Beginners Built-in Flash with Basic Diffuser
If you are just starting out and only have an entry level camera (it doesn't matter if it's only point and shoot) don't be afraid to use the built in flash. Modern cameras are so good at TTL exposure, all you need is a bit of translucent plastic stuck to the front of your lens and you're good to go. There are a million variations of this, above are a few that I've used in the past. I'm still extremely happy with the results I achieved with this rig, check the examples below if you don't believe me!