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There are many collections of subjects for a Sim to photograph. These are shown in the skill panel after the first subject has been captured from that set. When trying to capture a photo for a collection, make sure that the game gives it the caption for the shot.

Plants and FlowersEdit

24 subjects. Pictures of various plants. The common plants can be found around your base Neighborhood, but some require travel to all three vacation destinations. Having the Gardening skill will help.

The plant has to have sprouted to be recognized as a subject for the picture.

If you are having trouble photographing garden plants, check to see if you have a sprinkler covering them.

Subject Difficulty Player notes
Apple Tree Skill photo photography camera
Renoit Grape Vine Skill photo photography camera Found at the Nectary in Champs Les Sims.
Avornalino Grape Vine Skill photo photography camera Found at the Nectary in Champs Les Sims.
Cherimola Blan Grape Vine Skill photo photography camera Found at the Nectary in Champs Les Sims.
Lettuce Plant Skill photo photography camera
Tomato Plant Skill photo photography camera
Pomegranate Tree Skill photo photography camera Found at a garden near a palace in Al Simhara. One of the houses in France has a pomegranate tree.
Plum Tree Skill photo photography camera Found at a garden near a palace in Al Simhara, or can be bought in Shang Simla. One of the houses in France has a plum tree.
Carnerlet Nuala Grape Vine Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Found in the Secret Garden on Chateau du Landgraab, or on the small island in France.
Meloire Grape Vine Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Found in the Secret Garden on Chateau du Landgraab. One of the houses in France behind the camp.
Gralladina Fran Grape Vine Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Found in the Secret Garden on Chateau du Landgraab, or on the small island in France.
Onion Plant Skill photo photography camera
Garlic Plant Skill photo photography camera
Flame Plant Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera

Grows from a Special Unknown Seed.

Can be found in the Pyramid of the Burning Sands in Al Simhara; one of the houses in Sunset Valley also has a flame plant.

A Life Plant Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Grows from a Special Unknown Seed. The Great Pyramid in Al Simhara contains one as well, as does the pyramid of wind.
Bell Pepper Plant Skill photo photography camera
Death Flower Bush Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Often found in Graveyards, or grows from Special Unknown Seed, or grown from a Death Flower.
A Lime Tree Skill photo photography camera
Watermelon Vine Skill photo photography camera
White Rose Skill photo photography camera Called 'Semi-Roses' in the build menu.
Hydrangea Skill photo photography camera Either pink or white will do.
Red Rose Skill photo photography camera Called 'Rosey Roses' in the build menu.
Potato Vine Skill photo photography camera
Sunflower Skill photo photography camera Bought in the build menu. (Not the one in the vase)

Architecture and BuildingsEdit

11 subjects.

Subject Difficulty Player notes
The Market Skill photo photography camera In Shang Simla or Al Simhara
Town Theatre Skill photo photography camera In hometown, next to the bookstore.
City Hall Skill photo photography camera Your town's city hall
General Hospital Skill photo photography camera Your town's hospital
Mausoleum Skill photo photography camera In the Graveyard .
Sports Stadium Skill photo photography camera A sports stadium
A French Market Skill photo photography camera

In Champs Les Sims

Chinese Garden Skill photo photography camera Scholar's Garden in Shang Simla
Nectary Skill photo photography camera In Champs Les Sims .
Bookstore Skill photo photography camera A bookstore
Game Issue

There is a problem reported by some player that some rabbitholes are not registered as the subjects of this photo collection, to get the subject you must move your sims to another town and capture the picture there.

Best in ClassEdit

14 subjects, luxury items and Sims who have reached the top of their profession

Subject Difficulty Player notes
Omniplant Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Complete The Omnificent Plant opportunity. Can also been found on the backyard of the Science Center in Sunset Valley
A Money Tree Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Grows from Unknown Special Seed.
Superstar Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Sim at the top of the Music career.
SuperCop Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Sim at the top of the Law Enforcement career.
Nectar Rack Skill photo photography camera In buy mode under shelfs.
Expensive Stereo System Skill photo photography camera In buy mode most expensive stereo.
Luxury Car Skill photo photography camera An expensive car (can be bought in buy mode).
Fancy Tent Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Sultan's Tabernacle (bought in Vacation with Ancient Coins).
Military Bigwig Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Sim at the top of the Military career.
A Limo Skill photo photography camera A limosine
Diplimat Extraordinare Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Sim at the top if the Political career.
Chief Lifesaver Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Sim at the top of the Medicine career.
Master Criminal Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Sim at the top of the Criminal career.
A Top Chef Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Sim at the top of the Culinary career.

