There's more to taking good pictures than just pointing and shooting. Dan Burkholder, who has taught the art of phone photography at the International Center of Photography in New York City, among other places, offers some tips. Check out his website for more information at danburkholder.com.
1. Take advantage of your phone's relatively small size and light weight to get it into all sorts of positions. Really move it around.
2. Keep in mind that most smartphones take the picture when you release your finger from the shutter--not when you first touch it. So hold your finger in place, then let go right when you want to shoot.
3. If you like creating panoramic views, the Autostitch app pieces together huge vistas from a series of smaller shots.
4. Remember, you can do a lot to a photo after you take it. Snapseed and King Camera are apps that make editing and enhancing easy.