Nikon Coolpix 950 User Manual

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Photography Tips for iPIX Images
iPIX® Photography with Nikon Digital Cameras
Use of Lighting
Lighting plays a crucial role in how your hemispheres look as a completed 
iPIX image. Just like in traditional photography, you must be aware of 
light sources. If you take a picture of a room facing the brightest light 
source, a window for example, then that hemisphere will appear dark in 
the area surrounding the window. The opposing hemisphere will have a 
normal exposure. When you build the iPIX image using these two hemi-
spheres, the lighting will be unbalanced, with one half of the image dark, 
and the other half light.
• If there is a primary light source, place it on the seam. This will bal-
ance the light between the hemispheres and keep overexposure to a 
• Always use the Exposure Lock setting to capture equal lighting 
between hemisphere pictures. 
• To even out the lighting on sunny days, blinds or curtains should be 
closed and all room lights turned on.
• Do not turn on the flash function.
iPIX photography never involves the use of your camera’s flash. Using the 
flash can cause uneven image exposure between hemispheres. Even if 
the room is darkened, you will have more consistent results if you do not 
use the flash.
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