Les Shu

Les Shu

As the photography editor for Digital Trends, I bring with me more than a decade of tech and lifestyle journalism experience. I have written for a variety publications that include Laptop, Men's Fitness, Computer Shopper, More, Best Life, and Men's Journal. My approach to tech is simple: Highlighting the best products that are easy to use with the most bang for your buck. On the side, I am an airline nerd who enjoys building Lego sets.

Polaroid Cube review

The Polaroid Cube is a small, robust, no-nonsense action camera that’s easy to operate. It uses a magnetic bottom to quickly mount onto anything that’s metal.

  • Pros: Easy to use , Compact and lightweight , Inexpensive , Easily…
  • Cons: No conventional mount included , Video quality less than…

Photo agency Snapwire partners with Adobe, adds Lightroom, Photoshop tools to app

Snapwire, a new stock photo agency designed around mobile photography, announced that it's partnering with Adobe to implement Adobe's Creative SDK into the Snapwire app.

Photography

Street photographer Bruce Gilden candidly tells you why your photos suck

Bruce Gilden is a recognized street photographer, who is also opinionated. In a new video series for Vice Magazine, he gives brutally honest critiques on photography.

Photography

Garmin’s new smart sports watch keeps track of your texts and oxygen levels

Garmin's newest multisport GPS watch, the Forerunner 920XT, combines a smartwatch that checks your emails, calls, texts, and calendar, with the ultimate fitness tracker that monitors your endurance swimming, biking, and running.

Wearables

PlexiDrone is a compact camera drone you can take apart, shove into a backpack

The PlexiDrone is a new unmanned aerial camera drone that can be easily and quickly assembled. It's designed to be easy to use, yet robust enough for heavy-duty tasks like filmmaking and aerial photography.

Photography

Turn subway billboards into art with ad-blocking augmented reality app

The New York City Subway system is filled with billboard advertising. An app called No Ad uses augmented reality to turn advertisements into art, allowing riders to discover artists during their commutes.

Photography

For Marriott, the future of travel is a virtual-reality teleporter phone booth

As the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset gains momentum, one of the first applications isn't from the gaming or entertainment industry, but travel. Marriott is using the headset as part of a 4D travel experience. We talk to its creators about the project.

Photography

US Forest Service clarifies permit requirement for commercial photography and videography

The U.S. Forest Service plans to rule on whether to charge or fine the media and commercial photographers for shooting on land it oversees, citing a need to protect the wilderness from commercial exploitation.

Photography

Run a small business? Canon wants to help you ‘Maxify’ it with new office inkjet printers

With larger ink tanks, more paper capacity, and access to cloud storage, Canon's new Maxify-series of color inkjet printers are designed for small business and home office users – or anyone who prints a lot.

Photography

38 cameras capture this aerobatic show put on by 6 fighter jets and a wide-bodied plane

The Swiss Air Force's aerobatic team and pilots at Swiss International Air Lines put on a memorable air show using 6 fighter jets and a large Airbus A330 plane. The pilots' POVs were documented with 38 cameras.

Photography

Jolt wireless battery made for GoPro users who don’t like being tethered

The Jolt Charger is a wireless charging station and battery made for GoPro Hero3 and Hero3+ cameras. The batteries are rated the same as standard GoPro batteries, but can be recharged simply by putting the camera onto the charger.

Photography

Canon Cross Media Station designed for one-step download of your camera photos

Canon has developed a new NFC-based storage device that lets you easily offload photos and videos from your camera, and display them through a connected TV. The Cross Media Station is still a prototype.

Photography

Create custom, shareable Google Maps with new My Maps tool

Did you plan the most awesome vacation ever with Google Maps? Share it to the Google Maps Gallery with a newly enhanced feature, My Maps. The service also lets you explore other custom maps created by others.

Photography