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Spring comes, flowers bloom and out comes my macro lens. I love it. A new burst of inspiration. Using a macro helps you naturally work with composition. You already have the subject so you are narrowing your topic, looking for an interesting photograph. Now the subject might become the stamen of the flower, a tiny bug on a peddle, water droplets on a leaf refracting peddle colors. Backgrounds become ways to make your subject stand out. Watch for distracting shapes, colors and lines. Slight adjustments left, right, up or down can fix a situation.
Close up work requires you to pay attention to your lighting. It teaches you to really look at how and where light falls. Move around the area you are shooting. You can change light effects within a few feet of each shot. Get low. Look for the front light, back light and spot light on one detail.