Tag Archives: photography

No Photos at Restaurants?

How would you feel if you couldn’t photograph your food at a restaurant?  Would you still want to eat there?  I was disappointed not to photograph my food at Per Se, but then it was Per Se, so it was an exception.  I would think twice about eating somewhere if I couldn’t take photos.  I’m not obnoxious about it though.  I just use my phone to take photos and if I can get a decent picture without flash, I don’t use it.  I can see how it would get annoying to other customers if one is there with a tripod and huge lens, etc.  But is it any more annoying than customers having phone conversations?  I think it should be up to the restaurant, whatever its culture/policy is, but I do think that a lot of people want to blog today and that restaurant may miss out on potential diners if they do prohibit photography.

Food Photography Tips

I just read this post on food photography from Yammie’s Noshery.  It was really helpful.  I had some ambitions for my blog for the New Year, one being my photography.  Things have gotten off to a rocky start, so I haven’t had much time to focus on goals for my blog.  However, this post helps to keep it fresh in my mind.

Instagram’s New Terms of Use

Food bloggers be on alert of Instagram’s new terms of use.  If you post photos on Instagram, as of January 16, 2013, Instagram will have a perpetual license to use your photos.  If you read the first clause under the “Rights” section of the terms of use and the first clause under “Proprietary Rights in Content on Instagram,” you will see that Instagram isn’t claiming ownership of the photos.  You will still own copyright, meaning you can sell or license your photo to someone else, as you are the owner.  However, what they are claiming is what is called a perpetual license, meaning that they can license your photos to third parties without limitation.  In addition, they say “fully paid and royalty-free,” which means without having to pay you anything.  By using the site, you are agreeing to these terms, that is, agreeing that they have a license to use your content in any way without your permission.  If you don’t agree to these terms, you have until January 16 to cancel your account.