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Photography Fixer and Guide in the Most Colorful Holy City provided by Manoj Fixer and Guide

Photography Fixer and Guide in the Most Colorful Holy City

Photography Fixer and Guide in the Most Colorful Holy City
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About
For over 12 years, I have worked with world-famous photographers, documentary makers, Fujifilm workshops, arranging their experiences to provide amazing images around India, with a specialty in the complex, chaotic and exceedingly magical City of Lights, Varanasi - the holiest city of India. I have good connections with the local community and I can arrange virtually all scenarios for film crews, photographers, documentary makers, TV channels, and journalists. Some of my most requested subjects are: real Sadhus and Aghori (Holy men who eat dead human bodies), Naga baba (Holy men who live without clothing), Varanasi Wrestling schools, shoots at the flower Bazaar, the traditional laundry place (Dhobi Ghat) and of course, the Manikarna Burning Ghat (where bodies are cremated). I am flexible and can work to the demanding, detailed requirements of a professional, or provide more relaxed arrangements for photography enthusiasts in more of a guiding role.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • On the tour, you will have opportunity to see and photograph: - striking images of holy men & saddhus - the glorious sunrise - activities on ghats including pilgrims immersing themselves in the holy river, cremation of bodies, rural fishing villages, and wrestling schools. These opportunities are made possible by “photographic fixing” for professional and non-professional photographers, videographers and cultural adventurers. PLEASE NOTE: It is possible and advisable to book more than 3 hours * An all-day tour is highly-recommended for most visitors.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • On the tour, you will have opportunity to see and photograph: - striking images of holy men & saddhus - the glorious sunrise - activities on ghats including pilgrims immersing themselves in the holy river, cremation of bodies, rural fishing villages, and wrestling schools. These opportunities are made possible by “photographic fixing” for professional and non-professional photographers, videographers and cultural adventurers. PLEASE NOTE: It is possible and advisable to book more than 3 hours * An all-day tour is highly-recommended for most visitors.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 212955P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Photographic fixing for professional and non- professional photographers.
  • Guiding clients in understanding current, historic and cultural aspects of the Holy City.
Exclusions
  • Food is not included in the price.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fees paid to models when requested.
  • Boat rental and boat driver service
Duration
24h
Departure details
  • Dashashwamedh Ghat Rd, Ghats of Varanasi, Godowlia, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India Please let me know your hotel and mobile phone number so we can meet there. I will meet you, but you will pay for daily transportation.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Photographic fixing for professional and non- professional photographers.
  • Guiding clients in understanding current, historic and cultural aspects of the Holy City.
Exclusions
  • Food is not included in the price.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fees paid to models when requested.
  • Boat rental and boat driver service
Departure details
  • Dashashwamedh Ghat Rd, Ghats of Varanasi, Godowlia, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India Please let me know your hotel and mobile phone number so we can meet there. I will meet you, but you will pay for daily transportation.
Duration
24h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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BlrBuddy
Bangalore24 contributions
A consummate destination expert and photography professional in Varanasi
Nov 2021
Manoj is Varanasi destination expert and a seasoned photography professional. During my recent five day photography visit to Varanasi, I found Manoj's assistance invaluable. I had done some prior groundwork in advance of the trip analysing Varanasi street and portrait images in the public domain to understand the kinds of opportunities that one can find in Varanasi. Manoj figured out what I was looking for and proposed locations and activities that could deliver what I was seeking.

Manoj has an eye for colour, composition and lighting, he uses his amiable personality to put my subjects at ease, he provided constructive feedback on images on the fly. He assisted me with my gear on the first day, the next day onwards he helped hire a reliable porter to both carry my stuff as well as watch out for it when the invariable onlookers surrounded us. My work would begin at 5 am most days, Manoj would start his day an hour before me taking into account, travel time, getting any commissioned subjects ready so that we didnt miss the valuable morning light.

