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bio website grumpyjohns.com
location Toronto, Canada
age 46
visits member for 4 years, 9 months
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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.


Sep
9
comment Why does my camera turn off after taking 2 to 3 shots?
No problem, happy to help.
Aug
26
comment My laptop doesn't show Sd card, the camera says that it needs to be formated
This question is marginally on topic, but not really answerable by us. It's not directly an issue with the camera, so the simple answer is take it back.
Aug
25
comment How to know if a digital camera is doing anti-aliasing filtering?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about programming image manipulation software and not specifically about photography.
Aug
25
comment How to know if a digital camera is doing anti-aliasing filtering?
@AndyBlankertz - For Pentax, the anti-shake mechanism is on the sensor, they simply move it to emulate strengths of AA or turn it off.
Aug
22
comment How do I find the filter size for Sigma lenses?
Search for polarizer and/or filters on the site, you'll find a lot of information.
Aug
21
comment Low light photography with lens limitation
I would suggest reviewing What is the “exposure triangle”? to get an better understanding of exposure.
Aug
20
comment Why is a wacom better than mouse for retouching?
phlearn.com/use-wacom-tablet might help you past your initial issues...
Aug
16
comment How do I choose between 24-70 f/4 and 24-105 f/4 Canon lens?
What do you mean by more advanced f-stops in this respect? I'm not really sure that this is answering the question.
Aug
16
comment What ruins undeveloped film?
Besides, odd handling and light leaks can make for some seriously interesting results. That alone can be worth the price of admission.
Aug
14
comment A3, A3+ printer for black and white photography for photographer (self-entrepreneur)
Product advice and/or opinion are both off topic close reasons I'm afraid. I deleted all the previous commentary and the edit, I would encourage people to keep it polite and avoid arguments/debate in comments or questions.
Aug
13
comment Figure photography - where to share photos?
They definitely allow nudes, it's basically a post your own porn site... Technically, though, it answers the question.
Aug
13
comment Figure photography - where to share photos?
Why is that? Are you affiliated with this site?
Aug
12
comment How are these clothes pictures being photographed?
@MikeW - I thought that too, but they didn't looked filled in, so I think the question is more about the background.
Aug
8
comment Why is there a grid pattern of darker pixels in this twilight sky flat field?
Question has been asked and answer on another site.
Aug
7
comment How much skill and effort (in the process of taking a photo) is needed to have copyright over it?
I can't see how this couldn't be opinion-based since there hasn't been a legal ruling on this yet. Now, the one thing we should all be worried about is a court siding with Wikimedia on this because the implication to users of event-based triggers such as sound or laser triggers.
Aug
3
comment Nikon Coolpix 885 not saving to new 8gb memory card
@JamesSnell - Good point, I didn't look up the camera. I tend to agree with your answer then, the camera simply won't handle it.
Aug
3
comment Nikon Coolpix 885 not saving to new 8gb memory card
I'm struggling to understand why you think "everything seems to work well" when you're not getting any images on the card, that seems the opposite. Have you tried formatting the card in the camera? Without a partition that doesn't seem to make any sense?
Aug
1
comment Filtering out RED light from a white LED source
@BShaw - Videography is still off topic to this site.
Jul
11
comment What are the international translations for Canon DSLR body names?
As evidenced by the answers not being maintained, this is not a good question for the site.
Jul
11
comment What are the international translations for Canon DSLR body names?
Undeleted. It's a wiki answer anyways and, surprise-surprise, Wikipedia is up to date and the accepted answer is not.