This little manual has been written so that it can readily be understood by the general reader. It provides and practical and informative guide that is plainly and briefly stated so all can enjoy the art. Originally published in 1886, the book will appeal to those with an interest in photography and those with an enthusiasm for the history of the art. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original artwork and text.