CherryDeck: A Free Marketplace for Instagram Portfolios

CherryDeck: A Free Marketplace for Instagram Portfolios

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 think, less options make things easier, both for photographers and clients

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.

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13 Comments

Wayne Denny's picture

Just an FYI. While you're listed despite your following numbers, you are listed at the top of a search if you have the most followers.

philipp baumgaertel's picture

hi wayne, we saw this and will adapt our code towards a more balanced direction. still in a very early stage :)

philipp baumgaertel's picture

thanks burak! we appreciate it! ❤️

Tomash Masojc's picture

Lets try it:) i need 4 refferals now :D http://bit.ly/2FsJ1zH
When i will reach, i will delete it :) After 4 refferals, you get advanced options, thx

Arun Hegden's picture

done. ;)

Hello,
Can you please help with some advice..I understand in order to be "Cherry Picked" one must have 99 followers is there anyway to join other then that i.e. portfolio review (seems more professional then just "Likes") ....I am not new to photography and have been a professional for over 3 decades but I am new to Instagram. I could "Buy" followers but think this is a deceitful way to get noticed.... Thank you for your kind attention.
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I signed up, seems like a great concept and who can argue with another source to find work. Heres a referral if anyone would be kind enough to use it: https://cherrydeck.com/refer/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpZC...

James Noud's picture

My Instagram account is a blend of business and professional photos. Cherrydeck only allows the selection of 9 photos from among those with the most likes. That leaves me with only 2 photos that are appropriate for my account. Try again.

Michael Steinberg's picture

Need refferals. Klick on link if you are going to join. http://bit.ly/2noytL9

Amy Quinns's picture

Great to know this one. Thanks for sharing

Taylor Melody's picture

Would love some referrals! If you're gonna sign up might as well use a link (:
https://cherrydeck.com/refer/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpZC...

Scott Weaver's picture

I began the process of connecting my primary Instagram account with Cherrydeck this morning, stopped when I realize I needed to add several more images to my collection first. NOW... I can no longer login or edit my Instagram page.