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bio website grumpyjohns.com
location Toronto, Canada
age 46
visits member for 4 years, 9 months
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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.


Mar
14
answered What is the difference between the Instax Mini 25 and the Cheki series?
Mar
13
revised Will I regret buying an older lens that doesn't autofocus or have image stabilization with my Nikon D5000?
Correct the spelling of "lens"
Mar
12
reviewed Approve What is causing this discoloration of water droplets in bright sunlight?
Mar
10
comment Whom to avoid and whom to pay heed to, while getting a critique on my photograph?
@Itai - That looks like it would be a lot of fun.
Mar
10
comment Which Canon T2i bundle is better to get?
Erika, welcome to the site. Your post should probably not have the request for critique at the end, we usually prefer to have a single question and we'd generally like them to be useful to other visitors to the site. We're not a forum here. :)
Mar
10
revised Which Canon T2i bundle is better to get?
deleted 50 characters in body; edited title
Mar
10
comment What makes this Eggleston picture great?
Wow, I just got all sentimental about my childhood again.
Mar
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
5
reviewed Approve I know the basic technical stuff, what now?
Mar
5
comment How can I get non-blurry gymnastics pictures with my entry-level DSLR?
Given those settings, I'm inclined to think that the camera isn't the problem. You may want to look to your technique instead and see some of the related answers the site is suggesting.
Mar
4
comment How to photograph glass without reflections and shadows?
Have a look at this question: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/7487/…
Mar
2
comment Is it worth buying an expensive CPL filter over an e-bay cheap one?
@dpollit - I would argue that neutral density filter(s) would be as well, including the graduated ones. For certain types of landscape photography, they may be the only option to get long shutter speeds on bright days.
Mar
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
2
answered What's the difference between vertical and horizontal shutters?
Mar
2
comment How do I remove the extra image in this photo?
The GIMP doesn't do 16 bit images, so it starts at a handycap for data when it comes to this activity.
Mar
1
comment Why does my photo look great in Lightroom but show sharpening halos on my web site?
I'm likely to suspect JPEG compression artifacts is a big culprit here.
Feb
29
reviewed Approve tripod-heads tag wiki excerpt
Feb
29
reviewed Approve camera-controls tag wiki excerpt
Feb
28
answered In which order should I edit a photo between Lightroom and Photoshop?
Feb
26
revised What noise reduction software will best work with images from my Kodak EasyShare Z981?
added 33 characters in body