Instead of working for commercial reasons, photographers should work with dedication to improve their skills, chief executive officer of the zilla panchayat K.M. Narayanaswamy has said.
Inaugurating Chaya Sambhrama, a convention of photographers and videographers organised by the district Photo and Videographers’ Welfare Association and the Department of Kannada and Culture at the Ta.Ra.Su. Rangamandira here on Saturday, Mr. Narayanaswamy said that owing to rapid improvement in technology, the field of photography had undergone drastic changes in the past two decades and digital technology had helped photographers in improving the quality of pictures.
“Decades ago, photography was very expensive and photographers had limited options. With digital cameras, however, photographers can erase unwanted photos and keep the better ones,” he said.
Deputy Commissioner V.P. Ikkeri said that although photography appeared very simple and easy to the common man, special skills and creativity were essential to become a professional photographer. With advanced technology, there were many opportunities for photographers to improve their skills, he said.
M.P. Kumaraswamy, owner of the Chitra Photo Studio, was felicitated.
Association president Gangadhar, secretary of the Bapuji Institute of Education K.M. Veeresh, and Deputy Director of the Department of Kannada and Culture B. Neelamma and others were among those present.