I'm a journalism student from NTU doing a trend story. Noticed my friends saving and scrimping just to get a dSLR and it's not cheap (for student standards)! And photography enthusiasts seem to get younger? To be serious enough to upgrade from a PnS to a dSLR..
So I'd like to ask you all when did you get your first dSLR and why? Do you plan to go pro one day? Does taking up photo assignments earn you some extra? Or is it for some charitable purpose like those wonderful photo essays of disaster victims?
Please contribute and thank you in advance for your help! And sorry I need to limit my article to Singaporeans or Singapore PR as it's a local trend story. If you are from overseas please feel free to share too as it's always nice to know more people's stories.