Lifestyle, Travel Advice

Foodtography | How To Leave Their Mouths Watering For More

February 9, 2010 • By


Sometimes, if a friend is planning to visit a city that I’ve already been to, they will ask me to recommend places where they can eat. I don’t necessarily see myself as a “Foodie” expert, but I do believe that sampling whatever that particular region is best known for is an integral part of the traveler’s experience. My palate isn’t on the exotic side, but my daughter, Carisa and I, were open enough to munch on an octopus’s tentacle once. Suffice it to say that we have absolutely no interest in biting into what is the equivalent of steel belted radials again!

When you are traveling, it’s exciting to record your day to day activities, adding food pics to your photo collection brings your culinary experience to life and will allow others to appreciate those gastronomical delights through at least one of their five senses. So, whenever you are out on the town and about to dig into the delectable meal that’s just been placed in front of you, pull out the old digital and take a clearly focused picture of it. If the lighting is less than desirable, you can always edit the photo in any photo editing program. You will be glad you did because the old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” couldn’t be truer!

While the food will be the star of the show, I like to take pictures of the restaurant’s surroundings to further create the ambiance of that night. This is all the more important if the restaurant is unique or stands out in some way. Be sure to keep your receipts in the event you forget the name of the dish in question then you can easily write a short blurb about it if you decide to post it online. As a travel blogger, I find that I require quite a bit of storage to house my travel pics in general, so I’ve invested in Flickr Pro photo storage which costs 24.99 per year which I think is very worth it. You’d be surprised at how often food pics garner more attention than the landmarks!  UPDATE!  Flickr now offers 1TB of storage for free.  As of 01/12/17, I have 32,569 photos in my Flickr account which is only 8.2% of my 1TB allotment!!!

Bon Appetit!

Munching on Bubba Gump’s “Bucket of Boat Trash” seafood platter at Pier 39 in San Francisco.

This sign indicates that you are perfectly fine and don’t need the attention of the waitress at Bubba Gump’s. Flip the sign over to “Stop Forrest Stop” and she’ll check on you

Enjoying Fish tacos at Winship’s in Sausalito across the bay from San Francisco

Taking advantage of Vancouver’s world famous seafood at The Fish House at Stanley Park in Vancouver



Inhaling Tandoori Chicken, Curry Chicken with Rice and coconut/mango ice cream at All India Sweets & Restaurant in the Punjabi Market in Vancouver

About to make quick work of a decidedly “American” burger, side salad and sprite at the ex-pat hangout, The Globe Bookstore in Prague

In the cafe at Globe Bookstore in Prague


Hotel Waldenstein’s dining room in Prague and my chance to taste genuine Czech goulash


Traditional Hawaiian meal and tropical drinks served at Pinky’s Pupu Bar on the eastern shore of Oahu


Beef Souvlakia with fresh veggies & a side of rice. Mousaka, a casserole dish that’s similar to Shepherd’s pie with a Greek salad on the side at Stephos, a greek restaurant in Vancouver


Gorging on prawns and veal and making a special date with the dessert plate at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) in Vancouver