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Photo News Roundup: Dec. 23-29

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Photo News of the Week is a new feature on Phototuts+ bringing you the news from all aspects of photography. It is a quick way to keep up with technology, trends and leaders in the craft. And if you have news from the week to share, please drop a link in the comments!

Each week we'll be featuring three items from three different areas of photography. If you have suggestions for our news roundup, please email them here.

Memories: Ken Regan Releases Book

Ken Regan has covered rock music for more than four decades. But his new book covers more than just music. Regan's career spans everything from politics to sports. You can see an AOL interview with the photographer here. You can order the book on Amazon.

App: CanonSGLens

If you're a Canon camera owner, there's a new free app available in the iTunes App Store for iPhone and iPad. Let me clarify, if you're a Canon camera owner and a huge gear geek. CanonSGLens give you an in-depth look at a huge range of Canon lens. It includes both a field of view and depth of field simulator as well as sharpness charts and more. Check it out here.

In Combat: From a Marine's Side of the Camera

Over at The New York Times Lens Blog, Sgt. Thomas James Brennan wrote an article about Reuter's photographer, Finbarr O’Reilly, who embedded with his squad in Afghanistan. Until I read this, I believed that the relationship between soldier and journalist was tepid at best. Apparently, working side by side in a war zone makes you closer than I thought. You can read the blog here, and don't forget to click on a few of the links to O'Reilly's photos.

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