iae aa eia
Lives in Paulista, PE, Brazil
Works as a ESL/EFL Teacher
Joined on Jan 13, 2011
The very first camera I ever used was my mom's, a Kodak Instamatic 177XF. In the 90's, it happened to me to work as a photographer, but I always had problems working by myself and I was too picky to find a partner. Actually, what I needed was someone to deal with the marketing thing, promoting my work.
After a long hiatus, it just happened to me to start teaching English. It was natural, and I moved on with it. I like being an ESL/EFL Instructor, because most things I learned in-depth through reading in my life, including photography, was based on English material.
Curiosity: The first contact I ever had with photography literature in English was in 1993. I was riding my bicycle and passing by a supermarket when I decided to step into its newstand for a quick look at some covers. I wasn't looking for anything in special, but then I saw that beautiful red cover with a lot of SLRs in it. It was the December 1993 edition of Petersen's PHOTOgraphic magazine. I was amazed because I had never seen a such appealing cover (uncommon in Brazilian magazines) and yet in ENGLISH! I bought a compact Collins Gem Eng-Port Port-Eng and spent the whole month trying to translate 70 % of the magazine. Oh, and I also bought a calculator to convert the different measurement units in it! From that time on, I continued to buy that magazine for the next 6 months.
iae aa eia's current gear
The picture of it DPR shows here is not its actual appearance.
iae aa eia's wish list
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Added Jan 3, 2013
If I could buy a camera today and decided for a full frame mirrorless, it would be this one.
Added Jul 31, 2012
If could buy a camera today and decided for an interchangeable lens A(Pff)S, it would be this one.
iae aa eia's previous gear
My fourth digital camera and first I fell in love completely.
My fifth digital camera. Beautiful love story. Bought a wideangle adapter lens for it. The camera died in salt water. I got depressed for a while.
- Aiptek DV3100 My second digital camera. It already recorded video, but only at about 15 fps.
- Aiptek DV3300 It was my third digital camera. It was multitask (photo, video, mass storage, MP3 and webcam), something appealing back then.
- Aiptek Pocket DV My first digital camera ever. It already recorded video, but no audio and only 10 fps. An image of it is quite rare (http://www.comparestoreprices.co.uk/images/ai/aiptek-pocket-dv-camcorder.jpg).
- Kodak S Series S100 EF My second film camera. It was in my early teenager years. http://www.flickr.com/photos/schweigart/6831998826/
- Pentax MZ50 My sixth film camera. I was in love for the Canon Rebel when it was launched, but I had to wait all that long to finally own an autofocus.
- Sonora Love My first film camera. It was sold with a 110-format 20-exp film strip already in place, and when you took the camera to develop at one of Sonora's labs, you received another one. Of course, it didn't take a couple of cameras until I decided to disassemble it. Quite a piece of crap, but for a kid and as the FIRST OWN... http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodrigov/5172794186/in/photostream/
- Zenit 12XP My third and fourth film cameras, because I actually had two. As a too curious and somehow boiled son I was, I disassembled it and convinced mom to buy me another right after.
- Zenit DF300 My fifth film camera. It is a copy of Minolta X-370. Its lens was a Zenit 50mm ƒ/1.8, also an imitation of a Minolta.