October 2015 — It is finally cooling down, at least here in Kansas City! Leaves are starting to fall, and holiday planning is beginning to take shape. As you plan for the holidays, please take note of the article near the end of the newsletter outlining our Holiday Ordering Information. We are also excited to announce our new Foil Cards this month! Just in time for the holidays, we are now offering foil press cards in many shapes and sizes. Image by Photos Edge
We recently received the “Outside the Box” award from PMA!
Recently, we got to travel to San Francisco and attend PMA’s InnovationNow Summit. While there, we were honored to receive the “Out of the Box” award from PMA at the recent InnovationNow Summit!
H&H Color Lab was chosen from the Pro Lab category by PMA to recognize Out of the Box thinking and execution for investing in our customers to help them grow their businesses with high performance production, customer service, education, evangelizing profitable ideas, and recognizing the need for mobile and online technology for the professional and responding with our acquisition of Collages.net.
THANK YOU to all of our speakers who have helped us educate and evangelize profitable ideas and to our ENTIRE staff at H&H who work tirelessly serving our customers!
Note from our Design Center – H&H Design Center will no longer be sending a CD with your final print order containing the final high-resolution JPEG files. This includes album, press, montage and card designs. Instead, you will now be able to download your final design by accessing it through our website,www.hhcolorlab.com. The files will be accessible to our customers for thirty days.Once your order has shipped, your files will accessible via your online account.
NEW Album Covers and Album Swatch Sample box now available
We have so many great new cover options for our albums, that we decided to update our swatch samples!
Simply go to “Order Supplies” under our Support tab on the website and order your non-branded Album Swatch Sample box today. Housed in a natural, fabric covered box with magnetic closure and organized for each cover type, our new Swatch Sample box is super easy to use. It includes three inch square samples of our leathers, faux leathers and fabrics. This gives your customers all the information they need to make the best choice for their album cover! Priced at only $20, this design tool is a must-have for professional photographers.Click here for more information about the Album Swatch Sample
Our new frames are now available in ProSelect
We are excited to announce that our new frames are now available in ProSelect.
Suggested uses of these images are pre-pay flyer designs, hhimagehost, marketing brochures/booklets, and marketing banners. The files may also be used on your website for marketing purposes. In addition, we offer marketing files for Academy Studio Background, Baseball, Basketball, Competitor Pro, Fire, Football, Fusion Pro, Gold Grunge, Handmade Paper, Impact Pro, Lightning, Liquid, Original Studio Background, Pinstripes and Soccer themes.
By using these files you agree that the files will only be used for marketing purposes and that salable product will not be produced from these images without purchasing a license from the original license holder.
Hair Light Placement Green Screen Lighting Tip
One of the most frequent causes of additional charges for green screen cleanup is caused by poor hair light placement
We have created a helpful tip sheet in pdf format to answer your questions about hair light placement when working with green screen.
Improper lighting, exposure, or photographer error requires green screen knockout “cleanup” to the image, and is charged at $0.75 per minute. When this is necessary, and the charges are less than $25, we will continue with the cleanup process and notify you with the reason. When the estimated charges are greater than $25, we will contact you to request studio approval before proceeding with the cleanup process.
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.
Save the Date! Announcing Classes at H&H Color Lab in 2016
If you are NOT moving forward, you are moving backwards is the mantra for continuous improvement. Our goal is to help you grow personally and professionally so you will run profitable, successful businesses! With this goal in mind, excitement is building about all of the education opportunities for photographers in 2016. We are working with many speakers, organizations and groups to continue our support of photography education throughout the industry.
We know everyone is planning for next year so we would like to announce the classes that will be held at H&H in 2016.
Schools 201-February 29-March 1
Family Portrait Program-March 2
Schools 101-June 21-23
Putting together a Sport Photographers Business Plan-July 20-21
Dance Schools from A to Z-July 23
Stay tuned next month to see a complete listing of all H&H sponsored education events for 2016! Questions please email Amy Drum at firstname.lastname@example.org.