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by Bart Arondson

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bio website grumpyjohns.com
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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.


Feb
17
comment How can I remove color cast created by a defective scanner?
@BartArondson - It asked about removing the color, but it's in the face as well. As Matt noted, though, it's not really a cast, it's just a corrupted image.
Feb
17
comment How can I remove color cast created by a defective scanner?
I agree with @MattGrum - I tried a few avenues in PS with zero luck. At best it could be usable by black and white conversion.
Feb
17
comment How can I remove color cast created by a defective scanner?
This still leaves the color cast on the face though. Over all, there's a cyan cast to the image, so background elimination doesn't really fix the image.
Feb
17
comment Why is my P&S camera producing photos with a wrong exposure and a screen-like striping?
This probably beyond repair, but given the rather unique images, I have to admit that I'd probably keep this camera anyways and experiment with it just for the output. These are oddly compelling images.
Feb
16
comment Is the Sensor Pixel size important for Image Quality?
@mattdm - agreed, but the title of the question and the content of the body don't agree, that's why I think the OP should clarify. If it's the title, then it's different and the body needs a little work.
Feb
15
comment Is the Sensor Pixel size important for Image Quality?
Hmm... not convinced on the duplication front. The suggested duplicate is about number of pixels, not the size of them. These are not the same, so the OP may want to clarify this.
Feb
15
comment Low weight photography bag recomendation
I have 6 camera bags, the weight difference between the smallest and largest is sufficiently small to make the weight of the bag pretty much negligible. I wish you luck, but I don't think you'll find it...
Feb
14
comment How to do a flaming postprocessing effect?
Have you tried asking this on the Graphics Design site? This is getting past the realm of general post-processing and may be better answered there.
Feb
14
comment Pentaprism viewfinder and used “pro” gear - really better for manual lenses?
Sorry, but I think that becomes fairly obvious... It takes light to see and you need to see to focus. As an aside, MF can mean "medium format" as well, just something to be aware of.
Feb
14
comment Pentaprism viewfinder and used “pro” gear - really better for manual lenses?
Does this help to understand the advantage? photo.stackexchange.com/questions/11878/…
Feb
13
comment What is the name and type of cable needed to connect 2 or more strobes to a camera so all will go off simultaneously when clicking the shutter button?
@angelrojas - Not all studio strobes have a PC port, it may be 3.5mm jack now (my AB800s have 3.5mm). What strobes do you have? Also, please update the question with this info rather than with comments.
Feb
13
comment What is the name and type of cable needed to connect 2 or more strobes to a camera so all will go off simultaneously when clicking the shutter button?
Also, what body do you have? Not all bodies have a sync terminal and so you may need to use a hotshoe adapter.
Feb
10
comment Why does my DSLR stop recording video even with a fast (class 10) SDHC card?
How long before it stops? There are limits to prevent it being classed as a video camera.
Feb
9
comment Can I tether a Firewire only camera to a USB only computer?
Don't know yet, I'd be curious to see if he's able to control the camera with the option he found. If it can, then it probably is a true adapter.
Feb
9
comment Can I tether a Firewire only camera to a USB only computer?
I agree, but it's not impossible. :)
Feb
9
comment Can I tether a Firewire only camera to a USB only computer?
@DarkcatStudios - I suspect that you won't be able to control the camera properly via the adapter, but I'd be curious to hear if it works.
Feb
9
comment Can I tether a Firewire only camera to a USB only computer?
See my comment link in the other answer. Pinnacle made a device that would take firewire and convert to USB. Direct cable, no, but certainly with a device. However, it's probably not usable for tethering control purposes.
Feb
9
comment Can I tether a Firewire only camera to a USB only computer?
Firewire to USB exists... wisegeek.com/what-is-a-firewire-to-usb-adapter.htm
Feb
5
comment FinePix S5700 reports memory full
Please keep it courteous as per our help guidelines.
Feb
4
comment How to compare two different cameras in regard to a low light performance?
Thanks for the edit, much better.