Tonight’s episode is like an Adelaide photography masterclass.

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.

The image of Leonard Choice, Paul Heck, Steve and Nigel, was taken by Dr Astrid Birgden.

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

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Show notes running sheet by timecode

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TIME SEGMENT
00:00:00 Outtake
Are you recording us?
00:00:16 Theme
Theme and introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
00:00:00
Talk Of The Town

David is on extended leave and will return later in 2016.

David Washington, editor of In Daily, gives us a midweek wrap of the news we’ve been talking about in South Australia this week.

00:02:24 SA Drink Of The Week
2013 Fox Creek Shadow’s Run Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon McLaren Vale  … tasting notes
00:15:38 Items Without Notice
Nigel’s tales from Burning Man
00:30:08 Leonard Choice and Paul Heck
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.
01:38:54 Is It News?
The news history quiz with Nigel Dobson-Keeffe. Read the stories. They get published each Sunday.
00:00:00 Adelaide Visa Council
No cases this week.
01:57:54 Musical Pilgrimage
And our song this week is Wangary by Ben Searcy, selected by our musical curator Dan Drummond. See video below.
02:11:50 Outtake
Leonard is drooping … Obsessive photograhers

Here is this week’s preview video:

Ben Searcy, Wangary

SFX: Throughout the podcast we use free sfx from freesfx.co.uk for the harp, the visa stamp, the silent movie music, the stylus, the radio signal sfx, the wine pouring and cork pulling sfx, and the swooshes around Siri.

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