Like many of you, I got into photography as a hobby and enjoyed it so much that it became my career. I travel frequently, usually once or twice per month, and love to take photos of my travels. After shooting landscape for years, I moved on to portraits, events, and weddings. In 2009, I opened my studio in Anaheim, CA to do photography full-time and now teach lighting workshops and sponsor local photo clubs. In Dec 2011 I opened my second location in Downtown Los Angeles which includes the Hatakeyama Gallery, a 3000sq ft studio and a showroom for my studio lighting products. My main business is http://SimpleStudioLighting.com where I sell studio lighting and accessories.