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.

Google applies new 3D imagery to NYC, San Francisco maps

Using new cameras and algorithms, Google has rebuilt 3D images of buildings and landmarks in New York City and San Francisco, making them look more realistic. The enhanced rendering effects are coming to other cities in 2015.

Watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s short film, made entirely in 4K with Samsung’s NX1

To show off the 4K potential of its new NX1 camera, Samsung partnered with actor/director Joseph Gordon-Levitt on a new short film. Shot entirely in 4K Ultra HD, you can watch the film here.

Oscar-nominated stop-motion director premieres new film shot with Nikon D810 DSLR

PES, an Oscar-nominated director known for his stop-motion animation, used a Nikon D810 DSLR to shoot his latest film, Submarine Sandwich – a surreal short about the making of a popular food item.
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Tech gifts for the frequent traveler

Have a frequent traveler on your list? While you may not be able to give them the gift of a vacation, you can supply them with a few items that will help them enjoy their next trip a lot more. (Need more travel gift ideas? Check out .)

Bring your written articles to life (and make some money) with Umano’s new service

Umano, the service that narrates news and articles from the Web, launches Umano for Writers, a new service that lets authors narrate their written content. The free service also provides a revenue stream to writers.
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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.

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.

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.
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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…
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Vievu2 Review

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

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.