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.

Sony's A7R II made us fall in love with cameras all over again

No recent camera has been as advanced as Sony’s A7R II, a high-resolution full-frame wonder that captures fantastic photos and 4K videos, for pros and enthusiasts alike.

VideoBlocks partners with Discovery Channel, adds network’s unused footage to library

VideoBlocks, the stock video provider, has inked a deal with the Discovery Channel to offer 30,000 HD and 4K clips in its Marketplace. The footage span 30 years of Discovery's programming.

GoPro footage shows pilots’ POV of Qantas 747 landing in San Francisco

To mark the return of its flights to San Francisco, Qantas created this time-lapse video, from a GoPro, of the inaugural approach and landing. The refreshed Boeing 747-400 made the trip from Sydney.

The nation’s 10 best airports make holiday travel a little less awful

J.D. Power has named Portland International as the best large airport in customer satisfaction. The survey found overall satisfaction has improved since 2010.

iPhone, Canon, Nikon top Flickr’s most popular cameras of 2015

Flickr's annual Year in Review report reveals several trends among Flickr users and the photos and videos that were uploaded in 2015. The iPhone remains the most popular camera, while lime green is popular during summer.

Panasonic’s Post Focus mode lets you shoot first, worry about refocusing later

Panasonic is introducing a new shooting mode called Post Focus. With one press of the shutter button, the camera shoots multiple photos with multiple focus points, allowing you to "refocus" later.
Social Media

Facebook quickly turns on ‘Safety Check’ following deadly bombing in Nigeria

Facebook has activated its "Safety Check" feature after a deadly bombing in Nigeria, the second time it has done so for an event that isn't a natural disaster. The company says it will start using the service more for human conflicts.
Cool Tech

Gogo’s next-gen inflight Wi-Fi is fast enough to stream Netflix and Spotify simultaneously

Inflight Wi-Fi service provider Gogo demonstrated its 2Ku technology's ability to offer faster Wi-Fi, allowing for multiple streams of content. The company has been cleared by the FAA to launch the service soon.

Fyuse spatial photo app update adds 3D tagging, smoother renderings

Fyuse, an app that uses spatial imaging technology to capture photos in 3D, released an update that adds several enhancements, including 3D tagging, faster compression, and smoother rendering.