- Learn to visualize a scene without a viewfinder
That's one of the hardest things! It's so easy to shoot a framing that is totally off the wall.
I have gotten into the habit of holding my arms out at 160 degrees or whatever, then bending them up at the elbows while twisting my body left and right for framing via peripheral vision. More than once somebody has come along and asked me if I was giving adulation to the mountains or trees or the sky.
Another good way is to pan your camera rapidly left and right while looking through the viewfinder. With some cameras you can look at the pictures you have taken ganged up on the screen, nice if you can get them arranged side by side. When in doubt shoot more left and right and up and down even if it means going to a double row rather than a single one. Nothing worse than ALMOST getting a great pano.
I also have an old Leitz 100 degree finder which is helpful for finding the right vertical framing.
Nice pano, Bernard! For those who don't know that's just a little one, a mere 62mp. Just enough to make a decent 30 x 50 inch print. Panographers think of those as wallet-sized.
And massive storage is right! A good panographer will always have his drives nearly full.
-Don't neglect to explore the scene and the points of view carefully before picking your location. Wrangling the tripod + camera + panohead is a little intimidating at first, too often budding panographers just set up in any old spot without exploring the possibilities first.