I was fortunate enough to win a new DSLR, a Canon EOS T3i. Now I know this isn't the latest and greatest, but it's a significant step up for me from a point and shoot. What are some of the basic techniques that I need to master? And what affordable lens can I buy for macro photography? One person said a 60mm, another said I can get by with a 50mm at first.
Any insights (comedic, helpful or otherwise) is appreciated.:D