Back in the days of film cameras, macro (or micro) photography referred to an image magnification that was 1:1 or greater in relation to the 35mm film frame. Today, most of compact cameras, bridge cameras and DSLRs (entry level to intermediate) have a macro mode.
Macro photography is a set of techniques that let you focus a
little bit closer than usual. Close-up and macro photography is
achievable in many ways, even without a dedicated macro lens. In this series of tutorials and articles we explore some of the most popular macro-photography lenses and methods for close-up photography.