David Hakamaki was featured on the Marketing Masters Series on Prime Focus Lab site in an interview on Marketing to High School Seniors. David’s studio, Cutting Edge Photography in Iron Mountain, Michigan, is a hotspot for High School Senior Portraits. His work is nationally recognized for his unique lighting, posing and location selection.
David Hakamaki, Cr.Photog., owner of Cutting Edge Photography in Iron Mountain, Michigan, was recently featured by the New York Institute of Photography (NYIP) as one of their Photographer Success stories. The story was a question/answer based interview on how David started out in his Photographic career and what he has learned along the way in a successful 17 year career. The interview also provides insights for future photographers on how the NYIP prepared David for success, as well as advice for budding photography entrepreneurs.
David runs a highly successful Home-Based Photography Studio in Iron Mountain, Michigan. Iron Mountain is a small town in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and his business has become nationally recognized for his work with High School Seniors, Destination & Elegant Weddings, Youth Sports, Commercial & Professionals, Families and Photo Restoration. David is also an International Speaker, having been a featured speaker at Photography Conventions across the United States, as well as in the United Kingdom (UK) and Canada. He is also an Ambassador for several of the Photography Industry’s largest companies and has taught Business & Economics at numerous colleges.
David Hakamaki, owner of Cutting Edge Photography in Iron Mountain, will be speaking at the Wedding & Portrait Professionals International WPPI 2019 Convention in 2019. David will be featured in a PhotoWalk on High School Senior Portraits. David is a nationally known senior photorapher and his attendees will gain a look inside his success as his area’s top senior photographer. Attendees will get to work with a model, as well as understand proper lighting, posing and location selection. Limited spots are available, so register early.
The Society of Photographers SWPP Convention in London in January 2018 was the highlight of my speaking career. In fact, being able to do three programs to UK photographers was an honor. However, not everyone was able to make it to my programs.
It was interesting to find my name listed as one of the reasons Kam Assi wanted to attend, but was unable to make it to my Business lecture, “20 Things Businesses Do that PI$$ People Off”. Here is that link –> https://www.kamassiphotographer.co.uk/swpp-convention-trade-show-2018-quick-visit-review/. Well, Kam, it was a packed room, filled with tons of great insights on what we do good (and bad). It was lighthearted and (much to the amazement of several in attendance) filled with laughter. Maybe next time, Kam. I promise I will entertain and delight you.
So, London, it was fun. It was memorable. And, I hope to see you soon. The word is out that I will be speaking at The Photography Show in Birmingham, Uk in March 2019, so watch for that schedule.
Savage Universal Corporation has released their new Product Pro LED Light Table. This product is intended for photographing macro or small item products. In the video below, David Hakamaki, Cr.Photog. from Cutting Edge Photography, goes over the major features and uses of this product and how it will assist photographers with photographing smaller items. The Product Pro LED Light Table comes in two sizes 15″x15″ -or- 22″x22″ and is available from all major photography retailers. Our friends at Hunt’s Photo & Video have a special price on this item, so follow this link to save a few bucks.
_____________________________ From Savage Universal’s website:
The Savage Product Pro LED Light Table is every commercial photographer’s solution to capturing attractive, professional quality product photography without the hassle of compiling an array of complicated lighting and background gear for small subjects. Simply flip a switch and the powerful LED light strips under the table brightly illuminate evenly across the table, creating an instant high-key background. Each rechargeable overhead LED light contains 36 LED chips with a CRI of 91, and are mounted on heavy-duty flexible arms to provide high-quality backlight, highlights and under lighting where desired.
(1) LED light table (1) Accessory tray (4) Rechargeable 36 bulb LED lights (4) AC Power cords for charging lights (4) Diffuser socks (4) 20” Flexible arms (1) Nylon protective sleeve for transport and storage