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bio website grumpyjohns.com
location Toronto, Canada
age 46
visits member for 4 years, 3 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.


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comment How can I find the dynamic range of the iPhone 6 Plus or other mobile devices?
@dpollitt - It would be a factor, sure, if the info was available. Still, not sure how dropping an answer like 8 EVs or creating "cell phone X = y EVs" list is a good fit here, it doesn't seem to be the kind of question and answer we're suited for. Just my take on it.
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comment How can I find the dynamic range of the iPhone 6 Plus or other mobile devices?
I also feel like you'd have to work at it to make the answer more than 3 or 4 characters.
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comment How can I find the dynamic range of the iPhone 6 Plus or other mobile devices?
@dpollitt - Then we should get our labs right on it! Being a little facetious there, but I kind of sense he can use Google just as well as the rest of us, unless we happen to have an employee of the sensor manufacturer around willing to share that info. If DxO isn't posting it, then I'm not sure I see how we can help.
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comment How can I find the dynamic range of the iPhone 6 Plus or other mobile devices?
What problem are you trying to solve here? It seems to fit in the "doesn't solve a problem" category in help center to be honest.
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comment Nikon D5100 : Whether to buy it or not?
Hi there, I want to encourage you to get involved here and ask questions, but we generally prefer not to have questions like this because they tend to be obsolete fairly quickly and the possible answers to this are very dependent on what kind of photography you want to do. I would suggest that you spend some time figuring that out and then exploring those topics here as that might help you to not only answer this question but also, potentially, lead you to ask more answerable ones in the future.
Oct
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comment Is GoPro “Cam_Raw” a true RAW image format?
You'd be much better off asking this on our video oriented sister site.
Oct
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revised What do the healing brush tools in photoshop do exactly?
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reviewed Leave Open Long Exposure shot - subject too bright
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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.
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
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reviewed Leave Closed Is the Canon 24mm f/1.4L II good for weddings?
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reviewed Close how to determine how much power to use in manual mode for external flash?
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reviewed Leave Open What specific features do people upgrade camera bodies for?
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reviewed Leave Open JPG Images recovered immediatelly after deleting from SSD, but 95% of files can't be opened
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reviewed Close How to take high key portraits
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reviewed Leave Open What's the difference between zooming in on a subject vs moving closer?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What's the difference between zooming in on a subject vs moving closer?