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(Mother Nature Network)   The trick to taking a clear photo of your dinner in a restaurant without using a flash. Because the whole world needs to know what you're eating, which chef prepared it, and how you like it   (mnn.com) divider line 97
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2012-11-01 02:14:00 AM  
I would photograph my restaurant meal only if something was crawling on it.
 
2012-11-01 02:54:09 AM  
That entire article made me want to punch something. Hard.
 
2012-11-01 04:16:19 AM  
Yes, a bright quick flash is much more distracting than having that same exact light on for minutes at a time while you maneuver yourself around to take a picture of that ham sandwich you ordered.
 
2012-11-01 06:50:29 AM  
FTFA: ...professional work of blogging...

Oh, f*ck you.

/That sushi does look good.
 
2012-11-01 11:34:56 AM  
I like when people take pictures of food because I do, on occasion, use phone apps to check out dishes and see which new restaurants I might want to try. It's mostly resulted in some pretty damn good eats.
 
2012-11-01 11:35:10 AM  

Quasar: Yes, a bright quick flash is much more distracting than having that same exact light on for minutes at a time while you maneuver yourself around to take a picture of that ham sandwich you ordered.


This...
 
2012-11-01 11:38:52 AM  
Seems to me that the flash from a camera would be less distracting than your dining partner shining a light on your food -- but maybe that's just me
 
2012-11-01 11:39:27 AM  
But good lord, that article was obnoxious. And yeah, the ending just went over-the-top.
 
2012-11-01 11:39:28 AM  

BarkingUnicorn


I would photograph my restaurant meal only if something was crawling on it.


Seems like a video would be more useful there.
 
2012-11-01 11:39:36 AM  

IAmRight: I like when people take pictures of food because I do, on occasion, use phone apps to check out dishes and see which new restaurants I might want to try. It's mostly resulted in some pretty damn good eats.


I do it sometimes for urbanspoon. Of course, before the first bite.
 
2012-11-01 11:40:05 AM  
I'm one of "those people" who takes pictures of my food. I always just take a quick cell phone pic with the flash turned off though, because I don't have a prissy foodie blog to post it on.
 
2012-11-01 11:41:20 AM  
Where is the picture of the 4 assholes each taking a photo of their meal?

I came here for that....im really let down...ill be at the bar, sulking.
 
2012-11-01 11:41:26 AM  
more pretentious assholes taking pictures of their food with a shiatty camera phone.

hey, jerkoff. sit down and eat and stop pretending you are some uber photog, or worse, some lame foodie.
 
2012-11-01 11:42:24 AM  
Now, of course, if the only camera you have to take the photo with is your phone, this isn't going to work.

Srsly? How many losers are carrying cameras to dinner? Because only losers are going to photograph food.
 
2012-11-01 11:43:22 AM  
i112.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-01 11:44:41 AM  
The food is hopefully not moving. You shouldn't need extra light. Especially on any camera with image stabilization. I shoot with available light in museum's all the time. The riskiest time was taking a picture of the Mt Suribachi flag at the USMC Museum. I don't know if I would have made it out unscathed if my flash went off. This is not complicated stuff.
 
2012-11-01 11:46:22 AM  
After my wife's Dad died I found a box of video tapes in his study from holidays past. It was mostly scenes of food on the table. And the same types of food year after year. Why do people take pictures of food? I can understand a decorated cake or something, but films of ham from xmas' past is just wierd to me.
 
2012-11-01 11:46:42 AM  

fred_chan: I'm one of "those people" who takes pictures of my food. I always just take a quick cell phone pic with the flash turned off though, because I don't have a prissy foodie blog to post it on.


Why would you take pictures of your food if not for prissy food blogging, or some other equally inane thing.
 
2012-11-01 11:48:37 AM  
Jesus Jumpin Christ on pogo stick....I hope this whole farking "foodie" thing dies a quick and painful death....it's food people, it's not a spiritual or religious experience...The only thing that matters is how it tastes...period! No matter what ingredients it's made with, where they came from, how it's presented, etc, etc...It's all going to turn into shiat in the end. Shut the fark up and eat....
 
2012-11-01 11:48:49 AM  
www.fbastard.com
 
2012-11-01 11:50:23 AM  
I hate these type of Facebookers the most. Yes, even above duck face pics.
 
2012-11-01 11:50:48 AM  
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2012-11-01 11:51:31 AM  
Jesus farking christ...

I dated a chick in her early twenties for a couple months that every-farking-meal we sat down to she had to take a photo of it and put it on Pinterest or some other Instagram bullshiat. Before meeting her I never knew it was possible to get your iPhone surgically grafted to the palm of your farking hand. The line was crossed was when we were in a theater and about 15 minutes into the film she whipped out her phone and started farking around with her apps... I said, "Hey, how about you put away your toy and pay attention for once so I don't have to listen to you biatch at me later about how the movie made no sense?"

/tried to get me into anime
//thought she was going to burst a vein when I said, "It all looks like Speed Racer to me."
 
