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Hugin panotools has a mosaic-scan stitching mode (vs the usual rotating-camera mode) that correctly handles the perspective issues from the camera moving. See, for example, a Hugin tutorial, which begins by saying Normal panoramas are stitched from a number of photos taken from the same location such that the nodal point of the lens stays stationary and ...
The idea is to overpower the relative ambient light with the flash. So the first step would be to diminish the ambient light, with either shutter speed, ISO settings, and probably ND filter. If you use a fast shutter speed function on a flash, there is a chance the flash will not work with full power but a fraction, because it is using a series of bursts. ...
You could try using a Neutral Density (ND) filter to reduce the amount of light that enters the lens. This also allows you to have a more open aperture and get a shallower depth of field when shooting. The type of ND filter you should use depends on how dark you want it, but for outdoor portraits when it's sunny, you'd typically use a ND102 or ND103 filter, ...
The included documentation often does lack. I don't have that camera but you should be able to find further very detailed info on the Nikon website discussing each feature. Here's a couple links to get you started. They have a lot to offer there. http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/basics/ http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-And-Explore/index.page
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