Category: Technology

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New things for the New Year! 3 cool things photographers should try out this year…




New things for the New Year! 3 cool things photographers should try out this year… Drone photography: Forget selfie-sticks, the latest raging trend is to use drones for wide-angle top view shots like never before. Drone photography has been big abroad for a few years, but in India only a few people use it as of now – get with the trend and get there first. Use drones to photograph weddings, interiors, fashion or travel experiences and get wow results…...

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Zoom Into The New Canvera Experience!




Zoom Into The New Canvera Experience! Yes a picture is worth a thousand words but all too often, photographs are damaged, lost and forgotten. This is where Canvera comes in to help you preserve your happiest memories through stunningly designed, immaculately crafted, photobooks.  The unique photobooks allow you to dip into your memories whenever the mood comes upon you to relive the good times…

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Canvera launches mobile app




In the rapidly evolving world of Indian wedding photography Canvera has earned itself a reputation as a technology company that is consistently ahead of the curve. This month, Canvera pushes its award-winning photobook business to the next level by launching the Canvera mobile app. Available on iOS and Android, the app provides both photographers and consumers unprecedented levels of secure access to their Canvera Photobooks, turning the smartphone or tablet into a convenient, portable showcase for their special memories. Users...

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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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Photography Website: The pivotal platform for Photographers (Part 1)




For photographers, the best way to market themselves is by showcasing their work. The work can be showcased in many beautiful and interesting forms, be it on printed medium like  coffee table books or prints, or using slide shows or social media in the virtual world. However, in today’s day and age of internet and social media, it is almost mandatory for a photographer to have a website. A website can become a very powerful platform for a photographer to do much...

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Canvera’s first tweetup: Report




So we had our first official Canvera tweetup this last Fri at the Canvera office in Bangalore. Much thanks to Kshitiz Anand (@kshitiz), Pramod Viswanath (@PramodViswanath), Anil Rangan (@anilrangan), Vivek Muthuramalingam (@drvivekm) and Vijay Raj (@msigeek ) for taking time out of their busy schedules to spend time with us. A few of them have even been kind enough to write a small report on this meeting that I have reproduced below. As a company we are deeply interested in...

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And thus Vivyo was born




Special pictures deserve a special place. We at Canvera constantly think about ways to improve the way special pictures are presented. Our effort on this front hopefully shows in our printed products. Starting from the quality of the book itself, to the packaging and the supporting services, we try and make the entire experience something that will please our clients. While printed products have that timeless charm and romance, these days its also very important to be able to share...

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Breath of fresh air with Lytro’s funding




Earlier today a $50M investment was announced in Lytro a company that wants to fundamentally change how pictures are taken. Click here for the announcement on TechCrunch. The TechCrunch article captures my cynicism with the recent spate of VC investments worldwide when it says “This is also the company for anyone who thinks Silicon Valley has fallen into a rut of innovation-less posing. And it’s the company for anyone who complains that the Valley is more about media and marketing...

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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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