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bio website grumpyjohns.com
location Toronto, Canada
age 47
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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
21
revised Is there any different process of sharpening in different genres of photography or not?
clarity
Apr
21
answered Is there any different process of sharpening in different genres of photography or not?
Apr
21
revised Will a Sigma 35mm f/1.4 cropped to DX mode give adequate results vs full-frame Nikon 50mm f/1.4?
Make it less opinion oriented...
Apr
21
comment Is there any different process of sharpening in different genres of photography or not?
Now... does this cover you? Recommended start point for sharpening
Apr
21
answered Is Lightroom Auto Tone very dodgy?
Apr
21
comment Can Pentax K mount lenses be used on a 645 Reflex via an adapter?
I know you can go the other way, but K to 645 would be very odd given the image circle would be quite small on medium format film or sensors.
Apr
20
answered What is the focal length on your typical cell phone camera?
Apr
20
revised What's the best way to shoot Black and White images on a 600D / Rebel T3i
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Apr
20
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
20
reviewed Approve What are the proper settings for taking low light action pictures using Nikon D5100?
Apr
20
reviewed Reject How to remember to change settings when I pick up my camera?
Apr
19
comment When focusing at max zoom, focus is lost after zooming out. Is that normal?
@BBking - most consumer lenses are cheap lenses...
Apr
19
revised When focusing at max zoom, focus is lost after zooming out. Is that normal?
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Apr
19
comment Why are so many kit-lenses parfocal if it's an expensive feature?
I said one reason... A lot dSLRs do have it, they don't make lenses to model versions.
Apr
19
comment Why are so many kit-lenses parfocal if it's an expensive feature?
One reason will be video. In general, that's very desirable and video is a significant selling point now.
Apr
19
reviewed Approve What is the best way to photograph a marathon?
Apr
19
reviewed Approve Is there a way to replicate Nikon D3100 live view on my laptop screen?
Apr
19
comment Why are so many kit-lenses parfocal if it's an expensive feature?
Key phrase: typically. Making a parfocal lens is more expensive, but it doesn't make them prohibitively so. You'll probably also find that many of these aren't perfectly parfocal.
Apr
19
reviewed Approve What is the color of “white” that is displayed on a Camera screen or LED monitor?