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bio website grumpyjohns.com
location Toronto, Canada
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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.


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reviewed Leave Open How to tell if a digital camera shoots quickly
Nov
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reviewed Leave Open Minimum requirements to capture a “Street View”-like photo?
Nov
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comment How to shoot/capture the droplets of water being sprayed through a spray bottle
@Caleb - Long shutter speed gives you time to manually fire the flash. As I said, I use the test button the flash, I don't trigger it from the camera.
Nov
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answered How to shoot/capture the droplets of water being sprayed through a spray bottle
Nov
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comment 1 hour photography talk for seniors
Please also review the help center to find out more information about why your questions keep getting closed.
Oct
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comment How to take unreal looking flower shots?
I like the look, but that image was not done in camera.
Oct
15
revised What do the healing brush tools in photoshop do exactly?
edited title
Oct
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reviewed Leave Open Long Exposure shot - subject too bright
Oct
15
comment Why is Nikon 13 mm f/5.6 (the Holy Grail) considered extreme?
The Nikon lens is basically known to be distortion free and also very rare, only 350 of them made.
Oct
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awarded  Enlightened
Oct
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awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
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awarded  Enlightened
Oct
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awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
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reviewed Leave Closed Is the Canon 24mm f/1.4L II good for weddings?
Oct
10
reviewed Close how to determine how much power to use in manual mode for external flash?
Oct
10
reviewed Leave Open What specific features do people upgrade camera bodies for?
Oct
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reviewed Leave Open JPG Images recovered immediatelly after deleting from SSD, but 95% of files can't be opened
Oct
10
reviewed Close How to take high key portraits
Oct
10
reviewed Leave Open What's the difference between zooming in on a subject vs moving closer?
Oct
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reviewed Approve What's the difference between zooming in on a subject vs moving closer?