I suggest you start by visiting http://www.breezesys.com/
They specialize in software that controls a camera.
They even have "photo booth" software, which may do what you want.
They list the specific cameras that work with their software.
I am trying to find a simple process to have download pictures directly from a camera to a computer to streamline the process. Any suggestions on what type of camera / software / etc?
The idea is similar to when security takes a picture of an employee for a new badge. However, this is an industrial environment, and we need to move the camera around a little to get the right angle.)