With all of us using smart phones and apps such as Instagram and Food Spotting there seems to be an increase in the number of people actively photographing and sharing their food images. It almost goes without saying that people are simply loving being able to tell others about what’s for lunch as much as they’re enjoying looking at what has been deemed (and hash tagged) as #FoodPorn.

Contrary to layman’s belief, there really are people that are edging on the brink of professional-quality styling and shooting who utilize these platforms. For example Taste Spotting. This visually driven site is laid out much like a Pinterest-styled food photography portal. Images are uploaded with recipes that can be accessed by clicking the image which is linked to the blog the image originated from.

Here is an infographic (thanks to Mashable) that illustrates just how and why people are snapping their plates.