This is a tutorial on taking close up macro with a Nikon coolpix 5400. It is a 4 mg cam with a 1cm macro mode. The light you see is a Nikon SL-1 Ring light. It don't fit this cam but I modified it with a router. This cam has the closest macro of any I shopped for at the time. This thread is compatible with any close focus digital cam. There are many ring lights available and even a few threads on how to make your own.

So how do we go about getting a shot like this?

The first key is lighting the best set up is a light box but you can do well with a white room and some simple Floresant lighting here we use 4 footers. Its best to use white sheets to prevent any glare if you use compact spots as I do now.

Ok Lets get started