Do you ever take photos of your food in restaurants?
How would you react if at the next restaurant you went to, they had a strict 'no photos' policy?
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:19 PM
Yes, it's something I'm trying to make somewhat of a career out of, but it depends on circumstances.
I always try to be respectful of the establishment and folks around me. I almost never use the flash and try to be discreet. When I'm at very high end places such as Alinea or Moto, I always ask for permission first.
The people I dine with are usually fellow gastronauts, and expect me to fully document the experience. If I take the redhead out to a nice dinner, I don't take pics.
Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:33 PM
If you're my friend on FB, then you know I take food pics. And last week it worked out really well for me.. I won a photo contest with one of them!
But if I was eating somewhere that had a no photo policy, I'd be fine with it. I don't spend the entire evening snapping away...if there's something particularly lovely or interesting set in front of me, then I'll shoot a pic. I've eaten plenty of meals without taking a single shot.
Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:41 PM
when my son was home he was taking pictures at the grocery store so he could show his students back in China what an american grocery store and packaging looks like. Since he teaches ESL he thought it would be fun for them to read what americans are eating. They asked him to not take pictures. scared of the competition maybe?
i occasionally take food pics, usually of my own cooking, but i guess i have at restaurants on occasion (ltl jerry notwithstanding) also afraid of competition?
Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:14 PM
anyone who knows me, knows i take food porn pics, almost regardless of locale. i do not use the phone. just the camera. food is often plated in a manner meant to be visually appealing as well as tasty. why not share?
bc your fb posts are making me hungry!
Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:21 PM
if it's worth documenting, yes. if it's not, then no.
for example, if i'm at a special meal with special people, i may well document every dish ordered for Try My Mom's Sauce. or if i see something presented beautifully, i'll document it to recreate myself at a later time.
above rules apply. no flash, asking permission when it seems appropriate with the management.
and i love shooting my own food - nothing like a subject you know well.
Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:30 PM
i will say... at least half the time im not at all impressed by food pics.... i wish ppl only took pics of truly impressive dishes. just bc you spent a few hours making it doesnt mean its really all that special anyway. thanksgiving dinner takes all day or sometimes even two days to make, it tastes great but i dont need a pic of it, ive seen a thousand turkey dinners.
also i really really hate it when ppl post a pic of food without a caption to describe it. sometimes i dont even know what im looking at.... if you are going to show off your food, relaly show it off. did you make it? throw in a recipe! did you order it from a restaurant? tell me the name of it and where it is in case i want to visit myself!
Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:30 AM