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(The New York Times)   Restaurants are tired of diners taking pictures of every freakin' plate of food they serve   (nytimes.com) divider line 273
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2013-01-24 11:13:27 PM  
i1164.photobucket.com

/Don't photograph food..except when the GF makes a masterpiece
 
2013-01-24 11:17:37 PM  
Single father's Chicken noodle and jiffy cornbread $12 feeds 3
 
2013-01-24 11:17:41 PM  
I take pictures of some of my meals ... because I COOKED them.

But generally, only the first time I prepare a particular dish.

One of my latest.

sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
Roasted brussels sprouts, mushrooms and BACON.
 
2013-01-24 11:18:33 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Single father's Chicken noodle and jiffy cornbread $12 feeds 3


sorry pic too large here's a link Link
 
2013-01-24 11:18:59 PM  
"I was definitely embarrassed," said the woman, who was so mortified that she spoke on condition of anonymity

LOL. First world problems, indeed.
 
2013-01-24 11:19:06 PM  
Oh God my friends do this all the time. I'm hungry and I don't want to wait for you to take a photo that no one in the world will ever look at again once you put it up on the internet.
 
2013-01-24 11:19:30 PM  

ng2810: Satanic_Hamster: Why the fark would you take a picture of your dinner?

It's easier than writing down every single bit of food you eat. Plus it gives a more visual log of what exactly you're stuffing yourself with and can help plan meals better.

Also, sometimes I can't help but think that the food I eat looks pretty and is akin to a work of art, so I'd rather save it for posterity before I destroy it.


That was good. For a few seconds there I was thinking you were serious.
 
2013-01-24 11:20:49 PM  

SpdrJay: Keeping a digital record of the excruciating minutia of our daily lives has become fashion.
I'll be glad when it dies off.


It can only get worse.
 
2013-01-24 11:23:13 PM  
home.comcast.net
 
2013-01-24 11:25:20 PM  
Oh god my friend does this. Every single fn meal he has to take a picture of and post to facebook. (Even worse is that he describes it with hashtags. #IN-N-OUT #animalstyle #extragrease etc.) Everytime he does it I want to move to a different table...
 
2013-01-24 11:27:24 PM  

NewWorldDan: Why would any chef object to people blogging their food, unless they serve terrible food. And if the food is that bad, why are people going there to eat it? Word of mouth is the best god damn advertising you can get. Pimp that dinner plate.


Considering this story is from NYC, the restaurants are probably worried that it'll get out that their food is grossly overpriced, presented stupidly, in minuscule portions and crap.
 
2013-01-24 11:27:40 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: Food is energy. I eat so I don't keel over when my engine quits for lack of fuel.

I realize food is an art form for some, a passion for others...whatever. This photographing food business is completely alien to me. When I see pictures of people's dinner, I start going through the checklist: "Protein, vegetable, starch...yep, all there."

Not kidding.


You are getting an energy bar while everyone else has a ribeye, loaded baked potato, steamed fresh asparagus, and piping hot sourdough garlic bread at my next cookout, if I invite you, you ingrate!
 
2013-01-24 11:27:53 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: It's a high end buffet, see.


Too bad you don't get the concept. The food was way better than the usual $7 chinese buffet lunch, where I wouldn't be surprised to see a total slob.
 
2013-01-24 11:28:03 PM  
Why so many before and so few after shots?  Flash photography would be much less annoying in the bathroom.
 
2013-01-24 11:28:08 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: [www.johnmariani.com image 640x420]

clickety


icky 'plants. do not want to eat off plastic dishware
 
2013-01-24 11:29:26 PM  
I can see both sides of the issue. If I'm out dining somewhere and some asshole is farking standing on a chair, taking flash photos, and all of that nonsense, that's annoying even as a diner, not just as a restaurant owner. But if someone whips out their phone, or even a camera, and never moves from their seat and snaps a picture without making a scene and goes largely unnoticed, then who cares. That's still better than some jerkoff at the next table over yammering on their damn phone with some other asshole.

Also, as a local food writer, reviewer, etc. it's my job to take pictures of food, yet I'm still uncomfortable pulling out the camera. In fact, I always ask permission first, never use a flash, and have never had an owner or chef object. On the contrary, they are usually ecstatic that somebody with a real camera taking good, non-iphone photos, will be plastering their food online with a review.

