BreakingModern — Believe it or not, the term foodie was coined in the 1980s but it only became mainstream thanks to the photography app, Instagram. Now everyone is not only posting selfies at the hot new restaurant in town, but also uploading sumptuous, quickie photographs of the food they’re eating — usually sharing with #foodporn. Many of these foodie selfies are pretty bad I admit, but not this one from Annette Holland. Check out the photo captured with her HTC One M7. Wanna start your day off right? Grab a nice filling breakfast. Or in Holland’s case, it’s stuffed French toast garnished with fresh fruit and mint. What makes this a great-looking photo? First off, the detail captured by her M7 is amazing. The fresh strawberries. Notice how the glaze catches the light. This photo shows the fresh and mouth-watering fruit close up.
Next, pay attention to the angle of the food. Sure, Holland is showing off her dish, but the photo draws your eyes up and behind her plate. This isn’t an Ant Pruitt “I’m eating alone” breakfast. This is a breakfast with company. The colors are not oversaturated and they’re well-balanced. I’ve seen lots of great photos in the Smartphone Photographers Community, but I love this shot in particular, Annette. Thank you for sharing it with me.
Have you taken any snapshots of your meal with your HTC smartphone recently? That’s a rhetorical question. I know you have. If you think you’ve got a great food shot, shoot me an email linking to your photograph. Just drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your shot just may be considered for the daily Eyewitness Photo column here on BreakingModern. Thanks for reading and keep sharing your great smartphone photography!
Featured image: Annette Holland
Header image: Annette Holland
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