Good lighting with pano photographyI am shooting a rebel xti with Sigma 8mm. I shoot 6 images in portrait mode so I can get better floor to ceiling range. I'm very happy with the setup, but bad lighting is really getting me worked up. I'm not much of a photographer, but trying real hard. The Problem is really two-fold:
1. If there is a large window in the shot and a good bit of light coming through, the only way to get a half decent image is to use my flash (canon550ex with very large 360 diffuser). However, the image surrounding the window is often still dark. or the flash is unbalance.
2. If I use a flash on the windows and I don't use the flash on other areas, the white balance is off (even if I try to adjust for it). Also, the flash often isn't powerful enough to give me even lighting in rooms with vaulted ceilings etc.
So, the question is to flash, or not to flash. And either way, how? If there are any of you who have found the secrets to great lighting that so elude me, I sure would appreciate the help.