About Suzi Pratt

Suzi Pratt is an event and food photographer based in Seattle. She is also a web designer and blogger who aims to inspire and teach others how to start a photography business. View her at photography portfolio, or her web design portfolio.

9 Ways to Tackle a Creative Slump and Increase Creativity

One of the pitfalls of being a professional photographer is dealing with the inevitable creative slump. Simply put, a slump is a downturn in either creativity or available photography work. Slumps are common among creative professionals who burn out or exhaust their energy and motivation to keep producing. On the other hand, sometimes slumps can

By | January 2nd, 2017|2 Comments

How to Write a Photography Mission Statement

Focusing on the business side of your photography venture is the best way to stand out in a saturated market. The trick to every successful business is having a practical business plan, and every business plan starts with a mission statement. This post will teach you how to develop a mission statement for your photography

By | January 1st, 2017|1 Comment

Annual Performance Review 2016 – Year 4

It's hard to believe that 2016 is just about over. That means I've been a self-employed photographer for 4 years as of September. Time has certainly flown by, and I'm more energized for what lies ahead. For now, it's time for the annual performance review of what happened this year, and what's in store for

By | December 31st, 2016|Comments Off on Annual Performance Review 2016 – Year 4

Free Property Release Form Template

Once you start making money from photography, you'll get very acquainted with model releases. Used mostly in commercial photography when your client will be making a profit from your photos, a model release must be signed by any recognizable person in your image. You may also need a property release signed. Below, you'll learn what a

By | December 31st, 2016|5 Comments

Minimalist Travel Photography Gear

Photographers are perpetually looking for minimalist travel photography gear that allows them to capture and deliver high-quality images. I've talked a lot about ideal travel photography equipment on this blog, but pretty much every scenario assumes a laptop will handle photo editing. However, the rising popularity of tablets and mobile phones, along with photo editing

By | December 30th, 2016|2 Comments

How much does it cost to start a photography business?

Take a guess: how much do you think it costs to start a photography business? The answer may surprise you, especially if you take into account the extra costs and fees of setting up a legal business. But the single most important thing you can do as an aspiring professional photographer is being honest about costs.

By | December 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on How much does it cost to start a photography business?

Shoot Tethered with Canon DSLR Controller

The ability to shoot tethered is imperative for most professional photographers. Not only does it let you study your captured images on a big screen as soon as they're taken, but it also allows for your client to give instant feedback. This opens up the collaboration aspect of your photo shoot. Thanks to evolving

By | December 19th, 2016|29 Comments

How To Get A Press Pass

Are you a freelance photographer or writer seeking special access to shoot an event? If so, you likely need a press pass or media credential. This largely elusive and highly coveted badge is particularly used for event and concert photography, and it exists in a variety of forms and goes by several different names. As

By | December 19th, 2016|35 Comments
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