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Title: How to photograph roasted to perfection, beans from The Good Cup Coffee Company; coffee beans on brown wooden bowl

TIP: When setting up a macro photography shot, use a tripod for stability and a small aperture for depth of field. Pay attention to lighting to avoid harsh shadows. Get close to the subject and focus carefully on details. Be patient and experiment with different angles for unique compositions.
Camera Settings
• aperture: 5 • exposure time: 1/160 • focal length: 35.0 • ISO: 400
Camera And Gear
High-end camera gear can be beneficial, but it's not essential. Here is equipment compatible with SONY ILCE-7M3, that was used for the original photo:
image for Camera Body SONY ILCE-7M3

Camera Body

image for Lens (telephoto, zoom) SONY SEL2470GM2

Lens (telephoto, zoom)

image for Lens (wide, zoom) SONY SEL1635GM2

Lens (wide, zoom)

From RAW to JPEG
Post-processing is indispensable for transforming raw pixels into captivating, impactful photographs, enriching their storytelling and aesthetic allure. Tools like darktable (open-source) or Lightroom (commercial) facilitate adjustments in brightness, contrast, and color, which enhances visual appeal, corrects imperfections, and enables creative expression while optimizing photos for various outputs such as prints or social media. Post-processing isn't a dark art for pro artists or geeks; it's a vital requirement for every image, regardless of its subject or content.