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.
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Tech Gifts for the Photographer

For a full photography experience, a camera and lens are only a part of the story. Sometimes you need a few accessories to help you get that perfect shot. Here are a few that will make any photographer on your list happy.
Photography

Lume Cube smart flash shines bright light onto action cams and smartphones

The Lume Cube is a small flash accessory that shines up to 1,500 lumens. Used as a constant source or burst of light, the Lume Cube can be paired with four other modules to provide ample light for action cameras and smartphones.
Photography

Kamkop Action Jib helps you shoot smooth videos with action cams and smartphones

The Kamkobp Action Jib is a portable and lightweight camera accessory that helps you shoot smooth videos with actions cameras and smartphones. It also has an optional remote controlled gimbal that can be programmed via smartphone.
Buying Guides

Gifts for the tech-challenged

While technology may sometimes seem to rule our lives, believe or not, there are many who still prefer the simpler times. But even non-geeks can benefit from the convenience tech offers. Our following product recommendations are not only…
Product Review

Vievu2 Review

Body cams aren't just for cops: The Vievu2 is a digital witness you can wear.
Photography

Samsung’s NX1 pro camera, as seen from the eyes of a pro photographer

Photographer Alex Webb is acclaimed for capturing his street scenes. He has collaborated with Samsung as one of the professional photographers to try out the new NX1. Webb shares with us his photos and thoughts on the camera.
Buying Guides

Camera holiday gift guide

Photography continues to grow in popularity, but when you are ready to graduate from a smartphone, only a traditional camera will do. The latest models offer features no smartphone can – from high-quality 4K videos to large sensors and…
Photography

Once impenetrable, Google Maps scales walls of NYC’s Gramercy Park

Gramercy Park is a private park in New York City that is only open to a select few. But thanks to technology and good fortune, one man was able to capture a 360-degree panorama and share it via Google Maps.
Web

This secret trick could save you money on airfare — but beware

A known travel-booking trick called "hidden cities" has been put in the spotlight, thanks to United Airlines lawsuit against a website that publishes "secret" fares. We spoke with one travel expert on what it is, and why it's a bad idea.
Cool Tech

10 hilarious pre-flight safety videos worth switching your iPad off for

Admit it: When the pre-flight safety demonstrations start playing, you start snoozing. To keep flyers' attention, some airlines have created amusing safety videos that are both entertaining yet informative.