Focus Newsletter – May 2011

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In This Issue


Introducing Our Photo Lab’s Exciting New Products

Designer Cards

Tired of the same traditional cards? Well, now you have a new choice! Introducing our Designer Card Collection of die cut one-sided and folded cards, now in eZsuite.

Designer Photo Cards

These new cards are a great choice for announcements, graduation, holidays, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, thank you cards or marketing materials!

We’re also pleased to announce our designer card templates…FREE to our customers!  Simply log in to our photo lab’s website with your user name and password and download these free Photoshop card templates!

We are also adding new designs and templates throughout the year so keep checking our website to keep up to date on the newest selections.

Canvas Clusters 

professional canvas clusters

Canvas cluster DOUBLE savings!

If you haven’t seen them yet, check out our amazing canvas clusters introduced last month and see what all the fuss is about.

Clusters were designed with you in mind to help increase your bottom line.  Clusters provide the ability to display multiple coordinating images in a grouping designed to showcase your work in a home or office setting.  We offer 13 different group patterns and they are available in your choice of canvas fine art or photographic pearl paper.  Each panel includes enclosed backing, bumpers, and saw-tooth hanger – so all you have to do is hang it!

And to help your clients visualize what their images will look like in one of these groupings, we found a perfect Photoshop template system developed by Ariana Falerni.  Her Wall Display Guides are the perfect method for mocking up these displays for your client – after all, a picture is worth a thousand words…right?

This month, we bring you an amazing DOUBLE savings:

  1. Purchase any of the Photographer’s Wall Display Guides Sets (I, II or I & II) from Ariana and she will give H&H customers 25% off!
  2. And that is not all!  Receive packaged with your download an amazing 40% off coupon discount towards any of H&H’s canvas clusters!

To take advantage of the H&H customer discount for the Photographer’s Wall Display Guides visit Ariana’s web site and enter code HHNL at checkout.  (Look for the H&H 40% code in the “discounts.pdf” that will be included in your product download.)

But hurry – the Photographer’s Wall Display 25% off coupon is only good until Wednesday, May 11th at midnight. The 40% off H&H cluster discount included with purchase is one use per customer and expires July 31st 2011.

More to come…..

Watch for mosaics and split wraps to be added to eZsuite very soon!  With these group styles you will be able to order one image split across multiple panels to create a mosaic look….another great way to help you sell large wall prints!


Announcing New Everyday Low Prices!!!

We have permanently LOWERED prices in several product categories!  Effective May 1, 2011, the following changes have been made to our price catalog:

Photographic PROOFING – New Lower Prices! 

 online photo proofing

Photographic Proof Magazines 

 This proofing price reduction also applies to our photographic proof magazines.  Be sure to check out these NEW LOWER PRICES on our website.



Our photo lab is pleased to announce that we have REDUCED our pricing by 20% on all album pages when a quantity of 30 or more pages are ordered per album.  This reduced price applies to the following sizes only:








Big Albums means Big Savings.


RecycleH&H Honored for Recycling Efforts


One of our photo lab’s core values is “Only a right thing, done in a right way, is right.”  This is one of the reasons that we continue to work hard on our efforts to recycle and conserve wherever possible, and we’re always making strides to increase those efforts. Photo printing requires many different materials, but we do our best to dispose of them in the most eco-friendly way possible:

Did you know that recycling one ton of cardboard saves over nine cubic yards of landfill space?  Another advantage of this is that it cuts the emissions of sulfur dioxide in half and uses about 25% less energy than making cardboard from virgin pulp.  The result is a savings of 390 kWh of energy, 1.1 barrels of oil, and 6.6 million Btu’s of energy.

Last year, H&H recycled 26 tons of corrugated cardboard!!

We also recycle the aluminum used for our metal prints and the acrylic used for our statuettes and photo ornaments.  Our acrylic vendor recognized these efforts recently and made a special visit to present us with a plaque to honor our recycling initiatives.

our photo lab awarded for being environmentally friendly

specialsMay Specials



Top Fold Extreme Pano Sample Albums

With the release of our new top-fold extreme pano albums, we are offering a 50% discount when you order one in May for a studio sample!  These new sizes will make a splash when added to your studio sample collection.pano sample albums for photographers

  • 50% off studio sample extreme pano albums
  • 4×10, 6×15 or 8×20
  • order using eZsuite
  • Expires May 31, 2011
  • Coupon Code: TopFoldExtremePano

Printed Leather Sample Albums

This is a great time to get a studio sample of our new printed leather albums.  Order this month and get 50% off printed leather cover albums used as studio samples.Printed Leather Albums for Photographers

  • 50% off studio sample printed leather albums
  • order using eZsuite
  • Expires May 31, 2011
  • Coupon Code: PrintedLeatherSampleAlbums

Whether ordering our printed leather or top-fold extreme pano albums as studio samples, there are a couple of things to keep in mind.  If you plan to use our design/print/bind service, order forms and images must be received by our design team by Friday, May 20, and the approval must be received by Tuesday, May 31.

