Yes, there is more to photography than setting your camera to Automatic mode for Point-and-Shoot convenience. Your photo actually looks better when you explore the power of your Digital SLR camera. I bet it will jumpstart your love for photography too. ^_^
Having been able to practically grow my career in Mac as a Software Engineer, I have always been a fan of Steve Jobs. I love his passion and his keen for perfection. I have watched his failures and successes by reading through several news and opinions about him. I have never read anything from him about his life story. This book by Sir Walter Isaacson is a narration of how Steve views the events of his life. I definitely would recommend you to read it.