About Robert HolmesMy name is Robert Holmes. I live in Miami, Florida and I have been a professional photographer for more than 20 years.
Since I was a little boy, I have always strived to be the best in whatever I do. When digital photography first became available at the turn of the century, I could see that it was the future of photography. I bought a Nikon D1 Professional Camera. At that time this camera was the top of the line, but it had a resolution of only 3 megapixels… just barely enough to take an 8” x 10” portrait. I was constantly looking for ways to get much higher resolution pictures for making large prints. In this quest I began shooting large format, that’s with a camera that uses a 4x5 inch piece of film, very much like the camera used by Ansel Adams. Once I became proficient with the 4x5 camera, I moved up to a camera that took pictures on an 8x10 inch piece of film. When the image on this very large size film was scanned it produced a very large, high resolution digital image. However, this was a very expensive process, the film cost $10 a sheet, the cost to process the film was $5 a sheet and the scanning & touch-up consumed many hours. Further it was getting harder and harder to buy the film and film processing companies were closing down, requiring me to ship my exposed film to Denver for processing, which delayed everything for a week.
As time went on, the digital cameras were improving and the resolution of professional cameras, in 2012, had reached 36 megapixels which was great, but that still only gave me the ability to print a 4’ by 6’ poster. I wanted to do something really big and with very sharp detail.
One day I came across Gigapan, which I believe is an offshoot of the NASA space program, and I purchased a system right away. The Gigapan is a system of taking a matrix of many pictures that are stitched together to produce magnificent, super high resolution panoramas such as you can see in my mural portfolio. I hope you like my work. This is my passion and I enjoy every minute that I spend doing it.
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