Focus Newsletter – July 2011

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Raytown, Missouri 64133

In This Issue

New Products Available New Designer Cards
July Specials Web Wednesdays
Sports Boot Camp HH Image Host
New Hours Education Opportunities

NewProductsNew Products Now Available in eZsuite

Make sure you are on the latest version of eZsuite.  Our most recent update includes lenticular prints, ceramic mugs, acrylic magnets (both traced and oval versions,) and new designer card styles.

Another awesome feature added to eZsuite is the ability to sort the information on the “continue an order” screen.  You can now click on the headings of the column to sort by name, date, number, or status!  This will make locating a previous order much easier, saving you valuable time!

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DesignerCardsEven More Designer Cards Added!

designer photo cards

The addition of classic, teardrop and tag shapes to our designer cards offers even more options to this constantly expanding product line.  Remember that we offer Photoshop guides for designing these cards, and even offer many FREE Photoshop templates in which the design is already done!

Simply download these layered templates and then customize them to make them your own.  Change colors, effects, text, and any of the other pieces you want, without having to design from scratch!

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SpecialsJuly Specials!

We’re extending our two-for-one print special until July 15!   Buy one print, get a second print FREE…they can even be from different images, as long as they are the same size and paper type.

pro photo print lab photo prints

  • 8×12, 10×15, 11×14, 12×18, 14×21, 16×16, 16×20, 16×24, 20×20, 20×24, and 20×30 only
  • Can be from different images
  • Must be on same paper type
  • Your choice of Luster, pearl, or authentic black and white paper
  • Studio Correct or let H&H Correct to our lab standards
  • Order using eZsuite
  • Expires July 15, 2011
  • Coupon Code: Prints2011

Don’t forget our current sale on metals, going on until July 15 –  our stunning metal float frames, dog tags, license plates, tins (square, walletDVD) and, last but not least, metal prints!!!Metal Photo Prints Sales

  • Save 25% on all metal prints
  • Order using eZsuite
  • Offer expires July 15, 2011
  • Coupon Code for prints and float frame: JuneMetals
  • Coupon Code for License Plates: JunePlates
  • Coupon Code for Dog Tags: JuneTags
  • Coupon Code for Tins: JuneTins

We’re bringing back our sale on Studio Sample Photographic Albums! Expand your selection of sample albums with this special 50% off album samples for professional photographers  This includes our full line of extreme pano sizes, gorgeous leathers, beautiful synthetics, eye popping photo covers, unique printed leather covers, and alluminescence metal covers!  This is your last chance this year to get your studio samples at this great value!

  • 50% off all studio sample photographic albums
  • order using eZsuite
  • Expires July 31, 2011
  • Limit 5 per account
  • Coupon Code: SampleAlbumJuly

Sample Albums will be stamped on the inside of the back cover as pictured below:

Photo Studio Imprint

DVD Slide Shows – Boost your sales with this 40% discountprofessional DVD photo slideshows

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

Web WebWednesdayWednesdays


Web Wednesday is on Vacation July 6th!

Just a reminder that there will not be a web class on July  6th due to the busy holiday week!  Hope you guys have a great time off this week.  Go out and enjoy the hot summer sun!   Be sure to check out the rest of our online photography classes for July – there are some good things you don’t want to miss!

Have you noticed?

We are updating our professional photography training video page.  Have you noticed?  We are compiling our videos into play lists, including descriptions and streaming them directly from our site.   This should help you find what you are looking for faster!  Slowly we will eventually be moving all of our videos to play lists-check it out!

BootCampH&H University’s Sports Photography Boot Camp

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

July 18-20, 2011sports photography marketing classes

H&H Sports Boot Camp is just around the corner!  Our guest speakers, Frank Harrison of Timepiece Photography and John Pittman of Pittman Photography,  are seasoned sports photographers out there every day doing this.  They are willing to share their expertise with YOU!

When:  July 18-20

Where:  H&H Color Lab

Cost: $179  ($99 for each additional person from the same studio)

Sign Up Today!

HHImageHost Professional Photography Online Proofing and sales has now added Coupons and Online PrepayHHImageHost

HHImageHost Professional Photography Online Proofing and sales has now added Coupons and Online Prepay

HHImageHost started three years ago as a way to help professional photographers sell volume school, sports and events online.  Private studio branding, custom price lists, very low fees and broad product offering was what the consumer would see.  Behind the scenes, however, the ability to market online sales in the ready to deliver school and sports envelopes with individual passwords made HHImageHost so simple and easy for the independent photography studio to realize the ‘found money’ of selling images again.

HHImageHost has recently added the ability to create coupons & vouchers.  Coupons can be used to incentivize clients to view images online before your “% off” coupon expires.   Vouchers can be used to eliminate photographing on speculation by being able to charge up front for photography while providing your client the value of a coupon for a discount off of products when they buy online.

HHImageHost’s coupon interface is simple and flexible

photo lab coupon

HHImageHost also released a new selling tool – Online Prepay.  HHImageHost Online Prepay is intended to mirror your prepay flyer.   By adding a section on your flyer that tells customers that they can buy using credit cards online, you can increase sales, increase the security of taking credit cards, and reduce studio labor.

If your studio is using pre-pay flyers and you want to reduce your labor and improve security, or if you want to start taking credit cards, HHImageHost Online Prepay can help you!

 SummerHoursNew Summer Phone Hours

Our extended customer service hours have changed for the summer.  Our customer service phone lines will be available from 8:30 am until 7:30 pm CDT, Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 am until 5 pm on Friday.

SummerClassesH&H Supports Education Throughout the Country – See Who H&H Is Bringing To Your Area This Summer……………

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 for this summer….and stay tuned for even more!!

July 18 – 20, H&H University presents our Sports Boot Camp; H&H is in the Game, ARE YOU?  At our boot camp, you will learn from some of the best sports photographers in the industry.  Our 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.

How would you like to spend all day getting inside Kirk Voclain’s head? Well, this is your chance! He is on tour for an all day program in New Richmond, Wisconsin on Monday July 18, 2011. Kirk will be covering all aspects of senior photography – from posing to props, lighting to exposure, digital workflow, inside, outside, marketing…. the whole thing! Lunch and a night time social are also included!  This class is LIMITED IN SIZE so don’t miss it.

Don’t miss The BEST Family Portrait Promotions-EVER presented by Chris Wunder and Marathon Press at H&H University August 15-16.  Learn about portrait directories for churches and other organizations, family portrait fundraising programs, membership appreication programs and more, to make 2011 your most profitable year in business.  Register now or view complete information by visiting the Marathon Press web site.

Skip’s Summer School is headed to the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 31 – August 3, 2011 and H&H is a sponsor once again.  This 4-day event offers a very broad range of educators that will leave you enriched and motivated to maximize your business.  Don’t let this educational opportunity pass you by.  Sign up online.

WPPI is On the Road and Scott & Adina Hayne are going to be teaching!  Save these dates for their program:  August 15th in Columbus, OH and August 17th in Chicago, IL.

Kirk Voclain will be speaking in New Orleans for WPPI On the Road on September 22.  His programs are always fresh and informative, so be sure to plan a day in New Orleans with WPPI.

Scott and Adina Hayne will also be giving a full day workshop at Dury’s in Nashville, Tennessee on September 17, 2011.  Visit for more information on this educational opportunity that you don’t want to miss.

H&H is also proud to sponsor Graphic Authority Design Workshops this summer.  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.

Upcoming Conventions

Florida annual convention – August 13-17, 2011 in Orlando, Florida

Tennessee State Convention – August 21-22, 2011 in Franklin, Tennessee

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