The Art of the BOOTYSHOT

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Pictures, pizza ones in particular, should do more than just get you to double tap them. They should help you form an opinion or make a decision, they should force you to imagine taste and texture, and they should provide more substance than words. We take all kinds of pizza pictures to accomplish this - there's the topshot, the sideshot, zoomshot, and everyone's favorite... THE BOOTYSHOT.

Bacci Pizza

Bacci Pizza

I think you get it by now, but a BOOTYSHOT is a picture of the pizza's underside that captures the effects of the baking surface.

Surly Brewing Company

Surly Brewing Company

It's that extra step in pizza photography that requires one hand to grab and lift and the other to photograph. It's that minimal extra effort that exposes an unseen area and finishes the story.

Vita Bella

Vita Bella

It's also an important capture because, unless you have some unique pizza-eating technique, it lets you know more about the area that will first touch your taste buds. That's the spot that will give you a first impression of the pizza and the BOOTYSHOT lets you know what to expect.

Pequod's

Pequod's

So next time you gently pinch and raise the crust with one hand and snap a pic with the other, just assure yourself it's for a good cause, you're not a creep, and Forza Pizza said it's ok.

Hope to see some more BOOTYSHOTS out there! Happy bootyshooting!

Fino Wood Fired

Fino Wood Fired