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 Post subject: Lighting Problem
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:08 pm 
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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.
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Dennis


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 Post subject: Re: Lighting Problem
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:48 pm 
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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.



Hi Dennis!

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.

best, Klaus


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 Post subject: Re: Lighting Problem
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:04 pm 
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Thanks Klaus,

Nice work. What F-stop & ISO do you usually use for bracketed indoor panos?


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 Post subject: Re: Lighting Problem
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:54 pm 
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Dennis O'Hara wrote:
Thanks Klaus,

Nice work. What F-stop & ISO do you usually use for bracketed indoor panos?



ISO100, f8

best, Klaus


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 Post subject: Re: Lighting Problem
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:53 pm 
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A real masterpice Klaus. Can you believe that I mainly checked to see the quality of the nadirs? ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: Lighting Problem
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:01 pm 
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HansKeesom wrote:
A real masterpice Klaus. Can you believe that I mainly checked to see the quality of the nadirs? ;-)

Thank you, Hans! None of the Nadirs was photographed. :cool:

best, Klaus


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 Post subject: Re: Lighting Problem
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:03 pm 
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klausesser wrote:
HansKeesom wrote:
A real masterpice Klaus. Can you believe that I mainly checked to see the quality of the nadirs? ;-)

Thank you, Hans! None of the Nadirs was photographed. :cool:

best, Klaus


I noticed it was photoshopped ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: Lighting Problem
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:10 pm 
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HansKeesom wrote:
klausesser wrote:
HansKeesom wrote:
A real masterpice Klaus. Can you believe that I mainly checked to see the quality of the nadirs? ;-)

Thank you, Hans! None of the Nadirs was photographed. :cool:

best, Klaus


I noticed it was photoshopped ;-)


=D :cool: Because i mentioned it several times . . . =D

best, Klaus


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 Post subject: Re: Lighting Problem
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:14 pm 
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klausesser wrote:
HansKeesom wrote:

I noticed it was photoshopped ;-)


=D :cool: Because i mentioned it several times . . . =D

best, Klaus


True, but if it was photographed the way I do it should not look like it does ;-)

Do see the ;-)'s !!!


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 Post subject: Re: Lighting Problem
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:20 pm 
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All yoking aside, it is a great virtual tour.

But having stitched so many nadirs I can not look down in the speisezimmer and see that a tile was copied. But I know it is because I do so many nadirs that I see this. Others will problably not.


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 Post subject: Re: Lighting Problem
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:28 pm 
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HansKeesom wrote:
But having stitched so many nadirs I can not look down in the speisezimmer and see that a tile was copied.


I guess there are MUCH more important views in this - and the other - rooms than some small fragments of the floor . . aren´t there? ;)

best, Klaus


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 Post subject: Re: Lighting Problem
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:30 pm 
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klausesser wrote:
HansKeesom wrote:
But having stitched so many nadirs I can not look down in the speisezimmer and see that a tile was copied.


I guess there are MUCH more important views in this - and the other - rooms than some small fragments of the floor . . aren´t there? ;)

best, Klaus


absolutely it is my professional mental disorder to look at nadirs with so much interest ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: Lighting Problem
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:32 pm 
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HansKeesom wrote:
klausesser wrote:
HansKeesom wrote:
But having stitched so many nadirs I can not look down in the speisezimmer and see that a tile was copied.


I guess there are MUCH more important views in this - and the other - rooms than some small fragments of the floor . . aren´t there? ;)

best, Klaus


absolutely it is my mental disorder to look at nadirs so much ;-)


"Déformation professionnelle" . . . =D :cool:

best, Klaus


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