Tuesday, September 30, 2014


An Instagram post of a nice slice of pie from the Elkhart County 4-H Fair last year. (Jennifer Shephard)
#Foodstagram: Food Instagram accounts you need to see
Posted on April 1, 2014 at 3:38 p.m.

I confess. I like food. I cook food, read about food, and yes, even photograph food. Makes sense, right? I am a photographer after all. With the visual world rapidly opening up through Instagram nearly everyone takes photos of their food.

Some of us do it better than others. I read a story on Huffington Post recently that clued me in to 15 Instagram accounts that do food photos right. Most interesting to me is that the folks behind these accounts are mostly from the food industry in some way. This gives us a look behind-the-scenes to how food is created, prepared, plated, served and even photographed by specialists. We all like that sense of being in the know.

There are plenty on the list that I enjoy perusing, but the true carnivore in me means chef Craig Deihl's account is my favorite in the group. He cures his own meats, which is a splendid accomplishment. 

So, if you like food photography, or better still, want to study images and maybe make yours better, then give them a look.

See one you like and give them a follow. You can follow me on Instagram @jenshephard and let me know if you have a favorite.