Sage Tweed
Portrait Program

Sage Tweed Portrait Program - JPEG

As you plan to use one of our spring programs it’s important that you consider all of the variables and allow enough time to be fully prepared on picture day. Not only do you need to make sure you have the background and equipment necessary for the shoot but also that your prepay flyer is printed or your proof plan is set up with our design team.

Once you’ve chosen your capture background and have all of the equipment you’ll need on-hand, testing and flyer design usually takes between 10-15 working days. Look at your calendar and consider if you have the time needed to complete the setup by picture day.


Use the chart below to determine how much additional time is needed for your flyer design, setup and printing.

Studio Designed Prepay Flyers H&H Designed Prepay Flyers Proof Plan Design and Setup
Flyer Design & Setup 0 Days 2 Days 3 Days
Flyer Printing 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days

Service time guarantees are dependent on healthy communication with your studio, the number of flyers you are printing and will vary during peak season. Order early!



Pose 1 is either a cropped version of pose 2 or can be a second shot closer in to the subject.


Pose 2 is a 3/4 length pose. Pose the student comfortably. This pose is intended to give your customers a second choice to use for an outdoor environmental portrait.

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sage tweed backgrounds

This background set coordinates with our Sage Tweed Spring Program, but can be used for any purpose you like. The backgrounds are available with or without text accent lines.

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Sage Tweed JPEG Lighting Diagram

Sage Tweed JPEG Lighting Diagram - click image for larger view

All light values are measured with a light meter that has been calibrated to match the exposure value of the camera(s). The camera and meter ISO is set to 100. The camera’s f-stop will be f8 and the shutter speed will be 125th of a second. All light measurements will be based on this, ISO 100 and the camera will be set to f8 @ 125th of a second. Follow the lighting diagram for the position of the lights.


  • Approximately 60 inches high
  • 11’6” from background
  • Measure this light with the fill light on. Point the dome of the light meter at the camera. The combined value of both the main light and the fill light firing at the same time is f8. This is the f-stop to set your camera to.


  • Approximately 66 inches high
  • 13 feet from background
  • Measure this light with a light meter by itself at f4.5. Point the dome of the light meter at the camera.


  • Approximately 52 inches high
  • 4’ from the background and 4' out from center
  • These lights are positioned to wash the background with an even illumination of light. Set the power output of the two lights to be the same. With all the lights firing, including the main and fill, position the light meter at the subject’s position with the dome pointed at the background. The combined value of all the lights firing should be equal to the f-stop being used that was determined by the combined value of the main and fill lights. In this case, the camera f-stop is set to f8 so this light measurement should be f8. This is to ensure a good, clean white for the background material being used without compromising the subject exposure.

In your testing be sure to keep the background as evenly lit as possible! If you see any shadows adjust your main & hair/separation lights to eliminate all shadows.

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lighting equipment

Sage Tweed Equipment Diagram - click image for larger view


Eclipse 45” Flat Panel Umbrella EC45BC


12x36 Interfit Strip Light SLBR39 (plus speed ring).
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Picture Day Posters

Our stock picture day posters provide a quick and economical solution to your busy schedule. Provide these to your school to help remind students of the upcoming picture day.

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Picture Day Posters
Picture Day Reminder Notices

Picture Day Reminder Notices

Our reminder notices are another product to help save you time and money. Sending home a notice with students reminds families of the important upcoming picture day!

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Prepay Flyers

H&H prepay flyers are printed and distributed to parents before an event is photographed. This is a marketing and order form that contains product marketing images, packages and products available for purchase, studio contact information, and includes a payment envelope order form. Use one of our pre-printed stock designs, create your own, or let our Design Center design it for you.

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Prepay Flyers
Proof Plans

Proof Plans

Proof Plans are printed after an event is photographed. This is an order form that contains product marketing images with the actual student’s images in the products. Your packages and products available for purchase are listed along with studio contact information and a payment envelope is included for checks or cash.

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Proof Strips

Nothing leaves a better first impression with your customers than high quality, traditional photo print proofing. Help clients visualize 100% of the quality you capture in your photography! Studios typically affix these proof strips to printed order forms.

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Proof Strips
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