The answer is no! As long as you have a “manual” mode on your camera, you can take awesome pictures!
This guy (Evan) I found on YouTube explains things really well. He has a video series as well as an e-book that clearly explains the secrets and tips on how to use your camera on a professional level.
I promise you won’t be disappointed! If photography is a passion of yours, then learn how to do it! You only live once, do what you love and be good at it!