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Computer geek and amateur photographer.
I am an Engineer at Google Switzerland, please send me your CV if you'd like to apply ;-)

I started taking photography seriously at 14, when my father became a freelance professional photographer. I had plenty of free training :-)
Unfortunately, Tenerife in the 90's wasn't a good place to shoot mainly medium- and large-format film, so the business wasn't successful for very long.
However, I discovered photography is the only art that I'm any good at, so I never quit.

If you are curious about my equipment, check my photos EXIF (example).
I find the evolution more interesting than the current state:
1994 - $10 compact 35mm film camera and lots of B&W film, including a whole can of expired Technical Pan that was lots of fun, all developed at home by myself.
1996 - Chinon MA-8 with 28-70mm f/3.5 and 135mm f/2.8 (not in use)
1997 - Olympus OM-1 with Zuiko 24mm f/2.8, Zuiko 35mm f/2.8, Zuiko Micro 50mm f/3.5 (macro 1:1) and Zuiko 100mm f/2.8 (currently under gentle use only as secondary film body)
1998 - Nikon FM-2n with AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D (main film body)
2002 - Nikon Coolpix 2200 (given away)
2000 - AF Nikkor 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5D (seldom used, only good for weddings)
2004 - Nikon Coolpix 8400 (sold)
2005 - AF Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 (€70 bargain, because I couldn't afford the 24mm f/2.8D then)
2005 - Hanimex 135mm f/2.8 (€18 bargain)
2007 - Nikon F90x (automatic film body, seldom used)
2007 - Olympus µ725SW (miguev-proof)
2008 - AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 (€200 bargain, favorite portrait lens)
2008 - Nikon D80 (first DSLR, soon sold to upgrade)
2008 - Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f/4 (favorite and main travel lens, easy decision)
2008 - AF Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G (Xmas present, instead of the old model)
2009 - Nikon D90 (only DSLR)
2009 - Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 (bought just for one wedding)
2009 - AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D (too good and cheap not to have)
2010 - Nikkor 200mm f/4 AI-s (bargain deal on eBay)
2010 - AF Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D (real macro lens, wanted this since 1998)
2010 - AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D (real good, favorite wide-angle lens, wanted this since 1998)
2010 - Nikon D700 (at last, a full-frame DSLR)

I have four SLR film cameras (one retired, another one nearly retired), one DSLR and one compact digital camera: the good old Olympus OM-1 (which I don't use any more), the really good although not as old Nikon FM-2n, the Nikon F90X I stole from my father, a brand new Nikon D80 from June'08 Nikon D90 from January 2009. I no longer have the not-so-new but yet quite good Nikon Coolpix 8400 (sold it) and have given up the little but good enough Nikon Coolpix 2200 to my friend Alberto. I also got the really tough, miguev-proof Olympus µ725SW from my father (Xmas 2007) after seeing this ad.

I don't want to have much photos but good ones. This is why I upload here only my best shots. For the bulk of them, see private-miguev.

Mainly as part of my job, I also travel a little bit:

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Miguel Ángel Vilela
January 2006
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Zurich, Switzerland
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