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sut
23-04-12, 11:02 PM
HI GUYS

I am just about to buy a new camera but my max budget is 100.
i need the camera to take photos of paintings some of which will be behind glass,

as you can imagen i need a camera that will take good clear photo's of the painting.

can you please advise me on what the best sub 100 camera would be to buy make and model please.

thank you for any help.

Chris Cool
23-04-12, 11:15 PM
Hi and welcome.

You won't go far wrong with the Canon IXUS 115 HS, as image quality is very good for the price Click for review (http://www.cameras.co.uk/reviews/canon-ixus-115-hs.cfm)

I've seen it at PC World for around 79.

And don't forget. Post processing is an important part of photography and should be used to sharpen and enhance pictures taken with any camera. If you don't have an imaging editor, then use the one in my signature below. There are 32 video tutorials to get you started. The most useful is the Adjusting levels (http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/Videoes/06_Levels/06_Levels.html) and for even more adjustment. The Curves tool (http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/Videoes/07_Curves/07_Curves.html) is a must (it's my favourite all-in-one adjuster). My Resize-Crop-Sharpen tutorial below, will get your pics ready for the internet or whatever :cool:

Cheers!


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sut
23-04-12, 11:22 PM
HI

thank you for the replie, i am looking at the review and it does look good, not sure what the rest of the stuff is that you was telling me about i am really just looking for a camera that will allow me to take the best photos and uplaod them instantly without having to messa round,

Chris Cool
24-04-12, 12:39 PM
not sure what the rest of the stuff is that you was telling me about i am really just looking for a camera that will allow me to take the best photos and uplaod them instantly without having to mess around,Well, what you see may not be what the camera sees. Shooting pictures indoors can mean some lighting problems that can easily be adjusted with software, as I have suggested.

In my book, taking the picture is only half the job. The other half is bringing it to life.

Before:
http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab218/siuyagraphics/train1.jpg

After:
http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab218/siuyagraphics/train2.jpg

Cheers!

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sut
24-04-12, 10:15 PM
WOW,
i see what you mean from the 2 pictures posted i think i may have to start reading your stuff

thanks