Thought Id share a few simple yet effective photography tips for the creative photographer.
Macro done easy
Set your lens to its closest focusing range and move physically towards the subject until it is sharp.
If you are using longer lenses it really helps to lay down and hold the camera and lens almost like you are shooting a gun, and remember your breathing when shooting.
This is also a great technique for bokeh shots, with a 50 mm at its closest focusing range and background further away you will blow the background to bits.
Don´t be stationary
It is very easy to put down a tripod and just stand on the same spot shooting, instead try moving around a bi, experiment with angles, left, right, high, low until you hit that perfect angle for the scene.
Slow the shutter
You don´t always need a ND filter to block out light to get even slower shutter speed, you can either use this technique with your hand or better with a cardboard (black if you got colored one).
Wave your hand or cardboard slowly back and forth in front of the lens to block light while shooting, this only works if you already have a shutterspeed of 1 second or more.
Cheapest flash ever
Super simple, take a mirror and reflect any lightsource to your subject.
If you are into macro photography a pocket mirror will work wonders for you if you cannot afford flash setup for macro photography (sunlight ftw).
Hope these small tip helps.
Have a superb day.