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.
H&H’s gray screen program has revolutionized the process for independent, professional photographers to utilize innovative product designs, flexible sales flyers, and a powerful workflow while using our clean and quick in-house knockout services.
Gray screen is your best option when you can photograph indoors and need the most economical option because you plan to knockout all the images.
1-2 Day Service Time
Please note: file size and image quality can affect service time.
lighting & setup
Following this diagram to the letter is necessary for clean gray screen shooting. This setup has been tested and used within our automated KO system and renders the best results with clean edges and reduced color fall off from the backdrop. Variances from this setup are not allowed when shooting on gray.
Hair Light Placement
For a more detailed description of hair light placement, please download this instructional PDF.
Recommended Lighting Modifiers
We recommend the Photogenic 45” Eclipse Plus Umbrella with the white satin panel (ECP45) for the main and fill lights. For the hair light we recommend the 12x36 Interfit Strip Light (SLBR39). For the Edge lights we recommend the 12x56” soft box without a grid.
The value of the gray is important. This is the only option allowed for use on our gray screen KO system.
Whether it’s a stacked rows or creative pose, the team photo is one of the most important memories you can provide. Depending on the circumstances, it can also be the most complicated. That is why we offer two options for you to provide the perfect team photo for your clients.
Virtual Teams can impress parents and keep picture day moving. But making parents wait while you extract and composite can cause some headaches for busy photographers. The last thing you want to do is rush through your workflow, only to risk making mistakes. Our partnership with Rebooku’s team creator services is a powerful and time-saving workflow for image extraction and team composites – so you can stay focused on the other parts of the order.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
To ensure your success and allow us to meet your quality expectations, we have a certification process and require that you submit a knockout test for each different type of service. Upon successful completion and evaluation of this test, we will authorize the knockout component of the H&H workflow software.
KO SERVICES SETUP
Testing: Allow 5 business days. (Additional testing will require additional time.)
Background Library Setup: Allow 2 business days with consistent studio communication.
Sales flyer design: 3 business days for Pre-pay Flyer design (Changes and approval time not included)
Sales flyer printing: 3 business days (ground shipping included)
Total: 15-20 Business Days
Before you are ready to shoot your first job, we need to make sure that we are able to service the background and lighting you plan to use so we ask that you submit a knockout test.
how to order
To order image knockout download our hhschools software.
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H&H has a one-time charge for gray screen knockout. 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 from our website.
Included in this price is the cleanup required when the occasional subject wears the same color as the background. If a majority of subjects are wearing clothing that matches the background, additional charges may apply.
At times, however, improper lighting, exposure, prop use or photographer error can require manual clean-up to your images. Anytime manual clean-up is needed, you will be contacted so we can help you troubleshoot what happened and how we can prevent it in the future. When necessary, you will be charged a per minute for these clean-up services. When the charges are less than $100, we will continue with the clean-up and notify you with the reason. When the estimated charges are greater than $100, we will contact you to request approval before proceeding with the clean-up.