It helps to have a computer though. With the help of free paint programs (Gimp, Paint.net) you can still get cool pictures without having to lug around a giant camera.
Below was the original.
Next, blurs, brightening a section, rendering cool stuff like rays, and adding lens flare can make a picture that looked like it was taken by a point and shoot (which it was) into a nice picture from a high end camera.
(I'm not trying to say good cameras aren't good, I'm just saying
that the high end cameras are more than what most people need. It's like putting a cake in a box. and then shaking it... all you get is splattered cake.(hmm, I think I'm getting my metaphors messed up.)
Ok, I'm done being nerdy, now you can get back to work. ☺