Creating panoramic photographs is nothing new; most of us have either had a crack with a camera or maybe even with a phone app/camera. A lot of my work involves creating panoramic/stitched-together photographs with a tilt-shift lens, which in my opinion is the best way to do so.
As a hardcore Capture One advocate, this is a task that I still jump into Lightroom for, as it is much easier to do. Three clicks of a button and your images will be magically merged in Photoshop and returned to you as a neat and tidy digital negative in your Lightroom catalog. It is one of the greatest additions that Lightroom has made for me. I also often have had to make HDR images into panoramic stitched photographs, and the tool for the HDR works in a very similar way.
There are a few reasons to want to stitch photographs together, the obvious being to create a large and wide panoramic image. Alongside this, there are the reasons that I use tilt-shift lenses to create panoramic. The main two reasons for me are as follows:
Creating a medium format look and resolution. Yes, I am too poor to run around daily with a 100-megapixel back, but I can afford a tilt-shift lens. The image below is the sum of three 50-megapixel images stitched together. I even managed to make it work with a person in the shot!
The second reason is usually created by unreasonable clients who want me to shoot on location where the ceilings are too low to create their monstrous flat lays. In these instances, I opt for a wider tilt-shift lens, and I shift it left and right to get everything into the frame before merging them in Lightroom.