CherryDeck is a new platform for photographers who mainly use Instagram to show their work. With CherryDeck, photographers can sign up for free with their Instagram account and get listed based on their area of expertise, allowing potential clients to search and find the best talent within seconds.
CherryDeck was first launched a couple of months ago by Philipp Baumgaertel and his friend in Hamburg, Germany, and was soon expanded to the United States and Australia. According to Baumgaertel, CherryDeck is still a prototype, but more than 1,500 photographers have already signed up to use their service for free, and it allows people to search by using in-site filters such as distance, expertise, and categories. The good part about CherryDeck is that photographers are listed regardless of their follower numbers. Therefore, the system aims to create an equal marketplace for talent. In addition, the website limits category selection and search results are based on location. The only requirement for subscribing as a photographer is having at least 99 followers and 9 images, to show that your profile is active.
I tried CherryDeck as a photographer, and when connecting my Instagram account, it only allowed me to pick the nine best images based on the categories that I had selected. This is a nice feature, as it keeps things simple and easy. From a client perspective, it is even better because it prevents irrelevant images from showing up. Plus, you can always change your categories as long as you redefine your selected categories when you do so.
CherryDeck seems best suited for traveling photographers or couples who seek local wedding photographers, but what do you think about services like CherryDeck? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.