The article is going to talk about another three stages.
Beauty, technology, equipment and life are all ready, it is certainly to photograph the photos that you want and be recognized. Some people begin to become professional and amateur or compete in various competitions. This is self-affirmation process of a certain degree, but the road that most of the people must pass. And people who have experienced will come to the next stage - original intention and ego.
The photographers at this period either want to imitate someone professional or create their own style.
5. Original intention
Photography is like any kind of art, it will return to the origin in the end, since it is a self-discovery process. Photographers may encounter a bottleneck, no matter what kind recognition that they want to get, they will go back to the original motivation. That is every photographer's purest and unique place, what kinds of people are we in the end are? Why to take pictures?
The photographers at this period may not carry a monocular to everywhere, they will not insist on the technology and equipments, but begin to extend to the aspects of spirit and life. His photography level maybe just the same as that he begins to photograph, but in fact he has a little more experience in the first few steps, the technology is no longer stiff, it becomes nature and life.
The last step of all photographers must be philosophy, which is also the place that makes each photographer different absolutely. In fact, the equipments only have a few big brands around the world, the art will only move people, and only the photographer's beautiful faith will change people.
People who come to this step begin to understand what they want to accomplish and affect through photography, but their work, life will combine with the philosophy to give the message to the viewers that they want to convey. At this time, they may or even not need photo effects software to do portrait retouching on the photo. This is the last step. Photographers may not need to photograph.