Red and Blue

by Gordon

submit your photo


Hall of Fame
View past winners from this year

Please participate in Meta
and help us grow.

27,751 reputation
347110
bio website grumpyjohns.com
location Toronto, Canada
age 46
visits member for 4 years, 10 months
seen 1 hour ago

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.


Dec
26
reviewed Approve Can I publish (online) a photo I took of someone else's house?
Dec
26
reviewed No Action Needed What is the best way to clean studio backgrounds in Photoshop?
Dec
26
reviewed Approve Does Lightroom apply edits in the order I do them, or does it intelligently reorder them?
Dec
26
reviewed No Action Needed What is the best way to clean studio backgrounds in Photoshop?
Dec
26
reviewed Close How to get blurry backlights but sharp focused front face
Dec
26
comment Do I need a light stand mount specific for Sony shoe?
You're welcome. :)
Dec
26
answered Do I need a light stand mount specific for Sony shoe?
Dec
26
reviewed No Action Needed Is Lightroom 4 quicker if I use a separate catalog per image folder?
Dec
26
reviewed Approve What would be a good upgrade from my Canon kit lens for portrait photography?
Dec
26
reviewed Approve Will the 18-55 and 55-250mm kit zoom lenses cover my requirements in Europe?
Dec
25
reviewed Close Why can't I take pictures in the dark in the automatic mode with a Canon Rebel?
Dec
24
reviewed Close What are some good beginner indoor/studio lights for portraits?
Dec
24
reviewed Close What is the equivalent resolution of a 35mm film
Dec
24
reviewed Leave Open Must I allow for crop factor in the viewfinder when shooting with a Nikon DX format camera?
Dec
23
reviewed Close How can I get started with a first flash gun?
Dec
22
reviewed Approve How to calculate object's height in pixels from an image?
Dec
22
reviewed Reject Photo Editing/Effects
Dec
22
reviewed Close What magnification would I get with extension tubes?
Dec
22
reviewed Close How to calculate object's height in pixels from an image?
Dec
22
reviewed Leave Open How do you backup your photos?