Oh the Calamity!Edit

9 subjects, bad situations make great photo opportunities

Subject Difficulty Player notes
Oh no! Snake! Skill photo photography camera Can be caught by taking a photo of a sim bit in the face or hand by a King Cobra from the snake basket bought in Al Simhara .
Slap Fight Skill photo photography camera
One Sick Sim Skill photo photography camera Nauseous Sim on his way to the bathroom or bent over the toilet already.
A Fight Skill photo photography camera
A Thief! Skill photo photography camera
Soaked to the bone Skill photo photography camera From Dive Well or steam Trap or caught in the rain.
A Singed Sim Skill photo photography camera From fire , explosion, electrocution or from exploring catacombs in the Graveyard .
A Social Worker Skill photo photography camera Neglecting a Baby.
The Repoman Skill photo photography camera Not paying bills.

CollectablesEdit

22 subjects, gems, rocks and relic collections.

Subject Difficulty Player notes
Gold Skill photo photography camera
Tiberium Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Very hard to find. Read about Tiberium in the Gem collecting article.
Luminorious Gem Skill photo photography camera
Mercury Vial Skill photo photography camera
Pink Diamond Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera
Rainbow Gem Skill photo photography camera
Opal Skill photo photography camera
China Statue Set Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Green Dragon, Snake of Simhara, Wandering Tiger of Baroo.
Dangerous Creatures Statue Set Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Statue of Ammit, Statue of Anubis, Fudog, Fearless Gargoyle
Egyptian Statue Set Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Seth of the Desert, Statue of the Cobra, Horus of the Sky, Sultan of the Sphinx
Canopic Jar Set Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera
Dropa Stone Set Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera There seems to be a glitch that makes this snapshot impossible for some users. It won't recognize the set, just "a relic".
Mummitomium Skill photo photography camera Found in Al Simhara .
Silver Skill photo photography camera
Copper Skill photo photography camera
Space Rock Skill photo photography camera
Geode Skill photo photography camera
White Diamond Skill photo photography camera
Magic Gnome Skill photo photography camera Any Mysterious Mr. Gnome will do.
Topaz Skill photo photography camera
Iron Skill photo photography camera
Quartz Skill photo photography camera

ParanormalEdit

13 subjects, mummies, ghosts and death

Subject Difficulty Player notes
A Mummy! Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Found in some tombs at Al Simhara .
Mummy Having a Snack Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera A Mummy eating food.
My Dead Enemy Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera A ghost of an enemy
Death On Vacation Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera The Grim Reaper while on vacation.
Simply Death Skill photo photography camera The Grim Reaper.
Wandering Ghost Skill photo photography camera Has to be non-family.
It's Haunted Skill photo photography camera Object possessed by a ghost.
A Ghostly Problem Skill photo photography camera Two ghosts.
A Ghost Skill photo photography camera
Doubly Dead Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Ghost mummy
My Dead Spouse Skill photo photography camera
A Serious Ghost Problem Skill photo photography camera Five ghosts.
Too Many Ghosts! Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Three ghosts.

Sims in MotionEdit

17 subjects, action shots of Sims.

Subject Difficulty Player notes
Honing Body and Mind Skill photo photography camera Sim practicing with the dummy in Shang Simla 's special garden.
Sims Dancing Skill photo photography camera
Solo Dancer Skill photo photography camera
Fighting Fire Skill photo photography camera
Playing Catch Skill photo photography camera Requires a child or someone with Childishtrait.
Pleading to the Sphinx Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Get cursed by a mummy and then travel to Al Simhara.
Get a Room! Skill photo photography camera Sims making out on the couch during the day.
Sims Sparring Skill photo photography camera With the required object from Shang Simla .
Making Nectar Skill photo photography camera From the nectar making machine.
Running Skill photo photography camera
Pushing Statue Skill photo photography camera In a tomb at vacation.
Fighting Flab Skill photo photography camera Sim working out.
Great Tunes Skill photo photography camera Sim playing music.
Sim Making the Bed Skill photo photography camera
Board Breaker Skill photo photography camera With the required object from Shang Simla .
Refreshing Swim Skill photo photography camera Sim in a pool.
Dumpster Diving Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Sim digging through a dumpster

Everyday MomentsEdit

25 subjects, everyday life

Subject Difficulty Player notes
A Sim in the area
Skill photo photography camera Any sim.

