Lady just shed out, so I’m using her as my example. These are all iphone photos. Are they grainy? Ye. Are they bad photos? Nah. I wouldn’t be sending them to any publications, but for tumblr they work just fine!
If anyone is struggling, work on having good light (avoid flash like the plague), good subject focus and don’t use the artificial zoom. Good photography ethic will shine through whatever potato you might be limited to at the time.
Disclaimer: I have taken many photography courses and have been shooting stuff with cameras since way before I had sneks, so don’t feel bummed if your initial serious attempts don’t look like anything amazing. Mine didn’t either.