Reason: It drives some people absolutely up the wall, because they think somehow their use of a camera is more noble than 'taking pictures' and insist they are 'making images' or 'capturing light' or some such nonsense.
'Take' and 'make' definitely apply to very different photographic methodologies. It's not just about being pedantic - but these days, anybody who takes something seriously for more than 20 minutes is pretentious. I like taking and making pictures, and use the words interchangeably, depending on how I'm shooting and, I'll be honest... who I'm talking to. You don't speak the Queen's English when chatting with the plumber.
'Cows are very fond of being photographed, and, unlike architecture, don't move.' - Oscar Wilde