From time to time, there have been questions (some from me) about how to take good pictures for posting. The latest was in a response to Kandra's beautiful photo in Blog #1.
If you want a cool gizmo for taking excellent, well-lighted close-ups, you could make a Trashcanulator 2000.
I haven't tried it, but it looks like just the expensive professional equipment. Plus it has a great name!