Just about anyone with a camera equipped smart phone can be a photographer. The level of skill in shooting photos is what separates the pros from the rest of the pack. Upgrading to a high end point and shoot, micro four thirds, or a DSLR camera is the one of the steps to becoming a better photographer. Equipping yourself with the knowledge of lighting, aperture, shutter speed, white balance, etc. is the probably the most important step in shooting better photos.