2012-11-01 11:52:22 AM  
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2012-11-01 11:52:51 AM  

stupiddream: After my wife's Dad died I found a box of video tapes in his study from holidays past. It was mostly scenes of food on the table. And the same types of food year after year. Why do people take pictures of food? I can understand a decorated cake or something, but films of ham from xmas' past is just wierd to me.


Can't say I understand it, but you never know the sources from which people derive comfort and peace from memories of the past.
 
2012-11-01 11:53:37 AM  
www.fbastard.com
 
2012-11-01 11:54:11 AM  

PsyLord: I do it sometimes for urbanspoon. Of course, before the first bite.


Yeah, that's one of the ones I use. I rarely remember to actually take a picture myself, and feel weird about doing it. Plus, by the time the food arrives, I want to f*cking EAT, not delay it even further.

karmaceutical: Why would you take pictures of your food if not for prissy food blogging, or some other equally inane thing.


Because, again, it can help people make more informed choices about where to eat.
 
2012-11-01 11:55:47 AM  

karmaceutical: fred_chan: I'm one of "those people" who takes pictures of my food. I always just take a quick cell phone pic with the flash turned off though, because I don't have a prissy foodie blog to post it on.

Why would you take pictures of your food if not for prissy food blogging, or some other equally inane thing.


myself and several friends and family members are good cooks, and once in a while share a picture of something we've made. sometimes it inspires the others to try to make it as well

/no instagram!
 
2012-11-01 11:56:32 AM  
Let me get on a soapbox here for a second.

This is why I won't condemn people for taking pictures of food. It's because we've been doing it for AGES! Okay, maybe not douchey Instagram iPhone pictures necessarily, BUT since the dawn of time, people have gone elsewhere, come back and talked about; FIRST the sights they've seen and SECOND the food they ate. From ancient times the one thing that people, no matter where, have ALWAYS shared is the communal love of food, whether for necessity or luxury.

Sharing dishes you've found on Facebook (or Instagram, or wherever) is basically no different than the first merchants traveling the spice roads and saying to the world. MAN! You gotta try some of THIS! Just now it's much easier.

End soapbox.
 
2012-11-01 11:56:39 AM  
Anyone taking a flash photo of something that's 6 inches from their camera -- or 60 feet away -- shouldn't own a camera.
 
2012-11-01 11:57:13 AM  

chevydeuce: Jesus Jumpin Christ on pogo stick....I hope this whole farking "foodie" thing dies a quick and painful death....it's food people, it's not a spiritual or religious experience...The only thing that matters is how it tastes...period! No matter what ingredients it's made with, where they came from, how it's presented, etc, etc...It's all going to turn into shiat in the end. Shut the fark up and eat....



It will die with America. The Hipsters and Foodies are a symptom of the terminal disease we have as a country. If the Killing Fields ever come to this place, here's to hoping they are littered with lesbian librarian glasses when it's all over.
 
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2012-11-01 11:59:57 AM  

Quasar: Yes, a bright quick flash is much more distracting than having that same exact light on for minutes at a time while you maneuver yourself around to take a picture of that ham sandwich you ordered.


Dude, macro mode. Slow shutter speed like ISO64, steady hand or balance on the rim of a glass or something. The harder part is clearing the excess crap that inevitably builds up on the table, like extra napkins, condiments, glasses, pitchers, the centerpiece, etc, without distracting everyone else.

I've traveled overseas a couple of times and eaten stuff a little more exotic or special than I normally get at home. I've also flown Envoy class internationally, and taken pictures of the fancy food on the plane and in the lounges. It's very easy to do if one thinks out how to do it before turning the camera on.
 
2012-11-01 12:00:34 PM  

MrEricSir: Anyone taking a flash photo of something that's 6 inches from their camera -- or 60 feet away -- shouldn't own a camera.


Jesus tits, myself and several others actually had an argument on an airliner with a lady who was taking pictures out of her window with the flash on - this was decades ago, she had a film camera and would not have known she was wrong until much later. It was an hilarious "discussion", the dumb biatch never gave up on insisting she was right - "Light travels forever, at the speed of light, of course it works."

Southerners, lol.
 
2012-11-01 12:01:02 PM  

chevydeuce: Jesus Jumpin Christ on pogo stick....I hope this whole farking "foodie" thing dies a quick and painful death....it's food people, it's not a spiritual or religious experience...The only thing that matters is how it tastes...period! No matter what ingredients it's made with, where they came from, how it's presented, etc, etc...It's all going to turn into shiat in the end. Shut the fark up and eat....


Food is about the only shared cultural experience people have, unless you are a sports fan. Movie theatres are dying, there is no local art scene (except maybe music) in many cities.
 
2012-11-01 12:02:04 PM  
Is it still OK to do at home when I make epic funnel cakes?

