Step 2: The Magical Flower Button
On most cameras, there is a button with a flower by it, or the selector wheel has a flower on it. This is what puts your camera in macro mode, which allows it to focus on very close objects. This is to ensure your photos don't come out blurry.
When you want to take a close-up picture, press the macro button or turn the dial to the flower.
If your camera doesn't support macro, you may still be in luck. As long as it has zooming capabilities, you can take macros of sorts.
How to take good pictures while in macro mode is discussed in the next step, while taking macros with zoom is explained in the step after that.