Resources for Freelancers (and everyone else)

These are some of the services I like, use, and highly recommend. Wondering about something you don’t see? Ask me and I’ll let you know. These are affiliate links, meaning I may earn a small commission if you buy any of these products or sign up for any of these services.

Computer Equipment

MacBook Pro (16-inch): I’m using a 2014 MacBook, but when I buy a new one, this is what I want. I’ve been a Mac user since 1991 — the dark days of Apple. I’m not going anywhere. Click here to get it from Amazon.

My Passport for Mac External HD: First external hard drives I’ve ever had that didn’t die within a few years. These are pretty durable. I have two of them for my photos. Click here to get it from Amazon.

iPad Pro: I’ve found the iPad Pro more than capable of handling my photo and writing needs. Click here to get it from Amazon.

Apple Pencil: I thought the pencil was stupid until I bought one. Now I won’t use my iPad without it. Click here to get it from Amazon.

Apple Lightning to USB SD Card Reader: This is how I get my photos from my D7000 onto my iPad. Click here to get it from Amazon.

Photo Equipment

Nikon D7000: This has been my go-to camera since 2011. Click the link to get it from Amazon.

Nikon SB-900 Speedlight: I tuck these flashes EVERYWHERE. They work. I like them. Click the link to get it from Amazon.

SanDisk Extreme Pro 128 MB SD Card: I just upgraded to these in order to shoot video, but I’ve used SanDisk since 1996. Never fails. Click the link to get it from Amazon.

Photography

Adorama: I have bought nearly all of my equipment through Adorama since 1991. They’re fantastic.

Photoshelter: I’ve been with Photoshelter since 2010. They just keep improving. All my photos are kept there. If you sign up through this link, you’ll get a referral bonus of $15 from Photoshelter.

Video

Newsflare: All my video is licensed through Newsflare, and they have been good to me. Don’t let the payment in pounds deter you. They pay through PayPal, and the conversion is easy. If you sign up through this link, you’ll get a sign-up bonus of £10, or $12.89 from Newsflare.

Web Services

Tiger Technologies: Tiger Tech has hosted all of my websites since my first one back in 1996. They are super fast, never down, never hacked, and have unparalleled REAL tech support. I can’t recommend them enough.

Recommended Books

Writing Books

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

On Writing by Ernest Hemingway

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg

Thunder and Lightning: Breaking Open the Writer’s Craft by Natalie Goldberg

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

Walking in this World: The Practical Art of Creativity by Julia Cameron

Vein of Gold: A Journey to Your Creative Heart by Julia Cameron

Finding Water: The Art of Perseverance by Julia Cameron

The Sound of Paper: Starting from Scratch by Julia Cameron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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