ARGENTUM CAMERA

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Argentum Camera

A unique black-and-white camera app for iOS built from scratch with focus on the needs and shooting style of street photographers.

ARGENTUM CAMERA

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Argentum Camera
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A unique black-and-white camera app for iOS built from scratch with focus on the needs and shooting style of street photographers.

THE INTERFACE

Inspired by the classical film cameras from the 70s and 80s, Argentum’s interface is simple, but functional, a balance between the modern sleekness and the classical forms.

It is the first camera interface made with the now ubiquitous larger iPhones in mind. In the landscape mode the interface adapts to the shift in the handling moving the shutter button to the end of the panel placing it right under the photographer's thumb.

Argentum Camera

THE INTERFACE

Inspired by the classical film cameras from the 70s and 80s, Argentum’s interface is simple, but functional, a balance between the modern sleekness and the classical forms.

It is the first camera interface made with the now ubiquitous larger iPhones in mind. In the landscape mode the interface adapts to the shift in the handling moving the shutter button to the end of the panel placing it right under the photographer's thumb.

Argentum Camera

THE LITTLE DETAILS

Argentum's look is minimal, yet extremely functional with a lot of small details that do not jump at you at the first glance but contribute to a smooth experience with the camera.

The shutter button changes its brightness depending on the lighting conditions around you making it visible in any kind of light.

The narrow bar in the bottom changes its color depending on the amount of free space. Free up some space, when it becomes red!

The EV compensation scale reminiscent of the classical cameras look makes it easier to select the exact value for your shot.

THE SHOOTING MODES

Argentum is rich in functionality that encourages photographers to fully concentrate on the creative process. Two additional shooting modes form a versatile experience matching photographer’s current mood and end goal.

Argentum Camera

Take a photo in a matter of a split second.

Speed shooting mode is fully automatic and turns the whole screen into a shutter button. This mode can be activated by a shake of the phone.

Get more creative with a subject.

Double exposure mode lets you superimpose two different images in a single photo with real-time preview.

Argentum Camera

THE SHOOTING MODES

Argentum is rich in functionality that encourages photographers to fully concentrate on the creative process. Two additional shooting modes form a versatile experience matching photographer’s current mood and end goal.

Take a photo in a matter of a split second.

Speed shooting mode is fully automatic and turns the whole screen into a shutter button. This mode can be activated by a shake of the phone.

Argentum Camera

Get more creative with a subject.

Double exposure mode lets you superimpose two different images in a single photo with real-time preview.

Argentum Camera

THE FILTERS

Argentum creates black-and-white photos through one of six filters. Each inspired by the classics of black-and-white photography: Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Irving Penn, Garry Winogrand, Yousuf Karsh and Dorothea Lange.

Argentum Camera
Argentum Camera

A connection of each black-and-white look to the style of an iconic photographer helps set the right mood and inspire Argentum photographers to focus on the subject they’re shooting.

THE EXPERIENCE

INSTANT PREVIEW

Instant preview freezes the photo just taken for a split second on the screen letting you glance over it right after pressing the shutter button. A second or even less is enough to validate the light and focus is on point in the shot just made.

SLEEP TIMER

For a photographer nothing is worse than a missed opportunity. With the Sleep timer on, Argentum goes to standby after a certain time of inactivity. The screen dims, saving the battery, and blocks all controls so the iPhone could be carried freely in hand without waking the camera back up.

When that perfect photo moment comes around a simple press on one of the volume buttons, or a tap on any button in the Argentum Watch app, gets the camera up and running in just 0.2 seconds.

Argentum Camera

THE EXPERIENCE

INSTANT PREVIEW

Instant preview freezes the photo just taken for a split second on the screen letting you glance over it right after pressing the shutter button. A second or even less is enough to validate the light and focus is on point in the shot just made.

Argentum Camera

SLEEP TIMER

For a photographer nothing is worse than a missed opportunity. With the Sleep timer on, Argentum goes to standby after a certain time of inactivity. The screen dims, saving the battery, and blocks all controls so the iPhone could be carried freely in hand without waking the camera back up.

When that perfect photo moment comes around a simple press on one of the volume buttons, or a tap on any button in the Argentum Watch app, gets the camera up and running in just 0.2 seconds.

THE LITTLE DETAILS

Argentum's look is minimal, yet extremely functional with a lot of small details that do not jump at you at the first glance but contribute to a smooth experience with the camera.

Argentum Camera

The shutter button changes its brightness depending on the lighting conditions around you making it visible in any kind of light.

The narrow bar in the bottom changes its color depending on the amount of free space. Free up some space, when it becomes red!

The EV compensation scale reminiscent of the classical cameras look makes it easier to select the exact value for your shot.

THE TECH

SPEED

Argentum image processing and saving algorithms are optimized to the point where making a photo on the latest iPhones takes about 0.2 seconds. So when you press a shutter button to take one photo the camera instantly becomes ready to take the next one.

Argentum Camera

RELIABILITY

Argentum makes sure that if the photo capturing process has reached the saving to the file system stage the photo won’t get lost even if the process is interrupted, the iPhone is switched off for example. When Argentum is restarted it will recover the image and finalize the process.

LIVE PHOTOS

Argentum is the only black and white camera app that supports Live Photos with real-time processing that works as smoothly as with still photos.

THE TECH

SPEED

Argentum image processing and saving algorithms are optimized to the point where making a photo on the latest iPhones takes about 0.2 seconds. So when you press a shutter button to take one photo the camera instantly becomes ready to take the next one.

Argentum Camera

RELIABILITY

Argentum makes sure that if the photo capturing process has reached the saving to the file system stage the photo won’t get lost even if the process is interrupted, the iPhone is switched off for example. When Argentum is restarted it will recover the image and finalize the process.

LIVE PHOTOS

Argentum is the only black and white camera app that supports Live Photos with real-time processing that works as smoothly as with still photos.

THE WATCH

Have the flexibility of remote control with Argentum and Apple Watch. Control the exposure compensation, flash and timer settings, switch between filters and take shots remotely via Apple Watch.

Argentum Camera

THE WATCH

Have the flexibility of remote control with Argentum and Apple Watch. Control the exposure compensation, flash and timer settings, switch between filters and take shots remotely via Apple Watch.

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THE PEOPLE BEHIND ARGENTUM

IGOR TEREKHOV

Concept & Development

JANE MARUKHINA

Concept & Design

Igor is a former IT-journalist. He has gradually discovered the world of mobile apps first as a writer, and then as a project manager. His interest in apps has now grown into a full-on passion with which he helps his clients realize their ideas into applications. Igor is based in Düsseldorf.

Jane is a Miami Ad School graduate and a beginner Art Director. She loves getting to know new cities by traveling and changes the places she lives in quite randomly. She’s currently trying to settle in Düsseldorf, Germany, but you never know when the travel bug bites again.

In their free time, Igor and Jane join the forces to work on personal projects and ideas they believe in. They work closely together on every stage, from the initial concept to the final product launch, bringing the best of their skills to the table, Jane focusing more on the design and Igor on the development.