The New York Times reports some restaurants are getting camera shy.
It reports some chefs are now banning patrons from taking photos of their food, or have instituted a no-flash policy. The newspaper lists several restaurants in New York City, and others in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
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Chefs claim that too many people are taking photos of their food with smartphones or other cameras to post them online and are ruining the ambiance and dining experience for others.
A restaurant in Brooklyn is among the restaurants banning photos. The owner told the Times that photo-taking was not only distracting other customers, but also the chef.