There's an incredible amount of helpful information in Tamron's archives, their blog and their website. Back in the ebook library I found another outstanding resource for a special application, close up photography.
Check out the pdf of the close up ebook, just by clicking the cover image to the left. It's also an opportunity for you to get to know another member of Tamron's tech team, Jillian Bell the author.
Remember, there are more in the series, but I chose to share Jillian's today, because close up work has so many potential applications in all of the different specialties. It's an especially effective skill in wedding photography when it's important to capture some of the details to tell the story.
"One thing I thoroughly enjoy about abstract macro is there are no rules for orientation like in landscape or portrait photography. If there are strong vertical lines, present it vertically. If the shadows work better presented upside down - do it. It is up to you the photographer to decide. There are times I am unsure of a photo I have taken and will rotate it in all orientations to find the most dramatic composition. In abstract macro, your final image is more about the creative concept and less about what object was photographed. "