Consider a tripod.
On the other hand, an inexpensive tripod is worth getting, especially if you have shaky hands.
When I got a tripod, my satisfaction with my shots skyrocketed.
For even more stability, use your camera’s timer function with a tripod. Read your camera's manual to see how to
set the timers function.
Don’t go crazy buying the most expensive equipment right away.
It’s possible to get very nice photos with an inexpensive point and shoot. See these examples on Flickr. The more photos you take, the more you’ll know about what kind of camera to get when it’s time to upgrade.
sometimes the best photos taken can be taken with a very good camera phone eg Iphone, Samsung Galaxy tab