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bio website grumpyjohns.com
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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 Pentax to Canon EOS
I suspect the question here contains the link you're looking for: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/5692/pentax-to-canon-adapter
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comment Can I use the Samsung Nx300 in bulb mode without continually holding the shutter?
Bulb mode is shutter held open until you release it, that's the point...
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comment face and signature detection from scanned image document
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about photography, please the help information.
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comment Processing two photos to determine attendance
@TFuto - Photographic postprocessing to produce a final image is of legitimate interest to photographers... to take attendance in a class is not.
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comment Processing two photos to determine attendance
@TFuto - That fact that it might use photos doesn't give it a photography aspect... photo.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic
Apr
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comment studio lighting placement for small objects in product photography
As an aside, if those don't entirely answer your question, please do ask new ones to clarify.
Apr
15
comment studio lighting placement for small objects in product photography
Hi there... I think your questions have been answered already on the site as linked by connersz. Also, just for future, please try to keep your questions separate so that appropriate answers can be made for each.
Apr
14
revised Does the Fujifilm X-E1 work with Ubuntu?
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Apr
12
reviewed Leave Open Why does the colour change after opening a raw file to edit in Photoshop CS6?
Apr
12
reviewed Leave Open What does the transfer speed of a memory card mean for taking photographs?
Apr
12
reviewed Leave Open How does exposure compensation affect auto aperture settings in a point and shoot camera?
Apr
12
reviewed Close Is it possible to do a multiple exposure on an Olympus 35sp?
Apr
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reviewed No Action Needed Nikon D40 and yongnuo yn-560 ii external flash. Slow shutter speed issues
Apr
10
reviewed Reopen Canon Film SLR 28-80 mm lens with sunfilter; what should be my aperture settings and distance
Apr
10
revised Canon Film SLR 28-80 mm lens with sunfilter; what should be my aperture settings and distance
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Apr
9
comment Clarity filter in Photoshop
You're misunderstanding, see answer below.
Apr
9
comment Clarity filter in Photoshop
It is available as a filter in a Photoshop CC via the use of the ACR facilities as a filter direct from within Photoshop.
Apr
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reviewed No Action Needed Why do I see this yellow color shift at high ISOs and fast shutter speeds?
Apr
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on What's a concise “I'm not dangerous” phrase for a business card?