From college courses to weekend workshops, I teach people how to design using tested principles and techniques emboldened by their own unique flavor of beauty and purpose.
Multimedia Photography & Design (MPD), The Newhouse School, Syracuse University
Design Your Image (formerly called Craft Your Image)
Learn why personal branding and marketing matters and how to use a variety of tools to help spread the word about you. I’ll give your actionable steps to feel more confident and lessen the pressure of wearing so many hats. Embrace your entrepreneurial spirit with confidence. Note: This course is taught primarily to photography graduate students but undergraduate photography and graphic design majors may seek permission to enroll.
I’ve also taught other design courses at Newhouse.
Speaking & Workshops
Enliven your conference or event! Book me for a speaking engagement or to lead small-group sessions and workshops.
My areas of expertise:
- Personal Branding and Marketing
- Web Design
- Social Media
NPPA Northern Short Course (2016)
I’ll be speaking about brand and marketing with a focus on websites. If you are a student or a professional making a transition and need some help with the basics, please join me on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.
Here is a list of resources from my talk.
My first LOOKbetween was incredibly inspiring.. I feel so honored to have been invited. David Alan Harvey, Mike Davis and I spoke with a small group of photographers titled, Why make a photograph? Understanding & Harnessing the photographic Instinct. It was a loose format with so many great questions and comments that I learned as well as taught. I thrive and specialize in this kind of safe, casual environment for teaching.
Grain Collective at LOOK3 (2013)
I spoke with a small group of photographers about websites, marketing, branding. It was a wonderfully laid-back setting conducive to in-depth discussion and a spirited Q&A volley.
NPPA BizBlitz University of Georgia 2013
Don't miss the return of Business as unUsual on Sept. 11 with Deb Pang Davis. Reserve your spot for the webinar here http://t.co/GMCF0GiQjb
— ASMP (@asmp) September 2, 2013
ASMP's Business as unusual: “Leverage Your Content”
Deb Pang Davis of Syracuse University's Newhouse School discusses content strategy for photographers, particularly how you can use apps, e-books and other new technologies to repackage your existing content into effective marketing tools. With real-world visual examples of how photographers have successfully approached building an effective content strategy and an overview of tools you can use to streamline the process, you'll walk away with the inspiration and the know-how to use and re-use your content effectively.
Interview with Daniel Kramer on ASMP Atlanta Best of 2014
ASMP: Which ASMP education/advocacy tools do you find most helpful to your day-to-day business and why?
There is so much information on ASMP’s Web site that it’s a little overwhelming. I dip into it occasionally. I enjoyed the Webinars, such as Deb Pang Davis’s “Leveraging Your Content,” Jason Gardner’s “Self-Publishing Your Photography Book,” Tom Kennedy’s “Your Cohesive Vision” and Mary Virginia Swanson’s “Identifying New Markets For Your Work.” I also like the business tutorials.
The Image Deconstructed
I spoke about websites and marketing at The Image Deconstructed photography seminar at University of North Carolina, Chapel-Hill (2013).
B&H Photo Video
The Atlanta Photojournalism Conference
“Excuse Me, Your Brand is Showing,” St. Petersburg, Fla.