Focus Newsletter – November 2011

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Introducing Four NewProductsNew Products!


christmas ornaments for photographersOrnaments become keepsakes treasured from year to year and H&H offers a selection of popular ornaments that are made from all types of materials…porcelain, pewter, acrylic, and our popular jewelry style ornament!  This year, we are adding another material to our collection that you are going to love…designer shaped metal ornaments!!

holiday ornaments for photographers

These fun designer metal ornaments come in two shapes, posh and snowflake – but best of all, you can design images on both sides of the ornament!  And if you are in a hurry, H&H is providing FREE Photoshop templates that you can download that will allow you to simply drag and drop your images into our designs.

Be sure to check out our entire line of ornaments and start offering them to your clients today.

Presentation Boxes

We’ve added the option for presentation boxes for our photo coffee table books!  Present your photo book in this beautiful black box that has been designed exclusively for our photo books. It has a classic black matte finish with a unique ostrich texture. It comes complete with our contemporary zebra tissue and matching ribbon to give a great eclectic look that will enhance your work. Order in eZsuite with just a click of the mouse at the same time you place your photo book order. Easy and simple…your photo book will arrive packaged and ready to deliver.

presentation boxes for photographersimage blocks for photographers

Image Blocks

Our new image blocks are soft, satin-finished photographic prints wrapped around a wood block base. The tight 90-degree wrapped edges give clean lines for a finished, contemporary look. This system allows you to choose either a single image block or multiple image blocks arranged as a collage and floated on top of the base. Our blocks come finished and ready to hang.

But, best of all, our patent pending interchangeable block system allows you to easily remove the floating blocks and create a new look or update images. Perfect for Baby’s First Year programs, wedding, engagement, senior and children collages.

canvas block photos for photographers

Holiday Green Screen Backgrounds

For those of you who shoot green screen, we have added some new holiday-themed backgrounds to our green screen background library. You can find them on our green screen information page.

christmas greenscreen photography backgrounds

Boost your Bottom Line with H&H Specialty GiftSpecialtyItems Items

H&H provides a great opportunity for you to boost your bottom line at this time of year with our specialty gift products. These products can provide you the ability to resell to clients that have already completed the sales cycle once.  Communicating a specialty gift to those clients you photographed this year, even last year, allows you to make money on previous sittings, giving you the benefit of adding to your bottom line without having the labor investment incurred again.

Browse our web site to learn about these great products

christmas ornament for photographers jewelry for photographers porcelain ornament template for photographers

Leather and Fabric Accessories for photographersStone Coaster for photographers


A Change toGalleryWraps Gallery Wrap Design Specifications

canvas gallery wrap sizingWe have made a change to the sizing specifications for our canvas and pearl gallery wraps. Instead of needing 2.5″ of extra image all the way around to accomodate the wrap, you now need only have 1.75″ image for the sides.

This change does not affect the depth of the wrap itself, we have simply adjusted our process to avoid having your image wrap to the back, under the backing.  This should help facilitate ordering gallery wraps from images that were previously too tight to order this product.

Did You Know…

Graphic Authority offers special pricing on their template sets to H&H Color Lab customers.  They just notified us that they have introduced a new set that includes templates to match H&H designer cards and are offering a special discount to all H&H customers.  To take advantage of this 25% discount, simply use the code LUX during checkout when purchasing these templates from Graphic Authority.


Christmas OrdersCutoffDates

We can tell you all are very busy by the amount of work pouring in last month! So if you are running behind, we want to remind you that there are no cut off dates again this year for our standard work, with the exception of a few specialty products!  Standard service times are in effect and will be met.

However, you do need to make sure you allow enough time for shipping to your studio.

To help out, around Thanksgiving we will be adding a “Need by Christmas” check box to our ordering software to help in this communication.  Please check that you need the order for Christmas, so we can upgrade the shipping, if necessary, to assure your order arrives at your studio in time for the holidays.

Due to ground shipping on the following items, we have listed the due date to assure this product will arrive to you before Christmas.  These orders need to arrive by 9:00 am on the dates listed below, or you need to request upgraded shipping:

December 2, 2011 –  Albums with printed leather, premium, luxury fashion or metal covers.

December 9, 2011 – Leather and fabric accessories, banners, wall clings and framed prints.

December 13, 2011 – Image block wraps.

December 14, 2011 – Photographic cover, genuine leather cover, and economy albums.

Be sure to call customer service for any school and event orders that are needed by Christmas, as eZevent does not have a specific “Need by Christmas” check box.

SpecialsNovember Specials!

november photo lab sales, coupons, deals

November photo lab coupons, deals, salesDVD Slide Shows – Boost your sales with this 40% discount

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

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Web WebWednesdayWednesdays

online photography class calendarOnly three more web classes this year!

The last three web classes for 2011 all talk about additional sale opportunities for the holiday season. We will also be highlighting a couple new gift products that will be released this month – so don’t miss these great classes!

We will take a break for the Christmas season, but know we will return with our informative web classes in January 2012.

In the mean time, all of our web classes are recorded and you can watch the training videos any time you want. Software, product, workflow, and marketing training videos are available 24/7 on our website– Check them out!

SuppliesOrdering Supplies

Last month, we mentioned our new supplies on-line order form.   This supply form will always provide you with the latest and most updated information for your convenience.

Because the online order form is so quick, accurate and easy to use, we will soon discontinue our supplies voicemail ordering method.  If you are ever unable to order online, call customer service and they will be happy to walk you through it or complete the form on your behalf.

H&H Supports Education Throughout the Country – See Who H&H Is Bringing To Your AreaOnTheRoad

H&H has led the industry in providing education for professional photographers for over 40 years.  H&H University was the first of its kind developed to improve our industry through providing continuous education.

While education has grown and evolved through the years, H&H remains committed to bringing you the best education available to assist you in developing your business.  Please check out the upcoming opportunities with H&H speakers for this fall!

The Get In Motion Tour will be visiting 40 cities through November 30, 2011.  Visit their site for cities, dates, and more information.

H&H is also proud to sponsor Graphic Authority Design Workshops.  Judy Host is teaching attendees how to create and enhance their fine art work using Graphic Authority tools.  Their web site contains information for the city and date closest to you.

Jump Start Sports and Schools Last Chance Special–$79 until November 2nd only

Don’t miss the last sports and school class of 2011 for only $79. You will not find a better value anywhere on sports or school photography education. John Pittman and Frank Harrison, and Jeff Edwards, all leaders in the sports or school photography industry, will share how they run a successful sports or school photography business.

Join us in Los Angles and Sacramento in two weeks and learn how to begin and grow your sports or school photography business.

John Pittman, Frank Harrison, Jeff Edwards, and Jim Seers have over 100 combined years in photographing youth sports leagues and schools.  Based on real world best practices, these industry top sports and school educators will share their experience with you!

For more information go to our Class Schedule page-look under classes on the road.

Blair Phillips will have his Break the Mold Workshop in Landis, NC on November 14-15.  This non-stop, hands-on workshop covers workflow, lighting and posing, Photoshop and much more.  For more information or to register, call 704-855-3656.

Upcoming Conventions

November 13-14, 2011, Ohio Fall Conference
Hilton Polaris
Columbus, OH
Kevin Hudson will be speaking
January 27-30, 2011, SYNC
St. Pete Beach, FL
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL-Register now and save $40 with promo code SAVE4012!

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