Hi... newby here! I am an artist and am looking to buy a digital camera to photograph my paintings. I am looking to spend under $300 and need good clean quality photos because I post the photos on the internet and the paintings must be able to be seen clearly and cleanly. My current camera doesnt hold up without massive light so I spend tons of time in photoshop trying to clean the photos up, but never get them to look as good as they need to be. ***my gateway DC-T50 5.25mp I found someone on this forum who was taking a photo of a photo. The advice was 2 lights at approx 45 degree angle... I have that set up right now (not great lights on this artists budget), but my gateway DC-T50 5.25mp leaves me with grain unless I am in super bright light. Maybe there is a setting I am not aware of but I just think it may be the camera. If I need to save more $$ to get the quality I need, let me know. I am not shooting action photos or landscapes so that isnt an issue for me. I can actually see the pattern in the canvas on other online paintings when I click to a really large photo. I looked at specs on cameras, but the specs on my current camera looked good so I dont really feel I can trust specs at this point. Other artists are not very willing to share info. So I am turning to this forum hoping you pros can lend some advice. Pleeeeeeeeeease help!