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4 days ago

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Basketball 🏀 photos at Goodman-Pembine HS yesterday. Great light from the Flashpoint V1 and AD200 Pros. Still masked up for safety, but hoping we get back to normal soon! #flashpoint #ad200pro #lighting #sports #basketball #sportsphotographer #cuttingedgephotography ... See MoreSee Less

Basketball 🏀 photos at Goodman-Pembine HS yesterday. Great light from the Flashpoint V1 and AD200 Pros. Still masked up for safety, but hoping we get back to normal soon! #flashpoint #ad200pro #lighting #sports #basketball #sportsphotographer #cuttingedgephotographyImage attachment

Just completed the WPPI Rangefinder Business Insights survey. Doing these always helps the Photography industry grow, as well as being a good self review tool. Now, to get our ideas published in Rangefinder and show others how you can survive the pandemic and grow! ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

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Ethan Haberkorn • Florence High School • Class of 2021

Ethan CRUSHED his senior session yesterday. A beautiful winter day made it fun to play with his hunting and snowmobiling passions. THIS is how you do senior portraits in the Northwoods. #seniors #seniorpictures #hunting #snowmobile #winter #snow
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That's only a sneak peek he got like a s*** ton more I can't wait to see them

Awesome pictures. Very handsome young man Nic. 🥰

Looking good! Love the BOSS hat.

Wow do I feel old!!! Awesome pictures!!!

Very nice! Handsome young man!

Beautiful love em

Pretty great pictures Ethan! They are all awesome but I really like the snowmobile doing a wheelie and the other one where holding helmet has nice big smile! I just like them all hard to choose I guess thats what happens when you have good looking kids!👨🏼‍🎓👩🏼‍🎓

Handsome son Nicki

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𝗦𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 - Remember to let us know your Yearbook image that you want submitted to your school. We will crop the image to about half length, so you are more prominent in the yearbook. If you want the image submitted "as is", just let us know. Remember, this is a COMPLIMENTARY service from Cutting Edge Photography, so get your choice in soon! Thank!!! #seniors #seniorpictures #yearbook #cuttingedgephotography ... See MoreSee Less

𝗦𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 - Remember to let us know your Yearbook image that you want submitted to your school. We will crop the image to about half length, so you are more prominent in the yearbook. If you want the image submitted as is, just let us know. Remember, this is a COMPLIMENTARY service from Cutting Edge Photography, so get your choice in soon! Thank!!! #seniors #seniorpictures #yearbook #cuttingedgephotography

2 weeks ago

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Adrienne Taylor • Kingsford High School • Class of 2021 #seniors #senioryear #winter ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful granddaughter, Jan! Great photos!

You are the best !!!

These are absolutely stunning. 😍 I can’t wait to see the rest of set! Thank you so much for posting this preview.

Love 💕 all the photos! Great backgrounds!

Love the photos....gorgeous shots of Adrienne!!❤💕❤

Beautiful!!

Wow! Gorgeous 🥰

Beautiful!!

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2 weeks ago

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1 month ago

Cutting Edge Photography

Well, 2020 may finish on a high note. A Christmas card from the Green Bay Packers organization. Proud to be on their approved photographers list. 🏈 #Packers #gopackgo #photographer ... See MoreSee Less

Well, 2020 may finish on a high note. A Christmas card from the Green Bay Packers organization. Proud to be on their approved photographers list. 🏈 #packers #GoPackGo #photographer

2 months ago

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Christian Miller • Kingsford High School • Class of 2021 #seniors #senior2021 ... See MoreSee Less

Fun day of 2 more (virtual) presentations (and other this past Monday) to Norway-Vulcan Area Schools on being a Photographer. Lots of fantastic questions! Thank you Norway!! #giveback ... See MoreSee Less

Fun day of 2 more (virtual) presentations (and other this past Monday) to Norway-Vulcan Area Schools on being a Photographer. Lots of fantastic questions! Thank you Norway!! #giveback

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most excellent

That's an awesome picture.

Love this picture of Olivia!

Wrapped up a full-house presentation for the Florida Camera Club Council this afternoon. Talked about photo restoration and showed them some fun tricks and tips. Be gone, Covid, so I can travel and present to these folks in person in 2021. #CovidSucks #restoration #photorestoration #presentation ... See MoreSee Less

Wrapped up a full-house presentation for the Florida Camera Club Council this afternoon. Talked about photo restoration and showed them some fun tricks and tips. Be gone, Covid, so I can travel and present to these folks in person in 2021. #covidsucks #restoration #photorestoration #presentation

3 months ago

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Emma & David's Engagement • October 2021

It's Engagement time again! More love in the air. Emma & David embraced a chilly Upper Peninsula fall day and looked amazing. It was all smiles, jokes and laughs, which shows what their life together will be like. #engagement #fall #fallcolors #upperpeninsula #love #wedding #weddingphotographer #waterfall #lake
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So, do cute. Love them all.

