Originally Posted by K-JUN
Okay so I can get my hands on a tripod, two actually, one floor model and one that sits on a table. I also know someone who has a light box he doesn't use. He says it's like this
but just the box no lights would this help?
The main problem is your lens. Point and shoot cameras are very limited in their lenses. All the lights and tripods in the world will not increase the quality of the camera.
I would suggest if you know you like photography get an entry level DSLR like the canon EOS or similar. The lenses are interchangeable and you have much much more control on the overall camera function.
Cameras and lenses are truly one of those things that you get what you pay for, that being said, an entry level SLR can be picked up relatively cheap for what they do.