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by Lars Kotthoff

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bio website grumpyjohns.com
location Toronto, Canada
age 45
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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 Are there technologies to simply take a photo and vectorize or rasterize an image on cell phone?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about software recommendations and not about photography.
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awarded  Nice Answer
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reviewed Looks OK How can I better see my LCD to check a picture in bright sunlight?
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reviewed Close Help with calculating resolving power
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reviewed Close Are there any Android App or Apple iOS Apps that can process camera RAW?
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reviewed Reopen If I'm using only one focus point, am I doing it wrong?
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comment What are the international translations for Canon DSLR body names?
As evidenced by the answers not being maintained, this is not a good question for the site.
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comment What are the international translations for Canon DSLR body names?
Undeleted. It's a wiki answer anyways and, surprise-surprise, Wikipedia is up to date and the accepted answer is not.
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reviewed Close Issues printing a photograph to the correct size
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reviewed Leave Open Tripod With Horizontal Attachment
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comment Tripod With Horizontal Attachment
Going cheap on a tripod is seldom a good idea...
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reviewed Close How to adjust the lens in dark?
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reviewed No Action Needed How to adjust the lens in dark?
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reviewed No Action Needed How to adjust the lens in dark?
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reviewed No Action Needed How do I add macro lens effects via Photoshop
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reviewed Leave Closed What to look for in a Vacation Camera?
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answered Why does feathering the light gives softer light?
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revised How to achieve this effect though post-processing
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comment Leaving Apple Aperture for Adobe Lightroom, is there any way to avoid losing my photo adjustments?
@KendallHelmstetterGelner - Presuming it actually happens... Reminds me of my days using Pentax when we all assumed that full frame was coming real soon now and never did. His choice, of course, but if we wants to get on LR now, then I don't really see much of another way.