If you are interested in taking a photograph of something and if zoom function in your camera will not work then here is a nice tutorial. You will need at least two more persons. You will hold camera and go directly near to the object. 2nd person will hold you so that you will not fall on the object. The 3rd person is just for the safety. He will hold the 2nd person so that you can go as near as possible for the closeup.
Damn it friends. This is a Zoom Fail!