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Before you take another food shot, consider this
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“What kind of Instagram accounts do you hate?” my kids were asking the other night.
“I don’t really like fashion posts,” I said. “I don’t like too many selfies.”
“I don’t like food posts,” said my son. “Why do people have to take pictures of food?”

I laughed. To be fair, I think I am one of the first people to take food pics, as early as 2004 with my low-res digital camera. I was in Singapore for a junket for the Philippine Star and I simply thought this dish was too pretty not to be captured. This was Chatterbox’s famous Hainanese chicken rice.

Chatterbox chicken rice

I still remember marveling at this dessert sampler at Mezza9, Singapore in 2005, when taking food shots was a novel thing. Flickr was a new thing, so early adopters would post them online and label them “food porn.”

dessert sampler

My brother Dennis used to groan whenever I would pull out my huge camera before a family meal.
And now it’s like a normal thing. I try not to do it often, and if I do, I do it really quickly. It must be done within a few seconds so I don’t like a fool.
That said, this video is worth sharing, I can’t wait to show my kids. I especially love the tag line in the end.
Watch and see how silly it all looks.

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Juliane

LOL! Guilty of taking food pics, but only really expensive Michelin restaurants. The kind of, once in a lifetime experience! Kasi, ebak na after 24hours! lol. Wala memories except photo. I also looked at IG photos of food before venturing to a new place.

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MK

food shots were fun in the beginning, until na career na in instagram :X Please update us on your shaburi btw (is that the correct name?) ! ­čÖé

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CVS Reply:

yes we are opening mid September at Uptown Place, BGC!

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Jay Lozada

Wow! Big production. Can’t wait for Ikea to open in Manila.

As for food shots, deadma ako.

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Abbie Real

I love the video! Hits home! Thanks for sharing.
I used to love taking photos with my chunky DSLR and was into food photography for a while (yes, Flickr was the best – still is for me).

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I really don’t mind food pics, but of course I’m guilty of posting them, too. It’s a great way to discover new places/dishes/recipes to try, provided you follow the right people, of course. What I do mind is posting pics of food that the poster thinks wasn’t delicious anyway because, what’s the point? Which is why I also don’t post food that I don’t think was good, no matter how Instagrammable it looks. [Reply]CVS Reply:August 4th, 2016 at 12:09 PMyes that is true. I don’t post food pics unless i enjoyed the dish and want to remember it. My friend… Read more »