Connection Newsletter – November 2017

It’s time for special holiday offerings for your customers! We are offering our new Ornament Sales Sample Set along with our Holiday Card Sales Sample Set at 25% off this month. You are sure to create some buzz with these fun products, and a call to action with the holidays right around the corner. These small add-ons are sometimes just what is needed to add a little spice to your offering. For details related to the specials, visit our Specials page.

specials

Holiday Card Sample Set

Holiday Card Sample Set
25% off

Ornament Sample Set

Ornament Sample Set
25% off

december specials

Watch for our list of upcoming 2018 specials!

new products

Foil Pressed Cards

four new holiday foil cards

Announcing four new foil card designs that have been added to our holiday foil card collection for 2017. Foil cards continue to be extremely popular and our new foil designs will add a special touch to your personalized cards this holiday season! Be sure to check out all of our foil card design options featuring vertical, horizontal, and designer shapes.
Holiday Greetings Ornaments

holiday greetings ornaments

Announcing our new Holiday Greetings Ornament Collection! This is a fun collection of ornaments to add to your holiday offering this season. This collection features seven festive holiday greeting designs with horizontal, vertical, round, and square image orientations. Just choose your design and drag and drop your image in hhstudio to order. Printed on both sides, these are perfect for tree ornaments and gift ideas.

PPA copyright bill

PPA Copyright Video
The PPA is currently working on copyright legislation that will benefit photographers and designers. While PPA is doing their work, they now need our help to move this legislation forward.

Here are the details: Watch this video to learn more

  • PPA is working in Washington to pass a law that would create a simple small claims process whereby a photographer would now have some teeth behind getting with someone who has used their image(s) inappropriately to come to the table to work with the photographer or designer.
  • While this bill has bipartisan support, this effort is at risk in Washington because unrelated riders are being added to it so it has potential to stall out.
  • If we miss this 6 month window, it will likely not come up again for many years.
  • Our representatives will be less likely to bog this bill down with riders if we show overwhelming support for this core bill.

What can you do? These steps will take you 2 minutes!

TAKE ACTION NOW!
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customer service

Christmas orders

With Christmas quickly approaching, we want to let you know our products will continue to be produced and shipped in our normal service times throughout the holiday season. However, it is important to mark the “Need for Christmas” box in hhstudio. This alerts us to choose the correct shipping service to ensure your order will arrive on time. If this box is not checked, your order will ship with regular default shipping set up in your account, which might delay the order for Christmas.
Here are a few tips we put together to help you reduce stress at the studio during the holiday season: Photography Stress Reduction Tips

If you submit orders for these products after the posted cutoff dates, you will need to request upgraded chargeable shipping through customer service to assure delivery for Christmas.

  • December 1, 2017: Velveteen and fleece blankets
  • December 12, 2017: Lenticular prints
  • December 15, 2017: Leather wrap albums
  • December 18, 2017: All Gallery Lay Flat, Economy, Guest Book Albums, as well as Photographic Pano Books
  • December 18, 2017: Image block wraps and framed prints
  • December 19, 2017: Banners and wall clings

If you are using our design/print/bind service for albums, the following dates apply for design approval:

  • December 4, 2017: Design form and images must be submitted if you are ordering any type of Album or Photographic Pano Book.
  • December 14, 2017: Designs must be approved if you are ordering a Gallery Lay Flat, Leather Wrap or Guest Book Album, as well as Photographic Pano Books.

how to cancel orders

You will find a new “cancel this order” link in the confirmation email for your orders. Click the link to quickly and easily cancel.
If your order has not already been started in our production department, we will cancel it and you will receive a screen confirmation immediately. You will also receive an email confirming the cancellation.
If the order has already been started and we are unable to cancel it, your screen will message “I’m sorry, your order could not be automatically cancelled. Please contact customer service for any additional assistance.” In this case, the order was not able to be successfully cancelled because some part of the order had been started.
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school & sports

blue screen knockout

We have been listening and working…

We have just expanded our green screen image extraction technology to include blue screen!
A number of our school photography customers have asked us to help them deliver ID cards and admin CDs faster to schools while maintaining the ability to offer different backgrounds to parents. Utilizing our green knock-out technology we built a few years ago, we’ve now expanded it to be capable of knocking out images photographed on a blue screen background.
Green Screen
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hhimagehost

NEW hhimagehost feature improvements for fall

Check out all of the features we have just added to hhimagehost to help you SELL MORE! We continue to release new features to improve hhimagehost.
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education

save the date!

H&H wants to help you grow your business through connecting you with other photographers and education. Here is what we are planning for 2018! Stay tuned for more classes to be announced!

  • Learning Lounge @ Imaging USA January 14-16
  • School Boot Camp June 12-22
  • Sports Boot Camp July 16-20
Sign up begins January 2018!

employee highlight

Eric Kabel

Eric Kabel

Purchasing Department

Our purchasing department manages everything from keeping inventory and stock for all supplies needed for our products, to working in the wood shop to making wooden stretcher bars and other fabrications for use in products. This small, but mighty team of four, also is responsible for accepting all deliveries on our loading dock. So every load that comes in, they unload and deliver to the correct department. Eric Kabel, is an excellent example of the hard-working staff here at H&H Color Lab. He strives to do his best, and appreciates the positive impact his efforts have on other departments within the lab.
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blog posts

We pride ourselves in providing our customers not only with excellent products, but with great educational resources as well. Our blog features articles about equipment, lighting, advice from other professionals and all kinds of great photography tips. This is just one of the many ways that we provide our customers with the tools they need to succeed as professional photographers.
Meet Bruce and Josh Hudson

Meet Bruce and Josh Hudson

Meet Bruce and Josh Hudson of Hudson’s Portrait Design in the Seattle, WA area. Bruce and Josh have over 45 years of combined experience in portrait photography, marketing and education. In this twenty-minute video, they share their unique view on changes in our industry and what they have done to stay successful. They will challenge your current mindset and inspire you to think outside the box!
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N-Vu

N-Vu

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!

United

November 5-8, 2017
Tempe, Arizona
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Erin Hernandez Reisner, sponsored by N-Vu, will be speaking at this fun and dynamic event!
Show Me The Money… and Happier Clients: Erin will show you how she transitioned from shoot and burn to In-Person Sales in this no-nonsense, share numbers, candid tell-all.
PPANE

Iowa Fall Retreat

November 5-6, 2017
Des Moines, Iowa
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Take a much needed breather during busy season and join us for a couple days of refreshing education and networking!
Imaging USA

Imaging USA

January 11-13, 2018

Pre-con Classes

January 14-16, 2018

Convention

Nashville, Tennessee
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Jason and Rebecca Weaver

The Big Reveal

January 14th: 6pm-8pm
January 13th: 9am-5pm
January 15th: 5pm-6pm
January 15th: 5pm-6pm

Join us at the H&H Learning Lounge @ Imaging USA 2018

Stop by one of our small group sessions to learn how H&H’s innovative products and systems can help add revenue to your bottom line! Whether you are a portrait wedding, volume school or sports photographer, we have a solution for you!
For each session there will be a short presentation followed by Q&A. Look in our December newsletter for more details about these classes!
SPAC

SPAC

January 24-27, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
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We are excited to be sponsoring the following speakers at SPAC!

  • Jeff Gump
  • Jeff Edwards
  • Leigh LaForest
H&H Color Lab

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