Auloma Pinhole Photography Magazine 3/2022

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Auloma Pinhole Magazine Baldwin Wynants Auloma Superpanorama 6x17 Photographing panoramas in the Po valleys How filters work in black and white photography

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CONTENTS BALDWIN WYNANTS PAG. 6 The urban landscape and traces of hystory

AULOMA SUPERPANORAMA 6X17 PAG. 12 Photographing with the 6x17 format is pure emotion

PHOTOGRAPHING PANORAMAS IN THE PO VALLEYS PAG. 18 Distant horizon between counrtyside and unknown villages

HOW FILTERS WORK IN BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY PAG. 26 Amber, Orange, Red, Green and Blue the colors that enhance your black and white photographs


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Baldwin Wynants The urban landscape and traces of history

European cities are like a 'silent book' of history, where places and monuments tell the story of our continent. Belgium, with its fairytale towns, tells of the opulence of these places since the Middle Ages. BaldwIn Wynants, with his Auloma Magnificat 4x5 pinhole camera, masterfully captures Belgian cityscapes, turning history into poetry. Through the pinhole of the Magnificat 4x5, Wynants' black and white shots are loaded with distant suggestions that bring back memories of the recent and distant history of that part of Europe. Suggestions and emotions that attract even the most distracted of observers. 6





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Photographing with the 6x17 format is pure emotion Auloma Superpanorama 6x17 Using the extreme 6x17 format of the Auloma Superpanorama means photographing emotions aroused by a sense of space and depth. This pinhole camera produces images that go beyond normal viewing. Taking panoramic photographs with the Superpanorama 6x17 means reproducing images that go beyond the common images obtainable with digital cameras.

With the Superpanorama you get fascinating panoramic scenes, such as impressive vertical views. Thanks to the Auloma Superpanorama pinhole camera, you will obtain images with a 3:1 ratio, with an extremely high yield, achieving a result similar to that which can be obtained using a 5x7" large format pinhole camera. The Superpanorama is an analogue pinhole camera that uses 120-format film, the 6x17 format is obtained using a length of film equal to three standard 6x6 images, the apparent resolution with the Superpanorama is therefore very high, thanks to 9690mm^2 of exposable negative surface, all available to the high angle of view of this camera of 136°. These features make the Auloma Superpanorama 6x17 your inseparable partner when you want to immortalise fabulous alpine landscapes, immense pristine beaches and overall views of urban complexes. Features such as reliability, robustness and strength are typical properties of Auloma pinhole cameras. The parts that make up the Superpanorama 6x17, such as the camera body, the film roll back and the rear cover, are made from a composite material, a special resin with added


iron oxide nanoparticles that is processed by a moulding process. In addition to the technology used in the manufacturing materials, the Superpanorama 6x17 Camera has an independent film roll back, this system allows the film to be loaded quickly without any risk to your hands and that the film is perfectly tensioned on the 72mm radius curved guides. This pinhole camera uses two pinholes placed close the picture center, through this expedient you can obtain pictures without deformations in the part where is placed the hole. Choosing conveniently the upper or lower pinhole you can obtain a straight horizon profile. In our cameras pinholes are drilled with special mandrels that pierce a very thin brass plate, in this case of only 0.025mm, the use of this very thin sheet metal and the circular framing chamber enable perfectly lit images to be obtained without any vignetting on the edgesTo increase contrast and drama to your black and white photographs, the Superpanorama 6x17 camera has been designed to easily install the Aulomacolor XLS filter holder and Aulomacolor filter XL.




Overall dimensions (HxWxD): 143x273x103mm (5-5/8"x10-3/4"x4-1/16") Weight:1.98Kg (4.36lb) Material: Iron oxid-polyurethane composite material Focal length: 72mm (2"53/64) Pinhole diameter: 0.3mm (0.111") Angle of View: 136° Film stop: f=240 Film size: 120 image size: 56mmx170mm (2-13/64"x6-11/16") Tripod thread type: UNC 1/4"x20 Filter holder XLS (optional)




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Photographing panoramas in the Po Valleys Distant horizons between countryside and unknown villages.


Achieving images with a 3:1 ratio is an extremely exciting exercise when you want to excite the viewer with panoramas. As much as it is possible to obtain panoramic images using digital photography and good sticking software, panoramic photography obtained with analogue tools is more exciting and immersive. Subjects scattered across wide plains such as the Po Valley or in small squares of unknown villages can be difficult to emphasise in such a large composition, but even in the face of these difficulties the Auloma Superpanorama 6x17 camera performed brilliantly. In the shots in this report you can see how the Auloma Superpanorama pinhole camera passed the test, giving us images wrapped in the melancholic reality that characterises the landscapes of the Po Valley.