3 months ago

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Cassie & Eddie's Engagement Session • October 2021

What a gorgeous couple. Add in a VERY photogenic and cooperative doggie and you have an amazing engagement session. Cassie and Eddie rocked it on this blustery day. #engagement #wedding #weddingphotographer #dogs #farmlife #fall #fallcolors #love
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You guys are so cute!!!! How come I am just seeing these now!?!

Lovely couple

Absolutely gorgeous...and that dog is the best photo bomber ever.

Great Pics !!!!

Awwww ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

My little nephew ❤️

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3 months ago

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Clayton Corey • Norway High School • Class of 2021 #senior #seniorpictures #fall #fallcolors ... See MoreSee Less

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Love, love, love!!!!

Holy cats he’s changed so much!! And really is looking a lot like you!! Love the pics. Hope you two are doing well. Love you❤️

Nana is going to have a hard time, also😍

Sondra LaFreniere Very nice!

my bff😍😍😍

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3 months ago

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Mike & Steph's Fall UP Wedding • October 15, 2020 #wedding #destinationwedding #fall #fallcolors #weddingdress #marriage #upperpeninsulamichigan ... See MoreSee Less

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Oh my goodness David! Simply beautiful! Thank you for jumping in to do this last minute! Love them all!

Congratulations to the Christys. What a beautiful and colorful wedding.

Congrats Mr and Mrs Christy!!!💍🍾💙💕

Nice pictures 👏‼️

Congratulations! Beautiful photos!

Oh the pictures are sooo beautiful...Dave you caught the fall colors and Stephs bouquet just perfect..Awesome pictures of our grandkids wedding..Love you Mike and Steph🤵🏼👰🏻😍

The leaves are perfect!! These turned out amazing!!!

Congratulations

Beautiful!!

Congratulations!

Beautiful! Congratulations to the Happy Couple!

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3 months ago

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Nathan Arndt • Kingsford High School • Class of 2021 #senior #seniorpictures #fall #fallcolors #soccer #bowling #brokenarm #light ... See MoreSee Less

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Very nice ❤️

3 months ago

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Hailey Roush • Waukesha West High School • Class of 2021 #senior #seniorpictures #fall #fallcolors ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

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Austin Hoey • Florence High School • Class of 2021 #senior #seniorpictures #football #fall #fallcolors #hunting #bow #bowhunting #archery ... See MoreSee Less

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Wow. He looks so “adulty”.

I love your bus pictures. How cool is Austin in these?

3 months ago

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Ciara Donati • West Iron County High School • Class of 2021 #senior #seniorpictures #fall #fallcolors ... See MoreSee Less

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Love ❤️

Stacy how did this happen she can't be that old. She is absolutely gorgeous.

Absolutely beautiful ❤️

Always awesome job. !!!! It's like you capture their thoughts. !

Gorgeous!

April, she is beautiful ❤️

Beautiful

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3 months ago

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Adrian Vicenza • Iron Mountain High School • Class of 2021 #senior #seniorpictures #soccer #cars #fall #fallcolors ... See MoreSee Less

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David Hakamaki, your so talented. Thanks for your time. Thank you thank you!

Great looking pictures!

Great pics!

Missed these kids coming over for a post soccer practice snack.

Great pictures!

What a handsome young man!!!💙

Anna Vicenzi he looks so much like you. ❤ Amazing pictures!!

Great pictures!!

I always like the smiles!

Very nice pictures !!

So handsome!

another handsome Vicenzi!

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3 months ago

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Paige Jacko • Kingsford High School • Class of 2021 #fall #fallcolors #senior #seniorpictures ... See MoreSee Less

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Love these Paige! Looking good! Amirah and I want one please

So pretty Paige!!!

3 months ago

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Ben Rumpf • Kingsford High School • Class of 2021 #senior #seniorpictures #football #fall #fallcolors ... See MoreSee Less

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What a good looking young man! Be proud momma! ❤️

These pictures are fantastic, it's hard to believe you grew up so fast, Ben.

3 months ago

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Alexis Jacko • Kingsford High School • Class of 2021 #senior #seniorpictures #fall #bowling ... See MoreSee Less

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Great pictures, Alexis!

They are beautiful!!!!

3 months ago

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Blake Julian Fall Senior Portraits • Iron Mountain High School • Class of 2021 #fall #fallcolors #senior #seniorpictures #trucks #Chevrolet #chevy ... See MoreSee Less

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Awesome! Thank you, Dave!

Nice to see that little bit of smile peeking through the tough exterior!

Great pictures!

Handsome dude😘

Great pics!!!

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4 months ago

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Great photos!!

Jessica Durnion

4 months ago

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Hanner Family Portraits • Negaunee, MI ... See MoreSee Less

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Love all the family pictures 💕😍

Great photos Nikki Hanner! He did connors grad photos too and they turned out awesome

You might have me confused with someone else !!

Omg amazing!!!!!

Christmas card pic please lol

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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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