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Auloma Pinhole Photography Magazine 3/2022

Auloma pinhole magazine APM is the magazine dedicated to pinhole photography performed with Auloma cameras. In this issue we present the photographs taken by Baldwin Wynants with our Auloma Magnificat 4x5 camera. The next topic is the presentation of the pinhole camera Auloma Superpanorama 6x17. As a reportage a series of shots of panoramas taken in the Po valley with our Superpanorama 6x17 . Finally, an article dedicated to how black and white filters work.

Auloma pinhole magazine APM is the magazine dedicated to pinhole photography performed with Auloma cameras. In this issue we present the photographs taken by Baldwin Wynants with our Auloma Magnificat 4x5 camera. The next topic is the presentation of the pinhole camera Auloma Superpanorama 6x17. As a reportage a series of shots of panoramas taken in the Po valley with our Superpanorama 6x17 . Finally, an article dedicated to how black and white filters work.

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auloma pinhole photography magazine english edition MMXXII - N°3

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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Diva 6x6

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Temptation in a pinhole

camera

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Auloma Magnificat 4x5

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.

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anorama 6x17

ace, depths and emotions

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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.

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SPECIFICATIONS

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.

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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

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Palazzo Rosso, Bentivoglio (BO) Italy - shot taken with pinhole camera

Auloma Superpanorama 6x17

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Road, Galliera (BO) Italy - shot taken with pinhole camera

Auloma Superpanorama 6x17

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

Auloma Superpanorama 6x17

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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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