Italian Rationalist Architecture, Bentivoglio (BO) Italy - shot taken with pinhole camera Auloma Magnificat 6x17


Palazzo Rosso, Bentivoglio (BO) Italy - shot taken with pinhole camera Auloma Superpanorama 6x17


Road, Galliera (BO) Italy - shot taken with pinhole camera Auloma Superpanorama 6x17


Landscape, San pietro in Casale (BO) Italy - shot taken with pinhole camera Auloma Superpanorama 6x17


Via XX Settembre, San Pietro in Casale (BO) Italy - shot taken with pinhole camera Auloma Superpanorama 6x17



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How filters work in black and white photography Amber, Orange, Red, Green and Blue the colours that enhance your black and white photographs

Now let's see how filters work in black and white photography, making the best use of Aulomacolor photographic filters. The use of filters in photography after the advent of digital photography may seem obsolete because you can obtain the same improvements through a photo editing software, this is true, but for those who take black and white photographs with analogue cameras or pinhole cameras the use of the filter is essential to improve the contrast between colours that reflect similar shades of grey, separating them from other nearby colours. In black-and-white photography, coloured filters are therefore an excellent tool for altering the grey tones present in a scene being photographed. Normal black-and-white films are more or less sensitive to all wavelengths of visible light, although the way they interpret colours and translate them into shades of grey often does not represent the contrasts that the photographer's eye perceives. The final result is often a very flat picture. The use of Aulomacolor filters changes the final result that film can provide. For black-andwhite photography using a camera or a pinhole camera, Auloma has selected five basic colours that can be used individually or combined together. Let us now see how each individual colour of the Aulomacolor filter range, interacts with a black and white film.


Amber filter

The amber filter works in a similar way to the classic yellow filter. It offers an excellent balance between photographic effect and ease of use, making it a useful and versatile accessory. Many photographers prefer the amber filter to the yellow filter to "make the clouds stand out more". This is because the amber filter darkens the blue sky more, giving greater visual separation between the darkened sky and the white clouds on the final print. An amber filter procure a better penetration of haze and fog, especially when using a pinhole camera. Although an amber filter darkens blues, it reproduces greens, yellows, oranges and reds in lighter shades. This gives greater differentiation between different colours of foliage, flesh tones will take on a more natural look by emphasising wrinkles and facial features, while making buildings and yellow surfaces white.

Pinhole camera Auloma Magnificat 4x5 with amber filter Aulomacolor installed


Photo taken with pinhole camera Auloma Magnificat 4x5 with amber filter, how you can see the contrast between sky and cloud is amplified, while the red building get a grey shade less intense


Orange filter

Orange filters give more contrasty effects than amber filters, but are not as extreme as the red filter, so it is a good compromise to combine effects that can be achieved with both. Blue skies will result in very dark tones on the print, giving a strong contrast between the sky and the clouds. An orange filter such as amber will also penetrate haze and fog. Most flowers will be registered with a significant difference in tone to the surrounding foliage, giving impact and effect.

Pinhole camera Auloma Magnificat 4x5 with orange filter Aulomacolor installed


Photo taken with pinhole camera Auloma Magnificat 4x5 with orange filter, how you can see the contrast between sky and cloud is more amplified than using an amber filter, while the red building get a pale grey shade.


Dark Red filter

A red filter can create bold and dramatic effects. It is perhaps the most popular and widely used filter in black-and-white photography. With this filter, blue skies appear black on the print, creating an ominous sky effect like an impending storm, emphasising the white clouds. Images of buildings can gain in drama and clarity, or go totally flat if you have red brick buildings. A red filter will also give a marked penetration of haze and fog. When photographing flowers with a red filter you will get a marked difference in tone with the foliage, turning blue and violet flowers into black and making red or orange flowers white. The dark red Aulomacolor filter emphasises these grey contrasts even more, providing surprising effects with pinhole cameras .

Pinhole camera Auloma Magnificat 4x5 with dark red filter Aulomacolor installed


Photo taken with pinhole camera Auloma Magnificat 4x5 with dark red filter, how you can see the sky is black, while the building's exposed bricks results almost white.


Green filter

The green filter is often mistreated, considered a solution suitable only for lightening lawns and leaves, in reality the green filter darkens the reds and oranges and is perfect for photographing industrial architecture in brick or city buildings with exposed bricks, giving drama and contrast to the photograph, not to mention the results that can be obtained in fields of poppies or on sandy ground with shades close to orange. When photographing with a professional Auloma pinhole camera, the green filter greatly improves the resolution of the photographs obtained.

Pinhole camera Auloma Magnificat 4x5 with green filter Aulomacolor installed


Photo taken with pinhole camera Auloma Magnificat 4x5 with green filter, how you can see the brick-coloured building takes on a clearly defined dark hue.


Dark Blue Filter A blue filter is seldom used in black-and-white photography, however, there are famous shots taken with this filter due to its property of emphasizing the effect of haze or fog. Aulomacolor dark blue filter brightens blues into whites. When compared to the green filter, you can see that the dark blue filter darkens yellows, oranges and reds more, aiding in the separation of greys in photographs that contain objects of all colours.

Pinhole camera Auloma Magnificat 4x5 with dark blue filter Aulomacolor installed


Photo taken with Auloma Magnificat 4x5 camera with dark blue Aulomacolor filter, as you can see the first building on the left is straw yellow with a dark grey tone and the sky is almost white..


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