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Analogue Everyday: Bring Your Camera to the Food Table

Keep a food diary in analogue and let the simplest meals become the best memories.

Photo by duringmyheyday

When I first began using film, I had the notion of “saving up for the best shots” because the pictures weren’t as disposable as digital ones. But really, what is a best shot?

Gradually, I began to realize that the best way to approach film photography is to let it assimilate into your daily life the same way we let digital photography do. Maybe we can’t Instagram our picture or update a Facebook status with our analogue photographs but they will prove to be keepsakes for the simple memories.

Sometimes, I bring my camera along for a meal even if the only picture I take is the food on my table; I like to be reminded of my days with the food I eat, it’s the greatest simple pleasure of everyday life.

My partner is always teasing me about how she never gets to eat food fresh on the table because I have to have a picture taken first. As a photographer and a blogger, I can hardly apologize for my “duties!”

Sometimes, a picture of my food is the only picture I take for the day and many times they turn out to be my favorite pictures of all time. Won’t you start keeping a food diary?

Photo by duringmyheyday

written by duringmyheyday


  1. nurng2000


    This article makes me hungry !

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  2. sweetyyydreams


    Great photos! And now I'm sooo hungry and thirsty :)

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  3. zekalinova


    simple but very authentic..very inspiring and great focusing!! :D

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  4. melly_ramone


    Great Article, your food snaps are making me hungry!!!
    I too am hooked on snapping my food even though some people laugh when I do!!!

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  5. hanschu


    Same here! Food and photographs connect memories in an extrodinary way! Looking back you can almost smell it!
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  6. vici


    I am really inspired by your article and photos. I used to photograph my food all the time in digital; but since I've gone analog, I've given up food shots because they just seemed too difficult to accomplish....but as I said, you've inspired me, so I want to give it another try. Thanks.

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  7. duringmyheyday


    Thanks, everyone! I was sure most photographers would understand :) Missing the food in these pictures already!

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  8. eva_eva


    Hungry! :D

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  9. fayeusokoi


    is time to have lunch~~~~~~~~

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  10. pfoten

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  11. ucinz


    delicious article! :s

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  12. venuslam

    nice photos!which camera u used?
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  13. duringmyheyday


    @venuslam - I used the Canon FTb for most of these pictures :)

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  14. jetnz81


    >"< Ishhhh~ hungry too

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