I used to be pretty into photography a few years ago, heck for a brief time I thought that that’s what I wanted to do professionally lol
I was very lucky and privileged and through a partial scholarship I managed to study in a High School that offered specialisations in “3d animation and videogame development” and “artes audivisuales” ( i’m pretty sure theres a better english term than audivisual arts but I cant recall it right now).
I had to pick one and I was pretty unsure of which one to choose because both of them interested me a lot, but I ended up choosing audivisual arts because my friends were there and the videogame classroom was full of toxic weirdos.
That high school was a cool place (the owner/principal/teacher of some of the classes was a misogynistic pshychopath but that’s another story) and there I learned a lot and became interested in a lot of things including photography.
I managed to afford a Sony a6300 because in early 2017 I found like 30 copies of Gravity Rush Remastered for the PS4 in stock at Amazon Mexico and that game was out of stock in the US and the prices skyrocketed to around 130-ish dollars. I also was able to afford a Nintendo Switch at launch and a lot of Music Gear that way
I used mainly vintage lenses because they were pretty cheap for the quality and through high school I mainly used a Canon FD f 1.4 50 mm, a Canon FD f 2.8 28mm and a Nikon Nikkor 80-200mm f 4.5.
Oh, and also two years ago I found a sony rx10 mark 1 for 280 pesos (15 dlls) at a flea market and that was wild, it was in perfect condition except the battery was missing but It used the same battery type than my 6300. Latelty when I need to casually shoot something I’ll just use the rx10 because of the autofocus and the zoom that I lack with my vintage lenses.
I had a lot of fun shooting a lot of short films and videos through high school and me and my friends who were usually my team-mates in most of the projects I was involved started to stand out a lot from the other classmates and that was nice I guess.
I’ll attach some decent photos that I have taken, maybe later i’ll share some video prjects as well