*Having experimented with my camera since then, I decided I would, once again, “just ask” if he would allow me take photographs in his restaurant. So, last night, I did just that. Even though we have been friends for a long time, I did realise that he might say “no, he would prefer professional shots”, which he was quite entitled to say. Thankfully, this was not the case.
Golden Rule: Never publish a restaurant post, or any post, which contains shots of customers, or members of the public in general, unless you have their express permission to do so.
I did a post last Summer on a restaurant in Lanzarote. There too, I asked for permission, and they were delighted tourists wanted to photograph their dishes!
Here are just a few shots of my first attempt at taking pictures in a restaurant here, which is not the same as Food Photography, but is often confused with same.
I was pleased with the results. The restaurant was dimly lit for ambiance, and I still wasn’t sure if I could get even one shot. However, no customers were disturbed by nasty camera-flash during this process, as this time I “remembered” to turn it off, nor were any even aware I was taking photographs in the first place!
4 thoughts on “Just Ask, You Never Know!”
You did well! Always difficult shooting in a restaurant unless it's daytime, or you use lighting of some kind. I'll help you with a white-balance trick if & when we finally meet 🙂
Thank you Neil. All help is gratefully accepted 🙂
These look really well. I don't do many cooking posts on my blog, but the few that I have done I've been frustrated by how awful my food looks when its photographed. There is obviously a knack to it.
Thank you for your comment :)It's all about learning how to use your camera to it's best, and believe you me, I am still learning! Getting there, slowly, but surely 🙂