Just starting out with the Have had Pentax Canon Rebel 2000 Canon Rebel XT and now my new baby the Canon I thought I'd start with the basics again and never shoot in auto again. I am very guilty of that with the Rebels.
The Ultimate Guide to Learning how to use Your first DSLR
Check out these macro lens quick tips from Canon. It's close-up photography made easy! Takeaway: I find some tips here useful such as the use of tripods to make the shot steady and also to shoot at bright lighting.