I stole this title from Licia at Licia Beads.
If you want to take better pictures especially product photos you need to read her post on taking great pictures. Click here for post.
She has some great tips and tricks for taking really good close ups,and lighting.
These tips aren't just for products, although her product photos are awesome, but you could use these tips to take better pictures around the house.
Hope you find her tips as useful as I have.