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/I sound fat
 
2012-11-01 12:07:34 PM  
"Foodies" are people who feel the need to distinguish themselves from the rest of us who eat food. Haven't met one yet? I'm sure you have. These are the people who, when invited to your dinner party, can't help but loudly lament why you chose to serve Doritos as snacks rather than a brand of "organic," "bio-dynamic," "low-fat" pork rinds only they know about. They'll also announce, later in the evening, that they don't own a television set even though no one asked. In other words, they're assholes.
 
2012-11-01 12:09:53 PM  
judaica-art.com

Asshole!
 
2012-11-01 12:10:46 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Asshole!


LOL nice
 
2012-11-01 12:10:47 PM  

Mazzic518: [www.fbastard.com image 797x600]


Damn you.
 
2012-11-01 12:11:01 PM  
If you are taking a couple of pictures then whoopty flucking doo, use a flash, only stuck up pricks are really going to give a shiat. But if you are doing a god damn photo shoot I'll come by your table and say "That food looks a little dry" and spit in it
 
2012-11-01 12:12:32 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: That entire article made me want to punch something. Hard.

This..

There is never a good reason for mindlessly clogging the internets with pictures of unprocessed poop in the mistaken belief it adds value to anything...

I get this won't stop the self-infatuated d-bags from doing so but their hilariously sad attempts at validation make me want to punch a teeny bit harder..
 
2012-11-01 12:13:44 PM  

Lemmy Kilmister: "Foodies" are people who feel the need to distinguish themselves from the rest of us who eat food. Haven't met one yet? I'm sure you have. These are the people who, when invited to your dinner party, can't help but loudly lament why you chose to serve Doritos as snacks rather than a brand of "organic," "bio-dynamic," "low-fat" pork rinds only they know about. They'll also announce, later in the evening, that they don't own a television set even though no one asked. In other words, they're assholes.



Most of these types I know will spend 12.00 on an allegedly organic chicken at Whole Foods, chastise everybody else for not being smart enough to eat right, but smoke pot on a daily basis - pot that comes from goodness knows where, with god knows what sprayed onto it. Point that out and you can actually watch their eyes as their mind dances right around that uncomfortable fact. Makes me root for paraquat.
 
2012-11-01 12:15:01 PM  
My wife does this, and it pisses me off. We're out for a nice dinner, and she's angling BOTH of our plates so she can shoot the most important tilt-shot her phone can capture.

I treat her to some Fark-level vitriol every time, but she's immune.

What's even worse is when she takes a picture of something I made. My plating skills are right up there with Jackson Pollack and Gus, the hairy line cook at the diner down the street. Her thousand facebook "fans" don't need to be exposed to my travesty of a finished plate.

/but it tastes fantastic
//so I got that going for me
///which is nice
 
2012-11-01 12:16:13 PM  
anyone else find the use of obnoxious as an adverb to modify annoying ("...here's a tip that will keep you from obnoxiously annoying the surrounding tables...") to be annoyingly obnoxious?
 
2012-11-01 12:18:55 PM  

Captain_Ballbeard: Lemmy Kilmister: "Foodies" are people who feel the need to distinguish themselves from the rest of us who eat food. Haven't met one yet? I'm sure you have. These are the people who, when invited to your dinner party, can't help but loudly lament why you chose to serve Doritos as snacks rather than a brand of "organic," "bio-dynamic," "low-fat" pork rinds only they know about. They'll also announce, later in the evening, that they don't own a television set even though no one asked. In other words, they're assholes.


Most of these types I know will spend 12.00 on an allegedly organic chicken at Whole Foods, chastise everybody else for not being smart enough to eat right, but smoke pot on a daily basis - pot that comes from goodness knows where, with god knows what sprayed onto it. Point that out and you can actually watch their eyes as their mind dances right around that uncomfortable fact. Makes me root for paraquat.


Non-organic chickens are tough on cutlery.
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-01 12:20:14 PM  

themanuf: anyone else find the use of obnoxious as an adverb to modify annoying ("...here's a tip that will keep you from obnoxiously annoying the surrounding tables...") to be annoyingly obnoxious?


GIS for "obnoxious adverb":
ww3.hdnux.com

/hot
 
2012-11-01 12:21:41 PM  

Kuroshin: My wife does this, and it pisses me off. We're out for a nice dinner, and she's angling BOTH of our plates so she can shoot the most important tilt-shot her phone can capture.


Get a good attorney. Divorce that biatch.

/divorce is cheaper than homicide
 
2012-11-01 12:25:02 PM  
Well it's easy to see that most farkers only eat at fast food places and everyone already know what their food looks like
 
2012-11-01 12:28:45 PM  

for good or for awesome: Mazzic518: [www.fbastard.com image 797x600]

Damn you.


lol
 
2012-11-01 12:30:35 PM  
The thing I don't get is people who take pictures of their beers that I pour. I mean, I understand that you're very excited about purchasing a pint of Pliny and you have to let all your beer geek friends know or else it won't taste as good, but seriously, that picture is just going to look like a glass of generic beer. We don't even have really nice glassware.
 
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