Big News

November 17, 2009

You may already know that TasteStopping has a new home. But if it’s news to you, take note: the official second home for your rejected food photographs is taking up residence at a fancy-shmancy new URL: http://tastestopping.com.  If you have so kindly linked to this site, now is the time to edit your links and point to the best second chance your photos will ever have.

Dora says !Vamanos!

And now TasteStopping offers even more Bells and Whistles. Rejected food photos are still the heart and soul of TasteStopping, but you’ll be happy to know, the newly created “Drive-Thru” offers a chance to post a photo and link to your fresh content.  Who said instant gratification couldn’t be good for you?  And “Judge, Jury, Execution” offers bloggers a chance to kibbutz on each other’s work, exchange advice and tips on how to improve a particular picture or commiserate on a fine photograph that didn’t make the cut elsewhere.  Read more about both of these features here and find out how you can submit your photos.

And one last word. TasteStopping is sponsoring a contest to find a logo. Think you have mad design skillz? Put them to the test creating a 165 X 90 logo that will hang in the top left corner of the site.  You’ll see the title and tagline there right now, so go, get, check it out. What are you waiting for? Except maybe this beauty: the winner will receive a bounty of gourmet treats courtesy of kitchen witch.  Rules and guidelines can be found on the Contest page; any questions can be emailed to info (at) tastestopping (dot) com

Design the winning TasteStopping logo and these Fudge Brownies could be all yours!

Thanks for your support. Now, let’s have some fun with our food!

roast chicken

Don't be a turkey, turkey!

 

 

To celebrate Thanksgiving, TasteStopping will accept your Thanksgiving themed food photographs to publish on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2009.  Make sure that the photos submitted link back to an actual post, and that they have something to do with Thanksgiving (spell it out for me if you have to), and they will be published for Thanksgiving.  No rejections from other sites necessary.  Send the photo (or photos) and URL in an email to “info (at) tastestopping (dot) com” and mention Thanksgiving submission somewhere in the email or subject line (because sometimes I need the extra help.)  If I receive enough photographs, I will start publishing these photos the day before Thanksgiving, and run them for two days.  Just to help you work up an appetite for the big day o’ eating.

Halloween Programming Notice

October 24, 2009

On Saturday, October 31st, TasteStopping will celebrate Halloween by publishing any and all Halloween related photos, regardless of their status at other food photography sites.  On this one day, we will post any submissions that involve ghosts (as a cookie), pumpkins (in a soup), witches (brew), or black cat (stir-fry).  Anything in keeping with the Halloween theme.  OR you can simply submit your scariest photo of food.  Something gruesome, ghoulish, bloody…a photo that you know will scare the pants off our readers.  After all, this site celebrates the good, the badly lit and the just plain frightening. Keep it in good taste (in other words, it’s still about the food) and send your submissions to: info (at) tastestopping.com by 10 PM ET October 30, 2009.  To make things as easy as possible, label your photo or email with “Halloween submission” so it is posted correctly.

Thank you and happy haunting!

 

Now that's just raw-ng

Now that's just raw-ng

Taste Spotting - Not a compelling image subject. no mentions of outside giveaways; Food Gawker - Sorry, prefer picture of actual food or drink

Taste Spotting - Not a compelling image subject. no mentions of outside giveaways; Food Gawker - Sorry, prefer picture of actual food or drink

Worth a shot

October 7, 2009

Tastespotting: unflattering composition. low contrast. not sharp. not a compelling image subject

Tastespotting: unflattering composition. low contrast. not sharp. not a compelling image subject

Cheers! (and jeers)

October 5, 2009

Tastespotting: unflattering composition; Foodgawker: accepted

Tastespotting: unflattering composition; Foodgawker: accepted

A dead giveaway

October 2, 2009

Taste Spotting - Not a compelling image subject. no mentions of outside giveaways; Food Gawker - Sorry, prefer picture of actual food or drink

Taste Spotting - Not a compelling image subject. no mentions of outside giveaways; Food Gawker - Sorry, prefer picture of actual food or drink