Macro photography is the art of taking close up pictures that often reveals details that you don’t notice from a distance or with the naked eye.
The macro setting on cameras will likely be a flower symbol on the camera dial or screen menu. If you don't have this, just use your auto mode.
Some cameras / lenses will be able to get closer than others depending on their focal length. (More on focal length in another lesson). There are special macro lenses you can buy if you find you really like macro photography.
MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE
Take 5 close up photos of 5 different things. Look for things you may not always notice, like small insects or textures.
Here are some past student examples: