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  Just about any camera, regardless of how good or bad it is,
  can be used to create outstanding photographs for magazine
  covers, winning photo contests and hanging in art galleries.
  The quality of a lens or camera has almost nothing do with
  the quality of images you can produce.

Smart iPhone Photography
  Whether or not you take pictures for pleasure or for pay,
  you should always strive to do your best -- and show your
  best. Great photography is not necessarily about equipment.
  No matter what camera you use, your images can stand above
  all the rest; there's just something about your photos that
  compels your viewer to linger just a little bit longer when
  examining them. 

  You can achieve this level by attaining a basic
  understanding of photographic principles, learning to use
  some of the great photo apps available to you, and nurture a
  passion to succeed as a photographer and artist.

  Additionally, it never hurts to occasionally have thrown at
  you a handful of iPhone Photography tips and tricks.

Tips for Mastering iPhone Photography

iPhoneography 101: Essential iPhone Camera Apps

Best iPhoneography of the week

Review of Basics

The Science of Photography - Controlling the Image

Getting off Auto - Manual, Aperture and Shutter Priority modes explained

  Using the shutter-release button on a digital camera is quite
  different than using one on a film camera. The difference is
  important to understand.

  If you don't press the button in the right sequence, photos
  will be improperly exposed and focused. Pressing the shutter
  button down correctly helps prevent camera shake. Even the
  slightest movement during the record time of a shot can cause
  blurred images.

Manual vs Auto Focusing

The Shutter Button and Focus

Autofocus problems and solutions

Camera Manuals in general have a bad reputation.

  The problem isn't the manual, it's the way a lot of people
  read it--or don't read it. It's a lot of information, and like
  a manual for any product that involves a degree of technology,
  a camera manual can be confusing simply because it's hard to
  digest in one shot.

Canon Camera Manuals

Nikon dSLR Camera Manuals

Basic Photography: A Set of Exercises

Photography Tutorials

Book Recommendations

John Berger
  About Looking
  Pantheon (1980)
  ISBN: 0679736557

  As a novelist, art critic, and cultural historian, John
  Berger is a writer of dazzling eloquence and arresting
  insight whose work amounts to a subtle, powerful critique of
  the canons of our civilization. In About Looking he explores
  our role as observers to reveal new layers of meaning in
  what we see. How do the animals we look at in zoos remind us
  of a relationship between man and beast all but lost in the
  twentieth century? What is it about looking at war
  photographs that doubles their already potent violence? How
  do the nudes of Rodin betray the threats to his authority
  and potency posed by clay and flesh? And how does solitude
  inform the art of Giacometti? In asking these and other
  questions, Berger quietly -- but fundamentally -- alters the
  vision of anyone who reads his work.

Leslie Stroebel, Hollis Todd, Richard Zakia
  Visual Concepts for Photographers
  Focal Press Limited (1980)
  ISBN: 0240510259