We’ll start with lighting because it is the very foundation that a great picture is built on. Having an understanding of how to use it to your advantage will pay dividends in the long run.
Smartphones are incredibly powerful and loaded with features to help you capture the perfect image, but there are things you need to do too, such as avoiding turning on the flash and instead use the natural light you have at your disposal. Flash photography can often flatten out your photo, while using natural light creates deeper, richer images.
Can’t take your pictures outside? Get close to the windows instead. In the evenings, ambient lighting can do wonders for your photos and will help to create warmth and depth in your image.