panorama software,virtual tour software
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2002-11-08
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Light from windows

I'm having a problem with lighting in my shots. I'm using a Nikon Coolpix 950 with a fisheye lens. Light from the windows seems to be diffused, causing a white blanket--obscuring what's outside the window. Does anyone have any tips? Thanks.


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This is a common problem in photography when splash can not be used. Splash can not be used in panoramic image shooting.

Use the Exposure Lock setting on a digital camera to capture equal lighting between hemisphere pictures. If there is a primary light source, place it on the seam. This will balance the light between the hemispheres and keep overexposure to a minimum. Close blinds or curtains and turn all room lights on to even out the lighting on sunny days.

 


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Yes, the short story answer is to take two photos at each position. One photo is of a properly exposed interior and the other is of a properly exposed exterior through the windows. Stitch the interior and exterior based exposures separately and then use a photo editor to combine the best of both worlds.

The long answer would include an explanation of photo exposures and how to combine the images in a photo editor. Both situations have more than one method that will work. Of course, the higher the aperture for the photos, the greater the depth of field and thus, better clarity. With the editing, a layer mask will save timely backtracking (if that is one word).

Hollar if anything doesn't make sense.

Hans