Take photographs or make photographs?
I take photographs. I use my cameras to record family events and holidays. I take pictures of motor sport and football because I love these sports. But I also make photographs, and these perhaps give me the greatest pleasure. Still-life set-ups, playing with lighting, dioramas, models, toys, composites, post-processing, layers, textures - all contribute to expressing my creative ideas. And it's fun too! They are my images. Nobody else took them - perhaps they are glad they didn't. Even so, I would rather be thought of as an image maker than an image taker.