I noticed recently that there seems to be so many photographers among my friends on Facebook. I feel like I know so many now, real in the flesh friends, or online. And it makes sense. It's so easy to take good photos these days. You have high quality auto-focusing digital cameras with tons of cheap storage. They can easily snap photo after photo after photo with great speed, to the point where after said event, you can sort through literally thousands of photos if you wanted and have tons of pics to choose from. How could you not end up getting some great shots? Also, post editing is easier now than ever. It's super easy now to clean up shots, alter them etc. Most people with even average levels of technical skill can do this. Aside from basics such as composition and having a knack for being in the right place at the right time...how can there be any level of skill involved other than taking photos in mass? Is there some skill in getting emotion out of people or in setting up shots? It just seems to me that any average Joe could be a photographer.