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Ultimately, the difference between “making” and “taking” a photograph corresponds directly with whether the photograph was planned (pre-conceived and/or posed) or whether it was a candid capture of a non-directed event or occurrence. Sometimes, within a planned photo session, something fortuitous but unintentional will occur and be photographed. In street photography, some photographers will wait at a scene they’ve designated as particularly “photogenic” and wait for a person to enter and complete the scene. These latter two instances are probably best thought of as a *mix* of taking and making.

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