iPhone cameraSean Wolfe / Business Insider

I am by no means a professional photographer. I do have a DSLR, but I neglect it far too often and don’t bother to take it with me.

Luckily, phone cameras have come a long way.

With the addition of portrait mode and dual lenses, iPhones are capable of producing some pretty stunning images — even ones that could be mistaken for being taken on a more expensive camera. 

But a camera is only as effective as the person using it. Whether you’re using a $2,000 DSLR, or an iPhone that you can fit in your pocket, you need to know how to use it to get the best results.

Here’s how to make your boring phone shots more Instagram-worthy with just a few clever edits: