What can you learn about making great photographs by looking at a painting? A lot, frankly, if that painting is Leonardo Da Vinci’s iconic Mona Lisa and what you’re looking to learn are some insights into portraiture. In this fun post by Darren Rowse at the Digital Photography School blog you can learn about composition and posing, as well as the importance of a simplified background and a little bit of mystery. As a portrait photographer I’m always on the lookout for any insight and advantage I can find. This especially piqued my interest because really, who better to learn from than Da Vinci himself?