I said before that I’m not a one trick pony. I’m still going to claim at least three tricks and when you talk bang for your buck, macro photography has some great ones.
When I’m taking macro pictures, I’m using my Canon 100mm 2.8 lens. Add it to a camera like mine and you get an effective 160mm lens, but with a minimum focusing distance of only a few inches. In a nutshell? You can take pictures of REALLY small things and honestly, what isn’t interesting at very high magnification? The other trick here is that macro lenses like this one have extremely shallow depth of field, so everything but your exact point of focus will be very blurry. This is actually a great technique for keeping the attention where you want it. I’ll post a few and you can let me know what you think.