Over 350 professionals click at photography seminar
More than 350 professional photographers gathered at Waters Edge
Battaramulla to be a part of Sri Lanka's first professional photography
seminar organised jointly by Canon and Metropolitan Office Ltd.
The workshop brought together professional photographers from every
part of the island who gathered to share knowledge and to learn
techniques and skills from local and international photography experts,
at the `Get the Best from your Digital SLR camera and lenses
"This is the first ever workshop for professional photographers has
been organised at an international level and the industry has been
lacking these initiatives. So this workshop comes at a very important
time as a boost for the development of this booming industry,"
participants at the workshop said addressing the gathering.
The event was organised by Canon and Metropolitan in support of
photography industry and to provide a forum for budding professionals to
learn from the experts and for the mature professional photographers to
share their experiences and skills.
"We want to support the industry and the people in the industry, that
is the professional photographers to learn the trends of the global
photography industry as well as to help them to improve their skills to
globally competitive levels. Canon kindly offered to send two of their
top experts and Metropolitan subsidised the cost to allow many to
participate," Suresh Herath, Product Manager for Canon Cameras at
Metropolitan Ltd. said. The event focused on many interesting aspects of
photography from functions and techniques of operating and maintaining a
professional camera to special interest areas such as wildlife
photography, wedding photography and media photography.
The workshop also offered participants the opportunity to learn about
the techniques and features of their cameras from the manufacturers
Canon experts, Roland Poon and Wrixon Wong who flew in for the
workshop shared some of the best kept secrets of Canon cameras and the
future technologies that are of benefit to the photographer.
Local specialists included renowned wedding photographer Bandu
Gunaratne, acclaimed wildlife photographer Luxshmanan Nadaraja and
experienced media photographer Sri Lal Gomes, who shared their secrets
of the perfect picture.