A session code is a unique alphanumeric code that we email to you when your photo session is uploaded and ready for viewing. On almost every page of the Argentum website there's a session code field just waiting for you to type that code in. Once you do you will be transported to your online proofs. IMPORTANT: Your session codes are case sensitive! Make sure you enter it exactly as given to you or it will not work.
If you'd like a permanent record of your photo shoot in a format that's simple to reference, traditional paper proofs are the way to go. At a glance, you can pick pick out the files best suited for printing. Paper proofs are fully customizable (up to 49 images) and available in Color or B/W.
To look at some samples of PAPER PROOFS click here.
Argentum Photo Lab offers the easiest and most convenient way to view your photo session. Once the photo session is uploaded to our site, you will receive an email with a link and a session code so you can view your proofs from the comfort of your home or office. You can also order your prints from our web site, no more fighting the LA traffic and rushing to get your order in to us before we close for the day.
To look at some samples of ONLINE PROOFS click here.
A keyline is the thin line (usually in black or white) that frames the image on your headshot, not to be confused with the actual border, which is the broad margin surrounding the image. A keyline can help your portrait stand out and give it a classy look.
An even more dramatic statement can be achieved by eliminating the keyline and border completely. The bleed style of headshot allows the image to stretch from edge to edge.
To look at some samples of BLEEDS click here.
This simply refers to the final stage of the process. When you've decided on your shot, cropped it the way you want, made any retouching decisions you're going to make and are finally ready to print up some copies, you can order multiples in an assortment of styles. Aside from the traditional 8x10, we offer busness card and postcard possibilities as well!
Cookies are little nuggets of informative goodness that our web servers toss onto your computer so they know who you are every time you load a page. Your computer must be configured to accept cookies (not necessarily ALL cookies, but our own at the very least) in order for the online proof process to work. Click here to read about how to make sure your browser is set to accept session cookies.
Work prints are preliminary test prints--larger than paper proof thumbnails and smaller than full headshots--that allow you to look more closely at a shot to check the expression and focus. They help you decide which image will make the perfect headshot. Typically, work prints are either 4x6 or 5x7.
To look at some samples of WORK PRINTS click here.
As much as we'd like it, photos don't emerge from the camera in perfect shape. The snap of the shutter is only the beginning of the process. From creative cropping, to black and white to simple and complex retouching, customize your prints in a variety of ways.
To look at some samples of CUSTOM PRINTS click here.
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Portable Document Format. A derivative of PostScript, also able to store both vector and bitmap data. Whilst this format can be used for encoding individual images, it is more often used to store documents in a 'print on screen' format that can be viewed with Adobe's free Acrobat reader software on a wide range of computer operating systems. PC suffix .pdf (deifinition lifted straight from blackwellpublishing.com)