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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.


Apr
23
comment Why is the bottom half my picture black when shooting with Cowboy Studio remote triggers?
Also, I've encountered minor lag with radio triggers when on the fastest sync speed before and so I often dial it back a touch to account for it. The better the trigger quality, the less this is likely to happen.
Apr
22
reviewed No Action Needed How to light a product like the Apple Watch?
Apr
19
comment Printing with Printhug?
Hi there, sorry to abruptly close, but such a question could either be construed as too broad or entirely opinion oriented, either of which leading to discussions. We're also not really intended to be a product/service review site, which is what you're asking for.
Apr
19
reviewed No Action Needed Popup Flash stopped working. How do I fix it?
Apr
19
reviewed Reviewed Nikon D60: Autofocus of two AF-S lenses not working anymore after using another lens
Apr
19
reviewed No Action Needed Can I enable back-button focus on a 3rd-party battery grip for my Nikon D610?
Apr
19
reviewed No Action Needed Why are images shot in monochrome mode in color when I download them?
Apr
19
comment Why are images shot in monochrome mode in color when I download them?
Are you shooting RAW or JPEG?
Apr
19
answered How to light a product like the Apple Watch?
Apr
19
comment Is there modded firmware available for Fujifilm Finepix S1?
I'm not sure I'm convinced, but I'm willing to wait to see how the broader community views it.
Apr
19
reviewed No Action Needed Can I import photos into Lightroom from Microsoft OneDrive without downloading them directly to my HDD?
Apr
19
reviewed Close How do I calculate the maximum aperture at each focal length on a 35-200mm lens
Apr
18
reviewed No Action Needed Camera won't shoot in Program mode?
Apr
18
reviewed Close What lighting setup is used to get this skin glow effect?
Apr
18
reviewed Leave Open Anyone have any idea how I can recreate this sort of lighting/color?
Apr
18
reviewed Close Is there a small camera backpack that can hold a tripod and four lenses?
Apr
18
reviewed Leave Open How were these portrait photos edited to get this look?
Apr
18
reviewed Leave Open How do I correctly enlarge thermographic images for web use?
Apr
18
reviewed Leave Open What options are there for a camera bag that does not look like one?
Apr
18
reviewed Reviewed Can I trigger a EOS 70D remotely using a 600EX-RT speedlite?