What do you most like to take photos of? Why?

@maximax8 (29135)
United Kingdom
July 19, 2007 12:33pm CST
I really love to travel and when I do I take a great deal of photos. I like to photograph the scenery and interesting buildings. I adore taking photos of tropical beaches with golden sand and waving palm trees. I really enjoy taking photos of wildlife, although sometimes this can be quite challenging. A herd of Zebras and giraffes grazing in the African bush but dolphins splash around in the sea quickly and are difficult to capture with my camera. In the days of using film I bought them 10 or 12 at a time and used them up very quickly. I really think the digital photography means I take better photos and means I have far less to carry around. What do you most like to take photos of? Why?
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37 responses
• United States
19 Jul 07
Right now I'm taking way too many pictures of my year-old grandaughter. She's just so cute I can't help it. I have traveled to Europe and I didn't have a digital camera, then. I wished I had. I've spent years of my life not taking any pictures at all, and I wish I had. I do have some great photos of places I've been, however, like in South Mexico, and England, and Spain, and Amsterdam, and so on. What's great about my digital camera I have now is that I can take videos with it. Like to see dolphins splashing around, to be able to take a video of that for a few minutes would be so great.
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@emckee (465)
• United States
19 Jul 07
I aspire to see so many wonderful places!
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@maximax8 (29135)
• United Kingdom
19 Jul 07
It must be lovely to get good photos of your little grand daughter. My niece of that age is also so cute. Taking videos must be such fun. I can see you also love to travel.
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• United States
20 Jul 07
I prefer relaxing scenes or scenes with brilliant colors (sunsets, flowers, birds) and I also like animals. Takes a lot of patience to shoot animals and get good shots. :)
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@maximax8 (29135)
• United Kingdom
20 Jul 07
I find a decent zoom is great for taking wildlife photos. But it can take a while to get the best shot. I also like colors like in sunsets and also in rainbows.
• United States
20 Jul 07
I love taking photos of my kids. I have thousands of pictures of my children around my house and take tons more at least once a week. I guess I just want to make sure that I capture as much of my time with them as I can. They only stay little for so long and before you know it their grown and you find yourself forgetting those little memories that don't seem so important until their gone.
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@maximax8 (29135)
• United Kingdom
21 Jul 07
When your children are older I think they will delight in seeing these photos of them growing up.
@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
20 Jul 07
I love to take pictures of people, I love to capture thier emotions and feelings, but then at times I love to take pictures of small details too,like in a party,I would not forget to take pictures of the table centerpiece and even the smallest pice of decoration. How I wish I could have new digital camera soon,one that I can always carry with me.
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@maximax8 (29135)
• United Kingdom
21 Jul 07
I hope that you get a new nice and small digital camera soon. I have two, one light one that I can easily carry in my hand bag and a very good one that it is rather bigger.
@AmbiePam (50943)
• United States
20 Jul 07
Taking pictures of my two six month year old puppies is just the best thing possible to photograph. I can never predict what kind of shot I'll be taking. Just today I had eaten some soup out of a cup. My smaller dog, Sherlock, stuck his head in the cup when I looked away. I turned around, saw him, and called his name. He immediately looked up, with a small, round noodle right between the eyes. I really wish I had had a camera right then!
@maximax8 (29135)
• United Kingdom
20 Jul 07
Your puppies sound adorable. I remember bringing home my dog Magic and she and Secret my older dog would sit at different ends of the sofa. I found it challenging to get them in the same shot. Yes, sometimes opportunities present themselves without you having your camera ready.
@UDDERONES (888)
• United States
19 Jul 07
I LOVE to take photo's. My top three things are: Tim McGraw for the obivious reason he is a stud muffin, second my doggie she is my baby girl (she is 2 and I have no kids), and three my family and friends. I love pictures.
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@maximax8 (29135)
• United Kingdom
20 Jul 07
I can see you like that man! I also love to take photos of my dogs.
• China
19 Jul 07
I do not like to take pictures ,because i look does not look good
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@maximax8 (29135)
• United Kingdom
20 Jul 07
I think I can look awful in photos sometimes. I prefer to take photos of other people and landscapes than myself.
• Sweden
19 Jul 07
Animals, my friends and rooms. Animals never do the expected, and will often look interesting, cute or funny. My friends are mostly for memories and fun, same for rooms (my best friends recently moved, and I like to change things around).
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@maximax8 (29135)
• United Kingdom
19 Jul 07
Yes, taking photos of animals can be exciting. It is great you take photos of your friends to remember the fun you had.
@anjoks (2084)
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
Sunset in Bora  - I love taking pictures of sunset. It makes me feel good. Awesome! (",)
Hi. I like to take pictures of sunsets the most really, beaches, nature those stolen shots i also like.. and i would like to share with you a picture i took in boracay. Hope u like it. Take care. (",)
@maximax8 (29135)
• United Kingdom
21 Jul 07
Oh, this is a very special sunset shot. Very well done. The orange sky looks so lovely. I would love to visit the Philippines one day as I do so love to travel.
• United States
26 Jul 07
Wow, those pictures are gorgeous! I wish I could take pictures like that, unfortunately I can only take silly pictures.
@anjoks (2084)
• Philippines
27 Jul 07
Wow glad u liked it. That pic u see on my profile was taken by my cousin and thats me in the water looking at the sunset, so mesmerized really. Love it. Take care. (",)
@wooitsmolly (3613)
• United States
19 Jul 07
I am not really into photography myself. I'm not good at it. But I do like to take pictures of my boyfriend because I think it's funny how mad he gets with me following him around with my camera.
