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11-06-13, 10:00 AM
Hi everyone,

read a lot of posts and saw that you give great advise for buying cameras. I'm in desperate need since I'm lost in the amount to choose from.
So here's the deal. I'm starting a blog and would like to buy a new camera. I would be doing most of the shooting indoors and in the city streets so I need the camera to be able to catch light but also be good at catching movement. I need it to be fast. Dont really need a super good zoom but it has to be decent. No need for a dslr. Mostly would be taking close ups, macros and movement pictures. Also a good quality video would be amazing. My budget is up to 300 pounds. Is there anything out there for me?

Chris Cool
11-06-13, 08:52 PM
Hi. Have a look at the Canon S100. It has a larger sensor and the lens is fast so is suitable for low light http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=PcLy5V8u8PE&feature=endscreen

Currys have it for half price so grab yourself a bargain http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/cameras/digital-cameras/compact-digital-cameras/canon-powershot-s100-advanced-compact-digital-camera-silver-14442760-pdt.html

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 to get you started http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/
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:



Chris Cool
11-06-13, 11:49 PM
I meant to tell you the fastest way to shoot street is to Pre Focus your camera so that everything within a certain area is in focus so you'll always be ready for that special shot :)

Further reading here