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bio website grumpyjohns.com
location Toronto, Canada
age 46
visits member for 4 years, 9 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.


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reviewed Approve How to select part of image with white color using magic wand tool in Photoshop?
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reviewed Reviewed Where should I position two cameras in order to compose a single stitched image?
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reviewed Reviewed Can I attach a Kiron Lens to my Canon Rebel T1i?
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reviewed Reviewed Possible corrupted files won't open in PS or LR - need to fix them
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reviewed Reviewed Does lens metadata from crop-sensor cameras factor in the crop?
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reviewed Reviewed How to do Low Key Photography with Sony A57 Camera?
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reviewed No Action Needed How do I achieve these moon lit dark skin tones?
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reviewed No Action Needed What Camera setting/how to take photos of diamond rings using Kenko Extension Tubes?
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reviewed No Action Needed What does it mean for a telecentric lens to be focused to infinity?
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reviewed No Action Needed How do I best use a pop-up flash for indoor birthday parties?
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reviewed No Action Needed What to do about persistent dust spots on my DSLR?
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reviewed No Action Needed Does Canon make an L series lens with a plastic lens mount?
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awarded  Constituent
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reviewed Reviewed What's the difference between exposure and shutter speed?
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awarded  Strunk & White
Mar
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comment How to loosen a Canon 75-300 lens (zoom ring is quite stiff to turn)
Are you sure you're not turning the focus ring when it's set to autofocus?
Mar
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revised How to loosen a Canon 75-300 lens (zoom ring is quite stiff to turn)
spelling, grammar, phrasing
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reviewed Close What is “Dragging the Shutter”?
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comment What is “Dragging the Shutter”?
possible duplicate of How does dragging the shutter work?
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reviewed Close Which camera has the best features for still photography: Canon 60D, 50D or 7D?