May 28, 2022

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DAVID HAKAMAKI

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IRON MOUNTAIN — David Hakamaki, operator of Chopping Edge Pictures in Iron Mountain, a short while ago took aspect in talking engagements at two important global photography conferences.

Hakamaki was invited to talk at the Marriage and Portrait Photography Global convention in February. He provided two systems at WPPI 2022 — a PhotoWalk on higher faculty senior lighting and a System course on pictures enterprise. The two classes have been sold out, with numerous queries and members.

“David is not only a speaker at WPPI but a portion of our community,” said WPPI Method Director Joe Kowalsky. “Attendees are fascinated in what he has to say, and after just a person dialogue you’ll understand he’s just as intrigued in passing his expertise on to many others. The man can do the job a home and it is amazing obtaining him as a section of our roster.”

This was Hakamaki’s 10th consecutive visual appeal at WPPI, which attracts photographers from about the planet and is among the premier pictures conferences. Even though at WPPI, he also was a section of the speaker group invited to do portfolio/graphic testimonials with attendees. This gave attendees one particular-on-just one accessibility to a speaker who would provide critique and input on bettering lighting, composition and system. WPPI spans 5 days, providing additional than 200 hrs of training in 130-furthermore classes and 110 speakers.

“WPPI always appeals to a extensive assortment of photographers from all over the earth and it was fantastic to be back in-man or woman at conferences,” Hakamaki said. “I bought to see a number of of my global good friends immediately after a two-year split owing to COVID restrictions reducing their international journey. WPPI places on an astounding method that permits photographers from all concentrations to understand, get palms-on instruction, and examine out the most recent equipment and firms. My get the job done with our spot seniors has seriously authorized me to clearly show off what we do with our senior portraits and persuade photographers to include those strategies to increase their senior pics. Additionally, hitting the ten-calendar year mark as a WPPI speaker is a badge of honor.”

In March, Hakamaki also was invited to discuss at The Societies of Photographers British isles Conference in London, England. The event attracts skilled photographers from Ireland and the United Kingdom, which incorporates the countries of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Hakamaki provided four programs at The Societies of Photographers convention, which involved a crucial method at its business college, two masterclasses and one superclass on lighting.

Even though at the conference, Hakamaki also was invited to take part in a podcast with award-profitable British isles photographer and close friend Scott Johnson for “Talking Shot Photography,” hosted by Ross Grieve. The Societies of Photographers British isles Convention spans 4 days with much more than 100 lessons and 70 speakers.

“It was terrific to get again abroad to see my British isles pals and take part in the UK’s premier images convention,” Hakamaki stated. “This is my second time talking at The Societies and being requested to do four systems was a bit challenging. Even so, they totally crammed each of my classes and the hospitality they exhibited manufactured it very pleasant. Coming from a compact town in the U.P., currently being identified as an sector chief, and invited to talk in London is surreal. It is some thing I will always keep in mind and cherish.”

Hakamaki now seems to be forward to spring sports as very well as a new spherical of high university seniors to be photographed.

Reducing Edge Images is at 443 Tall Pines Generate in Iron Mountain and photographs substantial school seniors, youth and large college athletics, weddings and professional companies and specialists. Hakamaki has been in business enterprise for 19 yrs and stays active in the local community.

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