Ok.. I'll start this off with something from About.com here are some basic tips for Macro Photography..
Here are some tips to get started:
We can add to these tips and provide "real" user tips to this thread.
- Like any other photo that you take, simplify.
- Fill the photo with your subject.
- Sharp focus is a must.
- Try shooting from different angles. If youíre looking for deep saturation of the colors, use front lighting. If youíd like to bring out the texture of your subject, side lighting is the way to go.
- due to the narrow depth of field, the background will usually be thrown completely out of focus, which allows the natural background to be nice backdrop, Just make sure you donít have anything distracting in the back thatís recognizable (branches, cigarette butts, etc.).