now get daily inquiries about the status of the project, and I know I need to address this quickly. 

The short answer is that we're still working on it and hope to publish it soon! 

Now the longer answer.. The bulk of the work is done by +Andy Lee and myself and we both got extremely busy this year with various personal things. That put the book project on the back burner. We've always done it for fun, and as volunteers with no compensation. A lot goes into the publishing of the book. Putting images together, selecting the right ones to publish, then publishing it, shipping. There's also accounting, legal, and other issues that happen behind the scenes. Sometimes life gets too busy to work on the volunteer projects, and that's exactly what happened here. 

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About 9 weeks ago Spring in California

Means we go back to the beach.

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About 13 weeks ago Question about #PlusOneCollectionIII cause...

You might have heard by now what Ben Von Wong is doing with his #savingeliza  project - check out the video below and also the website - http://savingeliza.smugmug.com/The-Journey

What if we actually donated part (or all?) of the proceeds of the upcoming #PlusOneCollectionIII  to that cause? I know it's not much compared to what Eliza needs, but it is something and it may change her life forever. I did announced we teamed up with another cause earlier, but perhaps we can do that cause for another project in the future. 

What are your thoughts before we make any decisions? 





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About 2 days ago Welcome to Surf City, Arctic Circle.
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About 12 weeks ago We just launched our new Refer-a-Friend program!   And for you referrers out there, check out what you could win just by being a good friend ;)
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About 12 weeks ago ShootTokyo: The Book

My project is live on Kickstarter!  Please check it out, support and share with your friends. 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1685238983/shoottokyo-the-book