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bio website grumpyjohns.com
location Toronto, Canada
age 46
visits member for 4 years, 10 months
seen 41 mins 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.


Apr
25
reviewed Approve outdoor tag wiki
Apr
25
reviewed Approve indoor tag wiki excerpt
Apr
24
reviewed Approve How do I decide on a camera/lens with high zoom range?
Apr
23
reviewed Approve What is the actual distance for taking a photograph with a 4.3-180mm Super Zoom camera lens vs. a 55-200mm DSLR lens?
Apr
22
comment Why would one want to include the original RAW inside of a DNG?
@NickBedford - Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future performance.
Apr
22
comment Should I be concerned about the movement of control dials on a battery grip when the camera is moved in or out of a camera bag?
I'm with Itai. Besides, both my K-5s have a grip on them and I abuse them terribly, so I think it's probably safe.
Apr
22
answered Why would one want to include the original RAW inside of a DNG?
Apr
19
comment Is staging, live baiting and sedating animals in wildlife photography a common practice?
I tend to agree with the guy, but I don't have the proof as it were. As an outdoors type, my experience says most wildlife stay well clear of human beings, often for good reason, as we're not exactly the nicest species on the planet. Either way, I also see these practices as unethical.
Apr
19
comment How to reproduce Instagram Lo-Fi filter in Photoshop?
niksoftware.com/colorefexpro/usa/index.php?view=intro/… is probably what you're looking for.
Apr
19
answered How do I properly hold a rangefinder-style camera in portrait orientation?
Apr
17
reviewed Reject
Apr
17
reviewed Approve How can I backup my RAW photos while travelling without Internet access?
Apr
17
reviewed Approve How can I backup my RAW photos while travelling without Internet access?
Apr
17
revised How can I backup my photos while travelling?
Improve spelling
Apr
17
revised What lenses should I take with my Nikon D5100 for a trip through China and Nepal?
title fix, minor body adjust
Apr
17
reviewed Approve scanning tag wiki excerpt
Apr
17
reviewed Reject photo-management tag wiki excerpt
Apr
17
reviewed Reject lens-flare tag wiki excerpt
Apr
15
awarded  Proofreader
Apr
15
reviewed Approve viewfinder tag wiki excerpt