Are you like me and take pictures of every awesome dish you order at a restaurant, or take pictures throughout your cooking process like most foodie bloggers are doing these days? Would you say you have a food photography obsession? Lol well I sometimes feel weird taking pictures of my food in public, but after reading this article I shouldn't feel so ashamed :o)
I came across this article this morning - I get Google alerts on many topics, and one is specifically food photography. It usually sends me pretty generic articles and updates, but every now and then I read a great article or learn some great tips for photography and shooting food items.
Well this morning was one of those articles. The original writer nails the point - Experienced photographers and chefs probably hate most of the photos they see online of food, or watching people in restaurants whip out their smartphone to take a quick pic of their dinner and post it on Facebook...but David Hammond has a great point, taking these quick pics and snapping every step of your cooking process is actually a healthy habit to practice. It means your spending more time with your food, appreciating the process and smells - Where on the other hand, the people that aren't documenting their food are probably the ones who are in line at Chick-Fil-A, eating on their way to the meeting they are late to, and spilling crumbs all in their car. They probably have no idea what the wonderful Polynesian sauce tastes like or what slowing down your eating feels like :o)
Enjoy the article!
Like many of my friends, I take a photo of almost every restaurant meal I eat. I do that because I never know when I might need a picture of something I've eaten for something I'm writing.