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bio website linkedin.com/in/burgaard
location Los Angeles, CA
age 41
visits member for 4 years, 7 months
seen Jun 28 at 2:37

I'm a freelance software architect and developer with 17+ years experience implementing and integrating mission-critical web solutions, embedded solutions, and large scale client server systems.

I also have extensive experience with preparing and executing technology demonstrations such as project milestones to key stakeholders.

I advocate Test Driven Development, continuous integration and help implement process improvements that lead to faster and more efficient development cycles.

I have a strong technical background coupled with a keen understanding of business priorities. I am comfortable talking with technical experts as well as CEOs and high ranking officials, and have done so quite often.

Most of my software career has been with Systematic Software Engineering group, with a significant amount of time embedded as a consultant and contractor to Thales-Raytheon in California and Paris.

I've worked in Aarhus (Denmark), Los Angeles, CA (USA), Paris (France), Washington, D.C. (USA) with frequent business trips between these locations as well as other locations in Europe.

My ideal position right now either allows for flexible work hours and/or option to work remotely so I can bring and pick up my son from daycare. I'll work evenings and/or weekends to make sure I pull my share, and then some...


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comment How does altitude affect camera and lenses?
With temperatures around 20 F/-7 C at the top, you might want to bring extra batteries too and keep them at body temperature between use to maximize the usage.
Aug
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comment RAW to TIF conversion creating GINORMOUS TIF Files
I use an online backup service too, but so far I've limited this to the final images due to bandwidth and storage rates. I agree the newly announced Amazon Glacier service sounds very interesting.
Aug
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answered RAW to TIF conversion creating GINORMOUS TIF Files
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comment Is there a ticket system available for photographing the general public?
I always carry a deck of business cards in my camera bag, and some more in my wallet. "Are you a photographer?" "Yes, here's my card!" -- unless you systematically photograph participants in runs, concerts, etc. then that should be enough to get you started
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awarded  Convention
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comment How useful is a tablet for photo editing?
The pressure sensitivity is awesome for controlling the intensity when brushing in dodge, burn, curves, clarity, saturation, ... you name it. I apply effects now in mere seconds with a precision and control that I couldn't achieve even after hours of work with a mouse.
Dec
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answered How can I avoid reflections when photographing into store windows?
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answered What is considered “sharp enough” w.r.t the landscape pictures from a DSLR with F16?
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comment What is considered “sharp enough” w.r.t the landscape pictures from a DSLR with F16?
I love the colors in this picture--with such great tones, I wouldn't mind a little blurriness one bit. The Canon EF 24-105 f/4L is an excellent lens, capable of producing very sharp photos. The Canon 5D is also an excellent camera, if a little dated. The aperture and shutter speed settings also sound fine, regardless of whether the shot was taken handheld or on a tripod. Without knowing anything else about the shot, I'd guess either the focus is slightly off, or maybe the camera was mounted on a tripod and the IS failed to detect it.
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comment How to achieve the photo effect of “Live Christmas Music at the Americana in Glendale, California” by Chris Yarzab?
The photographer's name is Chris Yarzab. Maybe he'd be willing to share what he did if you ask him? flickr.com/photos/chrisyarzab/3053772197
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comment Is there any Flickr/Picasa Web service to store and share RAW files?
I can second the recommendation for CrashPlan. I switched from another on-line backup provider when they started charging per GB stored. So far CrashPlan has been charging the same flat rate for unlimited storage and bandwidth.