How are chefs and restaurant owners dealing with snap-happy patrons taking photographs of their dishes to share online? Ban photography altogether, or just flash photography? Provide customers with digital pics of their meal - or take them to the kitchen and assist them with the shoot?
We live in an instant digital age and we have to adapt and deal with it. it should be regarded as a compliment if the food is pretty enough to take photographs of and don't really see anything wrong with it. I think though, being the creative folk we are, some clever chefs and marketing people will find a way to incorporate this new "fad" as part of the overall dining experience.
I agree. I think that it's a compliment, and I believe that marketing savvy executives should embrace this trend.
I agree too its a great compliment that diners are enjoying the food and want to share the pictures with foodie friends, I think you're missing the point if you think diners should be provided with professional pictures of their meals. Its the "we're having a great time at..... and look at all the lovely food we're eating" this is surely a great marketing tool?