there are many talented people out there and in todays world you don`t need any expensive equipment to create great images.
The trick is to find your unique way of taking images and capturing what you see.
Maybe you get started on Instagram and create a followership or you take a look at creative communities, such a as behance and get inspired.
Before shooting anything we need to visualise the frame, plan the concept (if any) in order to get that perfect shot. Also if you have great observational skills then its a win win. :)
I think there are many ways to look at this question.
In a sense, yes. Anyone can take pictures and do photography. However, it does take some knowledge of the settings and angles and whatnot in order to do be a good or even great photographer.
You do not necessarily need to go to school to be a photographer, but you may want to take some classes and get practice.
You also have to think about whether or not you are going to want to own your own business or work for someone else.