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Making Photographs or Taking Photographs


miptog 11 3.5k 61 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2011 3:50PM
Do you make photographs or do you take photographs?

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conrad 12 10.9k 116
27 Dec 2011 3:57PM
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
Jaydee007 8 34 2 England
27 Dec 2011 4:42PM
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 12 10.9k 116
27 Dec 2011 4:44PM
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 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
27 Dec 2011 4:48PM
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 12 10.9k 116
27 Dec 2011 7:10PM
I rather like that take on it... (pun intended). Wink
Jaydee007 8 34 2 England
27 Dec 2011 7:15PM

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


Thats what I like a snappy answer LOL
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
27 Dec 2011 7:40PM
I create images using light as my paints......

Ade
conrad 12 10.9k 116
27 Dec 2011 8:20PM

Quote:a snappy answer


He he.

Where's the Like button when you need it?
scrimmy Plus
8 388 5 Scotland
27 Dec 2011 8:24PM
I "take".....usually have an idea then see where it leads me....usually up the garden path Smile
peterjones Plus
14 4.5k 1 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2011 9:11PM
I take 'em to make 'em.
Bloggs 5 313 England
27 Dec 2011 10:16PM
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 7 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2011 10:54PM
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 7 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2011 10:57PM
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 12 10.9k 116
28 Dec 2011 9:20AM
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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