Presentation Slides: Five Steps to Making a Good Picture

"There's a difference between taking pictures and making pictures," says photographer Matt Brown

This is a hands-on workshop I led at AAJA Los Angeles' V3Con on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Japanese American National Museum.

I also led this as a five-minute Lightning Talk during the AAJA National Convention in San Francisco. Investigative journalist Jake Adelstein and Los Angeles Times reporter Ron Lin were willing volunteers!

Expensive equipment doesn't make a good picture. You must put thought into the photo-making process. Here are five steps to making a good picture.

This is an interactive activity. Pick two volunteers: a photographer and a subject. Show how a portrait evolves as your photographer puts thought into the photo-making process.