Saturday, September 09, 2006

Club Salsa


Salsa instructor Amber Ambrose demonstrates dance steps during Club Salsa dance lessons at Antone's in the Crockett Street Entertainment District of Beaumont on Friday, Aug. 18, 2006.

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise


Salsa instructor Gordon Williams (right) leads a group during Club Salsa dance lessons at Antone's in the Crockett Street Entertainment District.


Salsa instructor Amber Ambrose demonstrates a spin for attendees during Club Salsa dance lessons at Antone's. The salsa classes are held monthly in conjunction with live Salsa music featuring mostly Houston-based bands.


Beaumont residents Johnnie Stewart (front, left) and Lidia Pico (front, right) look up for guidance during Club Salsa dance lessons at Antone's.


Beaumont residents Dennis Webb (left) and Jennifer Ravey (right) practice turns during Club Salsa dance lessons at Antone's. Dance lessons are free with paid admission to see the live Salsa bands. Classes begin at 8 p.m. and the band starts around 10 p.m.
 

5 comments:

picturegrl said...

Oh wow, Mark. That top photo is a beauty.

Mark M. Hancock said...

It's all about the shoes isn't it? ;-}

Red is always difficult because there aren't as many sensors picking it up and most texture is lost. The fact she was dancing and I was shooting f/2.8 at 1/8th didn't help. There were many blurry frames surrounding this one.

Mark M. Hancock said...

Correction, Frank at shootfilm.net had me check my exif file. It's actually 1/15th not 1/8th. Thanks for keeping me honest. :-)

Michael said...

How were you lighting the dance floor shots? Its so even.

Mark M. Hancock said...

A hand-held flash on a synch cord with a SoftMax softbox and a tungsten gel. The flash was set on manual at 1/4th power at f/4 (800 iso). I tipped-in the light over their heads.