Cutting Edge Photography • Iron Mountain, Michigan Senior, Wedding, Commercial & Sports Photographer
David Hakamaki, Cr. Photog., Owner and Chief Photographer at Cutting Edge Photography, is a renowned national speaker and educator on Photography and Business.  His presentations have garnered rave reviews and have taught thousands of photographers on posing, lighting, location selection.  His programs have highlighted his success and expertise on HS Seniors, Weddings and Youth Sports photography.  He has been featured at the International Photography Convention for the past 4 years and has been a headline speaker at numerous State, Regional and Local photography Conferences, workshops and meetings.

Here is a listing of some of the locations David has (or will be) been featured:

  • Different Light for Different Looks/Macro Photography/Social Media for Photographers - Southwestern Michigan Council of Camera Clubs Summer of Fun Workshop, Holland, July 2017
  • Different Light for Different Looks - WPPI 2017 Master Class, Las Vegas, February 2017
  • WPPI 2017 Expo - Savage Backgrounds & Interfit Photographic Booth - March 2017
  • Killer Sales Sessions and Trends - Gulf Cost Tour - Greater New Orleans PPG and Southern Mississippi PPA, New Orleans & Mobile, October 2016
  • Killer Sales Sessions and Trends - 3-state tour -  North Dakota. Minnesota & Illinois Professional Photographers, Fargo, Rochester & St. Louis, September 2016
  • ROCKSTAR Seniors: Chasing (and Capturing) the Elusive HS Senior - PP of Massachusetts, Speaker Series, June 2016
  • Running a Home Based Photography Studio - Southern Ohio PPA, Dayton, June 2016
  • Being a Photographer in a Small Community - WPPI 2016 Master Class, Las Vegas, March 2016
  • ROCKSTAR Seniors: Chasing (and Capturing) the Elusive HS Senior - WPPI 2015 Master Class, Las Vegas, March 2015
  • WPPI 2015 Expo - Live Demo - Savage Backgrounds & Fundy Software Booth - March 2015
  • Home Based Photography - PP of Detroit, Speaker Series, October 2014
  • Killer Sales Sessions and Trends -  WPPI 2014 Master Class, Las Vegas, March 2014
  • WPPI 2014 Expo - Live Demo - Savage Backgrounds & Fundy Software - March 2014
  • Rockstar Seniors: Chasing (and Capturing) the Elusive HS Senior -AND- Running A Successful Home Based Studio - PP of Iowa State Convention, February 2014
  • PPA of Iowa - Live Lighting Demo - February 2014
  • Running A Successful Home Based Studio - WPPI 2013 Platform Class, Las Vegas, March 2013
  • WPPI 2013 Expo - Live Demo - Animoto & Kubota Image Tools - March 2013
  • 20 Things Business Do that Pi$$ People Off - Photographers Ignite - WPPI 2013, March 2013
  • Rockstar Seniors: Chasing (and Capturing) the Elusive HS Senior -AND- Running A Successful Home Based Studio - PPARI - Rhode Island State Convention, March 2013
  • A Melting Pot of Photography & Business - PPO -  Ohio PhotoBlast ’13 Convention, February 2013
  • ROCKSTAR Seniors: Chasing (and Capturing) the Elusive HS Senior - 4-day, 4-city tour - Louisiana Photography Guilds, August 2012
  • Success in Rural & Home Based Photography - VPP - Vermont Professional Photographers State Convention - March 2012
  • Dominating your Youth Sports Program -AND- Running A Successful Home Based Studio - PPNC - Professional Photographers of North Carolina State Convention - March 2012
  • Beyond the Pose: Creating a Memorable Experience - PP of San Antonio - Monthly Speaker Circuit - January 2012
  • Beyond the Pose: Creating a Memorable Experience - 4-day, 4-city tour - Louisiana Photography Guilds, March 2011
  • Success in Rural Photography - PP of SW Minnesota - February 2011