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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 How do I create emphasis with a single color in a B&W image?
As an aside, folks, he didn't ask what the effect was, he asked how to get it. The originally selected "duplicate" question didn't answer that.
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comment How do I create emphasis with a single color in a B&W image?
There are additional descriptions of how to do this for other photo editing tools, just click on the selective_color tag to find them.
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reviewed No Action Needed Does a filter exist to color-correct color negatives when copying them with a DSLR?
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reviewed Close Generic battery advice for Sony's NP-FW50
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reviewed Close How do I create emphasis with a single color in a B&W image?
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reviewed Close Cannon PowerShot SX160 IS
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comment The bottom 3/4 of my images are black--is it a shutter issue?
Some settings and shooting conditions too, are you using a flash? What shutter speed, etc. Or is it always?
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reviewed Leave Open What is the real world impact of the lossy compression used for NEF RAW files in some Nikon cameras?
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reviewed Leave Open Gain Factors and Dynamic Ranges of Digital Cameras
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reviewed Leave Open Tips for photographing a wedding
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reviewed Reviewed Does a photographer take pictures or make pictures?
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comment Does a photographer take pictures or make pictures?
The term "making a photo" isn't new, Ansel Adams coined the term decades ago and even had a book in 1935 called "Making a Photograph" that was widely distributed. Rather than assuming elitism is behind it, you might consider that it's trying to tell you something about how to think about the subject that you're photographing.
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reviewed Close Lightroom - Vivid faces effect
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comment Too much noise in video
George, welcome to the site. I don't want to discourage you, but I strongly recommend reading the topics in the help center to get a sense of what is a good question here so that we can provide advice and help.
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reviewed Close Will a key light, a back light, and white reflector as fill achieve a white background for portrait photography?
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reviewed Leave Open How to achieve a flash image with a very bright, almost-whited-out subject and dark background?
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reviewed Close how to capture snowflakes like this
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comment Nikon D600 Tips and Tricks?
Questions (and answers) that meet the guidance in help. (Sorry typing on phone).
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comment Nikon D600 Tips and Tricks?
Hi Jay, I don't want to discourage you, but I think it's worth spending the time looking at the help center topics. A lot of your questions are discussion oriented and the site is not designed to be that way. With a bit more reputation, you'll be able to use the chat features and have discussions in that environment.
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revised How can I get this “brushed background” but clear subject effect by manipulating film negatives?
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