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David Hakamaki

David Hakamaki

David Hakamaki, Cr.Photog., is an international speaker and full-time, home-based studio owner from the United States. David has gained international recognition for his photography, business programs, and is affectionately known as the 'Home Based Photography Guru'. David serves on Simply Color Lab's 'Simply Seniors Speaking Team', is an Adorama Ambassador, Interfit Creative Pro, BlackRapid Affiliate, Fundy Storyteller, and Savage Universal Featured Photographer. He has been featured at PPA conventions throughout the US, the CanAm Photo Expo, The Societies of Photographers Convention, and The Photography Show. David started in the business world and has run his photography studio since 2002. His studio quickly became the highlight of his region and consistently generates 6 figures of revenue in a small, rural community. David has taught business, marketing and economics at multiple colleges and trains photographers on all aspects of posing, lighting, client relations, business and marketing. His presentations not only focus on photography & lighting, but dig deep into the art of sales, marketing and client interaction. His fun, quirky, and down-to-earth presentations bring advanced level material into easily implemented topics. David is the 'go to' speaker on running a home based photography studio and bringing in $1000+ sales. David is a proud member of WPPI, SWPP, SISEP and PPA. He has served as President, Education Coordinator, and Growth Coordinator for his local Business Networking International (BNI) group, is highly active in his local community and roams the country with his family in search of adventure.

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