Thunder Grey Portrait Program

Thunder Grey 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.

FLYER DESIGN & SETUP

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!

Poses

POSE 1: 3/4 LENGTH

Pose 1 is a 3/4 length pose. Pose the student comfortably. The posing stool can be used to sit on or lean against.

POSE 2: HEAD & SHOULDERS

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

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Products

  • Aluminum Desk Print
    Aluminum Desk Print
  • Deluxe Key Chain
    Deluxe Key Chain
  • Dry Erase Magnet
    Academy
    Dry Erase Magnet
  • Round Magnet
    Academy
    Round Magnet
  • Mother of Pearl Necklace
    Mother of Pearl Necklace
  • Mouse Pad
    Mouse Pad
  • 5x7 or 8x10 Academy Border
    5x7 or 8x10
    Academy Border
  • Academy Luggage Tag
    Academy
    Luggage Tag
  • Wallet Magnets
    Wallet Magnets
Academy template product details
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Templates

thunder grey backgrounds

Download the coordinating Thunder Grey backgrounds for our Academy templates and you can add any Academy product you like to this program. A unique background jpeg file has been created for each product to make ordering easy. The backgrounds are provided without text accent lines to coordinate with the clean look of this program.

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Lighting

Thunder Grey JPEG Lighting Diagram

Thunder Grey 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 f11 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 f11 @ 125th of a second. Follow the lighting diagram for the position of the lights.

MAIN LIGHT = 36” OCTABOX OR 36” SHOOT THROUGH UMBRELLA

  • Approximately 78 inches high at the bottom edge or the light modifier
  • 11’ from the 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 f11. This is the fstop to set your camera to.

FILL LIGHT = 45” UMBRELLA

  • Approximately 60 inches high
  • 16 feet from background
  • Measure this light with a light meter by itself at f5.6.5. Point the dome of the light meter at the camera.

BACKGROUND LIGHT = 1 SMALL FLASH HEAD W/6” REFLECTOR ATTACHED

  • Approximately 36 inches high & 36” from the background
  • This light is pointed directly at the background so the brightest spot is approximately even with the subjects lower back.
  • Measure this light with all lights firing. It should read f11.5.
  • When metering this light place the light meter on the background with the dome of the meter pointing at the background light with the meter positioned at the brightest spot when the light fires.
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Equipment

lighting equipment

Thunder Grey Equipment Diagram - click image for larger view

1: MAIN LIGHT

36" Octobox or 36" Shoot through umbrella

2: FILL LIGHT

45" Umbrella

3: BACKGROUND LIGHT

1 Small flash head w/6” reflector attached

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Marketing

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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