LarishJohnJohn Larish
Contributing Editor, Photo Industry Reporter

John Larish was born in Cleveland, Ohio, attended the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Dayton and graduated from Empire State College in New York with a B.S. in business administration.

In 2007 he was named as a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Dayton. His career in photography spanned 29 years including management of a photographic laboratory, work with both GAF (Ansco) and Eastman Kodak Company where he worked in domestic as well as International markets.

Today, Larish serves as a consultant to firms around the world and has helped in the development of several new corporations. He also has been tapped as an expert witness in several patent litigations because of his depth of experience and resources.

He has written many articles for popular and technical publications. He has appeared as a guest speaker at meetings for many organizations both in the United States and overseas, including the American Management Association, Photo Marketing Association International, Electronic Industries Association, Society of Photographic and Science Technology of Japan in Tokyo, Consumer Electronic Association, the IS&T, and others. The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, the Biological Photographers Association, Society for Information and Science Technology, and the Optical Society of America have published his technical papers. He reports on business and technology for WXXI-AM radio and was the imaging analyst for R-News, a television news channel in Rochester, New York and regularly appears on other television and radio talk shows.

John was Editor/Publisher of Electronic Photography News, the earliest monthly publication in that field and he is also currently or has been a contributing editor for several publications including Advanced Imaging, Digital Imaging, PTN, International Contact, and Photo Industry Reporter where his Technology Tomorrow column appears regularly.

He has been a contributing writer to a number of other publications such as the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, and Optics & Photonics News. He was a contributor to the Focal Encyclopedia of Photography and the 1996 McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology.

His books include: "Understanding Electronic Photography," 1990. Tab Books, Inc.; "Digital Photography- Pictures of Tomorrow," 1993, Micro Publishing Press; "Photo CDs: Quality Photos At Your Fingertips," 1993, Micro Publishing Press (two editions); "Apple QuickTake 100 Digital Camera, a Magic Lantern Guide," 1994, Silver Pixel Press; "Fun with Digital Photography," 1996, a Kodak book, Silver Pixel Press; "Nativity Memories," 2004, privately published; "A Celebration of 75 Years of Faith and Ministry," 2005, privately published; "A Celebration of the Nativity," 2005, privately published; "A Celebration of the Nativity 2006," 2006, privately published; "Silver to Silicon," 2008, available now from; "Only the Faces are Different," 2005, 2008, (two editions) available shortly from; "The Seat Next to Me," 1994, 2007, 2008, (three editions) available shortly from