Can not be a friend of the photographer.

Two's Company
Skill photo photography camera Two sims.

Neither can be a friend of the photographer.

Child Being Carried
Skill photo photography camera Can be a sim holding a teddybear.
Pizza Delivery
Skill photo photography camera
Lovers at Night
Skill photo photography camera Any image of a couple at night.

Neither can be a friend of the photographer.

Political Demonstration
Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera
A Sim Cooking
Skill photo photography camera
Mail Carrier
Skill photo photography camera
Police Officer
Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera
Firefighter
Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Can not be fighting or running to fight fire.
Kid Playing with Oven
Skill photo photography camera
Babysitter
Skill photo photography camera
Kid Playing with Toybox
Skill photo photography camera
A Sim Fishing
Skill photo photography camera
A Sim Gardening
Skill photo photography camera
Photo of Photographer
Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Take a photo of another sim taking a picture with a cell phone or camera.
A Chessmatch
Skill photo photography camera Can be one sim playing chess.
A Sim using the Computer
Skill photo photography camera
Repairman on the Job
Skill photo photography camera
Four Sims Eating
Skill photo photography camera
Maid at Work
Skill photo photography camera
A Group of Sims
Skill photo photography camera 4 or more sims.

None can be a friend of the photographer.

Someone Painting
Skill photo photography camera
Remedy for a hot day
Skill photo photography camera Sim playing in a sprinkler.
Three's a Crowd
Skill photo photography camera 3 sims.

None can be a friend of the photographer.

Home Sweet HomeEdit

13 subjects, pictures of objects around the home.

Subject Difficulty Player notes
A Party! Skill photo photography camera A couple of party objects. (Balloons and Cake)
Bathroom Stuff Skill photo photography camera Towel rack and toilet paper
Gadgets Galore Skill photo photography camera Two electronic objects.
Toys & Hobbies Skill photo photography camera Children's toys such as a car or boat.
Kitchen Kitsch Skill photo photography camera Picture of your kitchen will usually do.
A Toilet Skill photo photography camera
Outdoor Stuff Skill photo photography camera Any two outdoor activity items.
A Nice Garden Skill photo photography camera Three plants
Furniture Skill photo photography camera Two pieces of furniture
Something Yummy Skill photo photography camera A serving of food
Home Decor Skill photo photography camera Any two decorative items (Picture & Curtain)
Cute Teddy Bear Skill photo photography camera
Baby Stuff Skill photo photography camera Any two baby items.
Home Decor* Skill photo photography camera A sculpture made using the Pedestrian Sculpting Station.
Game Issue

A problem has been reported by some players that Home Decor category is listed twice on the list (so it become total 14 subjects) after installed The Sims 3: Ambitions. This second Home Decor category object is any sculpture made using the Pedestrian Sculpting Station.

Still LifeEdit

10 subjects, pictures of objects

Subject Difficulty Player notes
Objects Skill photo photography camera Easy, just random items not covered by another subject
Box of Tissue Skill photo photography camera
Nectar and Food Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Bottle of nectar (not already served) and any plate of food.
Video Game System Skill photo photography camera
Television Skill photo photography camera
Tombstone Skill photo photography camera Go to the Graveyard .
Flowers Skill photo photography camera Two or more flowers.
A Couch Skill photo photography camera or a bench.
Candles Skill photo photography camera The Mood-Lite candle from the buy mode, decoration/other, or the Grocery Store.
Garden Decorations Skill photo photography camera Gnome/Flamingo/Etc.

TravelEdit

20 subjects, all around the world.

