In the detail
Keep an eye open for small details, textures and incidentals: these add variety to your images and add depth to the story you’re telling.
Again, know how to turn off the flash. Built-in flash is often appalling for really close subjects.
Be prepared to go in really close, to concentrate fully on the detail you’re interested in.
Know your stuff
Get to know how close your camera/lens combination will allow you to shoot.
Food, especially exotic or unusual food, is a favourite subject for close-up shots. Some cameras even have a special ‘Food’ mode. But be aware that some restaurants now ban diners taking photos of their meals, and that overdoing it (especially with flash) will annoy other diners.
Take a look at the other features in this series;