The Haveri Taluk Professional Photographers and Videographers' Association came into being here on Wednesday with the association holding its first taluk level convention in which close to 200 members participated.

The convention was inaugurated by photographer and cartoonist H.B. Manjunath“Photography and videography gain value because of the elements in them.

To make photographs valuable, professional photographers will have to have a keen vision and curiosity.

They should also have thorough understanding of the techniques of editing and should be well versed with software applications related to graphics,” he said.

President of the Bagalkot Photographers' Association Sadananda Hiremath, lauded the initiative of professional photographers to come together to form an association.