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bio website grumpyjohns.com
location Toronto, Canada
age 46
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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 Close Self Hosted Non Flash eCommerce Software
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reviewed No Action Needed How to set up Three Point Lighting without (much) real equipment?
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reviewed Close What makes a photograph “fine art”?
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reviewed Close When to use exposure lock with spot metering and when to use exposure compensation?
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reviewed Close How to start learning photo editing? What are the first few photo editing websites/books someone should read?
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reviewed Close Which one wide-medium canon lens is best for an indoor/outdoor wedding?
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reviewed No Action Needed Will a short focal length cut it for indoor event photography? (Context: It's Crowded, Dark, Has Mixed Lighting, and Requires Walking Around.)
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reviewed No Action Needed What can I edit in postprocess and what not
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reviewed Close What can I edit in postprocess and what not
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reviewed Leave Open How can I adjust for any inaccuracy in a homemade white card?
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reviewed Leave Open Is there a D-SLR that can record video with continuous autofocus?
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reviewed Close How do I select a tripod ball head?
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reviewed Reviewed Is the Nikon 300mm f/4 a good lens for Nikon D7000 for shooting sports & wildlife?
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reviewed Leave Open 100 year old hand painted backdrops - How to gently clean?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What's the expected misfire rate with studio strobes?
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reviewed Delete What DX Nikon lenses should I look at for concert/club photography?
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comment What DX Nikon lenses should I look at for concert/club photography?
I think this would be much better with some explanation as to why these would be good choices.
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awarded  Good Answer
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer