Les Shu

Les Shu

As the photography editor for Digital Trends, I bring with me more than 10 years 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.

No photo is one-size-fits-all in social media, but these charts tell you what works

Ever wonder what photo sizes are appropriate for the various social networking sites? Here are two useful resources that list all the recommended photo sizes for the most popular social media sites.

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This sensor turns your iPad into a 3D scanner, but get ready to practice

We try out Occipital’s new Structure Sensor, a device that you mount to your iPad so it can 3D scan objects.

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Interactive ‘no fly’ map shows where you can safely operate a camera drone

Unmanned camera drones may be popular, but they aren't welcomed in many places. To show where you can and can't fly one, Mapbox has created an interactive website that highlights no-fly areas.

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Occipital 3D Structure Sensor

Devices like the Structure Sensor are going to help usher that in for consumers and developers. We had fun using it, and it’s awesome to see everyday objects get turned into 3D models simply by using an iPad accessory.

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Pentax marks success of K-3 DSLR with limited Prestige Edition

Ricoh's Pentax K-3 has received numerous accolades. To commemorate, Ricoh has introduced the K-3 Prestige Edition, featuring a new body option. However, only 2,000 will be available worldwide.

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50 Canon full-frame DSLRs turn bungee surfers into Matrix-like action characters

To create a difficult "bullet time" effect for a documentary on bungee surfing, a Swiss TV production company used an elaborate setup that involved 50 Canon DSLRs and lenses.

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Octopus apparently doesn’t want to be filmed, proceeds to dismantle camera

In an encounter with an octopus, a videographer witnessed the creature attempting to dismantle his $15,000 equipment. The filmmaker was able to get his gear back, but not without some struggle.

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Japanese artist detained for trying to 3D-print her vagina into a usable Kayak

A Japanese artist, who uses her genitalia as the model and inspiration for her work, is being held by Japanese authorities for violating obscenity laws. The charge? Attempt to crowdfund a "unique" 3D-printed boat.

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Put down that drone! FAA cracks down on realtors using aerial drone photos

NRT, the country's largest residential real estate brokerage firm, has instructed all its members to avoid using drones or images shot with drones because the FAA prohibits their use for commercial purposes, including real estate.

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Getty Images revamps iOS apps, adds sharing, embedding capabilities

Getty Images has upgraded its iOS apps for iPhone and iPad. Users can access the agency's huge collection of media, as well as content from its iStock subsidiary, and also share and embed select images for non-commercial use, for free.

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Prizmia gives GoPro filmmakers real-time effects, live-view on their iPhones, iPads

Prizmia is a new iOS app developed specifically for filmmakers who use GoPro action cams in their production. Paired with an iPhone or iPad, users could see a live-view recording from a GoPro camera, as well as add effects and filters in real-time.

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Bizarre sexting case in Virginia may have you reconsider sending naked photos

A 17-year-old boy in Manassas City, Virginia, has been charged with "manufacturing and distributing child pornography," after "sexting" his 15-year-old girlfriend. The police now, however, wants to create its own weird kiddie porn in order to put the boy in…

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In Marriott’s newest flagship, tech is all behind the scenes and in your hand

Marriott recently celebrated the opening of its 4,000th property. Despite the impressive size, the hotel is seemingly low-tech – at least, on the surface. Find out what tech means to Marriott, and how it plays out at its flagship property.

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Meet the oddball camera that could usher in the age of 360-degree video

The 360cam is a unique panorama camera that shoots high-definition video, but its creator, Giroptic, has bigger plans than just making cameras.

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