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    Talking say?taking photos

    What do people usually say while taking a photo and helping take a photo?

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    I'm interested too. By the way what's da difference beetwen "take a photo" and "take a picture"? Thanks!

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    Re: say?taking photos

    Please check the accuracy of the information in your profile, Mango7

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Please check the accuracy of the information in your profile, Mango7
    I will do! :)

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    Re: say?taking photos

    Hello, Lisa Ge.

    I think "(Say) cheese!" is the expression you've been looking for: http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/cheese

    I hope my response will be of some assistance to you.

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    Re: say?taking photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Mango7 View Post
    What's the difference between "take a photo" and "take a picture"?
    They mean the same. 'Take a photo' is more common.

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    #7

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    I once said "one ,two ,three"when I helped take a photo.embarrassed~

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    Re: say?taking photos

    There's no need to be embarrassed. There's no obligation to say anything and you don't have to use "Say cheese". That is what people say to make the people in the photograph smile - it's difficult not to put your mouth in a smiley shape when you say the word "cheese" (or any other word with "ee" in it).

    There's nothing wrong with "One, two, three" if your subjects knew that on/after "three" they had to smile or do something else all at the same time.

    And as you can see from this piece, actually asking your subjects to say "one, two, three" gets the same result as "cheese" because it has "ee" in it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: say?taking photos

    It might work better if you counted down- three, two, one.

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    Re: say?taking photos

    As a countdown, I agree. However, if the point is to make them smile by using the "ee" sound in "three", by the time they get to "one" they will all have a very different look on their faces.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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