If your lens can't take macro shots, just detach it!

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These are some photos I took of my computer monitor screen (except the last one which happens to be of my cell phone’s) with a 18-55mm kit lens. How did I do it? Well, I learnt a trick recently where you can take macro photos by detaching the lens from the body of the camera, turn it around and hold the lens close to your camera stable enough to try and take some extremely close shots. As you can see from one of the pictures below, doing this allowed me to take pictures of individual pixels of the screen. 
It’s really hard to take a shot without losing focus. Moreover, if you’re not using a prime lens, you have to make sure the subject is well lit. Nonetheless, it’s very exciting stuff, if you ask me!