Not all cover materials are created the same. There is a high level of quality and craftsmanship that goes into curating and developing the perfect product. Our team invests a significant amount of time to ensure the materials we choose will stand the test of time and offer something unique for you to present to your clients.
When H&H set out to provide subject extraction services to our professional volume customers, we decided that the real business opportunity was in all of the creative prints, specialty products and additional sales opportunities that a subject image without a background would present.
H&H made the decision to look to this future and built a process to support knocking out a subject from an image up front and archive these knocked out images, so they are available to use and sell from later at no additional charge.
For all of our knockout services there is a one-time charge for removing the subject from a properly shot image and rendering a high-resolution PNG file. After that, there are no additional image processing charges. Your PNG images are available to use for service items, reorders, additional backgrounds, and multiple sales opportunities for 9 months. You may also download your knocked out png images for other uses.
We have several different KO options for you to choose from based on the type of shooting you want to do, which images you will need knocked out, how you plan to sell and the timetables necessary to fulfill your contractual obligations to your customers.
Green screen shooting is your best option when you know all of the images you’re going to shoot need a background replacement.
Blue screen shooting is your best option when you need a quick turn around on service items like ID Cards and Admin CDs and can render those items on a clean blue background, saving the KO process for prints and other products for later.
Masters Extraction allows you to use your own school lighting design and shoot on a variety of Old Masters backgrounds. From these images, you can print proof plans and service items quickly by avoiding the knockout process. Then, instead of knocking out an entire job like when you shoot on a green or blue screen, only the images that need a new background because your customer asked for it are knocked out.
Gray screen shooting is your best option when you need a quick turn around on service items like ID Cards and Admin Exports and can render those items on a clean gray background, saving the KO process for prints and other products for later.
selecting a style
The table below shows a comparison of services and should help you in deciding which KO option is right for you. Service times are for KO service only. Printing and shipping will add additional time.
Learn how to start using knockout services and what testing is needed for each knockout style.
H&H provides a large library of stock backgrounds for you to use at no cost. You can select from our backgrounds and also add some of your own files to complete your studio's private library. Browse through the categories and choose what fits your photography style and customer age best.
Sales flyers are a helpful tool to show your customer the products you offer and collect money. View the options we offer for knockout images here.