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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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answered How can I achieve consistent skin tones in my photographs?
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answered Why do SLRs and DSLRs use different flash gels?
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answered Why do superzoom designs keep expanding on the telephoto rather than wide-angle end?
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answered Can I use old filters from SLR film cameras on newer DSLR cameras?
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answered How can I get my camera to focus on water dropping?
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answered What tele-extender can I use with a Tamron 18-270mm lens on a Canon Rebel?
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answered Is the weird red and yellow patch near the center of my photo chromatic aberration?
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answered What publicly-accessible high-elevation photography-locations exist in New York City?
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answered GoPro 4 or Canon for photos of northern lights?
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answered Can I use a Vivitar Auto Thyristor 3700 Flash with my Nikon D3100?
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answered How can I get good motion shots (long exposure) of the sea in daylight?
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answered How to recharge camera battery in the wild
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answered How to shoot/capture the droplets of water being sprayed through a spray bottle
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answered I tried to use the “Sunny 16 rule” but it didn't work, why?
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answered Is there any quality advantage to doing dark frame subtraction in camera?
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answered Why does feathering the light gives softer light?
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answered Will using snapseed make the quality of my photos worse?
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answered How can I import images from iPad into Capture One?
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answered Leaving Apple Aperture for Adobe Lightroom, is there any way to avoid losing my photo adjustments?