The Backlash Against Photographing Lunch

January 26, 2013 in Daily Bulletin

Food Photography

You might want to think twice before instagramming your next lunch writes Helene Stapinski. Restaurants are increasingly looking down upon the practice:

  • Because the flash can distract other diners, and, even the chef, some restaurants are banning the practice of individuals taking photographs of their meals.
  • Others are being more creative. One restaurant is offering to send diners professional digital images of their food in the hopes that this will stop people from snapping their own pictures.
  • Some are merely upset by the quality of the photographs taken in such environments. One such individual offers classes in iPhone food photography.

Read more about diners who support the ban, those who get around it, and why the restaurants do it over here.

Source: The New York Times

Via: Marginal Revolution