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Best sites for food photography

amkirkland Mar 17, 2007 05:10 PM

I'm looking for good sites for food photos. They seems to inspire me to cook better. Here's my current favorite. www.tastespotting.com

  1. LiveRock Aug 9, 2011 02:01 PM

    I'm quite fond of http://recipesrandycooks.com/

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      lwbookeater Aug 9, 2011 10:58 AM

      Similar to TasteSpotting and FoodGawker is Tasteologie.notcot.org. SeriousEats.com also has a PhotoGrazing tab that displays photographs submitted by food blogs.

      1. alkapal May 31, 2010 05:49 AM

        this one is new to me....pretty appetizing! http://donteatthatyet.com/
        the cool thing is you can then link to the photographers' food blogs.

        e.g., this gourmet traveller is nice: http://gourmettraveller.wordpress.com...

        1. Kagemusha May 29, 2010 08:42 AM

          Few blogs come close to the standard set by Saveur, especially its published images. Most online shots I see are too flat, too taxidermic, too standardized--almost reminiscent of Japanese plastic resto displays. The generic lighting/poor lighting control, even colour temp issues, are usually the problems.

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            jackhonky May 29, 2010 01:45 AM

            Similar to tastespotting is www.foodgawker.com though a lot of the photos overlap (people - myself included) cross post on both of them as they get more hits on their blog that way (hey, traffic's traffic right?). I know that whenever my photos get picked up on either of them, I get a spike in hits.

            Serious Eats also has a version called Photograzing at photograzing.seriouseats.com - though it's less active.

            For a personal food photographer site, my current favorite is www.mattbites.com his stuff is excellent, and he's quite witty. He's definitely more stylized (his partner is a food stylist, and he does work for Martha Stewart) but it's a step up from the foodgawker/tastespotting photos you get. Those are really all about highlighting the food. Matt Armendariz is about making a really great photograph that happen to have food in them. There's definitely a difference.

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              toadgirl Mar 23, 2007 12:49 PM

              This is a great topic. Thank you both. I just came across this site:


              It's facinating to see the choices people make when setting up a shot.

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                debbiel Mar 17, 2007 07:09 PM

                Try La Tartine Gourmand. Beautiful, beautiful food photos.

                Currently she's on vacation and there are more non-food photos than usual. Scroll down and look at recent archives to see a range of stunning photos.


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