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5 days ago

Cutting Edge Photography

My office for the next two days. Looking forward to meeting some amazing couples at the Lambeau Field Wedding Show. Also loving the premium space underneath the Legends Banners in the Atrium. Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

Cutting Edge Photography

When you need great music to enhance your photos, don’t settle for elevator music. Triple Scoop Music has over 45,000 hand picked songs for your photography, movie, conference. Plus Roy and Ali are awesome people! #photography #wppi2020 #music #triplescoopmusic @triplescoopmusic @wppievents ... See MoreSee Less

When you need great music to enhance your photos, don’t settle for elevator music. Triple Scoop Music has over 45,000 hand picked songs for your photography, movie, conference. Plus Roy and Ali are awesome people! #photography #wppi2020 #music #triplescoopmusic @triplescoopmusic @wppievents

1 week ago

Cutting Edge Photography

How do I protect my equipment? With BlackRapid straps on ALL of my gear. Not only is my gear safe, but my BlackRapid straps are comfy and save my back on long days. See me wearing my BlackRapid straps at WPPI during my PhotoWalk. #photography #blackrapid #WPPI2020 @blackrapid @wppievents ... See MoreSee Less

How do I protect my equipment? With BlackRapid straps on ALL of my gear. Not only is my gear safe, but my BlackRapid straps are comfy and save my back on long days. See me wearing my BlackRapid straps at WPPI during my PhotoWalk. #photography #blackrapid #wppi2020 @blackrapid  @wppievents

1 week ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Bring some color in your life with Savage Universal backgrounds. Join me in the Savage booth at the WPPI Expo. One of the companies that makes my subjects look amazing. #photography #savageuniversal #WPPI2020 @wppievents @savageuniversal ... See MoreSee Less

Bring some color in your life with Savage Universal backgrounds. Join me in the Savage booth at the WPPI Expo. One of the companies that makes my subjects look amazing. #Photography #SavageUniversal #wppi2020 @wppievents @savageuniversal

1 week ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Love me some Fundy! Not only great software, but a great company behind the scenes. #fundy #fundystoryteller #WPPI2020 @fundysoftwareinc @wppievents ... See MoreSee Less

Love me some Fundy! Not only great software, but a great company behind the scenes. #fundy #fundystoryteller #wppi2020 @fundysoftwareinc @wppievents

1 week ago

Cutting Edge Photography

My PhotoWalk on HS Seniors is one week away at WPPI 2020. I will be giving a shout out to some of our industry partners that I love to work with. Give them some love and come join us at WPPI! #photography #WPPI2020 #conference #lasvegas @wppievents ... See MoreSee Less

My PhotoWalk on HS Seniors is one week away at WPPI 2020. I will be giving a shout out to some of our industry partners that I love to work with. Give them some love and come join us at WPPI! #photography #wppi2020 #conference #lasvegas  @wppievents

2 weeks ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Mid Pen Wrestling Team Finals

High School Wrestling Photos by David Hakamaki from Cutting Edge PhotographyThis afternoon saw Iron Mountain High School host the Mid-Pen District Team Wrestling Finals. Bark River and Manistique also participated, with Bark River-Harris High School winning its first Mid-Pen Championship. Congratulations to all wrestlers who showed great athleticism and sportsmanship. If any parents want photos printed from this series, please contact David Hakamaki at Cutting Edge Photography at 906-779-5085.
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Thank you for the great pictures!!

Great pictures!! Thank you

Awesome pics!! Thanks!

I think I got Facebook fixed so you can start tagging images. Enjoy!

2 weeks ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Eben Ice Caves. Treacherous walk in, but worth it! #ice #winter #icecaves @ Eben Ice Caves ... See MoreSee Less

Eben Ice Caves. Treacherous walk in, but worth it! #ice #winter #icecaves  @ Eben Ice CavesImage attachmentImage attachment

1 month ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Iron Mountain vs Kingsford Varsity Boys Basketball

Iron Mountain vs Kingsford Boys Varsity Basketball Game by David Hakamaki from Cutting Edge PhotographyKingsford HS invaded Iron Mountain for a Boys Varsity basketball game on Tuesday evening. The Mountaineers cruised to a 94-58 victory in this contest in a crosstown rivalry battle. The gymnasium was packed, which made for a loud game.
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Such great shots Dave! Thank you so much for sharing!

