Practicing a little every day will lead to great progress over time
If you want to get better at something, do it every day! If you're going to get healthier; walk every day and make conscious decisions on what/how much you eat every day and check on your progress a month later. If you want to take better photos, spend 30 minutes to an hour every day dedicated to taking pictures; you will be amazed at your progress.
This simple concept can be applied to anything, and if you want to take better macro pictures, you should schedule 30 minutes to one hour a day, every day, for you to go out and take macro photos. One of the biggest challenges with macro photography is focusing your subject, and if you spend that little bit of time every day taking macro images, you will definitely improve your focus.
Even if you think it is silly, set a daily reminder on your phone calendar or however you keep track of your daily activities. If you make a reminder to take photos, you won't forget, and you will have that time set aside to prevent scheduling some other event at that time.
Too easy for you? Please try this even if it sounds too easy. Take photos every day for a month, and set a reminder for a month from the day you start. After one month has passed, take a look at the difference between your photos from day one to the last images. You will see slight to drastic improvements 😊.
This photo was taken on April 25th, 2018 and I considered it to be the best macro photo I had ever taken. Capturing this photo is what put me down the path that I currently am on. This photo has a lot of great elements; cool color, the spider has a fly, nice detail too! I had not even tried to use a flash at this point either!
This photo was the closest I could find in my recent shots that correlated close to the first shot, one key important difference is that the September spider here is 1/4 the size of the one from April. The spider has more detail visible, and the lighting is better. The background is much better in the April photo though.
This photo shows the most improvement as far as spider pictures go, and it is slightly bigger than the one from September 10th, but they are both way smaller than the April shot. More detail, better lighting, and a great background 😊.