But, to consistantly get GREAT shots under any circumstances, it takes a great camera. Shop on ebay, buy used if you have to. An old 20d or 30d will still get some great shots under controlled lighting and with a good lens.
Here's a way to get better photo's with what ever camera you happen to have handy. Learn how to use it. Read the manual. Learn what Apperature and ISO and Shutter Speed do for you. If you leave the camera on the Green "Auto" setting, you are going to get photos that reflect that. Some of the time, Auto will get you a good picture. But, camera's can be fooled easily. So you have to know how to override the camera's settings to get the shot that you want.
I'll cover some more topics later on in the week when I have time. As always, please leave comments and get more people to sign up. If you have any questions or ideas for topics, email them to me. Thanks....Chris