Subject Difficulty Player notes
A Relic Skill photo photography camera Any relic from any of the 3 vacation locations.
Pushable Statue Skill photo photography camera
Floor Trap Skill photo photography camera
Giant Boulder Skill photo photography camera Most of them are in Shang Simla .
Torch of Anubis Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Decorative statue holding a torch found in Al Simhara.
Sarcophagus Skill photo photography camera Found in Al Simhara .
Pile of Ancient coins Skill photo photography camera
Floor Switch Skill photo photography camera
Pile of Rubble Skill photo photography camera
Treasure Chest Skill photo photography camera
Great Sphinx Skill photo photography camera Found in Al Simhara .
A Pyramid Skill photo photography camera Found in Al Simhara .
Lovers in China Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Easiest if you just take a couple with you on vacation and make them kiss once arrived. Or find a couple that lives in China and take a picture of them.
Soulpeace Statue Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Only found inside The Sphinx tomb.
Lovers in France Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Easiest if you just take a couple with you on vacation and make them kiss once arrived. Or find a a couple that lives in France and take a picture of them.
Abu Simbel Skill photo photography camera Tomb in Al Simhara.
Shower in a Can Skill photo photography camera Buy at any of the general merchants. A Sim using a Shower in a Can
Snake Charmer Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Sim using the snake basket, bought in Al Simhara .
Lovers in Egypt Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Easiest if you just take a couple with you on vacation and make them kiss once arrived. Or find a couple that lives in Egypt and take a picture of them.
Dragon Cave Skill photo photography camera Tomb in Shang Simla .

Around TownEdit

13 subjects, buildings and vehicles around your home town.

Subject Difficulty Player notes
Bicycle Skill photo photography camera
Car Skill photo photography camera
Diner Skill photo photography camera
Grocery Store Skill photo photography camera
Gym Skill photo photography camera
Picnic Skill photo photography camera Buy a picnic basket in the buy menu.
Places In Town Skill photo photography camera Any picture of two random locations in town.
Police Car Skill photo photography camera
School Skill photo photography camera
The Beach Skill photo photography camera Lot must be zoned commercially as a Beach.
The Bistro Skill photo photography camera
The Park Skill photo photography camera Lot must be zoned commercially as a Big Park.
The Spa Skill photo photography camera Sharma Day Spa; Sunflower Spa does not work.
Game Issue

There is a problem reported by some player that some Rabbit holes are not registered as the subjects of this photo collection, for example Brunton's Boxcar Diner is the diner for Twinbrook but when you try to capture the picture, the diner subject doesn't appear. So if the player want to get a diner subject, they must move their sim to Sunset Valley or Bridgeport and capture the picture there.

Or go to "Edit Town" and choose the lot, "build on lot" and remove the Twinbrook rabbit hole and replace it with the one from Sunset Valley (hogans diner) and place it. The rabbit holes can be found in "Build Mode", community objects. You might have to move trees, flowers etc around to be able to fit the other diner, it's much bigger.

Family and FriendsEdit

10 subjects, pictures of family and friends

Subject Difficulty Player notes
My Friend Skill photo photography camera Your sim's friend, good friend, best friend, etc.
My Main Squeeze Skill photo photography camera A photo of your Sim's boy/girlfriend (Romantic Interest works too)
Two of My Friends Skill photo photography camera Two of your sim's friends, good friends, best friends, etc
Family Member Skill photo photography camera A family member who is not the child, grandchild, or spouse.
Three of My Friends Skill photo photography camera Three of your sim's friends, good friends, best friends, etc
Housemate Skill photo photography camera Someone who lives with your Sim, but isn't a family member.
My Spouse Skill photo photography camera Your sim's husband/wife
My Grandchild Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera Your sim's grandchild
My Child Skill photo photography camera Your sim's kid
Ghostly Family Skill photo photography cameraSkill photo photography camera A family member who is a ghost.

AmbitionsEdit

10 subjects, professions

Subject Difficulty Player notes
Sculpture Garden Skill photo photography camera 5 or more sim-made sculptures
A Makeover Skill photo photography camera Sim offering another sim a makeover. Snap this picture before entering the makover window
Eccentric Collection Skill photo photography camera Collection of items made at the inventing station.
Big Air Skill photo photography camera Sim jumping on trampoline
Bake Sale Skill photo photography camera Kid sim using a baker's stand
Fire in the Hole! Skill photo photography camera Sim detonating something.
Top Brass

