I, too, have asked myself: Why is photography actually considered an art? The camera takes the photo, and the photographer just has to press a button. And anyway, aren't we all photographers now with our smartphones? Sure, we are able to take snapshots and share them via digital messengers or post them on social networks.
But if you look at examples of my photography, you will surely see the difference from the snapshot. Photography means to achieve a purposeful effect with the photos.