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160: Adelaide photography masterclass
September 14, 2016 Steve Davis

Close your eyes and imagine a documentary about a rock star. Imagine the way they pan across still photos while the narrator shares stories about the artist. When I do this exercise, I think of Janis Joplin on her knees, Elvis Presley with beads of perspiration dripping from his forehead and cheeks, and Freddie Mercury punching the sky in front of a blazing wall of lights. Still images like these, the ones that make it to print and get etched into our cultural memories, are the ones that capture the essence of the performer and their performance. Our two guests tonight are masters of the lens. Leonard Choice is a New Yorker who lives in Adelaide. He switched from anatomy to fine arts at an early age, then became a performer, moved on to become an event creator and nowadays is a photographer and author with another book due for release. Paul Heck has a PhD in Photography and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Politics, who travels the state on photography assignments. He has run a successful glass art business, worked in Vocational Education and Training, been a member of the CFS for 36 years, and is even a high-performance motorcycle technician. Leonard Choice and Paul Heck, We discuss The role of shadow in photography Printed images vs virtual How to shoot in low light Can anybody take a great photograph Upcoming lessons with Leonard and Paul Leonard's new book Also appearing in the Adelaide photography masterclass episode We hear about Nigel's dalliance in the desert In the musical pilgrimage, we hear a track by Ben Searcy The SA Drink Of The Week is from Fox Creek. In IS IT NEWS, Nigel tests us on And please consider becoming part of our podcast by joining our Inner Circle. It's an email list. Join it and you might get an email on a Sunday or Monday seeking question ideas, guest ideas and requests for other bits of feedback about YOUR podcast, The Adelaide Show. Email us directly and we'll add you to the list: If you enjoy the show, please leave us a review in iTunes or other podcast sites. We'd greatly appreciate it.

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