Dennis O'Hara wrote:
Normally I do HDR when exposure ranges are outside of limits. However, I will be doing a virtual tour of the interior of an old mansion with dark wood and some windows. The interior lighting is poor and I do want to show the beautiful woodwork.
I am considering using a portable flat-panel led that can be hand held or mounted on the hot-shoe.
I use a Canon 5D MarkII with a sigma 8mm fisheye lens (3 images for 360)
There are over 30 rooms and I don't want to hassle with electric cords, so, it need to be battery operated. Has anyone used a portable light source that works for 360's.
You don´t need a lightsource - use bracketing. I used it on a familiar occasion: extremely bright sunny light outside and very dark rooms inside: http://www.360impressions.de/Drachentour/
5D2, 3-step bracketing with 2EV. Better than EVERY additional lighting (i´m a commercial (advertising) photographer owning lots of light which i could take with me . . about 10000Ws studio-flash).
Bracketing in THE way to go with panorama-shooting. A collegue once did a pano in the UN - he used an umbrella with a lamp fixed to the camera and moving with it. Takes some time to setup and the light is . . well: not really good.
See my site: www.360impressions.de
- not a single pano/tour was shot using additional light.