Shoot with Charitha (Wish you happy Bday ;))

It’s always hard to find good hearted people and its common to fashion field too.Charitha Waidyasiri is well known upcoming sri lankan fashion model who has good determination to go forward in fashion and our good hearted friend.

Few months back we had some opportunity to conduct a shoot with her,locations were bit far away from colombo. We simply thought to publish this post today as she celebrates her Bday today! 🙂

THE STUDIO 79 crew wishes very happy birth day to our dear friend Charitha! …..May all your dreams come true….keep your good values as you always do…. ! 😉

Hair & Makeup:
Gayani Samarasinghe – Osco Saloon & Spa (Maharagama)

Iresha Manojini & Nilusha Sarojani – Twinza Designs (Boralesgamuwa)

Photography by:
Lalinda Ranaweera & Manoj Redeemahaliyedda

Thilanka Hotel, Dambulla, Sri Lanka (
Kandalama Hotel, Dambulla, Sri Lanka (

Here are some technical details:

Camera: Nikon D60 & Canon 50D
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm, Canon 18-55mm, Nikon 70-200mm
Light source: Canon 580 EX II, Available light, and Reflector
ISO: 100-200
Shutter speed: 1/125, 1/200
Size: 4752 X 3168


Shoot with Lakmal

Lakmal nanayakkara is upcoming Sri Lankan singer who can to perform in wide range of music.He is acting as a member of well know Sri lankan music symbol, Maestro Dr Premasiri Khemadasa‘s opera team. Nowadays he takes part in singing competition and he has been selected for final 48 too(Its widely known as SIRASA superstar Generation 4). He wanted us to do some shoot with him for his promotional use.

We wish Lakmal good future in music..!! 🙂

technical details:

Camera: Canon 50D
Lens: Canon 18-55mm
Light source: Prolights
ISO: 100, 200, 400.
Shutter speed: 1/125, 1/200
Total number of pix: 308
Size: 4752 X 3168

GO magazine (November issue, 2010) photoshoot

Three months back, I had a chance to do a photoshoot for a magazine call “GO” which is very popular among srilankan youth.  After having couple of discussion rounds with the editor(Mr. Kanchana Dasanayeka) we decided to do it with the model call Kristina.

She is a model who had posed to couple of  Srilankan TVCs in addition to the DERANA MISS SRI LANKA 2010 beauty contest. She was lucky enough to be among last 10 contestants of that event.

Dresses provided by TWINZA Designs (Ms. D.I. Manojani,  No. 240, Dehiwela Road, Boralesgamuwa, Sri Lanka.)

Make-up by Gayani Dush @ OSCO SPA & SALON

Location: Taj Samudra, Colombo

Supporting credits goes to Manoj Ridimahaliyedda and Kawushi —- Thanks guys!! 😉

N’joy the ride!!! 😉

Here are some technical details:

Camera: Nikon D60
Lens: Nikkor 70-300mm AF-S VR Zoom
Light source: Available light plus reflector(gold & white)
ISO: 100
Shutter speed: 1/125, 1/200, 1/250
Total number of pix: 750
Size: 3872 X 2592

Private session @ Vill Uyana

Last week we packed our photography-gear and went to a hotel call Vil Uyana (Dambulla, Sri Lanka), for a private session shoot of a newly wedded couple, Ashika & Wenura. Wenura is one of the contacts of my friend- Duminda Nawarathna (another true srilankan talented photographer).

We started our journey from colombo around 2am and reached there by 6:30am.Though traveling long distance made us tired as we expected, we impressed by the colours of “Unpolluted nature” immediately after we reached the location.

Due to unceasing rain(Not only in Dambulla, Thats common in most part of the island these days ;), we had to follow some alternative ways to light up the frame.But I guess we simply did our best to capture the whole session.

Makeup touches were given by Gayani Samarasinghe at Osco Saloon & Spa (Maharagama).I and my photography partner Manoj ridimahaliyedda conducted this session almost for 12 hours.

Dear Ashika  & Wenura, we wish you a happy wedded life.  🙂

Guys, Njoy the pix!!!

technical details:

Camera: Nikon D60 & Canon 50D
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm, Canon 18-55mm, Nikon 70-200mm
Light source: 580 ExII, Yashica speed light, Prolights and Available light.
ISO: 100, 200, 400.
Shutter speed: 1″ – 1/125, 1/200
Total number of pix: 1830
Size: 4752 X 3168
Total capacity it took : 8GB