Also, keep in mind that all studio sample albums are stamped as shown below:

Studio Imprint

Beth Necklace

This rectangular sterling silver pendant frames your image like a portrait!  It comes on a beautiful, yet simple, sterling silver 18″ snake chain.  The pendant is 5/8″ x 1/2″, and continuing in May, it is 25% off!professional photo jewelry

  • 25% off Beth necklace
  • order using eZsuite
  • Expires May 31, 2011
  • Coupon code: Beth2011

Printed Photo Leather/Fabric Accessories 

leather photo accessoriesOur leather and fabric accessories make the ultimate personalized gift!  Again this month, select pieces are being offered for 25% off.  Choose from the eyeglass case, mini pouch, ring fabric tote, make-up bag, small messenger bag, or French wallet.

  • 25% off
  • Order using eZsuite
  • Expires May 31, 2011
  • Coupon code: Accessories2011

Wallet Special

The school year is almost over, and this is the last call for our wallet special-You pay one price (the low 1000-quantity discount price) for all wallets when you order 48 or more.  professional wallets for photographers

  • 48-1000 wallets of the same image
  • Order using eZsuite
  • Standard lustre paper   .12 cents each
  • Econo lustre paper  .09 cents each
  • Standard pearl paper  .15 cents each
  • Econo pearl paper  .10 cents each
  • Expires May 31, 2011
  • Coupon Code: WalletSpecial2011

DVD Slide Shows – Boost your sales with this 40% discountdvd slideshow photo lab

  • 40% off
  • order using eZsuite
  • Expires May 31, 2011
  • Coupon Code: DVD2011

Web WebWednesdayWednesdays

calendar of h&h's online photography classesMark your calendars for Web Wednesday’s–You can count on a web class every Wednesday.

View our May online photography classes.

Don’t forget our web classes are recorded and posted on the training videos page on our web site.  Check out our long list of helpful videos!

SummerclassesSummer Classes at H&H


Check out all that we are offering this summer at H&H University and take advantage of our early bird special that has been extended until May 15th!

School Boot Camp:

June 20-21, 2011

School portrait photography is a very lucrative segment of the imaging industry, it is a simple but not easy business.  In this business you get one chance to impress a school and then use them to help you gain more business. H&H’s school boot camp prepares you to operate a successful and lucrative undergraduate school portrait business.  If you have school business for this fall, you should attend this boot camp. You will learn “BEST PRACTICES” about posing, lighting, organization, equipment, workflow and software.  For more information and to sign up, go to our class description page.

Sales and Marketing for Schools:

June 22 11:00am

Underclass school portrait photographers earn some of the best money in the imaging industry today.   The difference between highly successful companies and others is their constant commitment to activities that lead to new school bookings.  This section of the program will help you learn these activities and develop your success plan. Learn what schools expect and how to develop your competitive advantage. We will discuss proven methods for prospecting and getting appointments. We will talk about how to deal with objections and how to compete with the big guys. This is always the most requested set of topics at workshops and H&H University.  For more information or to sign up, visit our class description page.

Green Screen for the School  Photographer:  “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”

June 23rd  9am-5pm

There has been a buzz around the industry about the rapid growth in the use of green screen technology and its application. H&H Color Lab has gained experience  in this area and we will share with you!. If you are contemplating green screen photography for this fall class season, this is a must for you. Sign up on our class description page.

Sports Boot Camp-H&H is in the game, are you?

July 18-20, 2011

Sports photography is a great way to increase sales in your studio.  At the H&H Boot Camp, you will learn from some of the best sports photographers in the industry.  Our guest speakers, Frank Harrison of Timepiece Photography  and John Pittman of Pittman Photography,  have a practical yet fun approach to the sports business. This boot camp is a very hands-on intensive way for photographers to sharpen their skills in the sports business. For detailed information and to sign up, visit the class description page.


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