Macro photography is the art of getting up close, really close, to your subject. Generally, photographers use a special macro lens to capture the details but you can play around with macro photography without doling out the big bucks. Here’s a quick tutorial that shows you how you can use a standard lens to make macro magic.
And if you’re looking for some great examples of macro photography, check out these sites. Photography Served has a great macro gallery by Joakim Kraemer and there’s an impressive collection at Smashing Magazine. Got some macro shots of your own you want to show off? Join the Closer and Closer macro photo group at Flickr. And, oh yeah, why not make a small (or big) book of your shots. Just a thought!