On Food Porn, And Shooting It Correctly

If you are a person who takes pictures of their food, please read this. And then this.

The first is a simple but effective guide to taking better photographs of food by Serious Eats' J. Kenji Lopez Alt - and they apply to a lot of other kinds of photography as well. Things like paying attention to light. Skipping your camera's flash. White balance.

The second questions food porn as a phenomenon. Why are you shooting those photos in the first? [Serious Eats, PSFK]