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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.


Apr
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reviewed Leave Open What are the best sites to share photo galleries with friends?
Apr
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reviewed Leave Closed How can I shoot interesting landscape photos without using long exposures?
Apr
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reviewed Approve How can I recreate this glowing light effect?
Apr
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reviewed Reject How can I recreate this glowing light effect?
Apr
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reviewed Reject How can I shoot interesting landscape photos without using long exposures?
Apr
27
comment What do you take on a hike as a landscape photographer?
Are there things that you're specifically interested in? I assume you already have a camera and some lenses, so is this about other gear such as tripod, filters, etc?
Apr
26
comment Is there something that is the opposite of a teleconverter?
The link above probably does answer your question, though this isn't really a duplicate.
Apr
26
comment Does Rear Sync really help background exposures in darker rooms?
Except for the fact by uploading he effectively re-licensed the images.
Apr
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comment Does Rear Sync really help background exposures in darker rooms?
As a note, do you have permission from Wayne Fulton to use his images? He specifies all rights reserved on the page for copyright. If you don't, please remove the images.
Apr
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reviewed Reject How to reduce size of a jpeg image in Photoshop?
Apr
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answered Does Rear Sync really help background exposures in darker rooms?
Apr
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reviewed Reject What exactly determines depth of field?
Apr
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reviewed Edit software tag wiki excerpt
Apr
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revised software wiki excerpt
added distribution. Sharing plays role in photo software.
Apr
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reviewed Reject Can i use my old Canon Speedlite 2777T with my new 5D Mark II
Apr
23
comment Recommended Accessories for a Canon T2i
Hiya, welcome to the site! This is a duplicate, I'm afraid, the only difference is a slight model revision in the camera.
Apr
23
comment How can I get to 400mm+ for wildlife photography on a budget of around £1000 with a Canon DSLR?
@ChinmayKanchi is correct, the crop that matches is actually quite a bit less data than the 7D. You can test his math another way... Just divide each axis by the crop and then multiply the results together.
Apr
23
reviewed Leave Open Compact camera with good zoom range and wide angle
Apr
23
reviewed Leave Open What causes blurred/non-sharp images taken of stable objects?
Apr
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answered Why would someone want a 58mm-58mm filter ring?