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miptog
miptog  83532 forum posts United Kingdom61 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2011 - 3:50 PM

Do you make photographs or do you take photographs?

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conrad
conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2011 - 3:57 PM

If we're talking about capturing the image of something that's already there with the use of a camera, then it's 'take'.

You could use 'make' if you wanted to create an image that looks like a photo but doesn't involve the use of a camera. Although I suppose technically speaking it wouldn't be a photo then, would it. But that's a different discussion.

Hmmm. I used photo paper once to create something 'arty', but didn't use a camera, only the photo paper, some ornaments, and chemicals. Is that a photo?

Could be a whole new thread... Wink

Last Modified By conrad at 27 Dec 2011 - 3:59 PM
Jaydee007
Jaydee007  634 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2011 - 4:42 PM

Working in a studio against a plain background with a model we are making the photo but photgraphing say the Mona Lisa we are taking a photo of someone elses artwork

conrad
conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2011 - 4:44 PM

I don't know if I would agree with that, it could be argued that the camera you're using is making it, and you yourself are just taking it.

I suppose it all depends on how you look at it.

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41054 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2011 - 4:48 PM

Could be as simple as - you make the photograph by composing, setting exposures etc etc, you take it when you hit the shutter release.

conrad
conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2011 - 7:10 PM

I rather like that take on it... (pun intended). Wink

Jaydee007
Jaydee007  634 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2011 - 7:15 PM


Quote: I rather like that take on it... (pun intended). Wink

Thats what I like a snappy answer LOL

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2011 - 7:40 PM

I create images using light as my paints......

Ade

conrad
conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2011 - 8:20 PM


Quote: a snappy answer

He he.

Where's the Like button when you need it?

scrimmy
scrimmy e2 Member 6366 forum postsscrimmy vcard Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2011 - 8:24 PM

I "take".....usually have an idea then see where it leads me....usually up the garden path Smile

peterjones
peterjones e2 Member 123948 forum postspeterjones vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2011 - 9:11 PM

I take 'em to make 'em.

Bloggs
Bloggs  2313 forum posts England
27 Dec 2011 - 10:16 PM

It depends on how i feel and if i'm in the mood. also if i think needs to be changed then i'll have a dabble Wink

ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 41107 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2011 - 10:54 PM

Do you make photographs or do you take photographs?

Personally i take photos but not sure where your going with this.
Your being a bit vague, instead of going around the houses just come out with it.Wink

ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 41107 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2011 - 10:57 PM

I also make photos, but being suspicious as i am i get the feeling this question will lead into something more obvious as we have seen on EPZ a million times before.

conrad
conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 9:20 AM

Initially I thought it was more of a linguistic question, in which case 'take' was the most obvious answer (according to the Cambridge Dictionary, at least) - and the rest of my initial reply was more of the practical kind than the linguistic kind, but most replies seem to be going in a different direction than a linguistic one. Maybe the OP could give us the reason for asking this question?

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