Twain, holding a cue-stick at one end of a pool table, around 1907. “Be good and you will be lonesome,” he once proclaimed.
It’s an irony of the Digital Age that, at a time when photography is more popular than ever, sometimes it can be difficult to find anyone who can explain why certain pictures and photographers are, quite simply, great.
If you’re someone who wants to take their photography to the next level, you can take classes, read books, and visit websites like LIFE.com
which offers useful photo tips, insights from professional shooters, editors on what, exactly, makes photos memorable and moving. From the basics like lighting
to taking the best portrait
picture possible, scroll through their galleries to learn a something new today.
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