Foodies / Food Photos – Help Us, Help You

Food PhotographerMany of you know that I created a food photo site a few months back. Food Foto Gallery is all about gorgeous food photo’s, all the time. Not only do we want to be THE repository for beautiful food images but we also want to help you. Like many of you, I am a food blogger and I always want to connect with other food bloggers. When I create something I like, I want to share it with everyone which I’m sure you do, as well. A few times a day, we announce new images on the site through our social media accounts which draws viewers to FFG to see your images. If you link your submitted images to your site, visitors can click through to your site, as well. Win/Win, right?

In the beginning, I created this site out of frustration with the big food porn sites which became difficult to navigate and to get photos submitted/accepted. I wanted a user-friendly place for people to connect and where most food images would be accepted. I believe that I’ve struck a chord because this site has grown dramatically in just a few months so others must be of the same mindset.

This site is very basic and nowhere near what the big food porn-type sites can offer but it is a little different in the respect that every photo gets posted and goes up in real time. There is a review process but it occurs after the fact and the guidelines are clearly articulated up front. Obviously, anything deemed inappropriate or not meeting guidelines can and does come down; however, pretty much everything goes up for the foodie world to see, so to speak.

I never intended to try to compete with the big guys but now that I see that there are like-minded individuals out there, I am willing to spend some money to build the site that I wish the big guys were. This is where you come in … 

Obviously, you love food, food photos or something similar. You probably love to cook and might even be a chef, food blogger, nutritionist, photographer, cookbook author or some other fancy name but you probably like looking at food photos. So meet me half way and tell me what you want in a food photo “site” experience. Whether you are a food gawker, taste spotter or a food photo submission ninja, what features are you looking for and what features do you hate? What do you want your experience at FFG to be like?

I have hired a coding expert and have already put together a laundry list of things that I want FFG to be. I am dedicated to building the best food porn site on the web so why don’t you come along for the ride and let me know your thoughts.

Please leave your comments below for all to see :-)

By the way, I did put up a similar post on FFG and there are a few, helpful comments, if anyone would care to read – http://foodfotogallery.com/blog/2014/01/18/foodies-help-us-help-you/


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  1. I am a photographer and I love to take pictures of food. I have huge collections of food photos. When I came through your blog, I found it very useful for me because it’s user friendly to post your blog. When I read others comments I have no worry about the approval. I would like to say big thanks to you.

  2. Hey CJ, A very good initiative. I was also frustrated with not being accepted by big food sites. I am glad I have been able to post on FoodFotoGallery without unfair removal.

    There are few suggestions which I would like to make – a) the categories can be more specific. eg cookies, cake, no-bake, everything goes in Sweets & Desserts.
    b) Allow uploading images directly from blog, like in pinterest or selecting the image from web source.

    You are doing great and my full support is with you!!
    Deepali Jain recently posted … Eggless Triple Chocolate Mini Bundt CakeMy Profile

    • Food Stories says:

      Deepali ~ Thank you so much for your lovely comments and suggestions. I will add them to my list and see how we can make this the most user-friendly site ever :-)

  3. I am so happy to hear that you will be making your site so user-friendly. Being a new blogger and trying to learn about food photography, it’s so helpful. I need to learn so much about food photos that I wouldn’t even know where to start to tell you what I’d like to see. I think I’ll leave that up to the more experienced foodies. I’m sure I’ll learn a lot. Thanks so much for all your work to get your site the way you want so that it will be even more helpful.
    Sylvia recently posted … Grilled Boneless Pork Sirloin Chops with Brown Sugar RubMy Profile

  4. To create a new website to be more food porn friendly and more blogger friendly is a wonderful idea my friend, I am all aboard as support and to spread the word :D

    Cheers
    CCU
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