For inhabited domestic interiors, clearly depends on taking many photos, often or mainly close range e.g. 1.5m because of obstructions in the room, plus even closer shots for details and occlusions. All super-sharp, noise free and well lit in order to get anything out of often flat smooth surfaces (but strangely, super-small pixel size on the wall seems not so important).
Systematic overlap, small steps both horizontally along the wall and vertically up and down it, transition-angled shots to bridge 90o wall/ceiling/floor junctions, likewise transition-distance shots.
Low ISO100, 200 max, and small f11, f8 max for DoF - means long exposures hence tripod and remote tethered camera control. Lots of photos, careful tripod moves and adjustments - much too much, too slow. And available daylight is too directional, makes shadows.
It's got to be hand-held, to get any speed up. That means strong, shadowless flash.
Has anyone else got this sorted?
What kind of flash kit? On the camera or on stand(s)? Umbrellas or diffusers? Max light-source width relaitive to distance, is the aim, often can't rely on reflection off walls, ceiling etc. Is TTL a vital time saver or is manual setting actually more effective?
How powerful, or in fact are 2x flashes advisable, for light spread? Alternatively, what about something like https://neilvn.com/tangents/images/flash/no-bounce/portable-umbrella_bracket.jpg ? (tho it wd get in the way at corners of the room, ceiling line etc).
Usual advice for flash for attractive interiors or characterful faces doesn't help much, when the technical need is for even, strong light from all directions with minimal set-up per shot.
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