Well there's a question! It's not easily answered, but I asked it so I'll try...
A great photographer is 50% technical ability, 50% creativity and 50% personality. Maths buffs amongst you will spot a problem. But that's the difference between a good photographer and a great one.
Almost everyone has a camera these days and most (being kind) know how to use it to take some good snaps. But you need to really know how to use the camera. A correctly exposed picture may look good, but knowing what range of shutter speeds and apertures that can be used can really improve a picture. Close ups of flowers look much better if the background is blurred giving good bokeh (Google it... it'll take too long to explain!) so set your aperture as wide as it will go and speed up the shutter. A fast shutter might freeze a fast moving car, but try slowing it down a bit and pan to add a bit of movement into the background.
I like to think I can get on with everyone. Give me a ring, just for a chat if you fancy, to find out!