There are a lot of people taking pictures of food these days. Fairly often, just as I’m about to dive into a meal, someone whips out the camera and starts snapping plate shots. I have no problem with this.
When traveling, taking photos of food takes on a whole new dimension. No longer is it just about capturing an eating experience or an interesting piece of food. Now you're recording a full-on travel story. You're recording a new culture, an exotic dish, a memory of the night you ate a snail.
Some people actually like to put a little extra care into their food photos, add some artistic flair. For those people, this article offers advice on how to take great photos of your food. The writer is pretty hardcore as far as photography goes (he’s a professional photojournalist), and he definitely takes his food photography seriously. Probably more seriously than you do. That said, if you want to take your food photos to the next level, there’s some good advice here.
Valuable tips include not taking photos of food that’s ugly to begin with (stews and curries tend to be less photogenic), avoiding blurriness (seems like a no-brainer), and getting up close with your macro setting to achieve that extra detail.
Good advice all around.