Connection Newsletter – April 2018

April 2018

Your Seniors Want Style

Your seniors pay attention to fashions and trends and they want their senior images to reflect this. You can wow them with all kinds of fun products while increasing your average sales. Our new Mini Leather Wrap Albums are a must have for your senior packages. There are four styles available and these have the small, chic factor to impress. Our specialty items are also a big hit with seniors, especially the accordion minis, personalized notepads, as well as jewelry. Lucky for you, our jewelry is 30% off this month. You can’t forget the cards for seniors. Including custom foil cards will seal the deal on your package purchases! Cards are also 30% off during the month of April. See our specials page for all the details.

specials

30% off Cards

30% off Jewelry

30% off select Framed Torn Edge Prints

Spring special – 25% off Walnut Plaques (hhschools and hhsports only)

upcoming may & june specials

May Specials

  • 25% off Metal prints

June Specials

  • 30% off Albums
  • 30% off Photographic Pano Books
  • 25% off Framed Prints

new products

new album designer end sheets

Our popular Gallery Lay-flat Albums now come with new optional designer end sheets. When choosing your album end sheets in hhstudio, just select one of the 12 pattern choices. These unique end sheets are printed on our beautiful luxe paper and will enhance your album style. Our new designer end sheet options are provided at no additional charge – another way H&H helps you “stand out from the crowd”!
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Mini Leather Wrap Albums

mini leather wrap albums

Looking for something special and unique? Our new mini leather wrap albums are available in four distinct styles. These are a perfect addition for graduation and Mother’s day offerings!
Each 4×5 album is handcrafted with each signature stitched into the soft premium top grain leather cover. Four cover styles: Charmed, Diamonds, Primitive, and Hearts. Three press paper choices: watercolor, recycled, and art matte.
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7×7 fine art torn edge frames

Barnwood Fine Art Torn Edge Framed Print
Our beautiful fine art torn edge prints can now be framed with four new frame offerings in select sizes. Watch for additional sizes to be added throughout the year! We now offer four new frame styles:
  • Barnwood
  • Shabby Chic Cream
  • Hand Scraped Smokey Grey
  • Hand Scraped Winter White
Shabby Chic Cream Fine Art Torn Edge Framed Print Handscraped Smokey Grey Fine Art Torn Edge Framed Print Handscraped Winter White Fine Art Torn Edge Framed Print

ordering applications

important notice

Upgrading our ordering applications to 64-bit technology

H&H will soon be updating our ordering applications to use 64-bit technology. Most computers manufactured in the past 7 to 10 years are 64-bit capable systems that also still support the now older 32-bit technology. Apple and Microsoft want to end support for 32-bit and are now starting to implement plans to make that happen. Apple has announced that when they release the next macOS after High Sierra (around June of 2018), it will no longer support 32-bit applications.
What this means to H&H customers: Once we update our applications, they will require a 64-bit capable computer to be installed and used. If you have purchased a major brand-name computer like Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Toshiba, Sony, NEC or Asus in the past 5 years, you should not experience any issues. If you have an off-brand or older computer, you may not be able to run our new 64-bit ordering applications.
During the next several months, we will be providing more details on how to determine if there will be any compatibility issues with you current computer.
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printed order summaries

At H&H we continue to identify ways to eliminate waste and become more green. Thanks to the hard work of our IT team, we are now able to eliminate the printed multi-page order summary that has accompanied your returned orders for so many years. H&H no longer needs this printed summary to process your orders and a recent survey told us you do not either! This information can be accessed electronically in your H&H ordering applications.
To view a summary of what you ordered in hhstudio, click on the “Printable View” button when you are on the order tab. See below:
The best way to view information for school and sports orders is to view the client’s package submitted in your project in hhschools or hhsports. Our customer service team is here to help you with any questions – be sure to give us a call!

school & sports

NEW capability – hhschools direct post to hhimagehost!

Leverage the power of hhschools and direct connectivity with hhimagehost

Until now, if you wanted to send images to hhimagehost and use the group and password data from hhschools, you sent a package or proof order to H&H and told us to “Autopost to hhimagehost”. This was a great feature because, with one upload, you could both send your images to H&H for printing, AND send the job for online sale with urls and passwords.
We now have improved that feature! We’ve been listening, and we know that some studio sales methods require an online sale with passwords and group functionality BEFORE anything is printed. To make this simpler, we’ve added the ability to push images and data from hhschools directly to hhimagehost.
Learn More & Watch Video
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new products video

Overview of the latest new products for professional school and sports photography businesses.
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Statuettes

9 new products

Geometrix Pro KO is our knockout sports template theme that includes 5 interchangeable backgrounds and 42 pro colors to mix and match for every team. These 9 new products are now available in hhschools:
  • 3.5×5 individual border
  • 4 wallet individual border
  • (1) 3.5×5 & (2) wallet individual border
  • 5×7 group border
  • 4×10 dry erase locker magnet
  • 8×10 magazine cover
  • (2) 4×5 magazine cover magnets
  • ceramic mug
  • mouse pad
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new dimensions print sizes

Dimensions Prints leverage the effort that goes into green screen photography and gives you a realistic layered look without spending hours in Photoshop. The effect of a foreground element combined with a coordinating background and optional personalization make them unique and irresistible!
Historically, Dimensions Prints have been offered only in the 8×10 size. Our Grasses design is also now available in both 5×7 and a 4 wallet half unit.

