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by Bart Arondson

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bio website grumpyjohns.com
location Toronto, Canada
age 46
visits member for 4 years, 4 months
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Software architect and developer, currently Director of Architecture at a Canadian software company in Toronto. I use a variety of technologies but at work it's generally C++, HTML, ASP (JScript), Flex, and SVG. For personal stuff, I tend to use PHP, C#, perl, and everything I use at work. :)

I've been designing and developing for well over a decade in the enterprise software market, first with IP billing, now with ticketing (no, not TicketMaster). I'm a classic case of a jack-of-all-trades, but my intuition is good and I pick up programming languages like a sponge picks up water.

I'm a moderator on Photography.SE and I'm an avid amateur photographer and especially enjoy nature and macro photography. I've also started getting into more studio oriented stuff, acquiring some lighting, background stands, and other gadgets for that purpose. My current weapon of choice is the Nikon D800. Check out my website for some of my photography DIY projects, some of which have been featured on the well-known DIY Photography site.

I'm now on 500px and you can see my portfolio that is in dire need of growth...

I'm also a moderator pro-tem on Pets.SE because I have a keen love and interest in animals. Over the years, I've had as companions dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, fish, turtles, and budgies. As a result, I've learned a lot about caring and enjoying, sometimes the hard and sad way.


Nov
20
comment Can someone explain film speeds to me?
I guess I'm not seeing how size of film grain and it's impact on the image is the same as gain on the sensor. They're analogous, but how ISO differences are achieved in film is not how it's achieved in digital.
Nov
20
comment 50mm f/1.8 or the 40mm f/2.8 STM?
I tend to agree with @AJHenderson, I don't think this is a true shopping question, but the OP really needs to put some focus on the desired usage otherwise it's pretty hard to answer.
Nov
19
comment How to make a timer image?
I'm not sure I see the photography aspect of this question.
Nov
12
reviewed Leave Open Recommend which site to sell photos? and it is for Spanish-speaking community
Nov
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does a “body-only” DSLR need a lens added before use?
Nov
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What techniques has Jennifer Tibbetts used to make her photos “pop”?
Nov
10
revised What techniques has Jennifer Tibbetts used to make her photos “pop”?
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Nov
9
revised Can I use a Metz flash with Yongnuo trigger?
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Nov
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can I use a Metz flash with Yongnuo trigger?
Nov
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are the sales volumes of 50/1.4 and 50/1.8 lenses?
Nov
9
reviewed Leave Open Why do pixels appear when skies are darkened using the graduation in Lightroom?
Nov
8
reviewed Leave Open How to tell if a digital camera shoots quickly
Nov
8
reviewed Leave Open Minimum requirements to capture a “Street View”-like photo?
Nov
4
comment How to shoot/capture the droplets of water being sprayed through a spray bottle
@Caleb - Long shutter speed gives you time to manually fire the flash. As I said, I use the test button the flash, I don't trigger it from the camera.
Nov
4
answered How to shoot/capture the droplets of water being sprayed through a spray bottle
Nov
3
comment 1 hour photography talk for seniors
Please also review the help center to find out more information about why your questions keep getting closed.
Oct
31
comment How to take unreal looking flower shots?
I like the look, but that image was not done in camera.
Oct
15
revised What do the healing brush tools in photoshop do exactly?
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Oct
15
reviewed Leave Open Long Exposure shot - subject too bright
Oct
15
comment Why is Nikon 13 mm f/5.6 (the Holy Grail) considered extreme?
The Nikon lens is basically known to be distortion free and also very rare, only 350 of them made.