or ‘Eat it Don’t Tweet it’
It’s a guilty obsession, and it’s always the same. We all go out to eat at a nice restaurant. We order the fish, or pasta, or tofu. The plates are set down in front of us. Nobody move. First we have to get a picture of that beautiful spread.
The right angle, rotated 30 degrees. Perfect. Click. Now dig in.
And we’re not alone in our food picture obsession. This lends itself to a number of good quality food photo apps that cater to non-pro food bloggers like us, letting us share and show-off our adventures in gastronomy. There’s SnapDish, Instagram, Foodspotting, fidd.me, and as of last week Platter. Not to mention the more traditional mediums like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest which are awash with images of beautiful (and sometimes highly unphotogenic) food getups cramming our stream. There’s even a study out about online food and photos sharing trends by 360i, which examines why so many of us are snap happy at the dinner table and what happens to our food pics.
But why do most people (food lovers, but non-pro food reviewers or bloggers) feel the desire to record adventures in gastronomy? And does it take away from the experience? (more…)