@maximax8 (29135)
• United Kingdom
19 Jul 07
It is lovely that you take photos of your boyfriend. Once my partner felt a bit sad so I showed him an album of all his photos. It brought back memories of happier times for him.
• United States
19 Jul 07
Awww. That was very sweet of you.
• United States
26 Jul 07
Yeah, what is up with guys and hating having there picture taken? It's really weird. My boyfriend is the same was as yours. My brother acts like he hates his picture taken, but later on he always come to me to look at them.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
20 Jul 07
My son would love those pictures of animals especially sea animals. I take a lot of pictures of my son mostly and took quite a few in Samoa of the sun rising and setting when I would go for my evening or morning walks. I have lost them all though as the disk got ruined. When we travel I take pictures of the scenery, historical sites and my son having fun fun fun.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
20 Jul 07
Actually i wouldn't mind taking up a photography class if I could afford it one day!
@maximax8 (29135)
• United Kingdom
21 Jul 07
It is sad to lose the photos. I took many lovely photos in beautiful Samoa.
@tute_cute (318)
• Indonesia
20 Jul 07
Iwill smile to the world if God gives me an opportunity to take a travel in Japan. Japan is the most beautiful country in Autumn. Wow....so beautiful!! and really, autumn is the most beautiful season in the world. When will i see autumn? May be next month, next year, or never. But i hope i can photograph autumn in Japan.
@maximax8 (29135)
• United Kingdom
21 Jul 07
I hope you will travel to Japan one day soon. My brother in law's work took him there for a few months. He took some lovely photos whilst here.
• Indonesia
10 Aug 07
i hope one day i can get my dreams in there...thankz friend.
• India
28 Jul 07
well i mostle like to take pics of natural of animals. usually avoid ppl in them otherwise d ppl r most interested in seeing hemselves rather than the whole pic which really spoils d pic for me
@maximax8 (29135)
• United Kingdom
29 Jul 07
I also like natural animal shots.
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• United States
26 Jul 07
I like taking pictures of my friends and I whenever we go out on an adventure. Most of the time the picture are of us getting drunk and just having a good time with just us ladies. Sounds interesting to take pictures when you travel too like you have been doing. Yeah thank goodness for the invention of the digital camera, so we can delete the pictures we have duplicates of or delete the pictures we don't like. Plus you save a lot of money not having to buy roles of film and paying to get the photos developed.
@maximax8 (29135)
• United Kingdom
29 Jul 07
I used to buy loads of films, at least 12 at a time for my travels! Yes, we have to be so grateful for the invention of digital photography. It helps to delete poor photos in order to get a really good shot of the wildlife very often.
@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
26 Jul 07
I go through fads with taking photos. Many years ago I used to be a School of The Air teacher. When I travelled in the outback, I would take photos of some of the magnificant scenery there. The outback is very unusual, & I still have some photos of the desert or Flinders Ranges around the house. I always prefered scenery photos. I was never particularly good at taking photos of people. A few months ago I tried top take a photo of the Full moon, but I guess my camera wasn't good enough to get it close up. Nowadays, most of our photos are taken by my husband or my daughter.
@maximax8 (29135)
• United Kingdom
29 Jul 07
Yes, there is nothing like the beauty of the outback. I am a teacher and I once visited a School of the Air in Western Australia. It was interesting to listen to a lesson and find out about education of the children that live in the outback.
@dopey22girl (3324)
• United States
25 Jul 07
I love to take pictures of little kids----not in a creepy way of course! But just because I babysit a lot of kids and I scrapbook, so it is fun to have pictures to scrapbook!
@maximax8 (29135)
• United Kingdom
29 Jul 07
It must be fun to put photos in a scrapbook.
@friendship (2085)
• Canada
22 Jul 07
The most I like to take photos is scenery. I will take scenery that is wonderful and it can take my breadth away in the moment. I also love taking flowers, beaches, great architectural building, and other "weird" objects (LOL).
@maximax8 (29135)
• United Kingdom
28 Jul 07
Photos of scenery can see lovely to look back to and enjoy.
@youless (97399)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Jul 07
I know how much you like traveling. You've been to so many countries and you even live in some countries for years. That's so amazing. You have a fabulous life. In the past when I traveled, I also took some sightseeing photos. Now my favorite is to take photos for my son. I hope to record every part of his growth and he can see that one day when he is older. It must be something exciting for him. He is lucky to have a mom like me:)
@maximax8 (29135)
• United Kingdom
28 Jul 07
Yes, your son is very lucky to have a mum like you. When he is older imagine his delight in seeing photos of his life. I do so love to travel and it is wonderful to live in different countries for long periods of time.
• United States
21 Jul 07
Bella - My favorite model
I'm the people portrait type of photographer. My daughter is my favorite model......
@maximax8 (29135)
• United Kingdom
28 Jul 07
I like the delightful photo of your daughter. Many thanks.
@martinha (631)
• Portugal
21 Jul 07
My dog, my boyfriend, beautiful places... I love to take photos of beautiful things. I love to take pictures of animals, they are so sweet and cute and some of them so friendly. I like to take pictures of the ones I love, to keep a memory of them although they are always on my mind. I don't travel a lot so I don't really have the opportunity to take pictures of different places but if I did I would be taking pictures all the time.
@maximax8 (29135)
• United Kingdom
28 Jul 07
Yes, it is easy to get carried away when traveling and take loads of photos. I also think it is lovely to keep photos of animals like the lovely cats I had when I was a child.