Submitted Thu, 01/24/2013 - 6:58am by BossFrog

These days, it’s not uncommon to see diners snapping photos with their smartphones (or, worse, full-sized cameras) at even the most upscale eateries.  Some restaurant owners are taking aim at patrons who insist on documenting their dinners by banning photography entirely, since camera flashes can disrupt the ambiance and disturb other diners.  Then there are the restaurateurs who are embracing the growing trend by not only allowing food photography, but facilitating it.  One chef actually invites amateur photogs into the kitchen to snap pics.  And in Brooklyn, New York, foodies can take courses in iPhone food photography.  Because really, if you eat at a fancy restaurant and there are no photos on Instagram to prove it, did it really happen?