Paris / New York

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. Designed for you alone, fully self-editable and responsive, of course.

Strategy & 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.

PhotoShelter Customization

Image delivery & licensing, print sales & online archiving with PhotoShelter pages that match your portfolio site. A must-have for professional photographers if you ask me.

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.

FAQ
Where are you based?

New York City and Paris.

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 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.

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 KA4MA2E33V. More information here.

How much will it cost?

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.

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.

Tips & News

How Does a Photographer Find Her Blogging Voice?

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.

Delivered: Nat Geo Photographer Alison Wright Switched From Neon Sky To WordPress + PhotoShelter

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.

Delivered: Harold Feinstein’s Website Gets An Upgrade To Responsive

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.

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

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.

Photographers: Protect Your Archive Images With A Watermark

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.

Tools I Use: Managed WordPress Hosting by WPEngine

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.

Use WordPress And PhotoShelter To Build Your Photographer Website

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.

Get Serious About Password Security

I see the craziest passwords. 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.

The Correct Copyright Notice on a Photographer’s Website

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.