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bio website grumpyjohns.com
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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.


Jul
28
reviewed Reviewed How to meter for manual bounce flash?
Jul
28
comment How to meter for manual bounce flash?
The reflectiveness of the ceiling makes this unlikely to be accurate unless somewhere close to 100% of the light is reflected. Some amount of exposure compensation is likely to be necessary.
Jul
28
reviewed Approve printing tag wiki
Jul
27
comment Do I need to buy anything more than just body and lenses?
Just a reminder, to a few users, before I get the inevitable meta question... Short answers as comments — please resist the urge.
Jul
26
comment Do images need special treatment for high-resolution (“retina”) displays vs regular displays?
I want to echo the chat sentiment, comments are not intended for discussion. I also don't think this answers the question really, which probably explains the volume of down voting...
Jul
26
reviewed Approve How to create a cinema/movie feel?
Jul
26
comment Freeware/FOSS Image Editor for a beginner
Actually, no, the tools have been maturing in most cases and closing here can lead someone to the old question to answer. You have, however, hit upon the reason questions like this tend to get closed... Maintenance of the information. Software recs are usually off topic here anyways, but we had the info anyways.
Jul
26
comment Freeware/FOSS Image Editor for a beginner
I realize the question suggests more advanced users, but the options are really the same.
Jul
23
awarded  Yearling
Jul
23
reviewed Approve How do I reduce the file size of a jpeg image?
Jul
20
answered Using Wacom tablet with Brush tool
Jul
18
comment How to break mental models when taking pictures?
Love that book. I've been reading it and following the exercises to improve my drawing skills, it's been an amazing read.
Jul
15
comment Camera sensor size vs pixel size and focal length
To be honest, I think the question has been answered. In any event, we're one of the oldest sites on the network and whether or not these are considered on topic has been hashed out a number of times.
Jul
15
comment Camera sensor size vs pixel size and focal length
@Petersaber - I don't have a suggestion on site, but the question isn't actually about using the equipment and, even with that, the implication is about using it in a photographic context. I'm not sure that I see the connection as asked. You can try editing to bring it more in line, and usable, from a general photography perspective, we have reopened questions that have appeared off topic before.
Jul
15
comment Camera sensor size vs pixel size and focal length
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it doesn't appear to be actually related to photography
Jul
14
reviewed Leave Open Why do pictures turn out dark when I shoot with my external flash?
Jul
14
reviewed Leave Open D5200 darker area at top
Jul
14
comment D5200 darker area at top
Doesn't appear to be a duplicate based on the comment from the OP.
Jul
14
reviewed Leave Open How do I clean the grime spots I'm seeing in my camera's viewfinder?
Jul
12
reviewed Leave Open How long does the exposure have to be for a specific astrophotography object with a given lense, iso and aperture?