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bio website grumpyjohns.com
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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 can a super tiny iPhone 6 Plus lens produce significant DOF?
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comment Pictures start in focus then go out of focus?
Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat.
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revised Can anyone suggest books/resources on the artistic side of photography?
Fix last 6 links, they reused linked numbers
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reviewed Leave Open Are there any drawbacks to putting good glass on a cheap body?
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reviewed Leave Open Need help saving pics on Nikon D3200
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reviewed Leave Open Low budget entry level Speedlite?
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reviewed Leave Open PS Elements vs Lightroom for image management
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reviewed Leave Open Comparing a6000 to a7 photos on Flickr
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reviewed Leave Open Why do lens manufacturers produce lenses with few aperture blades?
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reviewed Close What is the licence on the photo used in this “Deep Space Image” question?
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reviewed Close How to shoot a reflection in a ball bearing without appearing in it?
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reviewed Close Why are the tops of people's bodies missing from this photo taken with a tablet from a moving car?
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reviewed Leave Open Who is the photographer of this black and white photo of two female nudes standing over a pile of clothes?
Mar
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comment How do I create emphasis with a single color in a B&W image?
As an aside, folks, he didn't ask what the effect was, he asked how to get it. The originally selected "duplicate" question didn't answer that.
Mar
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comment How do I create emphasis with a single color in a B&W image?
There are additional descriptions of how to do this for other photo editing tools, just click on the selective_color tag to find them.
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reviewed No Action Needed Does a filter exist to color-correct color negatives when copying them with a DSLR?
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reviewed Close Generic battery advice for Sony's NP-FW50
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reviewed Close How do I create emphasis with a single color in a B&W image?
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reviewed Leave Open What is the real world impact of the lossy compression used for NEF RAW files in some Nikon cameras?
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reviewed Leave Open Gain Factors and Dynamic Ranges of Digital Cameras