When engaging in Corporate Photography in Philadelphia, or any other location for that matter, it may become necessary for you to photograph people who will be consuming food and beverages. Because photographs of people actually in the act of eating and drinking can be downright (unintentionally) embarrassing, there are a few rules you should bear in mind. One is to try to get all your shots in before the actual consumption of food begins – even if it means asking everyone to grant you a couple of minutes after the food has been placed on the table. That way you get some awesome pictures showing the delicious meal but not the goofy-looking shots of people with their mouths full. Think about getting a shot of someone being served and perhaps smiling “Thank you” to the server. How about a hand reaching for a glass or an indecisive tilt of the head at a buffet table? There are many variations you can look for. Remember, however, that taking pictures during the meal is not completely taboo if you know how to do it right. After all, most people are very animated as they eat and are caught up in conversation. Shots like those can really help viewers of your pictures connect with the subjects and with the occasion. That engrossed effect is created in this shot of a couple at Frankies, a restaurant at the Fairmont Hotel in Abu Dhabi. The photo was taken as an accompaniment to a review of the restaurant in 2010. As shown in the photo, people’s faces become very interesting to look at when they are deep in conversation, thoughtful about a point in the discussion or when they have a smile or genuine laughter etched across their faces. So, if you are assigned to Corporate Photography in Philadelphia and the event happens to involve food, just as long as you avoid catching anyone actually eating, all should be fine.