ALL JOURNEYS BEGIN with a first step, and the journey that will take your iPhone photography beyond the snapshot starts before you take any pictures and requires only a simple shift in your mindset. It has nothing to do with lenses, image sensors, lighting, composition, photo-processing apps, or accessory gadgets. It has everything to do with seeing. By seeing, I am not referring to how you compose a shot (we’ll get to that soon enough), but rather how you see your iPhone.

One of my favorite quotes that can apply to many aspects of life (and certainly to photography) comes from the writings of Henry David Thoreau:

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