So you want to capture more fun photos with your DSLR? You may want to give the Ring Light a look. It is a ring flash and constant light that does not cost a ton and goes on your camera easily. It offers even lighting with 3 brightness options. Since it is powered by 4 AA batteries, you can detach it to use it off camera.
Ring Light attaches to your hot shoe to flash in sync with the shutter. Adapters for 49, 52, 55, 58, 62, 67, 72, and 77mm lenses are included. This is pretty cheap too.