I guess it's just like everything else in life. Don't be an asshole doing it, respect others, and chances are nobody will give a fark.
 
2013-01-24 11:34:26 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Single father's Chicken noodle and jiffy cornbread $12 feeds 3


That looks good, really. Many props to single father food. My husband has a repetoire of those types of meals, and I happily tuck in when he makes them. I just have to remind him he's not cooking for a crowd any more, just 2. Empty nesters, we are.
 
2013-01-24 11:36:17 PM  
fark off. I'll take pictures of my food if I want to. If you don't like it... I'm sure you can get over it. If not... guess what I don't give a fark.
 
2013-01-24 11:36:33 PM  
I will occasionally take pictures of food never really at a restaurant unless it is something fairly exotic. I will also occasionally send a picture of what I am eating to a friend if I am talking to them and cooking.


Eh fark it rant time.
I have never understood people who take pictures of all of their food, yeah it is a hot dog no one cares.
Similar to how I do not understand twitter, sorry I just don't give a shiat about anyone to really care what they have to say.

I do not understand all my friends on facebook, sorry your life is just as boring as mine I don't care what you are doing the majority of the time.
-Oh you got engaged? Sorry I decided not to wade through every non-important event in your life to find one of the important ones. Guess what when you decided to announce your engagement like you announced you were walking your dog a few hours earlier, I probably am not going to pay attention to it, don't get pissed at me for not following you every minute of your life.

-A group of us are getting together later? Ok great. Good job facebook you did your job. No friends I will not talk to you over facebook we are going to see each other in a few hours you can talk to me then, you know verbally face to face and after that you can go back to talking to your friends on facebook.

-You went on a trip? Sweet let me see your pictures. Good job facebook.

Our society is going to be so farked up in a few years we live our lives behind screens. Phones, computers (look I am doing it too!!), TV, and for fark sake cameras.
You know what fark cameras. Even worse fark digital cameras. Digital cameras are great they let you instantly see if you farked up a shot and you know you have a good picture when you leave, the downside is now people take pictures of everything, you have to wade through the shiat and mediocre to get to the one or two good pictures. Just because you CAN take a picture does not mean you SHOULD. You are experiencing the event put down the farking camera for a little bit and experience it. Don't worry some other dipshiat has it on film you can just get their picture and video. You see it all the time at speeches or concerts people watching it through their camera/phone as they take pictures/video. Why bother going at that point?

Pictures meant more when you had to put thought in the picture you wanted to take. Do I take pictures? Sure, I go for an average quality of a good shot. If I wanted a perfect picture of something I will talk to the guy that just spent an hour setting up his camera equipment talk to him for two or three minutes and get his copy of the shot. Why? Because most photographers are not dicks, in turn I will tell them about a less known place where they can get an awesome shot. Why? Because I spent an hour going someplace awesome rather than setting up a camera to take a picture in the exact spot that thousands of other people have taken.

The best pictures you will ever take are not the ones that anyone could take but the pictures that only you could take.
i306.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-24 11:36:48 PM  
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2013-01-24 11:37:48 PM  
obama voter problems
 
2013-01-24 11:41:19 PM  

Bacontastesgood: Fuggin Bizzy: It's a high end buffet, see.

Too bad you don't get the concept. The food was way better than the usual $7 chinese buffet lunch, where I wouldn't be surprised to see a total slob.


Sorry, man, $22 isn't a high end buffet. It's pure mid-range. High end is $30 and up.
 
2013-01-24 11:44:39 PM  

beta_plus: As usual, America's online comedy industry is way ahead.

/sorry, Onion, they beat you on this one


And the comments are a real whoosh moment. Talk about missing the point.
 
2013-01-24 11:46:11 PM  
High-end buffet. That's cute.
 
2013-01-24 11:48:05 PM  

lordargent: I take pictures of some of my meals ... because I COOKED them.

But generally, only the first time I prepare a particular dish.

One of my latest.

[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x637]
Roasted brussels sprouts, mushrooms and BACON.


Try nutmeg butter on the brussels sprouts.
 
