I'm trying to make the photos I take up a notch. I only have a cheap ($100 on amazon) Powershot A590 with what I think is a faux-macro setting, but it's been easy and fun to use. In your experience, what are some no-nonsense ways of improving close up shots? I am setting up a cardboard box for use as a 'macro box' similar to this one, but are there other tips and tricks? Any settings on a little point and shoot that are better than others for photographing small objects?
I think likely my biggest issue is probably lighting. I don't have any decent lights, so I suspect I'll need to spend a few dollars on that. (Oh, and I'm still looking for the tripod, I think it got misplaced in the last move.)
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