Photography is a pretty expensive hobby when you start to really get into it. After the camera itself, and additional lenses, the biggest expense is flashes. Luckily there is a LOT of do it yourself hacks to help the on a budget photographer illuminate their subjects.
Digital Photography School has created a list of ten really good ones. Number 2, Poor Mans Ring Flash, Number 3 Inexpensive Light Tent, and Number 10, Full Budget DIY Lighting Studio all look like projects I’ll be trying out really soon.