If you are depressed by getting rejected by either Tastespotting or Foodgawker, did you know there are lots of other options for submitting your food photos? In addition to all of the ones I’ll share with you in this post, John and I have one that’s not quite launched yet called Fooderific.com. We are open to suggestions on ways to make it better. We’re going to add likes and probably comments if people ask for them. Each photo links directly to the blog it came from and every blog has a complete gallery of its own.
If you’re a user of John’s EasyRecipe plugin, you’re already aware that just by ticking a box, every food photo you select as your recipe photo will be automatically added to Fooderific.com within seconds of hitting the publish button. We still have some final formatting to finish and a login so folks can save their favorites but it works just fine. It does take a bit of moderating because unlike the other sites that must have approval of each photo, we accept everyone and then remove those photos we think don’t look fooderific.
For instance a facial scrub gets tossed out, food that looks like dogfood gets tossed out, photos with more text that food are out, just a pile of ingredients is out and photos that are out of focus are out too. Most importantly, if it’s a stock photo and we catch it, it’s out too. This is for food bloggers who take their own photos. Fortunately, we haven’t had too many we’ve had to reject and we have over 60,000 photos so far.
Also Fooderific.com is a great place to find photos for Pinterest as the photos are added within seconds of posting so new photos are up all the time 24/7. There’s a pinterest link on every photo that links back to the original post. Some sites like RecipenewZ offers a Pinterest link but it links back to RecipenewZ not to the original recipe. No value in that for me.
Here are alternatives for submitting your photos AND getting some good traffic back to your food blog:
- Chowstalker (only Paleo or gluten free recipes)
- Dessert Stalking (Also gardenstalking and veggiestalking)
- Finding Vegan (only vegan recipes)
- Fooderific.com (currently for users of EasyRecipe Plugin)
- Food Porn Daily
- Food Spreading
- Healthy Aperture (only healthy recipes)
- Kitchen Artistry
- Liqurious (only drinks)
- Photograzing by Serious Eats
- TasteStopping (for when you’ve been rejected by the big guns)
- The Feasting Eye
- Yum Goggle
- Recipegraze.com (new)
- Food Peeper
I didn’t include sites that publish an entire recipe such as recipes2share or opensourcefood as that does no good at all for a food blog. There’s no reason to click to visit the original recipe.
Not sure how you feel but I have no desire to help a stranger earn money on my hard work. Everyone has their favorite food photos and here are some of mine.
Photos like this are my inspiration and what keeps me picking up my camera to practice. Each photo links to the original recipe.
Blackberry Cake by Mama’s Gotta Bake
Lamb and Fennel Mint Salad from Salted and Styled
Breakfast Cheesecake Cupcakes from Handle the Heat
Smoky Park BBQ Sandwiches by Taste and Tell