Yearly Archive: 2013

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Exciting changes to the Photobook Website: Improved Photographer branding & enhanced UI/UX




A few months back (in June 2013), we launched a very exciting feature with our Photobooks. We took the Canvera Photobook experience to a whole new dimension – a dimension that has no limits. Each book that we ship now, comes with a website of its own! If you have not see one yet, check this out. http://sites.canvera.com/cm84hs Passcode: 25184b This last weekend we gave a complete facelift to this offering. As you can see, it is a password protected...

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Picturing Change: The Power of Photography




The photos in Picturing Change represent a new kind of social documentary photography, one that hands the power of storytelling to those experiencing issues of oppression. By broadening the art world to fresh voices – and, in this case, visuals – the project attempts to change the perception that art and self-expression is a luxury of the rich, rather than an essential part of a fulfilling life. Furthermore, the photographs are designed to spark honest conversations about poverty that, ideally,...

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Picturing Change: The Photographers




Introducing the photographers of Picturing Change,a participatory photo project featuring images captured by Bangalore’s anganwadi workers. You can read an introduction to this project here. These five women first received digital cameras in July,after which professional photographer Greeshma Patel and Fulbright scholar Mathangi Subramanian trained them in photography and visual storytelling. GEETHA joined Binnmangala in February 2010. Prior to being a worker, she worked in computer embroidery. Her photos focus on the health services provided by anganwadi workers, including immunizations, regular...

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Picturing Change: An Introduction




Picture Credit: Greeshma Patel India has the largest free, government run early childhood care and education system in the world, operating in every state, and serving 9.4 lakh children yearly. The primary mission of the Integrated Child Development Services scheme (ICDS) is to combat childhood hunger, an issue that has been dominating recent news, particularly as parliament begins the process of implementing the Food Bill. The system is run by about one lakh anganwadi workers and helpers, women recruited from...

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Life of a Wedding Photographer – By Prakash Tilokani




Life of a Wedding Photographer A very interesting and insightful post by ace Wedding Photographer Mr. Prakash Tilokani Forget to celebrate weekends – Most of the functions are celebrated on weekends… Never enjoy festivals – You are under pressure of editing and deliveries… Can’t take a long family vacation – Mostly wedding season and the school vacations clash… Even in monsoon can’t plan a long vacation – Client meetings for next season are going on… Can’t follow any routine or...

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Wedding Photography is all about relationships: G K Kannan




We know you loved reading the interview of ace Wedding Photographer Mr Prakash Tilokani at our blog. Featuring next in this series is yet another veteran photographer and cinematographer Mr. G K Kannan from Chennai who has been in this industry for almost three decades now! The greatest journey of every achiever begins with a single step. The self-admiration, aspiration, the realization of potential is the leading paths to one’s destination. 26 years back, G K Kannan had headed to Chennai...

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Selecting the right wedding photographer: Pavitra Ajay




We’re glad to receive your wonderful response for our first post on “Selecting the Right Wedding Photographer” and we hope that these stories of real brides and grooms will give you some practical insights that can help you in your photographer selection process. Featuring next in this series is the bride Pavitra Ajay, who is simply in awe of her wedding photographer! Her overall equation with her photographer was absolute fun, something that she truly believes helped her in having great memorable...

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Selecting the right wedding photographer: Sanandita Chakraverty




Long after your wedding flowers have wilted, your cake has been eaten, your guests have departed and your venue has been swept clean, it will be your wedding photographs that will be there with you – the photographs that will help you to look back and remember the joy, the tears, the excitement and the emotions of one of the most special days of your life! Selecting the right wedding photographer for your wedding is one of the key decisions...

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How to identify a genuine Canvera Photobook




We take great pride in creating one of the best photobooks in the world. Unfortunately our reputation for quality has led to duplicates and fake Canvera products in the market. We have come to know of many cases where consumers have been sold counterfeit Canvera products! We are taking strict legal action against such manufacturers and we will vigorously protect our brand. If you have received a Canvera product and are not sure if it is genuine or not, please...

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Photography Website: The pivotal platform for Photographers (Part 2 : Online Collaboration)




In Part 1 of this post, we discussed how a good photography website can play an important role for photographers in marketing themselves and expanding their client base. Once the client is acquired, it’s very important for the photographer to provide great service to their clients. An integral part of service is how photographers collaborate and communicate with their clients. Post the event shoot, there are several instances where photographers need to collaborate with their clients – be it for...

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