2013-01-24 11:48:08 PM  

freetomato: theflatline: freetomato: I have a few food pics on my phone. One is a plate of Jimboy's tacos. You can't get a good taco in Georgia, dammit, so I revisit that picture wistfully to keep me from Taco Bell. Another is the burger with a cheese skirt from The Squeeze Inn. Saw it on triple D and it was the most decadent burger I've ever enjoyed. The last one is a killer steak wrap I got at a hole in the wall outside Atlanta - they deserved fantastic yelp and urbanspoon reviews and the picture accompanied them.

Can't wait to get out to CA again. I LOVE Jimboy's.

No love for the vortex burger?

The Vortex does make a fine burger, but that particular menu item is one I've not dared to tackle.

If you are ever headed up I85 towards SC, check out Dos Pancakes in Buford. It's a former Huddle House attached to a gas station. Those steak wraps farkin' rocked and came with homemade potato chips, for less than 7 bucks. The rest of the menu, Tex Mex, looked great. Waaaay on the other side of town for me, but it will be my go-to place when headed north to visit my friends.


No pics? Then how can I know? Just take your word for it?

Pfft! Slacker.
 
2013-01-24 11:49:15 PM  
I actually took a picture of food the other day. But that's because it was a French Toast Pizza that I had made myself. I think that's okay, right?
 
2013-01-24 11:50:06 PM  

kyrg: obama voter problems


Amazing how Obama voters frequent high-end restaurants what with them all being welfare-check unemployed 47% looters and takers.
 
2013-01-24 11:52:43 PM  
From Saigon about 5 years ago.

x7e.xanga.com

Not quite a fish burrito, but very delicious. I think I've taken like one or two foodpics a year.
 
2013-01-24 11:53:18 PM  
FTFA:
Even Valery Rizzo, who teaches a class in iPhone food photography...
 
2013-01-24 11:54:54 PM  

jaytkay: kyrg: obama voter problems

Amazing how Obama voters frequent high-end restaurants what with them all being welfare-check unemployed 47% looters and takers.


Don't forget, they're using their obama phone to take the pictures too. EBT ya you know me!
 
2013-01-24 11:56:38 PM  

sleeps in trees: NewWorldDan: Why would any chef object to people blogging their food, unless they serve terrible food. And if the food is that bad, why are people going there to eat it? Word of mouth is the best god damn advertising you can get. Pimp that dinner plate.

It's rude. If I'm dropping upwards of 200 for a meal I do not want you posing (it's always more than once) over a table next to me. A meal is a social, traditional aspect. The taste, smell, see, not the "Hey Look I ate at a fancy/trendy restaurant. ". It's about talking, and eating, enjoying the restaurant, not showing off.

If you want a photo ask the waiter politely to take one.


I have never taken a picture of a meal at a restaurant, but I am going to start in hopes that you are at the next table getting all pissy over nothing.
 
2013-01-24 11:57:16 PM  
People get so angry at the smallest things. Yes, taking a picture of your food is stupid, but it's FAR MORE STUPID to get angry when somebody else does it.
 
2013-01-24 11:57:37 PM  

Snazzy1: [i1164.photobucket.com image 850x638]

/Don't photograph food..except when the GF makes a masterpiece


My wife made this masterpiece

sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-01-25 12:01:24 AM  

PirateKing: I've done this, when I want to share a meal that I eat while I'm traveling on business with my chef girlfriend. But she's the only one I show it to, because she has a professional interest. Otherwise, even my gourmet friends know that if you weren't at the restaurant with me, you don't get to see it. Go eat there yourself.

That said, one of the most beautiful meals I've ever eaten was at a local restaurant here in Louisville.

It was a Pork Belly Reuben at St Charles Exchange. A deconstructed Reuben with vinegar braised cabbage, pickle relish, rye bread pudding, and Gruyere fondue.

Amazing, beautifully presented, and delicious.

Also fie on you bacon nerds. Properly cooked pork belly is what bacon uses for porn.


Deconstructed food=functionally retarded.
 
2013-01-25 12:02:49 AM  
There are those who come equipped with gorillapods - those small, flexible tripods to use on their tables.

nerdmonkey42.files.wordpress.com
I had no idea.
 
