Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Instagram Strategy

Sometimes I make a fool of myself when I'm taking pictures of food that I've made. I take things outside for "better light". I think about the background. I create what I imagine is a good composition. Basically, I pretend I'm a photographer. It's ridiculous.

Why do I do it? It's fun! I enjoy creating, and it's a pretty convenient way to quickly create. I'm not trying to get rich or famous, but I can't deny I enjoy the "likes".

Now that you know how much I get into it, you can imagine my surprise, delight, and horror when I posted a quick, careless photo to Instagram and it quickly became my most liked image. I didn't strategically pose or filter. I snapped a picture of what I saw to be a failure. 

This picture...

I was bugged that the cookie had spread so much.  It created odd, spaceship-like cookies.  Delicious, yes, but not beautiful.  For some reason, people didn't care about it's ugliness.  This is super confusing to me. Now I have to question everything. ;)


  1. I enjoy your foodtography. I do the same thing - try to shoot in natural light.