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02-11-12, 03:09 PM
I have recently needed to start taking photos of some projects at work. These photos are often in low light situation like inside control cabinets. They are often close ups of wiring and Data plates of motors and such. The camera needs to fit in a pocket or tool bag. A point and shoot size would be best. Any suggestions

Chris Cool
02-11-12, 04:27 PM
Hi and welcome.

For low light shots you may need a bigger sensor than the normal point and shoot. Have a look at the Olympus E-PL1 Clicky at 219 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Olympus-E-PL1-Compact-System-Camera/dp/B0036DE108/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351876614&sr=8-1). It can be used in Auto mode until you get used to it. A small LED light that can be worn round the head would help a lot Clicky (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/28-LED-Torch-3-Mode-Head-Band-Water-Resistant-Camping-Hiking-Caving-Flashlight-/160681602857?pt=UK_SportsLeisure_Camping_LightsLan ternsTorches&hash=item25695eaf29)

Read about the Olympus here (http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/olympus_epl1_review/)

And don't forget. Post processing is an important part of photography and should be used to sharpen and enhance pictures taken with your camera. If you don't have an imaging editor, then use the one in my signature below. There are 32 video tutorials-Clicky (http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/) to get you started. The most useful is the Adjusting levels-Clicky (http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/Videoes/06_Levels/06_Levels.html) and for even more adjustment. The Curves tool-Clicky (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: