There's been an argument raging between columnists in the Guardian (a UK newspaper). It was said by Jonathan Jones, and i'm paraphrasing, that a photograph isn't art. This isn't a new sentiment and is an argument pretty much as old as the camera itself. Jones argues that it's not a creative act but a testament to ease of which we can take good photographs with the technology we now have access too. He seems annoyed by the sale of Peter Lik's photograph of a canyon for $6.5m.
My response would falls along the same lines as response by Michael McIntyre when told his comedy is easy; "What I'd like to say to these people is, if it's so easy then why don't you do it? ... I have a great life. It's going really well for me. The house is looking great. We go on really nice holidays. You can have some of that. If it's so f---ing easy."
So, Jonathan Jones - Let's see you snap away and make millions too. Oh, it's not that easy is it? No.
Reference: Guardian Article.