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bio website grumpyjohns.com
location Toronto, Canada
age 47
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Software architect and developer, currently Senior Manager, Software Engineering at a financial institution 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.


Aug
20
comment As a professional photographer, how can one handle a wedding photographer being rude or demanding in a way that will compromise overall image quality?
I'm going to be more blunt. If it's a comment after this then it's getting deleted, period.
Aug
18
comment As a professional photographer, how can one handle a wedding photographer being rude or demanding in a way that will compromise overall image quality?
I've done a major comment sweep through the question and answers here. Please, folks, do not use comments to engage in a discussion over this topic, use chat for that if you feel the need.
Aug
16
reviewed Looks OK How to recover deleted Lightroom files?
Aug
14
comment Is the Panasonic Leica Summilux the same quality as a non-Panasonic Leica summilux?
Keep it courteous please.
Aug
8
revised How do I give my photos the same dreamlike effect as this photographer?
Moved comment to question
Aug
8
reviewed Leave Open Reproduce picture on black background with soft light on face only
Aug
8
reviewed Leave Open Digital cameras that can take photos directly into a PC
Aug
8
reviewed Close How can I create creative soft light?
Aug
8
reviewed Close What are the differences between various types of film?
Aug
8
reviewed Close Nikon D3300 - no exposure indicator displayed while in Aperture Priority
Aug
8
reviewed Leave Open What options are there for a self-hosted image (file) archive for clients?
Aug
4
reviewed Leave Open How many printed dots are needed to represent a pixel with an inkjet printer?
Aug
4
reviewed No Action Needed Will editing an image in a significant way alter copyright?
Aug
1
reviewed Close Make a planet effect photo, with samsung dv150f camera
Aug
1
reviewed Close What dslr would best suit my needs? Switching from point and shoot
Aug
1
reviewed Close Online gallery software that has good integration with lightroom 6
Aug
1
reviewed Reviewed What is the difference between halftoning and dithering?
Jul
29
reviewed Approve macro tag wiki
Jul
29
reviewed Reject prime tag wiki
Jul
29
reviewed Approve polarizer tag wiki