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bio website grumpyjohns.com
location Toronto, Canada
age 46
visits member for 4 years, 8 months
seen 5 hours ago

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 best camera between nikon 3200 and canon 600D for product photography and landscape photography?
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reviewed Close best camera between nikon 3200 and canon 600D for product photography and landscape photography?
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reviewed Reject How does a teleconverter affect depth of field?
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reviewed Close How to avoid fringes?
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reviewed Leave Open What software can I use to process RAW images?
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reviewed Close Which one to buy Nikon D5200 or D7000?
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answered How does the gray level in a target impact the true color after calibration
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reviewed Close How to get back to photography after having a long break?
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reviewed Close Why is sharpening not recommended in RAW processing?
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comment Why isn't expanded ISO settings (L / ISO50) enabled on Canon DSLR's by default?
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reviewed No Action Needed Is there a digital camera that is able to save people bounding boxes?
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reviewed No Action Needed How was this long exposure crowd shot taken?
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reviewed Close Other cheap DSLR models vs Canon 1100D?
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reviewed Leave Open What kind of AF-motor does a Nikon D7000 body have?
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reviewed Close What is a good DSLR camera for a beginner, with intention to take occasional videos?
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reviewed Close What operating systems run on today's DSLRs?
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reviewed Close What equipment do I need to film downwards over a table?
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reviewed Approve What operating systems run on today's DSLRs?
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reviewed Leave Open Canon 75-300mm f4-5.6 USM or 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS lens?
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reviewed Close How to handle existing gear if you start your own business from financial site?