John R Harris

John R Harris

John R. Harris is a photographer, a writer, and the Senior Producer of the B&H Photography Podcast. His photography has been exhibited at the International Center of Photography, the Museum of Modern Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum. A book of his photographs, Garzon, was published in 2011, and his work has appeared in numerous publications. As an on-set still photographer, he has worked on such films as The Motorcycle Diaries, Everybody Has a Plan, and Sunlight, Jr. See his Instagram feed here: @jrockfoto

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On this episode of the B&H Photography “Gearcast,” we talk LED lighting for photography. We start with an introduction to the basics of LEDs, discussing their advantages and disadvantages compared to tungsten and fluorescent lights, and why an LED system might be the right choice for your work. We then open the conversation to the recent improvements made in LED technology and the various...
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If you are a Nikon shooter who is considering wedding photography as a part of your repertoire, or currently shooting weddings and looking to add a new lens to your kit, there is no shortage of options, from the tried and true to the exotic. Let’s look at what’s available. Zoom Lenses The workhorse zoom lenses often found on the cameras of wedding pros—as well as photographers of all stripes—...
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On today’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we discuss long-term documentary projects, particularly those that deal with immigration and social issues. Both of our guests are currently working on projects that span several years, and we talk about the commitment, the technique, the goals, and the gear that go into their work. Our first guest is...
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As we asked in an earlier episode, “When was the last time you touched a photograph?” It’s an interesting question and some of us are still enjoying the tactile nature of a print, or our time in the darkroom, but most photographers now only experience their photos through a monitor. On today’s episode, we try to change all that with a visit from printer and printing experts Jay Tanen and Sam...
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On today’s show, we continue our conversations on landscape photography with Daniel Kordan, one of the most interesting nature and landscape photographers working today. Amongst his many accomplishments, he can count having an image used as wallpaper for Apple computers, and while that is indeed impressive, if you dig deep into his...
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We are living in a Golden Age of landscape photography. Digital cameras and improved software enable the kind of imaging that until recently was only possible via the budgets of large publications and the talents and ambitions of a few select photographers. Ambition and talent remain, and with enhanced dynamic range and color algorithms, higher sensitivity settings, simplified stitching and...
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After having the folk from the Penumbra Foundation on our show this summer, they were kind enough to invite the B&H Photography Podcast...
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Today we present our inaugural “Gearcast,” a monthly feature of the B&H Photography Podcast that focuses solely on new cameras, lenses, and photo gear. We have always discussed photography equipment, but the Gearcast is branded to speak to our gear-head cohorts and those looking specifically for an insightful conversation on the latest available cameras, lenses, and accessories and the most...
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On today’s episode, we welcome Katrin Eismann and Peter Krogh to our studio and, with a chance to speak to the “Photoshop Diva” and the man who wrote The DAM Book, you count your lucky stars and soak up as much insight from these experts as possible. Peter Krogh is a...
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Photography workshops can be a touchy subject for some people. There are those who dismiss them out of hand, preferring to make their own path. Even some wedding photographers, perhaps the most social of all photographers, choose to not mix it up in this manner—but I disagree. Once you set ego or shyness aside and make the time, photography workshops can be the most satisfying experiences in your...
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Join us as we talk with two of our most regular and reliable guests about new cameras that were announced in 2016. We hesitate to use the phrase “best” cameras of the year because there a few cameras that we’re not all that crazy about, and a few we can only judge based on their announced specs, but there is plenty to talk about. Shawn Steiner and Levi Tenenbaum...
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When you search “Cameras for Kids” on the B&H website, you get a small selection of cute cameras with princesses or cartoon characters on them. While these cameras are certainly functional and affordable and may be appealing to some toddlers, I feel that most kids age 5 or older are ready for a “real...
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For a person like me, who loves New York City, from the glitz to the gutter, the challenge of this article is to limit a selection to just five locations for a “great” photo shoot. I will restrict my selections to locations you can get to without a permit or official permission and also try to appeal to tourists, as well as the bona fides who daily step along these streets. Sure, I could mention...
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Earlier this year, Pentax released its long-awaited full-frame DSLR, the K-1, to stand atop its line of DSLR cameras, which also includes the second-generation APS-C gem, the K-3 II, the enthusiast’s...
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Do you need film stock for your 1947 Brownie Target Six-20 camera? Film for Classics has it. Found an undeveloped roll of film while cleaning out your grandfather’s junk drawer? Send it to the...

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