I'm a self-taught macro photographer from a small town in Holland.
I got inspired by Thomas Shahan's photography and I bought myself a
DSLR back in 2014.
For me, macro photography is all about exposing the unseen.
When you get into macro photography you will discover a whole new
world full of detail we can't see with our naked eye.
I'm currently using the Nikon D5200 with either an old 50mm prime or a 28mm prime reversed to the end of extension tubes. As for lighting I'm using the Flash YN-460 and a home-made flash diffuser.
You don't need a professional macro lens. I'm just using the lenses my grandfather used back in the day. You can do a lot with a little!