Magazine shoot (with Dominiqe)

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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

Shoot with Aloka

Few days back,  we arranged a photo shoot with a upcoming sri lankan fashion model, Aloka Weerasingha.

Just after her ALs this year, she’s joined with some cable TV station as a tv-presenter.In addition to that, you can see her face in some beauty contests which run these days.

Makeup touches were given by Gayani Samarasinghe at Osco Saloon & Spa (Maharagama).I and my photography partner Manoj ridimahaliyedda conducted this for 3-4 hours, at Rukmal gama, Sri Lanka.

Njoy the pix!!!

Here are some technical details:

Camera: Nikon D60 & Canon 50D
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm, Canon 18-55mm, Nikon 70-200mm
Light source: Available light, Reflector.
ISO: 100-200
Shutter speed: 1/125, 1/200
Total number of pix: 200
Size: 4752 X 3168
Total capacity it took : 4GB

Shadowillusionist (Russel Dennis) – Another amazing srilankan talent!

Few months back, I saw a web portfolio with well retouched images and I wanted to search for the guy or the team who behind those.As his name sounds bit western (;)) first I thought he is living somewhere abroad, bt, later on I came to know that he is young SRI LANKAN guy with so much of international and local exposure in adversing and fashion photography.

I am pretty impressed with the beauty of his work( though I have spent more than decade time with photoshop by now, I never wanted to learn retouching other then the designing work I used to do with it.)

Some time back I got a chance to talking to him.Initially we did some sample for International magazine which distribute mainly in Australia. What you guys see below is the cover we did for it (Click on it to see the large size image).

I am luking forward to publish some of work we did together here.So please keep in touch…..

Finally I would like to wish very brilliant future to Mr.Russle Dennis. Im pretty sure all fashion photo fans do luv your work….so keep up the gud work….!!! 🙂

Please feel free to visit his own website for more pix:

Shoot with Hasthika

Hasthika Ellepola is well known nature photographer(you can check his nature pix here) and the owner of “Cottage Wild Cats” hotel at Dambulla. Though he has no interest about posing for a photo shoot, he agreed to do something with us. He has a good height (bit more than 6 fts), so I thought to use that advantage to make pix nicer.After struggling couple of time we got chance to find the location for a shoot.This quarry was located at Rukmalgama, Kottawa. After little make up touch up and hair style touch up at Gayani Samarasinghe’s Place (Osco Ayuruvedic Spa & Salon, Waththegedara, Maharagama.)we guys directly started shooting at the quarry.I had to use Nikon D60, Nikor Lens and couple of reflectors for make this shoot successful.

Finally, I would like to wish hasthika for having wonderful future in SL fashion.

Shoot with Chami

Chami Dilrukshi is an upcoming SL female model who is involved with many TV visuals as well as local magazine photoshoots. I came to know this girl a couple of months back through my friend (meesha gunawardhana @ THRIMANA photography), and I added her to my facebook profile. After couple of initial discussions, we planned a non-commercial photoshoot and we decided to do it in my studio and at an o
old garage. There was no makeup artist involved with this shoot, but fortunately Chami had fair knowledge of basic makeup. So she managed that by herself.
I have used selective color theme on these pictures (It gives some prominence to foreground object, specially when you don’t have the support from you equipments such as lenses), and I used Canon rebel xt along with 18-55mm f4 lens. I used Indian pro-lights kit with snoot for indoor shooting while I used Canon 580 ex II as the external lighting source.

All of these pix have been retouched with the purpose of publishing on this blog, so I still see some mistakes in the edges.