How technology makes it easy
You don’t have to be a pro to get pro results.
I have no idea what the hell I am doing when I take photos and video on my iPhone. I don’t know what to look for or techniques that might make my point & shoot results better. All I know is that I push a button on the UI, or one of the hardware volume buttons, and my phone makes a shutter sound. If I tap on the display it tries to focus on that object, and sliding my finger up and down controls the level of exposure.
Examples of decent photos from someone who doesn’t know what the hell he is doing:
The one piece of advice I can give:
If you are looking for a great scene, be in something that allows you to see as much as possible. That’s how I get lucky.