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. Built 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 with 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, after listening to your goals and preferences, I will provide you with recommendations and explanations throughout the process. My role is to build you the most effective online marketing tool possible and show you how to grow it yourself.

What do you know about being a professional photographer?

I have been a professional press photographer for over 10 years. My clients include The New York Times, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, Monocle and Saveur magazine. My images are distributed by Corbis.

Why do your clients love working with you?

Because I see their projects as mine. I'm totally frank with them and personally invested in the project's outcome. By all means speak to any one of them before hiring me.

What about support?

If you get stuck, have any question or need something tweaked, I'll help. No charge. I've got your back.

Will I be able to edit my website myself?

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

Will my site be visible on iPhones?

Not only visible but responsive, i.e. optimized for all screen sizes from smartphones to jumbo desktop screens.

Are these Flash websites?

No.

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.

Can I have auto-playing music on my site?

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

Any good with PhotoShelter?

I am a Certified PhotoShelter Consultant.

Can you get me a PhotoShelter discount?

Sure. Try discount code DA6BR5BT44. More information here.

How much will it cost?

Each project is different so a price list would be meaningless. But I can tell you that 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.

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
  • I've gotten a lot of compliments about the site from different people including corporate buyers and other VII photographers. It's working out very well for my needs.

    Tomas van Houtryve - Paris, France
  • 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
  • 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

Make Your Photography Website Mobile-Friendly (Or What Is Responsiveness?)

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A client recently asked me to make a change to the carefully crafted website I had almost completed for him: remove the responsiveness. You heard that right. He wanted me to antiquate his site, make it look like something from 10 years ago. Needless to say that is a bad idea. It makes for a poor user experience and will…  read more.

A Fix For The Broken PhotoShelter Login Page Problem (Firefox and Chrome)

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If you are using the Manual Customization mode and haven’t inlined your CSS (more on inlining below), you may have noticed that the PhotoShelter login page on your manually customized website – that is the page your clients use to log into the galleries of images you shot for them – looks broken on Firefox and Safari. Check it out…  read more.

Photographers: Protect Your Archive Images With A Watermark

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Let’s start with two crucial notions. First, archive images are different from portfolio images. Second, the only effective protection against unauthorized copying is making the image unusable. Too often the images in photographers’ photo archives are viewable – sometimes in large format – without any protection. Occasionally a new client will tell me they don’t want watermarks on their PhotoShelter…  read more.

Tools I Use: Managed WordPress Hosting by WPEngine

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Choosing a hosting provider is a challenge. Their websites are jargon-laced and their claims overblown. A Google search returns pages of complaints by unhappy users of any given provider. You need to try them out to evaluate them. So the next best thing is hearing from someone with the same needs as yours who made the jump. Here is my…  read more.

Writing Your About Page On Your Photographer’s Website

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Most photographers dread having to put their About page together. Not only do you have to go all metaphysical (Who are you? Really) but you have to do it in writing. Short or long text? Funny, factual or inspirational? First or third person voice? Modest or self-confident? Headshot or not? It makes editing your own images almost pleasurable. Yet the…  read more.