Cell phone camera quality has advanced quickly and I will admit to being constantly surprised by the crisp, clean results I’ve seen at times. Less can be more in photography and it is far preferable in my opinion to have one or two quality photos than to have 30 poor ones. A cell phone can be a good start to gauge one’s interest in photography and to practice composition and framing, but if you’re interested in more flexibility and a more rewarding experience, step up to a DSLR. Then, take a lot of pictures, different angles, lighting, different apertures and ISO’s, and see how each change affects the final result. See what works, what you like and what you don’t like. Start out in auto mode and see what settings the camera uses, then move to another mode and learn that and you’ll be confidently shooting in manual mode before you know it. A good picture comes from a good recipe. That shot didn’t work out? Delete, adjust. It is so much easier to experiment in this age of digital cameras. Every single time you press the shutter button, you gain experience and can learn from it. And when it’s finally paid off and you’ve taken a really nice composition? Get it printed, framed and hang it on your wall. It’s an accomplishment, enjoy it, and show it off.