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Pictures of your food?

Does anyone take pictures of their food? I'm not talking high tech magazine-quality pics or anything, just a quick snapshot of a great looking plate of food before digging in.

My mom and I seem to do this for each other and it's never mattered if it's a meal while dining out or something we have prepared at home. I tend to post pics on my facebook page and I've had more comments on my pictures of food then usually anything else!

People giggle at me when I'm eating and pull out my phone to take a pic of my food while everyone else is digging in but, I just can't seem to help it.

Just wanted to poll the public and see if anyone else did this and if so, why?

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  1. I definitely did, because i was proud of myself for pulling off my second thanksgiving for more than two people ever..... even though all indications said it wasn't going to... (spilled half the brine all over the floor and counter.... and everything on the counter. not me, my DB, I have an injury so he had to do the lifting..... dropped pecan pie...) I also posted my pics on facebook and got way more comments on those than my normal pics, is that saying something? lol...

     
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    1. re: kubasd

      and for some reason the rest of my pictures, even though they are small enough, aren't loading right now... i'lll try again later

      1. re: kubasd

        I love your ta-da pose with your festive table. The artistically plated green beans are an especially nice touch.

        EDIT: OP, I didn't mean to ignore your question. Yes! I love to take pictures of my food--both home-cooking and meals out (when I can do so discreetly). For a more detailed answer with evidence, check out the photo link on my profile page. HA HA HA!
        http://www.chow.com/profile/249664/ph...

        Better still, here is one of my favorite threads from Sal Vanilla this past summer. It would be fun if this thread came back to life with new "Pictures From Chowland!"
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/635647

        1. re: kattyeyes

          thanks :-) those green beans were a last minute inspiration. the plate looked so boring, and i saw the cranberries and walnuts from baking, and went, aha!!

      2. Here is some Dutch Oven cooking Pictures.

         
         
         
         
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        1. re: yakitat jack

          That's the best looking sheepherders bread I've ever seen!

        2. of course. i go into a coma looking at stunning food and beer photos.

          btw, check out this similar thread [http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/635647].

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          1. re: Pata_Negra

            I take a lot of food photos. Take a lot of cooking classes and I want to be able to remember what we made, what it looked like to recreate the same dishes later as well as to show those back home what we did. Same thing with any nice dish made at home. Some friends also have asked me for photos of dishes, so I like to accommodate them. Not big on posting/blogging on Facebook, etc. - a little too much "showing off" for me.

            1. re: markabauman

              MarkA, i do too. my backlog is huge [have more pics than time to process them]. it all started after i returned from a fantastic trip to Peru and Bolivia in 2003.

              do show us what you make/eat. no 'facebook' and such but i have a couple of pics on Flickr.

            1. re: Uncle Bob

              DROOL! Those are some serious ribs, Uncle Bob! I'm also jealous they are plated outside on the patio in warmer weather than we're having.

                1. re: mrbigshotno.1

                  I did this in a restaurant with fluorescent and window light (blue) on a Apple iPhone 3GS. It works a lot better than my previous BB, but there is no flash.
                  If these phones really become good, with optical zoom and more megs., my SLR won't get as much use.

                   
                2. re: kattyeyes

                  Wouldn't a second home be nice?...One North...One South ~~~~ I know when the humidity is high and the temperatures are pushing 100 + I would love to go North to Cooler weather...Then back South in the winter....Then again while I'm dreaming...Maybe just live permanently on a South Sea Island...on a cliff above a beautiful secluded lagoon...

              1. YES! My husband posts them all over facebook to make his friends jealous. It also allows us to share with family and friends who are also food buffs.

                Here is a sample of some of my more recent endeavours.