I just noticed I can perform panorama's directly from Lightroom (I had been jumping over to Photoshop previously). I saw on the selection menu there is Panorama and HDR Panorama. What is the difference and do I need to shoot any different? I currently take 3-5 photos overlapped by about one third and then process. Same technique with the HDR mode? Thanks for any help.
Exactly. I take 5 bracketed images in portrait mode (sideways), then swivel the camera (on a leveled tripod of course) a few degrees to the right and keep doing that until I've covered the entire scene. I think my record is merging 45 images in HDR/Panorama mode, though I probably used the processing time to take a break and go do something else 😅
I just tried this. Took 12 shots (portrait format, 3 shots each segment +,0,-; and then 4 segments with about 1/3 overlap from previous segment. Sent them all to Lightroom HDR Panorama and it worked great. Thanks all.