Might this be better posted in the beginners forum? I'm new to photography in general and I'm over there most of the time but I think it might be good to ask here first because you guys are the macro people. I'm sorry if this is the wrong place. I am drawn to macro photography. It's one of my favorites, possibly my favorite kind to look at. So I would like to do some! However, I am not sure where to start. I have a sony H50 camera - a point and shoot (but its a good point and shoot!) that has decent - I think - macro capabilities. Someone recommended a raynox lens to put over the top of the regular lens for better macros, but it (the H50) has a weird thread size and so I dont think a raynox would fit unless I could find some sort of step-up or step-down ring for it. I'm still very confused on what can be attached to this camera. Filters, conversion lenses, the more I read, the more questions I have. Also, flash/light. My camera can get pretty close to things and still get them in focus, like about a few centimeters away, but then of course the lens blocks all the light except in certain circumstances. As for flash, I've used the flash (the built-in) a few times, but I'm of course limited because of the lens being in the way and shadowing anything close. Can anyone direct me to a place I could start reading to learn more? Perhaps a website, or a book? Or would someone like to give me a few tips? Here are a few examples of my attempts. Except for the dew (which could be sharper, anyway), they are all pretty atrocious. And they are all pretty tight crops. pinecone - is this even technically a macro? I kind of dont think so. You can definitely tell that this one a tight crop. dew more dew and the very worst - dont laugh - the bug photos here on the macro forum are exquisite, but this is the best I could do!