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April 6th, 2024

New Feature of my Work in ELEMENTS Magazine, April 2024 Issue

My best article yet for ELEMENTS is the featured piece, forty pages and twenty images. Interview questions and answers. Published April 4th, 2024. The primary drawback is that it's not viewable without a subscription, then neither would it be with a print-only pub! The magazine and its...

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February 9th, 2024

Confused about Google's product offerings?

I have always found the UI's and the built-in documentation for Google's many software offerings (excepting their travel agent-like program) to be monumentally confusing.  Today I finally found a support person (by chatting with no fewer than seven different ones) who knew her stuff...

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November 4th, 2023

CNR and CRS — A Half Century of Environmental Awareness

On a personal, and education-related note, a beautifully done article about the 54-year history of my major at the University of California at Berkeley (i.e. at Cal) has recently been published in both the printed and online versions of Breakthroughs Magazine.  It contains two of my...

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October 12th, 2023

Testing the Kipon M645 to GFX smart adapter

Addendum: Nov. 4, 2023 (at the end)

I just got the new Kipon Mamiya 645 lens to GFX smart adapter in the U.S. Mail from their U.S. distributor in Washington State, 6 days after ordering it.  Unfortunately the Focal Length metadata situation is royally screwed up.  The expected failure...

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March 21st, 2022

The worst firmware design error I've ever seen

Suppose that you're checking some of the key settings of your Fujifilm GFX 100S by looking at your custom "My Menu" tab in the main menu area of your camera and you see this (this is how mine is set up):

What kind of RAW file will the camera be saving when you trip the shutter?

The interface says...

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March 21st, 2022

A new book review, from On Landscape magazine

A pleasant surprise, thirty-two years after publication of my book Joseph Holmes  Natural Light.

Thank you Tim Parkin, and on landscape, an online magazine from the UK for landscape photographers.           ...

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January 21st, 2022

New Podcast on Fine Printmaking

On January 17th, 2022, photographer Matt Payne published on his site the podcast titled "Printmaking In Landscape Photography - A Panel Conversation". This is a conversation organized by Matt with three photographers known for their special work in photographic printmaking: Michael Strickland,...

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July 19th, 2021

A Successful L-Plate Solution for the GFX 100S

This L-plate from Rogeti (pictures below), a new player in the camera L-plate market appealed to me with a couple of aspects of its design — the diagonal brace for stiffening of the vertical arm of the one-piece plate (my preference to a full-wide, two-part plate design) and the inclusion of a...

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May 1st, 2021

New Holmes Gallery Feature in Elements Magazine, Issue 3

I am pleased to announce a new feature of eight of my images in the Gallery section of the very lovely Elements magazine of fine landscape photography has just been published.

Here is the cover of this third issue ever, the May 2021 issue, from the publishers of Medium Format Magazine.  The...

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April 4th, 2021

Looking at the EVF and LCD Features of the Fuji GFX 100S

Updated June 30, July 2,  August 8, 2021 and April 5, 2022


Zoom Ratios/Percentages for Live Viewing in the EVF and on the LCD;
EVF and LCD Viewable Regions While Zoomed In to Various Degrees;
Playback Mode Viewing Characteristics/System Features;
Suitability of Live View and...

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August 16th, 2011

My RGB Working Spaces and Chroma Variant Sets

After many months of work in preparation, today I have announced, here on my Profiles page, the following:

1) The DCam Series — Five new RGB working spaces which I have designed specifically for use with digital camera captures, in a series of gamut volumes and shapes to meet every digital...

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November 30th, 2010

Printing Problems in CS5 on the Mac

My Test Results

Testing primarily with two Epson wide format printers, the Stylus Pro 9900 and the SP 11880, I have run more than 150 experiments, carefully conceived to reveal which methods of printing from Photoshop CS5 on the Mac work correctly and reliably so.

This topic is one, which...

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July 25th, 2010

NEW Video Interview

which I recently did for has been posted at:

Check it out!

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May 3rd, 2009

Fast Photoshop with 32-Bit Code?
May 6, 2009
Update and major addendum (at the end)

May 3, 2009


Since the dawn of Photoshop, those of us interested in making high-quality images (images requiring a large pixel count) have had to suffer...

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April 20th, 2009

Other Photographers Comment on Medium Format Quality Articles

In response to my long articles on medium format quality issues, I have received, either directly via e-mail, or from postings to discussion forums, a number of comments from other photographers which echo my own experiences with quality control and/or my expectations for off-the-shelf quality...

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April 9th, 2009

Getting Top Quality from Medium Format

ADDENDUM ADDED at the end, April 24, 2009

It's really a gigantic topic, but I want to share some of the important things that I've had to learn during my recent efforts to get an optimally-performing medium format digital camera system built and to learn how to use it effectively. My take on this...

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April 5th, 2009

Medium Format Digital Camera Optical Precision


Mainly written in early March, 2008
Completed July 8, 2008
Updated and Published April 5, 2009

Incorrect Image Link Fixed April 15 HERE

Thanks are in order for Elmo Sapwater of and Michael...

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March 31st, 2009

Focus Blending Takes Quantum Leap — New Helicon Focus Versions

Update: July 2, 2009: As of late June, a version has been created which does run in 10.5 on PPC, so a release should be imminent. Please refer to Mark Dubovoy's new article on about Helicon Focus, which acknowledges a small part of the work I did on Helicon Focus and comes...

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August 15th, 2007

EPSON's Next Generation — The world leaders in print quality go super wide, while introducing lots of improved technology

UPDATE August 30, 2007 -- Movies of Eight 3D Gamut Comparisons Added

UPDATE October 23, 2007 -- Details of the inkset(s) for all four of the new machines has been updated in three places as noted with an asterisk *.

Epson Stylus Pro 11880, 9880, 7880, 4880, Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid...

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March 26th, 2007

Interview Published in Better Photography

A long article based on an interview of myself by Peter Eastway, Publisher of Better Photography magazine in Australia, has just been published.
Better Photography

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September 14th, 2006

Better Photoshop Techniques, Issue 7

This outstanding how-to magazine from Australia features a 20-page article which I wrote recently on ten of my favorite imaging tips. Copies are available on newstands there, by subscription, and online at The newstand price shown, $24.95 per copy, is in...

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February 10th, 2006

Guest Instructor at Fourth Annual Photography and Fine Art Printing Summit

It will be my pleasure to be guest instructor at the Fourth Annual Photography and Fine Art Printing Summit with Alain Briot and Uwe Steinmueller from November 10th to 13th, 2006, in Page, Arizona. Please visit Alain's page or my workshops page for more info on this and my other workshops,...

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May 10th, 2005

Major News for the Digital Printmaking Community

May 10, 2005 (minor revisions 5-11-05)

(See supplemental notes at the end 11-13-05 and 2-10-06)

Major News for the Digital Printmaking Community:
EPSON 9800, EPSON 7800, EPSON 4800

From Joseph Holmes

New EPSON Printers and Inkset Announced Today, Tuesday, May 10, 2005


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