I enjoy history, photography and genealogy; so exploring the cemetery and taking photos of tombstones pair the three interests very well.
I have been using Find a Grave for five years, and it has helped with my family research immensely. I praise the creators!!!
I am a photo volunteer and I find it quite fascinating. I usually find a lot more than what I go to find, and I so enjoy the excitement of how other's respond to what you find out about their family.
I typically take photos during late spring and the summer months when the weather conditions are good. My cemetery of choice is Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago. It is an old beautiful cemetery with about 183 acres of grassy land, ponds, large trees and winding roads. I know the layout of the cemetery very well and have good luck finding the locations of graves. The staff are extremely helpful too.
If you know the Section and Lot of the grave you want photographed, I will respond to your request quicker. Although I will do a look-up, but you must have the date or at least the year of death.