About Suzi Pratt

Suzi Pratt is an event, food, and concert photographer based in Seattle. She started Intrepid Freelancer to inspire and teach others how to start a photography business. View her at photography portfolio, and subscribe to herYouTube channel.

Commercial versus Consumer Photography: What’s the Difference?

Every famous photographer is known for his or her specialty. Annie Leibovitz is known for her celebrity portraits, Ansel Adams for landscapes, Jasmine Star for weddings, Sue Bryce for glamor, etc. The point is that successful photographers fill a specific niche and become the very best at it. As you start your photography business, you

By | 2017-01-11T11:33:33+00:00 January 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Commercial versus Consumer Photography: What’s the Difference?

Best Websites to Learn Photography

fMany people assume that you need a formal photography education to become a professional. However, online classes and websites dedicated to teaching photography make it entirely possible to learn all of your skills without setting foot in a classroom. Personally, I've never taken a formal photography class and have still managed to shoot professionally for

By | 2017-01-04T21:49:47+00:00 January 4th, 2017|1 Comment

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 | 2017-01-04T23:06:50+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|2 Comments

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 | 2017-01-03T13:48:55+00:00 December 31st, 2016|Comments Off on Annual Performance Review 2016 – Year 4

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 | 2017-02-11T15:36:18+00:00 December 30th, 2016|2 Comments

Websites for Photographers: Why SmugMug and WordPress are Best

Websites for photographers are like the modern business cards. They're among the best ways to generate leads and gain new clients, but choosing the best website platform for your needs can be confusing. So in today's world of endless options, what is the best way to create a professional photography website? In this blog post, I

By | 2016-12-29T18:55:22+00:00 December 29th, 2016|3 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 | 2016-12-27T10:55:47+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on How much does it cost to start a photography business?
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