I’m David, a web consultant for photographers (& more).
Your work is unique. Your website should be too. Built with you target audience in mind. Designed for you alone, optimized for speed and Google, fully self-editable, and responsive, of course.
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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.
Add a full photo archive management tool to your website (image search, secure galleries, image file delivery, licensing and print sales, archive backups) with PhotoShelter.
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.
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.
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.
You are truly amazing. Life saver. I have never had a web expert be so responsive and so helpful in all my career!!
Thanks for creating a beautiful site and being so patient and thoughtful all along the way!
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.
New York City and Paris.
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.
Yes, increasingly so. A few recent ones: a bike shop, an NGO, a fitness coach. My approach doesn't change: how we can build a website that truly helps that business?
I have been a working press photographer for over 10 years. My clients include The New York Times, Le Monde, Der Spiegel and Saveur magazine. My images are distributed by Corbis.
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.
If you get stuck, have any question or need something tweaked, I’ll help. No charge. I’ve got your back.
Absolutely - via user-friendly admin pages that let you edit texts, menus, slideshows and more.
Not only visible but responsive, i.e. optimized for all screen sizes from smartphones to jumbo desktop screens.
My websites are search engine optimized in accordance with best practice methods. Google "photojournalist New York" if you don't believe me.
No! But you should have big images, simple navigation and a clutter-free design.
Each project is different. What I can tell you is that I charge by the project that way you don’t keep paying for every little addition. The project is over when you are happy with it. Post-delivery support, tweaks and advice come free.
Quite possibly. I give 2-hour phone consultations ($250). Ask me anything, including to make a quick fix to your site.
Photographers often ask me if they should blog. Blogging is hard. It takes time. People will judge the result. And what will you write about anyway? Well there are several reasons for a photographer to have a blog and ways for her to find her voice. read more.
Alison Wright is probably the photographer you wanted to be when you first dreamt of becoming a photographer. Traveling the world often for the iconic Nat Geo, she need a website that could put forward a lot of information. read more.
I build Harold Feinstein’s original website just before responsiveness became a must-have feature. This relaunch involved a complete re-coding of the site but no major modification of the styling. read more.
In 2015 all websites should be responsive. But what does responsive mean? Why is it so important? Will it affect my Google ranking? How do I go about making my photography site responsive? Here are some answers. read more.
Remember when a photographer’s archives used be his or her retirement plan? That’s long gone but you should nonetheless protect your life’s work from theft. And there is only one truly effective way to do that. read more.
Choosing a hosting provider isn’t easy. They all claim you won’t find better. Here is my hosting recommendation for a WordPress-powered photography site based on personal experience and minimum requirements for a business setup. read more.
There are many ways to skin a cat. When it comes to websites for photographers my favorite setup is WordPress + PhotoShelter. That combo provides excellent design flexibility, more SEO options, good admin interfaces and e-commerce-enabled photo archive management. read more.
I see the crazy-weak passwords every day. Otherwise perfectly smart photographers will pick the weakest passwords for their website admin logins. It baffles me every time. Please do it right. It is easy, I promise. read more.
Under US law a copyright notice is no longer required to protect copyright. Yet it makes sense to include one. A copyright notice indicates that a work is protected by copyright, identifies the copyright owner and shows the year of first publication. It’s pretty simple to add one. read more.