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bio website grumpyjohns.com
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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.


May
21
comment Are the highlights in this photo a byproduct of the vintage lens or were water particles introduced during shooting?
@Jakub - I'll be curious to see your results, you may need to play around with it a bit.
May
18
comment Which portfolio hosting services offer swipe navigation on mobile devices?
Sorry, it's also a product/service recommendation and we generally exclude them because they're seldom long lived. I think that will be true for this as well, as sites catch up and improve their mobile experience.
May
18
comment Which portfolio hosting services offer swipe navigation on mobile devices?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it isn't about photography. I've also removed the bounty.
May
17
comment When using a ring light, how do I get rid of the dimmed backround?
Do you have a sample image? That's always helpful.
May
9
comment Reverse ring sizes
Please don't use answers to request additional information, use comments for that.
May
7
comment Pocketwizards vs wireless transmitters?
Why do you think Pocketwizard isn't a wireless transmitter/receiver system?
May
4
comment Why would exposure settings be very different for the same scene between full-frame and APS-C (using a 10-stop ND filter)?
Did you have the same metering settings and did you focus on the same things? You didn't mention if the two images came out looking similar in overall exposure.
May
2
comment What type of USB cable is this? / Panasonic TZ40
@SailorCire - Comments are not for answers.
Apr
29
comment Lightroom 6 and “Hardware acceleration”
Have you tried disabling the lesser adapter altogether?
Apr
23
comment Is there any hope for Exif TimeZoneOffset as a standard?
More specifically, I'm not sure I see the photographic relevance of the question.
Apr
23
comment Why is the bottom half my picture black when shooting with Cowboy Studio remote triggers?
Also, I've encountered minor lag with radio triggers when on the fastest sync speed before and so I often dial it back a touch to account for it. The better the trigger quality, the less this is likely to happen.
Apr
19
comment Why are images shot in monochrome mode in color when I download them?
Are you shooting RAW or JPEG?
Apr
19
comment Is there modded firmware available for Fujifilm Finepix S1?
I'm not sure I'm convinced, but I'm willing to wait to see how the broader community views it.
Apr
13
comment Why is only Nikon not readily available in airport duty free shops?
I've seen them at Heathrow and a few others.
Apr
12
comment What are the key things to think about when photographing jewelry?
Sorry, this is not too broad. It's been around for almost 5 years and has 7 reasonable answers that provide advice to help newcomers in this arena.
Apr
11
comment How to get more clarity and less shadow when photographing jewelry?
Have you looked at How do I improve the results of photos taken in a light-box?
Apr
11
comment Can I use old filters from SLR film cameras on newer DSLR cameras?
He's talking about lens filters though, not gels for lighting.
Apr
11
comment Can I use old filters from SLR film cameras on newer DSLR cameras?
That's a general problem for filters, not specifically an issue with older ones.
Apr
9
comment Why do superzoom designs keep expanding on the telephoto rather than wide-angle end?
@Gnubie - Beyond a certain focal length on 35mm cameras, you'll notice that lenses tend to be fisheye and then people use defishing software to correct the distortion. The reason for this is that they drop the distortion correction lenses and that makes them less complex.
Apr
9
comment Can I use old filters from SLR film cameras on newer DSLR cameras?
@SailorCire - Flaws in the glass or the coating could lead to odd flares and light patterns. They may all be really good, but if some are not, then they may still be fun under the right circumstances.