5×7

4 Wallets

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Knockout Sports Banners

new knockout sports banners

Save hours of design time in Photoshop with this new product line!
No more knocking out your own images, creating graphic banner designs, personalizing each design with the team colors, and making unique files for every player with their names and other stats.
Our newest addition to Knockout Sports is a set of 5 banner designs called Reflection Pro. It is named “reflection” because each design features a low-opacity black and white copy of the subject image.
This series is available in 2 sizes; 24×36 and 32×48. As part of our pro series, you can choose one of 42 different accent colors to personalize the banners for each team.
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Statuettes

new challenger pro statuette

Our first ever graphic template for statuettes is now available in both hhschools and hhsports software. Part of our Challenger Pro template series, this new statuette features your vertical image and 3 text lines. We suggest using text line #3 to place the year in the top left corner of the design. Choose one of 7 different sports icons and 44 background colors to personlize this unique product for your teams!
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Plaques Plaques

ORDER NOW! – 25% off walnut plaques

Our gorgeous, heavy walnut wood plaques do not go on sale very often, so be sure to take advantage of this special sale! These 5×7 and 8×10 walnut wood plaques have a high gloss surface which makes your image literally pop. They make great awards and gifting items for your teams and leagues. Order in hhschools or hhsports software January through June and receive 25% off with coupon code SSEplaque.

H&H education

Sports Boot Camp

July 23-25, 2018
H&H Color Lab in Kansas City MO

SIGN UP NOW! EARLY BIRD SPECIALS END APRIL 30, 2018

H&H’s Sports Boot camp will focus on the basics of youth sports photography. This beginning level workshop is designed for photographers who are interested in getting into the volume sports business or photographers desiring to grow their current T&I sports business. This class will teach you how to ask for the business, prepare for and execute a successful picture day along with best practices for workflow once you get back to the studio. Through lecture and hands on training, including a live league shoot (new this year), you will leave with confidence knowing how to conduct a successful picture day and ability to grow your sports business!
Info and Registration
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School Boot Camp

June 18-20, 2018 – Schools 101

June 21-22, 2018 – Schools 201

H&H Color Lab in Kansas City MO

Let us help you transform your business by learning what
it takes to run a successful school shoot!

Schools 101

Schools 101 is a beginning level workshop designed for photographers entering the school business or who have less than five school contracts. This class will equip you with knowledge of the school business so you are able to go out and ask for the business and prepare your studio for your fall school season. Through lecture and hands on training including a live school shoot, you will leave with a plan and due dates to help keep you on track for a smooth fall season!
Info and Registration

Schools 201

This class will focus on what you need to know to take your business to the next level. Detailed topics that will help you scale your business include sales training, yearbooks, on line sales, green screen, composites and flyer design.
Info and Registration

workshops

Rodney Getz Super 1 Day Workshop
Rodney Getz is a full time photographer in South Charleston, Ohio. He owns a successful high volume photography business for the past 13 years. Rodney is a member of the PPA and a member of the Professional Photographers of Ohio where he is a member of the board of directors. He has been awarded the Innovation Award at the Sports Photography Summit in Kansas City in 2017 and more recently passed the Certified Professional Photographer exam. He received his degree from Clark State College and Wright State University. As an Education major in college, he has always had a passion for teaching. Rodney has chosen to continue educating others in the photography industry. He has spoke at such venues as SPAC, SYNC, SYNC Sports, Ohio Photo U, Summer Snap, Inspire Pennsylvania and more.  Prior to his professional photography career, Rodney was a career Firefighter / Paramedic for 22 years before retiring. During his service he was a certified Fire Instructor, teaching at The Ohio Fire Academy as well as Clark State College. Rodney is married to his wife Shiloh of 14 years. They have three daughters ages 13, 11 and 7.
More Information & Registration

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Wedding Photography Boot Camp
More Information & Registration

employee highlight

Eric Haft

Eric Haft

N-Vu, a part of the H&H family of companies, offers professional proofing galleries, photo products, and revolutionary in-person sales tools for photographers – everything you need in one place! We are excited to introduce you to one of the N-Vu team members, Eric Haft. In this Employee Highlight, you will get a glimpse of why the special hard-working “behind the scenes” N-Vu team helps make it the best solution for today’s photographer.
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N-Vu

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H&H on the road

Please click here for a full listing of events we will be participating in. We will make every effort to keep this calendar updated, including additional speaker information as we finalize details. Hope to see you at the shows!

Ohio Photo Blast

April 7-8, 2018
Dublin, Ohio
Crowne Plaza
Don’t miss Darty Hines’ marketing program, sponsored by H&H
Saturday, April 7, 2018 – Content Marketing and Social Survival

Texas School

April 23-27, 2018
Addison, Texas
We are proud to sponsor Steve Kozak and Jeff Gump at this event!
Steve Kozak’s program: The Secrets To Success When Turning Pro
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