The title really should read "Very Basic Photography Tips," as this is very easy.
If you are unfamiliar with camera settings and use Auto or a pre-set, then the best method is to use a tripod. If you do not have a tripod, set the camera on a steady surface and use a delay timer to avoid shaking of the camera. Most phone cameras do not have a timer, but there are several free apps that you can use.
The first image was taken with a hand-held iPhone. The second was taken with a DSLR camera on a tripod. See the image for the camera settings. Same tree, same time, same place. A little bit of prep can greatly improve your image.
|Tripod Used -Camera settings - Aperture-f/22, Shutter speed 10 sec , ISO 200, White Balance -3300K|