After what feels like (and could quite possibly be) hundreds of hours of research into how to take better pictures indoors in poor lighting, I shelled out for a behemoth of a lightbulb that is especially calibrated to mimic daylight. It's almost as big as my head, which is admittedly small, but still- the lightbulb is massive enough that it can't be contained by my previous lightshade. I took some very quick test shots:
These are completely unedited comparison pics, straight off the camera.
And these were given a quick white balance adjust in Picnik.
What do you think... better, worse, indifferent?