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Aug 27, 2007 07:01 PM

Is it ok to photograph your food?!

It sounds like a silly question, but I always feel quite naughty when taking photos of my food in restaurants. Is there any reason that I shouldn't do it or should I just snap away regardless?

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  1. There have been other threads on this. I think the consensus has been it is polite to ask your server if it's OK, and never use a flash.

    1. I don't see any reason not to. I've photographed a few items that I've been really impressed with in the past. I think it's okay as long as you avoid drawing attention to yourself and if you also avoid capturing the staff and other patrons in the picture since they may not want to be photographed.

      1. learn to shoot without flash. i'm ok with folk taking pictures with their digital cameras but the flash thing is rude and annoying. canon, others, make decent cameras the size of a bar of soap that allow you to take web-worthy shots without disturbing neighboring diners.

        asking permission from management prior to shooting is always a wise move.

        1. mojoeater and steve h. have it exactly right. Ask the restaurant and go without the flash. Presuming the restaurant says it's ok, snap all you like, so far as I'm concerned.

          1. two words-camera phone!