There is a difference between 'making photographs' and 'taking a picture'.
When you make a photograph you are creating an image with a camera. You are seeking a confluence of elements in a three dimensional world and using the camera as a tool to transfer those elements on to a two dimensional surface. As you are creating an image you are taking into consideration concepts such as; scale, composition, line, shape and other elements of design. You are also concerned with subject matter and communication of said subject matter.
When you take a picture you most likely have none of this in mind.
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