ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

ASMP Launches Social Bookmarking Website For Photographers

By September 29, 2011Press Release

Contact:
Eugene H. Mopsik, Executive Director
American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
Phone: 215 451 2767
Email: mopsik@asmp.org

Philadelphia, PA… The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has launched CameraCake.com, an innovative website that combines aspects of social bookmarking, crowd-sourcing, social filtered search and social networking to help imaging professionals identify and learn from the most valuable resources available. CameraCake.com helps users stay informed by enabling them to share the resources they most admire and search resources others have posted by title, category, keyword and type. Resources can also be searched based on who posted and reviewed them, so users can identify and follow fellow participants with shared interests.

According to ASMP Executive Director Eugene Mopsik, “ASMP has developed CameraCake as a service to imaging professionals to help them access the most useful information, all in one place. With every form of communication undergoing rapid transformation, CameraCake is a dynamic resource for those involved in photography, video, multi-media, audio and even print.” There will be information on negotiating, sales, marketing, business trends, copyright, digital workflow, licensing, software, lenses, cameras, contracts, techniques and everything else that interests the photography community.

Judy Herrmann, CameraCake project director and a past President of ASMP, said, “Imagine a place where you could find the best resources for photographers with a single click — information that has been submitted, approved and reviewed by your peers; where you can see at a glance what others who share your interests find valuable. With CameraCake.com, we’ve provided an innovative framework that will go wherever its users dictate.” Site users can submit, like/dislike and review any resource, search by topic, poster, reviewer, tag, category, or type, and browse the most popular or most recently posted resources. Future plans include integration with social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, expanded user profiles and interactivity, browser based resource submission and more. Herrmann adds, “CameraCake.com will evolve to support our community’s needs, and we welcome suggestions on how to make it as useful as possible.”

ASMP is the premier trade association for photographers, providing members with all the tools, information and support needed to run successful photography businesses. Over 7,000 strong with 39 chapters throughout the country, ASMP members are recognized as a community of forward-thinking professionals.

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