Great photos!! Thanks for sharing!!

Jim Malone to show Nic!

Julie Pugh Visintainer Terri Johnson Sara Fornetti Kleiman Julie Heldt-Wonders Paul Julian Jennifer Nagy Pericolosi

Iron Mountain Public Schools

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1 month ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Iron Mountain vs Kingsford JV Boys Basketball

Iron Mountain vs Kingsford Boys JV Basketball Game by David Hakamaki from Cutting Edge PhotographyKingsford HS invaded Iron Mountain for a Boys JV basketball game on Tuesday evening. The Flivvers came out victorious 62-37 in a crosstown rivalry battle.
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Candice Faust What # is Joey?

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Iron Mountain Public Schools

1 month ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Iron Mountain vs Norway Varsity Girls Basketball

Game photos from the Iron Mountain vs Norway Varsity Girls Basketball game on January 14, 2020Norway HS invaded Iron Mountain for a Girls Varsity basketball game on Tuesday evening. The Knights came out victorious in this contest in a local rivalry battle.
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1 month ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Iron Mountain vs Norway JV Girls Basketball

Game photos from the Iron Mountain vs Norway JV Girls Basketball game on January 14, 2020Norway came to Iron Mountain on Tuesday evening and came home with a JV victory in overtime.
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2 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Competitive Cheer Competition held at Iron Mountain High School on January 4, 2020. Remember us when you need your Senior Portraits. We travel around the UP. www.cuttingedgephoto.net ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you! These are awesome!

Your photos are awesome 😎

Awesome photos 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I love the pictures! Can I use two of them on our Iron Mountain website?

2 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Big news! I’ve been invited to speak in England at The Photography Show, the UK’s largest photo and video conference. I will be giving a Photographer Pro MasterClass in a room for 300. Pretty stoked for my 2020 Seniors, wedding couples and families to be featured across the pond. Thank you all for making me look good and having this great experience! #photography #photographer #interfitphoto #senior #seniorsunday #wedding #destinationwedding #uk #england ... See MoreSee Less

Big news! I’ve been invited to speak in England at The Photography Show, the UK’s largest photo and video conference. I will be giving a Photographer Pro MasterClass in a room for 300. Pretty stoked for my 2020 Seniors, wedding couples and families to be featured across the pond. Thank you all for making me look good and having this great experience! #photography #photographer #interfitphoto #senior #seniorsunday #wedding #destinationwedding #uk #england

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Rockstar!!

Congratulations! That's awesome!!!

Congratulations!

Wow and congratulations 🎉 How cool is this!!

Congratulations Dave!

Congratulations

Wow!! Congratulations!!

Wow! Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Congrats 🥳

Great job

Congrats!

Go Dave! David Hakamaki!, you can do it and you will excel! Proud of you!

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When you photo bomb the Cheer coach’s photo, this is what happens. What was I thinking!? Glad the girls loved the playfulness. Norway HS & MS Cheer, you ladies rock! #photobomb #sportsphotos #youthsports ... See MoreSee Less

When you photo bomb the Cheer coach’s photo, this is what happens. What was I thinking!? Glad the girls loved the playfulness. Norway HS & MS Cheer, you ladies rock! #photobomb #sportsphotos #youthsports

3 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Norway HS Girls & Boys Varsity, JV & MS Basketball photos were super efficient tonight - 6 teams in 90 minutes. Good luck Knights! ... See MoreSee Less

Good Luck Mountaineers! #football #mountaineerseverywhere ... See MoreSee Less

Good Luck Mountaineers! #football #mountaineerseverywhere

3 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Kate Drier Senior Portraits ° Class of 2020 ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Another fall day with a great family. The Hassell family is always great to work with and this time was no exception. ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful!❤️

Beautiful Family! Wow!

4 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

The Burby family wanted fall colors. They got their wish! WOW! ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Fall portraits with the Rigoni Family. Nice to get the group together with the kiddos. ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful pictures Rigoni’s!!!❤️

Great pictures!

