Thursday, June 9, 2011

New Tool for Restaurant Photography

I'm not a huge fan of the practice in general, though neither am I a h8ter: people take pictures of each other in restaurants all the time - why does it matter if it's food instead? However, on a personal level, I'd just feel sort of like a rude goofball whipping out my DSLR and blinding diners with big flashes... but it's either that or hoping you can hold your camera steady enough to go without a flash. Or at least, that's what I've always thought... but this video by Robert Caplin (via Strobist Strobist) shows that there is indeed another way:

How cool (and unobtrusive) is that? Unfortunately, it's not cheap... but if you regularly take pictures in restaurants it seems like a no-brainer.