What makes a good photographer?

Matthew Jordan Smith has some simple advice for becoming a better photographer:

To become a better photographer first you’ve got to be secure in who you are, you’ve got to know who you are, and be secure in putting that out there, ’cause the secret of being a great photographer is being you, putting your stamp on all your images, and that takes a little soul-searching.

The interview this quote is taken from is on the Silber Show – a really interesting resource, with lots of short interviews with great photographers.