Panduka de Silva is a photographer conversant in theory and practical aspect of photography. Panduka, while being a student started on photography as a hobby in the year 1971. Then, a career in the managerial sciences, ending as General Manager of a company related to photography while keenly immersing him in photography.
Subsequently, he turned the hobby to a professional career, with a bias in using ambient illumination for journalistic type of studies, besides commercial assignments.
Panduka is a visiting lecturer for Faculty of Science, University of Colombo with an Associate-ship (AISLP) of the institute of Sri Lankan Photographers. He is also an executive council member of Photographic Society of Sri Lanka. Currently he holds the position of Academic Director at the Photographic Society of Sri Lanka. Panduka is also a member of several photographic societies such as National Photographic Art Society of Sri Lanka, Photographic Society of Singapore, Panel for Development of Standards and Curriculum for 'Photographer', and in the National Institute of Technical Education under the Ministry of Vocational & Technical Training (NVQ).
Presently Panduka's area of professional career revolves around Social photography, portraiture and travel.
Panduka has attended numerous photography related Seminars, Workshops, Trade Fairs etc. in Singapore, The Nederland and India.
My two hours cuddling the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 has been a inimitable and an un paralleled experience. A singularly elegant retro styled black body; 16 megapixel APS-C sensor and the fast troika of Fujinon lenses and my choice to experience the camera at the historic Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya Buddhist temple in the outskirts of Colombo one morning made me to eternally fall in love with this camera.
The camera handled uniquely, the size mattered at this choice of venue blending me in with the hundreds of devotes flocking to one of Sri Lanka's most sacred locations; a site made hallowed by the visit of Lord Buddha and leaving me to capture images with ease.