The lighting in restaurants is a photographer's worst nightmare. The dim, yellow lighting makes food look dull and unappetizing and without a flash the photos often turn out blurry. Of course using a flash has its drawbacks, with harsh shadows and bright reflections, which will make even the most beautifully plated dish look downright insipid (not to mention the ire you'll draw from your fellow diners)
Sony recently gave me a chance to check out a new point-and-shoot that hasn't even come out yet, and I got to share some tips on taking good photos in restaurants, at Delfina (one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco). They're tips that will work with any camera, so check out the video and head over to Sony's blog for the full post
FTC disclaimer: I wasn't paid to post this, however I did get paid by Sony for doing the video.