Skill photo photography camera

Sim at the top in a profession: architectural designer, firefighter, ghosthunter, investigator, stylist.
Getting a Tattoo Skill photo photography camera Sim getting a tattoo, not just the tattoo chair
Tools of the Trade Skill photo photography camera Any Ambitions work bench
A Fire Engine Skill photo photography camera

NightlifeEdit

10 subjects, city night life

Subject Difficulty Player notes
A Hotspot Skill photo photography camera A night club with Sims (Not a dead night)
A Mixologist Skill photo photography camera A mixologist working
Celebrity Sighting Skill photo photography camera A celebrity posing
Rocking Out Skill photo photography camera Sim playing a music instrument.
Bar Games Skill photo photography camera Dart board
Dancing Fools Skill photo photography camera Sim dancing on a counter
Skinnydipping Skill photo photography camera A sim skinny dipping
Vampire Skill photo photography camera A vampire posing
Food Truck Skill photo photography camera A food truck (does not have to be serving people)
Cocktails Skill photo photography camera A drink from a bar

GenerationsEdit

10 subjects, Celebrating life

Subject Difficulty Player notes
Graduation Skill photo photography camera A sim in their graduation robes
Party Sims Skill photo photography camera
Caught! Skill photo photography camera Kid or teen caught pulling a prank or doing something bad
Pillow Fight Skill photo photography camera Two sims pillow fighting
Party Dancers Skill photo photography camera
For Science! Skill photo photography camera Making a potion
Backyard Fun

Skill photo photography camera

i.e. playing catch
Imaginary Friend Skill photo photography camera A ghost
Sleepover Fun Skill photo photography camera
A Wedding Skill photo photography camera Two sims exchanging rings or just a wedding arch

Animal KingdomEdit

10 subjects, Animals and pets.

Pet in a cage Skill photo photography camera
Baby animals Skill photo photography camera At least 2 baby animals.
Birdie Skill photo photography camera
Horse & Rider Skill photo photography camera
Deer Skill photo photography camera
A dog Skill photo photography camera
A cat

Skill photo photography camera

A Horse Skill photo photography camera
A Zoo! Skill photo photography camera At least 3 animals.
My Pet Skill photo photography camera

Pets in ActionEdit

10 subjects, Pets doing stuff..

Subject Difficulty Player notes
Dead Bird Skill photo photography camera
Cute Cat Skill photo photography camera Cat playing.
Talking Bird Skill photo photography camera The bird must know at least 1 language.
Death Riding Skill photo photography camera When a horse dies, Death comes for the horse soul and rides the horse.
Pet Cemetary Skill photo photography camera
Show Jumping Skill photo photography camera Horse jumping.
Dog Tricks

Skill photo photography camera

Heroic Horse Skill photo photography camera A horse (and rider?) performing the heroic pose action.
Clever Cat Skill photo photography camera Cat hunting something
Tug of War Skill photo photography camera

Supernatural Photo JournalEdit

11 subjects, Supernatural creatures

Subject Difficulty Player notes
ZOMBIES!!! Skill photo photography camera
Elixir Skill photo photography camera
Fortune Teller Skill photo photography camera
Magical Items Skill photo photography camera
Mystic Architecture Skill photo photography camera
Spellcasting Duel Skill photo photography camera
Werewolf Playing Fetch

Skill photo photography camera

Magic Mushrooms! Skill photo photography camera
Howling Werewolf Skill photo photography camera
Fairy Trick Skill photo photography camera
Werewolf Scratching Furniture Skill photo photography camera

SeasonsEdit

14 subjects.

Subject Difficulty Player notes
Aliens! Skill photo photography camera
Rainy Day Skill photo photography camera A unknown sim with an umbrella.
Haunted House Skill photo photography camera
Serious Competitive Eating Skill photo photography camera A sim has to challenge another sim to an eating contest.
A Game of Horseshoes Skill photo photography camera
Fun in the Sun Skill photo photography camera A sim on a floaty in the water
A Festival Skill photo photography camera
Autumn Leaves Skill photo photography camera
Snow Day! Skill photo photography camera A sim making a snow angel
Snowball Fight! Skill photo photography camera
Water Balloon Fight! Skill photo photography camera
Spring Dance King Skill photo photography camera A sim needs to dance at the spring festival.
Spring Dance Queen Skill photo photography camera A sim needs to dance at the spring festival.
Seasonal Party Skill photo photography camera

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