I have to say that I had to look up the exact meaning of "avid" (I am not a native English speaker). And you are correct. I was in the understanding "avid" meant that you are not only enthousiastic about something, but also good (or at least better than average) at it. Like "admirable" (in fact I am looking for the translation of the Dutch word "verdienstelijk").
That being said, it would mean always everybody nowadays is an avid photographer, considering the millions of selfies, food-shots and other mundane photos. Not really noteworthy.