We bought a light kit at wal-mart for $50. Had the tent, two lights, tri-pod (peice of crap) and the black/blue backdrop. It's ok I guess. The lights are compact and convienient, BUT they are yellow. I thought I would buy this kit, and wha-la instant perfect picture. NOPE.
This sounds like a better idea to me. Found it in another post. How to Make A Inexpensive Light Tent
Hipgirl posted something (can't find it now) about lighting. And WHITE light compared to yellow light. It really helped me I found some DAYlight bulbs at walmart for $6.50 for two. Whatever you do... buy those.
OK. I will stop writing now. Just venting my half attempts at fumbling to finding a solution also