Sure, you can spend thousands of dollars on studio lighting gear that will help you get great shots. But for about $30, you can pick up a cool lighting accessory – Venetian blinds – that will help you create creative lighting effects even when you are shooting with only one light. I got mine at The Home Depot.
You don't need to have a big, professional DSLR to get wonderfully publishable shots: you just need great lighting! A photographer with extensive knowledge of lighting can capture great images with anything you can throw at them. Here are a couple of tips on how you can too!