Monthly Archive: March 2011

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“Which Camera should I buy” – A learner’s perspective by Kshitiz Anand




Guest Post by Photographer Kshitiz Anand “Buying a Nikon does not make you a photographer. It makes you a Nikon owner“ – Anonymous. The question that I get asked a lot by the participants of my workshops and people who attend my photography talks is ‘Which camera should I buy?’ What’s even more surprising is that a lot of the folks already have a good compact camera and still want to upgrade to a DSLR just for the heck of...

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Why I love my job – reason #3: Craft of on-demand book publishing




As a lot of you know one of the key printed products Canvera does are high-end coffee-table-books/photobooks. I was very lucky to be part of the core R&D team at Shutterfly when photobooks were first introduced into the market. If you step back and think about pre-internet you will come to appreciate how difficult (prohibitively expensive) it would be to create a single printed copy of a a book. In traditional book publishing, plates are created, printers are setup, clients...

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Why the name “Canvera”?




Well, firstly “.com” was available! That’s always good 🙂 But more than that in the one year Peeyush and I took to raise money we talked a lot about our experiences and where we thought technology in general and Digital Imaging (Photography & Video) in particular were going. What we are seeing today is that across categories, technology is allowing consumers to be who they are and is unleashing the long tail of creativity and personal expression. Today platforms provide...

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