Prof. Dr. Hakan YAMAN is involved in amateur photography and is member to photographic associations and clubs like ANFAD (Antalya Photography and Cinema Amateurs Association; founding member of Turkish Artistic Photography Federation), Sille Sanat Sarayı (a Photography Club with the ILFIAP Prestige of FIAP). He holds the life-time card of FIAP (FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE L’ART PHOTOGRAPHIQUE) and has been recently awarded with the AFIAP title (Artist de FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE L’ART PHOTOGRAPHIQUE). he is the first country representative of LPWA (The Light Painting World Alliance).

He is interested in documentary and street photography.

He is married and has one daughter.