Food photography goal

This time last year I tried to get some food photography accepted by foodgawker.

I tried four times and each time my submission were declined. The good think about food gawker is declined submissions are accompanied with a reason. For me it was basically a problem with low flat lighting in my food photography. At the time I thought I’d try to do something to improve my food photography and while I did that I promptly forgot about submitting to foodgawker. Since then I’ve basically used Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to share my food photographs.

Last night while I was in bed and looking at photographs on my iPad I browsed through the various sharing options and remembered 500px and foodgawker. I entered my foodgawker account and thought I’d try again. Because foodgawker prefers a recipe and an associated blog post I used my quinoa fritters

This morning I received an e-mail from foodgawker accepting my submission. It gave me a little skip in my step as I walked home from breakfast.

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You can see the submission at

This is the submitted photograph
This is the submitted photograph

So now I have one photograph accepted I’ll start submitting more. Hopefully I’ll improve my acceptance:decline ratio 

A small step for many others but a big one for me

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12 Responses

    1. True Caroline, I thought I had enough light in my early submissions. I’m grateful foodgawker accepted last night’s submission.

  1. Your lighting setup is most impressive, and the photos are evidence of that. Most impressive

  2. Yayyy!! Congrats Gary!!! I know how it feels..I had one of my clicks accepted too by Foodgawker and for us foodies it is indeed a very proud moment!

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