no fotos please!


did you know
 gastronomy
 is the term
 for
 the art of food eating?

i googled
 to learn
 the/a term
 for
 food photography
there's none
yet

do you take photos of your food
 when you are dining out?
i do
i often say: 
wait! 
hold
 your
 fork/spoon
 right there
SNAP
 ok 
now you can eat

i was snapping dishes 
long before Instragram
long before it was 'a thing'
my little old Olympus Stylus point and shoot
actually had a food setting
worked a lot better than the macro setting
didnt need a flash

i rarely shlep my BIG camera with me
 when i am going out to eat
 unless
 of course
 i am out with the BIG camera
 even then
 if i am to be honest
 i pull out the iPhone
 to take my food pix

 Hipstagram 
has a 
Foodie SnapPak
 consisting 
of 
DC Film 
Loftus Lens 

but
 even using
 Instragram's 'lens'
 or 
ProCamera app
 or 
Alt Photo app
 or 
even
 gasp 
choke
 the actual
 iPhone camera app
 will get you good food pix

what inspired this post?
an article
 in the
 Wednesday NY Times Dining section
'Restaurants Turn Camera Shy'

huh?

well 
it seems
 that 
diners snapping food fotos 
are annoying other diners
 with the flash from their cameras

 seriously? 

if you dine at a David Bouley restaurant
 and 
pull out your camera
 expect
 to be invited
 into the kitchen
 i kid you not
  to shoot
 'as the plates come out'

  'that shot will look so much better on the marble table in our kitchen' 
according to Chef Bouley himself

Don't try snapping
 your
 foie gras
 at 
Ko
 apparently
 Chef Chang does not allow photos!
you can read about it here

i doubt 
i will ever eat at Ko

did you know
 you can take a class
 in 
iPhone food photography?
yup


here 
are some of 
my
 recent gastronomic photos
nope
never took a photo class 
i guess i am just 
an
idiot savant
or
maybe just
a
crazed food foto idiot


 beat salad at 

dessert
at
yellow springs, ohio


occasionally
 i 'art direct' my food shots
in this case 
the anchovies 
i asked to be omitted from my salad
 pose 
along with an olive
 forming
 a
 food heart
yeah
i know

i shouldn't play with my food

do you?

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