Use your camera's macro mode for great close-ups

Here's how to use your compact camera's macro mode--and add-on filters--to take close-up photos of flowers, dewdrops, and other tiny things.

Go Beyond Macro Mode With Add-On Lenses



If you want greater magnification than your point-and-shoot camera can provide on its own, try using add-on lenses. Often called macro filters, these inexpensive lenses--available from your camera's manufacturer or from Websites like Camera Depot or Tiffen--attach to the front of your camera's built-in lens. Though not every camera on the market can work with macro filters, many can. I took this shot with a point-and-shoot camera set to macro mode, with a +1 filter attached.

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