Fresh Dew on a Rose

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bio website grumpyjohns.com
location Toronto, Canada
age 46
visits member for 4 years, 6 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.


Jan
15
reviewed Leave Open How can I protect myself when providing photographic services to someone who is just getting their business started and can't afford me yet?
Jan
15
reviewed Leave Open Very dark violet on black - what kind of damage is that?
Jan
15
reviewed Leave Open What exactly happens when one turns the focus ring on a DSLR while shooting video?
Jan
15
reviewed Leave Open What are the tradeoffs when replacing two zoom lenses with a superzoom?
Jan
15
reviewed Leave Open When should I use saturation over vibrance?
Jan
15
reviewed No Action Needed Getting UFRAW into GIMP 2.8.14 on Yosemite
Jan
15
reviewed No Action Needed Is it normal for Nikon DSLR viewfinder and live view shutter speeds to differ?
Jan
15
reviewed No Action Needed Is the camera sensor or the lens the limit to resolution?
Jan
15
reviewed No Action Needed How to make a microscope with a DSLR camera?
Jan
15
reviewed Reopen Why does the aperture value change in manual mode on my D70s?
Jan
14
revised What could I do to take a better picture of this outdoor fountain at night?
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Jan
10
comment How to make ordinary extra-ordinary without juxtaposition?
I'm still not sure I understand what you're asking here... Is this a real question or are you attempting to use the Socratic method to teach?
Jan
1
reviewed Leave Open Why does getting closer or zooming in decrease depth of field?
Jan
1
reviewed Close Flash for a6000
Dec
30
comment Why does an exported JPG image from RawTherapee have much more noise?
Also, have a look here: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/53904/…
Dec
30
revised Why does an exported JPG image from RawTherapee have much more noise?
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Dec
30
comment Why does an exported JPG image from RawTherapee have much more noise?
I'm not seeing where the noise issue is either... Are you sure that your JPEG settings aren't resulting in compression artifacts? What export settings are you using?
Dec
30
comment How to Get a Whiter Background when Taking Photos Against An Off White Wall?
@Leon -- Most people using P&S probably don't have appropriate lighting gear for that purpose, so I took that as light for the background (or overexpose) and then light for the banner and merge after. (As an aside, use the "@" before the name and you will notify the person)
Dec
30
comment How to Get a Whiter Background when Taking Photos Against An Off White Wall?
While true, the how you would do this is probably a more real and complete answer.
Dec
30
comment How to Get a Whiter Background when Taking Photos Against An Off White Wall?
I think you need a bit more detail there... Manual mode is all well and good, but your basic suggestion means image compositing and you should probably explain that.