4 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Fall portraits with the Pietrantonio Family was a blast. Lots of smiles and laughs, along with some amazing colors. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great family portraits of the best landscaper around. We absolutely love the pond, retaining wall, patio, lawn and tree work by Jason and his associates at our studio. Fantastic workmanship.

4 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Had an amazing time with the Poulos family. The fall colors were just awesome. ... See MoreSee Less

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Awesome pics Doc and from the best photographer!

4 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Natalia Valencia Canabal • Iron Mountain High School • Class of 2020 ... See MoreSee Less

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Love all of them beautiful girl!😘❤

Great pictures David Hakamaki!

Beautiful!!

Bonitas fotos...

Esta muy linda tu hija

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4 months ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Running behind on fall posts. Here are some from Katlyn's fall session. Stunning!! ... See MoreSee Less

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I love them thank you so much!

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Variety in Studio Makes You a Better Photographer by David Hakamaki

Are you stuck in a rut? Do you keep working the same background or keep getting the same results?  Why not try and diversify your background options and include a wide variety of Savage Universal seamless background papers?  These darlings come in four sizes, 26” x 36’, 53” x 36’, 107” x 36’, and 107” x 150’. Select colors are also available in 86” x 36’ and 140” x 105’.  Thus, even the smallest studio can accommodate a number of background papers.

I run a full-time home based studio, with my camera room in a converted bedroom, so space is limited.  By having a variety of Savage seamless background papers, no matter what my subject comes in wearing, I can delight them with a background that brings out their fashion and style.  A recent studio session with my daughter, Lara, allowed us to run through 5 different backgrounds.  I told her to throw together some outfits that would be found in a fashion magazine and, WOW, did she challenge me.

Options of Savage Seamless Paper Backgrounds at Cutting Edge Photography
Options of Savage Seamless Paper Backgrounds at Cutting Edge Photography

Her first outfit and makeup job had a variety of colors to try and coordinate.  This gave us the chance to pull three different seamless papers and work a number of poses on this outfit.  The colors we used were True Blue, Crimson and Studio Blue.  Without a variety of papers to choose from, we would have been stuck either (1) using a color that didn’t match or (2) limited to only one color.  Needless to say, three seamless paper colors gave us a wide series of images from one outfit.

Her next outfit was a purple number that is very hard to match.  However, using our Orchid seamless paper, and adjusting the background light, we were able to create a perfect complimenting purple to Lara’s outfit and makeup.  This color is striking to the eye and can be brightened or darkened by raising or lowering the light directed upon it.

Finally, she went the more traditional and elegant route by donning a cute navy and white striped dress, along with matching handbag and plush coat.  This was an easy choice for one of my “go to” seamless papers – Ultramarine.  This rich blue can dive to the deepest navy tones or into a nice medium blue, again by varying background light intensity.  This background is an easy choice as a complimentary or contrasting color.  It works for so many colors and styles, which is why it always sits ready to pull.

So, if you want to vary your options or expand what your studio can do with your subjects, add a wider variety of seamless paper backgrounds to your arsenal.  You, and your subjects, will love the results.
Article published on Savage Universal Blog by:
David Hakamaki, Cr. Photog.

Cutting Edge Photography

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David Hakamaki to speak at WPPI Conference for 4th Straight Year

WPPI is proud to announce the following upcoming LIMITED SEAT Master Class at WPPI 2016 by David Hakamaki (aka “The Home Based Photography Guru”).  This class is limited to 50 seats and David’s past three WPPI classes have all SOLD OUT.
 
Being a Photographer in a Small Community
 
Do you live in a small town/area? Attend this LIMITED SEAT Master Class
by David Hakamaki as he helps you understand what it takes to be a
successful photographer in a small area (his market is only 25,000 people).
Get an edge on your competition, make your studio stand out, learn how to
run an efficient/effective sales session & understand how a limited market
can be your best friend.
 
If you live in a small community and want to grow your photography business, register here —> https://n2a.goexposoftware.com/events/wppi16/goExpo/user/listSeminars.php?ci=93
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