Canon EOS Rebel T5 18-55 IS II Kit Manual (en)

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When you want to shoot flowers or small things up close, use the <4> 
(Close-up) mode. To make small things appear much larger, use a 
macro lens (sold separately).
 
Use a simple background.
A simple background makes small objects such as flowers stand out 
better.
 
Move as close as possible to the subject.
Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance. Some lenses 
have indications such as <40.25m/0.8ft> on them. The lens 
minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal 
plane) mark on the top of the camera to the subject. If you are too 
close to the subject, the focus confirmation light <o> will blink.
If you use flash and the bottom of the picture looks unusually dark, 
move away from the subject.
 
With a zoom lens, use the telephoto end.
If you have a zoom lens, using the telephoto end will make the 
subject look larger.
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 Shooting Close-ups
Shooting Tips