How many times have you seen a food photo on a social media site, and thought, hmm… that doesn’t look very good? Many restaurants are in a quandary as to whether to allow photography in their restaurants. Faced with what they perceived as a losing battle, Spanish restaurant group Grupo Gourmet, which owns some big name restaurants, has started to hold classes for foodies on how to take good pictures. Their thinking is, if people are going to pass photos of our food around, we should at least make sure they look good!
Chef-patron María José San Román says that the worst thing about bloggers taking pictures in her restaurants is that, if they don’t do a good job, or if they do it after eating half the food, the result looks terrible.
Tips range from cleaning your camera lens (I just had to remind someone of that), to using a menu to concentrate light, filters, and how to steady your phone. Of course they reinforce that a flash should never be used in a restaurant.
It’s an interesting idea and concept. You can read all their tips here, in the Guardian UK.