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.
Articles
Virtual Reality

VideoBlocks to offer 360-degree stock video footage for virtual reality

Stock video provider VideoBlocks announced that it's the first agency to provide 360-degree content for use in VR experiences. The company is also opening up its Marketplace to all members who want to contribute 360-degree…
Photography

Going beyond the action: Developer program opens new worlds for GoPro cameras

GoPro has announced a new Developer Program that would allow third-parties to incorporate GoPro cameras into their applications and hardware. More than 100 partners, including BMW and Fisher-Price, have already signed up.
Mobile

Need a couch to crash on? Overnight mixes Airbnb with Uber on-demand

Overnight combines the best of Airbnb and Uber: connecting spontaneous travelers with local hosts instantly. The service, which has seen success in Los Angeles and Austin, is rolling out to California's Coachella Valley.
Photography

Lensbaby Twist 60 lens creates swirly bokeh for awesome backgrounds

Lensbaby has a new art lens for interchangeable lens cameras that creates dynamic background swirls and vignettes for portrait shots. The new Twist 60 is based on an old lens by Joseph Petzval, and gives portraits a creative blurred…
Mobile

How to dodge roaming fees and still stay connected abroad

Wireless providers around the world make a significant amount off international travelers by way of roaming fees. With the right tools, you can stay in touch while keeping fees to a minimum, or even zilch.
Photography

Nikon adds Pulitzer winner, celebrity photographer to 'Ambassador' program

Nikon's three-year-old Ambassador program announced four additions, which includes notable photographers in wildlife, commercial, editorial, and sports. These photographers, who are Nikon users, would help the company promote the cameras.
Photography

Winner of Ricoh's second Theta dev contest will receive cash, trip to Tokyo

Ricoh is holding its second developers contest, focusing on how the Theta camera platform could be optimized for Internet of Things applications. The developer would win a cash prize and trip to Tokyo.
Photography

Sony adds affordable 50mm prime, 70-300mm as full-frame E-mount lens options

Sony continues to expand its lineup of full-frame E-mount (mirrorless) lenses. The new 70-300mm is the first E-mount lens to reach 300mm, while the new 50mm f/1.8 is an affordable prime that delivers great bokeh.