I’m David, a web consultant for photographers.Let's make the Internet work harder for you.

Custom Websites

Your images are unique. Your website should be too. Build it with marketing directors, art buyers and photo editors in mind. Fully self-editable, iPhone/iPad compatible and responsive, of course.

Answers

Confused by options? Uncertain about how to combine tools and platforms into a flexible and effective web presence? I'll explain it all and recommend the route best suited to your goals.

Website Care

Is your website properly optimized for speed and security? Do you have full auto backups? Is everything up-to-date under the hood? Sometimes all it takes is a tweak to fix a broken site.

PhotoShelter Customization

Add web delivery, image licensing, print sales and online archiving via PhotoShelter pages that match your portfolio site. A must-have for professional photographers, if you ask me.

Online Photo Archives

Organize your multi-user photo library in an efficient and cost-effective way while keeping it publicly or selectively accessible. Ideal for stock agencies, corporations and event organizers.

SEO for Photographers

Identify a Search Engine Optimization strategy that's right for you, understand what affects your website's ranking and learn how to keep attracting that Google love over time.


Portfolio

FAQ
Where are you based?

New York City, NY, USA.

What do you mean by 'web consultant'?

It means that in addition to building websites, I provide recommendations, explanations and tutorials throughout the process. My role is to equip you with a) the most effective online marketing tool possible and b) the skills to grow it.

Will I be able to edit my website myself?

Absolutely - via user-friendly admin pages that let you edit texts, menus, slideshows and more.

What about support?

I take care of my clients. If you get stuck, have a question, need something tweaked or find something broken, I'll help. No charge.

Are these Flash websites?

No. When Flash is used (hasn't been for some time) it is embedded in html/css with an html5 fallback. SEO and Apple device compatibility preserved.

Will my site be visible on iPhones?

Not only visible but optimized and for all screen sizes from smartphones to jumbo desktop screens.

Can I have auto-playing music on my site?

No! But you should have big images, simple navigation and a clutter-free design.

So, what about SEO?

My websites are search engine optimized in accordance with best practice methods. Google "photojournalist New York" if you don't believe me.

Where is your price list?

Each project is different so a price list would be meaningless. But I can tell you I charge by the project so that you don't have to keep paying for every little addition. The project is over when you are happy with it. Post-delivery support, tweaks and advice come free.

Any good with PhotoShelter?

I am a Certified PhotoShelter Consultant.

Can you get me a PhotoShelter discount?

Sure.

Can you help me out right now?

Quite possibly. I give 2-hour phone consultations ($250). Ask me anything, including to make a quick fix to your site.


Testimonials
  • digitaltechparis was exactly what I hoped it would be. David was clear, concise, conscientious and a pleasure to work with. He made something that seemed a bit overwhelming to me far more manageable and almost easy. Terrific work.

    Stacy Waldman Bass - Westport, CT
  • The archive you created for me is great, and has really helped grow my business. If you'd ever like a testimonial from me, please don't hesitate to ask.

    John Hafner - Missoula, MT
  • Been working on the new photo website with @dbrabyn. Great guy I can't recommend enough!

    Paul Bowers - San Diego, FL
  • I am very pleased with where we are headed. Let me know if you would like to use me as a reference.

    Bruce Ambuel - Milwaukee, WI
  • You are truly amazing. Life saver. I have never had a web expert be so responsive and so helpful in all my career!!

    Sara Allen - Pasadena, CA
  • Thanks for creating a beautiful site and being so patient and thoughtful all along the way!

    Harold Feinstein - Merrimac, MA
  • David is lovely to work with. I had very specific design ideas and he was great about working with me on those. He follows up frequently and checks in to see how things are going. I am very comfortable recommending him.

    Susan McWhinney - Nyack, NY
From the Blog

Malware Hidden in the EXIF of a JPG Image

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Have you ever thought of your images as potential vehicles to spread malware? Two months ago a security expert found malware hiding in the EXIF header of a JPG image. Using images to infect computers with malware isn’t new but the novelty here is the way the malicious code was hidden. Peter Gramantik, of Sucuri, discovered a new form of…  read more.

How To Get Your Symbolset Web Font To Work With PhotoShelter

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Have you tried Symbolset? A nifty symbol font that allows you to add social media and other icons to your website by loading a font instead of images. It loads fast, looks good and is easy to set up if you know a little html. See them in use at the bottom of this page or on my photojournalism website.…  read more.

Add Your Author Info To PhotoShelter Galleries in Google Search Results

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Photography is personal. Your images are what they are because you took them. In short, you’re an author. As you may know given the right information Google will highlight authors in it’s search results. The good news is you can make that happen for your PhotoShelter galleries by adding a snippet of code to your manually customized PhotoShelter pages (you…  read more.

For or Against Blogrolls on a Photographer’s Website? Against.

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Remember blogrolls? Those lists of recommended links to other websites usually placed in the sidebar used to be ubiquitous. You don’t see them as much nowadays. And that’s a good thing. They are bad for your website in many ways and should be left in the 1990s where they belong. Some argue that providing your visitors with a list of…  read more.

Recognize Fake Comments On a Photographer’s Website

Recognize Fake Comments On Your Website

FYI, those sweet-but-slightly-weird comments you get on your blog are fake. I see these comments on sites all the time and you probably have too but may not have noticed anything particular about them. They look more or less normal. They’re always positive, often enthusiastic even. And who doesn’t like to see that someone out there enjoyed your post so…  read more.

New Website For Legendary Photographer Harold Feinstein

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A few weeks ago I received a phone call from Harold Feinstein’s long-time partner Judith asking me if I could help them relaunch Harold’s dated website and set them up with a PhotoShelter-based photo archive. The existing website was getting old. It had been built in-house using iWeb and, while it didn’t look that bad, it certainly looked out-dated and…  read more.