About Us

Who We Are

PhotoIndia.com was founded in 1998 by Manu Bahuguna, a former IAF pilot and a national-level Polo player. Dedicated to excellence in photography and film making, PhotoIndia.com is a full service photo-agency designed to meet all your visual communication needs across India. Specialising in various genres of photography and film making, we work on assignments from conception to completion and deliver top quality visual assets, on time and within your budget. On a turnkey project, we often look after the entire production- which may include location scouting, model-coordination, makeup & styling and the entire logistics of a shoot. PhotoIndia.com provides advertisers, editors, publishers, and marketers with a single source for all their visual needs, not just images, but the services that make it easy to source, locate, and license images- all under one roof.

We have a network of photographers across the country, covering all styles and aspects of photography. Our photographers, with years of experience, are amongst the best in India. Photographs from our library have been published in leading dailies and publications across the country. We have also catered extensively to leading international publications. Our clients span from small non-profit organisations to leading international and Indian publications and Fortune 500 corporations.

We believe that knowledge needs to be shared and therefore, a few years ago we began offering photography workshops and mentor-ship programs on subjects ranging from the basics of photography and film making to more advanced techniques. Our workshops give you an opportunity to learn skills from seasoned professionals in an intimate, one-on-one setting.

Our Services

We are ready to shoot anywhere and at anytime. Our team is friendly, professional and works tirelessly for you to get the right image or footage, whatever it may take! Above all, we understand photo usage across various media platforms- ranging from high-resolution CMYK pictures for print, to highly optimized web graphics for accelerating the loading time of web pages. We create visually compelling content for publishers, advertising agencies, design bureaus, manufacturing units, non-profit organisations, the hospitality industry and a host of other private and government organizations.

You could check-out our work in our assignment portfolio where we undertake the following projects:

Photo Assignments

Aviation Photography
Photography for e-commerce
Food Photography
Corporate Photography
Hotels and Architectural Photography
Industrial Photography
Product Photography
Photo Research
Editorial Photography for Magazines and Newspapers

Video Assignments

Corporate Films
YouTube Videos
Recipe Video Development
Aviation Videos

Training

Mentor-ship Programme
Corporate Training: to help your teams do photography and videos internally

Our Team

Manu Bahuguna
Founder

Manu is a former IAF pilot and a national level Polo player who has honed his photography skills over 35 years, starting from now extinct Kodak Junior II in the 70s, graduating to a Canon SLR in the early 80s to the latest Digital SLRs over the years. He was initiated into photography by the late Raghubir Singh, whom he considers as his primary mentor. He also looks up to the legendary photographers S Paul and Raghu Rai for inspiration. PhotoIndia.com was founded by him in 1998.

Always in the mood for adventure and on the lookout for interesting shots, Manu is the quintessential outdoorsman.  He holds an Open Water Diver (SCUBA) license and is also a qualified mountaineer. He has travelled and shot extensively around the remotest corners of the country and his work has been published in numerous publications. And when he is not wielding the camera, you can find him mirthfully recounting some anecdote with a twinkle in his eye.

Apart from leading the PhotoIndia team to execute various photography and film making assignments, he has now focussed more on teaching and building up teams and sharing the knowledge that he has gained over three decades with young enthusiasts. Manu conducts photography workshops with the same ease with which he used to scale mountains and ride horses. Our workshop participants vouch for his affable nature, patience and honest approach to teaching the nuances of photography.

Sumeru Bahuguna
Creative Director

Sumeru has been tinkering with computers and developing websites since he was merely 14 years old. A College Dropout, ask him about his love for website designing and he’ll recount the experience of working on his first website on aquarium fish when he was in school. From there onwards, there was no looking back. He also looks after the Accounting Department of PhotoIndia.com and knows all numbers at the back of his hand

Always on the lookout for something new, he started film-making with Action Cameras like GoPros  a few years ago and has grown quite proficient in this New Segment of Photography. He is also an accomplished golfer having played  on the Indian Amateur Tour  amongst the Best in the Business. He now plays with a Handicap of 4 at the Bangalore Golf Club.

Sumeru is your man when it comes to the ABCs of website design, what you need to do to improve your swing or even if you’re in the mood for a good laugh. He unwinds by performing Stand Up Comedy every once in a while.

Aruna M
Photographer & Editor

Aruna is our Photo editing whizz. Resourceful and efficient, her razor sharp eyesight can spot a speck in a photograph from miles away. And that’s not her only super power. Aruna’s multi-tasking skills are legendary both at home and at work. An exemplary cook, Aruna doesn’t believe in wasting time watching TV. She’d rather spend time taking pictures of her adorable son.

This lady knows her CMYK from her RGB and takes pride in her work. A big fan of Lightroom as an editing software, her advice to those entering the field of photography is simple, “Don’t forget to shoot in RAW mode.”

What our customers have to say…

Very nice photo shoot. Had a blast. Manu is brilliant. The team of Manu, Vinay (stylist) & Hokhevi (asst. photographer) are so friendly and nice. They helped me relax and pose as if I am doing it before my family and friends. Strongly recommend the place and the team.

Rajesh UppalapatiSr. Manager, Software Development Amazon India

The workshop was indeed a very fruitful course- very informative and the hands on was extremely useful. Thanks to the PhotoIndia team!

Dr. Namita ShanbhagAssociate Professor Government Dental College and Research Institute Bangalore

Very informative and helpful workshop. The teaching was good and was a good experience.

Ishwar L BasavanStudent in Class VIII

Great Workshop on the fundamentals of DSLR video. Would’ve taken me a long time to figure these out myself. Glad to have attended this.

Arun BhatFounder - Darter Photography
Pallavi SantoshIt was a very helpful workshop. We learnt many functions of DSLRs, it was interesting and nice!

Great experience and very comfortable, being the first time. Love the military men, and no exception here. Great guy to hang out and work with. Full power to his venture.

Phil SSoftware Professional

I am having so much fun. You guys are “Great”. Thank you for the opportunity.

Hokhevi Zhimomi

Some of our Clients