If you follow a few simple guidelines, you can take surprisingly good photos with a smartphone. Clip-on lenses add versatility.
This photo was taken with a High Dynamic Range (HDR) iPhone app, which combines several exposures to create a photo that is not possible with a single shutter click. Even though this photo was shot in an extremely high-contrast situation, the brick, the dark pergola, and the blue sky are all balanced reasonably well. You can also use HDR photography with a DSLR camera and a tripod to produce superior images.