Les Palenik

Les Palenik

Les Palenik is an Ontario-based photographer. Totally camera-agnostic, he's been using various models of Canon, Nikon, and Fuji film cameras. Prior to using VR Drive, he used also robotic GigaPan Epic panoramic tripod head. All images in this article including the finished panoramas were processed with a cloudless, non-subscription perpetual copy of Adobe Photoshop CS5. Originally a computer engineer, he's always been attracted to panoramic photography, but by now he has run out of all available wall space. When he is not shooting or stitching pano shots, he is still writing programs, among other things also software for automation of the panoramic image workflow.

Articles by Les Palenik

Camera & Technology

Reduce Load And Travel Lighter (April Comes Early)

When reading the comments on Luminous Landscape forum, it becomes quickly obvious that for many photographers the ability to reduce the weight of their gear


Neuroscience For Action Photography

A grizzly sprinting at 35 miles an hour from hundred feet away will sink its teeth into your expedition cargo pants in less than two

Landscape & Environment

Panoramic Viewpoint

Following my previous article which was a hands-on review of a Seitz Roundshot VR Drive motorized panoramic head, this essay is more conceptual, and totally

Camera & Technology

Seitz Roundshot VR Drive II Review

In this article, I will review the VR Drive II panoramic system using the practical examples and experience I gained from using it in various