DAVID HAKAMAKI, Cr. Photog.
David Hakamaki, Cr.Photog., hails from beautiful Michigan in the United States. Operating a full-time home-based studio and living in a small, rural community, David has gained national recognition for his work and is now known as the “Home Based Photography Guru”.
David started out in the business world and later opened his photography studio in 2002. His studio quickly became the highlight of his region, through his unique style & client interaction. He has taught business, marketing and economics at multiple colleges. He trains photographers on all aspects of posing, lighting, client relations, business and marketing across the globe. David serves on Simply Color Lab’s Simply Seniors Speaking Team and is one of Savage Backgrounds’ Featured Photographers.
His presentations not only focus on photography, but dig deep into the art of sales, marketing and client interaction. David uses his vast knowledge and expertise of business and photography, as well as his background teaching college business & economics, to pass on established “real world” business practices in easily understood concepts to his audience. Having intimate knowledge of the pitfalls that todays photographers encounter, David uses his fun, quirky and dynamic teaching methods to offer a unique approach in presenting easily attainable solutions to all levels of photographers.
Never to be called “boring”, David’s style has a vibrance and unpredictability that keeps his audiences riveted throughout the program and excited to incorporate all they learned.
David is a proud member of WPPI and PPA. He serves as Education Coordinator for his local Business Networking International (BNI) group, is highly active in his local community, serves as a Girls travel softball coach and roams the globe with his family in search of adventure.