Nowadays, walking on the street, We can often see many people bring a big size camera. They take a picture of a flower on a road, landscape or all kinds of common things. And they upload thier pictures to minihompy or blog on web for share them with many people. Photo life becoming more common, people who are deeply interested in camera are increasing. In the past, auto digital camera of small size was popular. But now, DSLR camera a little hard to handle and big is polular. How is the DSLR camera, which is only used in people interested in photograph especially, popular in genaral public?
First, The word "DSLR" is simplified form of Digital Single Lens Reflex. DSLR camera has some differences with auto digital camera which is known common. DSLR camera's remarkable feature is lens. It is possible to change a lens of DSLR for photographer's intension or an object. So it is possible to get more diversity images than auto digital camera's. Also, DSLR's photos aren't distorted because photographer don't look a sight through the LCD but a viewfinder.
All photographing options of auto digital camera are set automatically. But DSLR camera not only has auto function but also has focus, lens, shutter speed and exposure control function. So it is possible to get variety feeling image though photographer shot a same scene or thing. The pixel of DSLR is commonly higher than auto digital camera so image quality is very good. Also, it is possible to chain shot and accurate shot of fast moving thing using a fast shutter speed.
Because of these many merits, DSLR camera was used by people who are intherested in photograph. But ordinary people couldn't buy it just as hobby for it is somewhat expensive. Now, however, DSLR come into wide use. The Post interviewed Yuk Seong-woo, a member of a photo-club on campus, to ask about the reason.
"After popularization of auto digital camera, people who got to be interested in taking a picture have been increased. Later, those of them were getting to want to have DSLR keening on taking photos. There are some people who bought DSLR just for good appearance, too. Then, the demand of DSLR has been increased, several camera companies have done a price cutting race. DSLR is now under one million won but it was three or four million won before," said Yuk. He explained about the best reason for popularization are an expansion of people who are interested in photos and a drop in prices.
"Actually, I was negative about the people who bought a camera even though they didn't know much about taking photos. But now, I am very positive about this trend because I can get a lot of chance to meet many people who can share some information about cameras," he added.
Before popularization of DSLR, people usually took a picture just for a memory on special day or trip. After that, many people carry with camera and want to keep even small things as a photo. As increased these people who take a picture as a hobby, many club or association appeard. They go out to "Chulsa", as so called, together. "Chulsa" , means go out of door to take a picture.
Then, The Post asked Kim Ji-hye why she is interested in taking photos and what she felt from this hobby.
When did you start to have interests in taking a picture?
When I entered the university, auto digital camera was very popular. From that time, I started to enjoy taking a photograph. I remember that DSLR was somewhat expensive for general people, so the masses did not have it a lot.
Why did you buy DSLR which is more expensive than the auto?
The usual auto digital camera is not available to adjust the iris, shutter speed, and exposure. And it is not easy to learn to take photos deeply. DSLR, however, is useful to change the picture's view, atmosphere, and impression of color because it is possible to change a lens. I bought the DSLR camera to learn about camera deeply and take diversity pictures by manual operations.
What is your feeling about photo life?
I think that I look things in many ways. With taking a picture, I see worthless things more detail that I overlooked before. Above all things, photo life makes me see the world with more thinking.
"Like this popularization of cameras in this world at present, I hope general people to have a chance to be close to the pictures. And I want to share many things relating taking photos with them as one who has a same hobby," Kim Ji-hye added.
You could take much information about camera if you visit web sites, www.danawa.com or www.dcinside.com. There are many kinds of information about camera characteristic or price. And the following is a brief information about some popular DSLR brands.
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