Street photography is inherently unpredictable - Manoj works with you as a team to make images happen - one may start with an interesting background or a unique subject but other elements may be initially absent - Manoj has the forte to get the missing elements of the frame together so that the picture is complete.

To get the best out of your trip, I recommend planning each day carefully and a couple of days in advance in terms of location or theme so that issues in the field can be minimised.
Written November 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Happy Mukherjee
1 contribution
EXCELLENT PHOTO TOUR GUIDE IN VARANASI
Oct 2021 • Friends
Manoj is an Excellent, dedicated, punctual photography tour guide in Varanasi...He is a very good and helpful person aswell..to enjoy and explore real photos and flavour of Varanasi, I highly recommend Manoj Yadav..
Written October 31, 2021
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Sunhil S
2 contributions
exploring varanasi as a photographer
Nov 2020 • Solo
firstly manoj is a beautiful and kind soul. he is a great person to have beside you on a trip to varanasi whether it’s you’re first time or if you’re returning. his knowledge of the area is extraordinary but it’s more about the way he adapts to understand you and what you are looking forward. varanasi is a tough abs beautiful city and i do believe one needs the help of a person just like manoj to help you!
Written November 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

karynparisi
Bishopscourt, South Africa14 contributions
Photography Fixer in Varanasi
Mar 2020
Our Photography Fixer, Manoj, spoke English very well and was exceptionally passionate about what he did. He organised some wonderful photo opportunities and we came away with some really beautiful photographs. He was very trustworthy, friendly, easy to talk to and work with. We felt completely safe and at ease working with him.
Written March 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Eric G
Seattle, WA4 contributions
Day with Manoj Best Photography Guide
Dec 2019 • Solo
My day with Manoj,photography fixer and guide was amazing. Started with the sunrise and we had some magical shots. The rest of the day we explored many parts of Varanasi. Not only did I get many photos of the street life and activity, I learned about the history and background of the city. Manoj, has an amazing eye for light, angles and chance encounters in the streets. I would highly recommend for a unforgettable experience. Best day of photography ever.
Written December 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bronwyn A
20 contributions
Best guide in Varanasi


We had the most amazing 2 days in Varanasi with Manoj. Wow such an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, funny, amazing young man. We opted for the non touristy version tour of Varanasi and were blown away by what we encountered. We witnessed the early morning women's prayers and were able to participate in this incredibly moving ceremony followed by a boat ride on the Ganges. Manoj's talent for engaging with the local people was truly amazing. We met sadhu's, local children and private blessing ceremony by a local guru. Truly one of the best experiences in all our travels of India. Manoj's eye for photography is amazing. Very willing to share his tricks and tips for a better photograph. If you are in Varanasi search for this guy, I'll guarantee you will have the best experience possible.🙏😍🚣‍♂️📷

- Bronwyn A

Written December 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Annette
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
WITHOUT A DOUBT BEST GUIDE IN VARANASI
Dec 2019 • Friends
After a very long overnight train journey we were welcomed by our guide Manoj where we had the most amazing time over two days.

First Manoj asked what we would like to see in his holy city. He offered two choices, the tourist experience or he could show us the real living city and of course we opted for the non tourist option having experiences we never imagined possible.

Manoj has such a warm personality, generous spirit and his enthusiasm for his beloved city is infectious.
I have so much respect for him as over the days watched his acts of kindness to all types of his people from Sadhus holy men to people on the streets.

Also Manoj is not only a guide but talented photographer and was able to give us many great tips on taking photos. He has such a great eye for setting up great shots and accessibility to the local people makes the time so memorable.

Wonderful guide, amazing photographer and now
a beautiful friend, thanks for the incredible experience and can recommend Manoj as your guide and fixer, nothing is impossible with Manoj.
We will be back and hopefully soon.
Written December 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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I was on a 5-day, one-on-one private tour with Manoj in Aug 2019. I immediately felt like I was traveling with a fr
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