1. If you’re new to macro and just want to put your toe into the water before diving in head first, you can save some money and buy a simple close up lens kit to get a feel for macro work. If you like it – then you can buy a real macro lens later.
2. On-camera flash just doesn’t work for macro. In fact, it’s usually terrible. Use off camera flash and be sure to diffuse it as much as possible to avoid harsh shadows.
3. Be careful. Don’t disturb plants, flowers or insects just to get a shot. Remember you’re in their home. Act with respect.