I’m always drawn towards using a dedicated camera over my smartphone’s camera(s). I don’t “knock” or judge cameraphone photography rather, there are times when I consider dedicating more time to becoming better at it. I trend towards using my dedicated cameras both out of habit and because I like the “physicality” of using them.
Multiple people have recommended Mike Kus’ book and so I purchased a hardcover and fully enjoyed it. Mike has some great lessons, which may seem “basic” to experienced photographers but I feel serve as excellent reminders (always good to recenter on basics every now and then).
And I really liked looking through the photographs he included; a much better experience than scrolling through a social media feed.