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#1 Karen

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:00 PM

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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#2 gregoir

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:02 PM

Honestly I believe a restaurant is a place for eating and talking with the people around you.  phone/camera away the entire time.



#3 Ginger Snap

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:04 PM

Honestly I believe a restaurant is a place for eating and talking with the people around you.  phone/camera away the entire time.

 

But you are a gentleman, she was asking boardies.



#4 Karen

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:05 PM

I agree with you Gregoir!



#5 deadheadskier

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:06 PM

I'd ask the chef for their picture



#6 gregoir

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:07 PM

But you are a gentleman, she was asking boardies.

 

 

:rolling:  :gregoir:



#7 TEO

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:08 PM

Pretty sure I have on occasion based on those I was dining with.

 

Generally not a fan of dealing with the phone when hanging with others.

Of course there are always exceptions.



#8 TheDHJ

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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.



#9 insolent cur

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:20 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?



#10 JBetty

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:24 PM

Not usually, but I should have taken a picture of Lil Jerry in a bed of oysters last night.



#11 Karen

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:58 PM

Not usually, but I should have taken a picture of Lil Jerry in a bed of oysters last night.

 

Special dispensation should always be granted for Lil Jerry photos!      :thup:



#12 Tabbooma

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:17 PM

Nope... If you made it at home than that would be okay, of if a small person named Jerry wanted to take a shot in your food, Tabbooma says go for it :)



#13 CTMuleman

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:21 PM

Not usually, but I should have taken a picture of Lil Jerry in a bed of oysters last night.

 

I do believe that picture was taken.  Hopefully it will be passed along shortly.



#14 Tabbooma

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:35 PM

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#15 Tabbooma

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:36 PM

Pre shirt stain picture... LOL  had a great time last night, thanks for dinner and laughs :)



#16 Jack Straw

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:48 PM

All the time! Apart from using a flash (I don't) I can't fathom how other diners could possibly be bothered by it.

 

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#17 JBetty

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:53 PM

1 oyster does not a bed make.

Fine shot, regardless.  :clap:

 

Hoofed it back to TFI.

It was quite exhilarating!



#18 TheDHJ

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:55 PM

Chris Straw, people just need something to piss them off I guess. :dunno:



#19 CTMuleman

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:02 PM

Ok, now I'm hungry    :)



#20 Mr Bo Berry

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:06 PM

Sometimes I do only to make a couple of non boardie friends jealous

#21 SunshineDrummer

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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. 



#22 musicfan

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:01 AM

How else are my FB friends gonna know how cool I am unless I post a picture of food I am about to eat?



#23 VSCT

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:06 PM

Yes. I have been known to take pictures on occasion.



#24 Spidergawd

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:33 PM

http://bacolicio.us/...in-restaurants/

#25 TEO

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:34 PM

:crazy:



#26 little frog

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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. :dunno:  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?



#27 KittyRocks

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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! ;)



#28 KittyRocks

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:18 PM



#29 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:38 PM

No, I do not and don't expect to.

 

I have taken pictures of people in restaurants, probably.



#30 wookie luvvah

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:45 PM

I went to a midnight buffet on a cruise to take pictures of people lining up early to take pictures of the food.  :lol: 



#31 gregoir

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:46 PM

I went to a midnight buffet on a cruise to take pictures of people lining up early to take pictures of the food.   :lol:

 

 

nice :rolling:



#32 GoPlastic

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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.



#33 KittyRocks

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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!



#34 Eco

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:30 AM

If I bring out my camera during a meal my intent is to capture images of a new dish to me, a really creative presentation of food or how cool and chill the place is. In some cases those images sit unused, some are blogged about, some shared on Facebook and in a few cases they bring a small food serving place an big increase in business as a thanks by the gods of the internets and me. It was cool a few years ago when I would get invited or basically begged to come do a food review.....only happened a few times but felt great. Oh so a shorter version....yup I take pictures of food often, try to stay away from flash but I'll use it and say sorry later if it bothers anyone or have a dinner mate stand behind the subject to deflect the flash from bothering other people. Better yet is asking for a private area with good lighting to do proper pics....had some comped meals related to that....