Encourage or Discourage

But rather than tell people they can’t shoot their food — the food they are so proud to eat that they need to share it immediately with everyone they know — he simply takes them back into his kitchen to shoot as the plates come out. “We’ll say, ‘That shot will look so much better on the marble table in our kitchen,’ ” Mr. Bouley said. “It’s like, here’s the sauce, here’s the plate. Snap it. We make it like an adventure for them instead of telling them no.

I guess at some restaurants they’ll help you take better photos, while at others they’ll stop you from taking photos. I’ve never really thought twice about taking photos of the food I eat. But then again, I don’t go to anywhere fancy.

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