Harry Fisch / Nomad Photo Expeditions
Harry Fisch, has been a photographer for more years than he cares to remember. He has photographically documented more than 50 countries through which he has traveled.
Winner of the "Places" category 2012 World National Geographic Photo with his work "Preparing the prayers in the Ganges", the picture was later disqualified due to editing-out a plastic bag. Finalist and short listed of the Sony World Photography Awards, as well as by Photoespaña, the most prestigious Spanish photographic event.
Why Should You Join Me in India?
MORE THAN 20 YEARS VISITING INDIA
I have spent more than 20 years traveling to India. That’s where I took the photo that won (and later lost) the first prize in the National Geographic Photo Competition in 2012.
Only after years of photographic experience on the ground do you get to know a locale’s special feeling, out of the way places, and how to make ties with the people who live there as well as with their reality.
We will visit (optional extension) the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad ( perhaps the most important of them all). Every 12 years, millions of pilgrims come to Allahabad to bathe and purify in one of the most magnificent events in India. There will be a veritable cornucopia of photo opportunities at our fingertips, as we will camp in comfortable big tents.
On the main itinerary we will be visiting The Golden Temple of Amristar. Every Sikh attempts at least one pilgrimage here in his or her lifetime.
In Varanasi our days will be really busy reaching the Ghats to photograph, amongst remains of wreaths and cremation ashes, Brahmins offering ritual shaving, dressed bathing women. Bearded, hirsute Holy Men, bare feet, watching stunned families bathing dressed in bright Indian saris. Groups of pilgrims down the huge wooden barges. Then the calm of our hotel, close to the Ganges, attending dinner before the night ceremony.
Add the World Heritage site of the Valley of Kathmandu where an ethnic, cultural and architectural variety will be seen which is unique for photography. In Nepal, we will stay overnight not in Kathmandu itself but in Bakhtapur an extraordinary, quiet and calm zone of the city and will enjoy sunset and sunrise in the best photographic locations possible
I keep groups small. From 7 to 10 people.
Sharing knowledge with people going on photo trips has to be done personally. On one hand, a big group just can’t make “intimate” photos and on the other, the leading photographer can’t devote enough attention to the individual traveler-photographer within a large group.
Depending on where we are, a group can split up into smaller units of 2-3 people in order to have the freedom needed to immerse ourselves in the locale with our camera.s. When this happens I bring another photographer with me, so each group has someone to ‘guide’ them so to speak.
Link to the India Photo Tour http://www.nomadphotoexpeditions.com/photo-tour/india-nepal-2/
A NOMAD PHOTO EXPEDITIONS TOUR IS NOT A WORKSHOP
On our photo tours we spend about 80% of our photo time taking photos .
The difference between a photo tour and workshop is how much time we expend taking pictures and how much , analyzing them.
On our photo tours we spend about 80% of our photo time taking photos, and about 20% on analyzing them and honing our vision. In a workshop we take about 50% to actually take the photos, but the other half of the photo time is dedicated to technical work and analysis.
Most of our trips are Photo Tours, and a few are workshops. In both, aside from photography, we resolve technical questions and meet and greet the local people, which in turn helps each participant hone their photographic vision.
IT’S ABOUT WHAT WE PHOTOGRAPH, NOT WHERE WE ARE
We are all passionate about photography, and want our clients to share that.
We expend time on the ground: making ties with the people we often visit. Years of investment in local research, looking for interesting places to visit, struggling to create the proper contacts, handpicking hotels. We approach this challenge by creating opportunities to catch everything at its best; people interacting until we hit the perfect, most natural and real scene.