This writing reminds me of a prediction I made shortly after I got the first iPhone... that eventually the "photographic middle ground" will disappear. That in a sea of people with 40 megapixel cameras in their pockets will still be photographers that can produce exceptional images. Those photographers will not be swallowed up by the proliferation of technology, but will stand out even more. Technology isn't reducing the divide between mediocre and exceptional photography, it's actually driving it.
I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the articles, thank you!