2013-01-25 12:05:39 AM  
I take pictures of my food, because I have a blog about food processability. Haven't posted much yet (I spend a lot of time on the can), but I got a lot of food pics.
/ Kernnel corn is your friend
// It's natures way of letting you know where you are in the processing process
/// And dear GOD, I'm nerer eating brussel sprouts ever again. Poor processsing.
 
2013-01-25 12:05:56 AM  
Lligeret: Even worse fark digital cameras. Digital cameras are great they let you instantly see if you farked up a shot and you know you have a good picture when you leave, the downside is now people take pictures of everything, you have to wade through the shiat and mediocre to get to the one or two good pictures. Just because you CAN take a picture does not mean you SHOULD. You are experiencing the event put down the farking camera for a little bit and experience it. Don't worry some other dipshiat has it on film you can just get their picture and video. You see it all the time at speeches or concerts people watching it through their camera/phone as they take pictures/video. Why bother going at that point?

as someone who's shot plenty of film, and more importantly not shot a lot of shiat because I wanted to actually absorb the experience, I say good jorb!
 
2013-01-25 12:05:59 AM  
Seems like every restaurant I go to lately has security cameras aimed at the dining area, so if they are going to take pics of me I'm going to take pics of the food.

Maybe I should just dine at higher level establishments?
 
2013-01-25 12:06:01 AM  

NewWorldDan: Why would any chef object to people blogging their food, unless they serve terrible food. And if the food is that bad, why are people going there to eat it? Word of mouth is the best god damn advertising you can get. Pimp that dinner plate.


Its the ruining of the experience as a whole for others around you when a flash goes off in an otherwise dimly lit environment.
 
2013-01-25 12:06:31 AM  
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NewWorldDan: Why would any chef object to people blogging their food, unless they serve terrible food. And if the food is that bad, why are people going there to eat it? Word of mouth is the best god damn advertising you can get. Pimp that dinner plate.


came to say this BUT I can see people being annoyed by flashes. Standing on your chair to take the pic is just stupid
 
2013-01-25 12:07:00 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: drjekel_mrhyde: Single father's Chicken noodle and jiffy cornbread $12 feeds 3

sorry pic too large here's a link Link


What the hell, man? That ain't enough cornbread.
 
2013-01-25 12:13:15 AM  

kyrg: obama voter problems


The ones who can afford to eat out, or the underpaid restaurant staff?
 
2013-01-25 12:20:20 AM  
I occasionally will take pictures of food because I have foodie friends who I think might be interested. I do it discretely, without the giant flash of doom, and then I put my camera or my phone away and eat. Far as I'm concerned, that shouldn't be an issue. If someone's up on the chair taking pictures of their food with a giant DSLR and a flash pumping out enough light to match a nuclear explosion at close range, then yeah, I can see the chef getting pissy about it.
 
2013-01-25 12:21:50 AM  

TastyEloi: SpdrJay: Keeping a digital record of the excruciating minutia of our daily lives has become fashion.
I'll be glad when it dies off.

Unfortunately, you'll probably have to wait at least a half century for that to happen, when Generation Entitlement begins to kick off.


then we will see lots of pictures of designer incontinence products
 
2013-01-25 12:23:01 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Why the fark would you take a picture of your dinner?


For your hipster food blog. It's sort of a mating ritual: you take pictures to put on your food blog, and other people see you and think, "whoah, she has a food blog. I bet she has a canvas messenger bag with a bird on it too." These people will fall in love with you and you can marry one of them, who will support your later efforts to sell artisanal pickles from a recumbent penny-farthing.
 
2013-01-25 12:24:39 AM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: [www.johnmariani.com image 640x420]

clickety


I see your sushi girl and raise you Minka:

/I wasn't always a liter, y'know
 
2013-01-25 12:24:45 AM  
vagina...it's not just for dessert

vie?

eip
 
2013-01-25 12:27:00 AM  

nmemkha: Why so many before and so few after shots?  Flash photography would be much less annoying in the bathroom.


This is why I always rock the EF 28mm f/1.8 for all my food shots. No flash needed.
dl.dropbox.com
The chicken fried bacon topped coq-au-vin at the Mural Room was delicious.

If there's a view, I'll go with the EF-S 18-55mm IS.
dl.dropbox.com
Sunset over the Tetons is gorgeous.
 
2013-01-25 12:27:58 AM  
Real reason is most food looks like shiat when shot by amateurs.
 
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