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May 14, 2009 11:40 |  #1

Took some pictures at my paintball field. CC is welcome:

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May 14, 2009 15:50 |  #2

I think #5 is the best of the series, the others don't do much for me. Maybe crop out the blurred foreground, it doesn't help the image. With paintball pics the best pics are those caught in mid-action, some of these look like the players are just sitting. The images (to me anyway) are spot on though, so I would just work on your timing. Keep it up.


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May 14, 2009 19:41 |  #3

Thanks. Will do


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May 14, 2009 20:17 |  #4

I think #5 is the best of the series

Completely agree with BronxFireGuy, the dust and dirt flying up really emphaize the action. The sceen in the background makes for a really cool effect too, the trees almost look painted on it.


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May 14, 2009 21:51 |  #5

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May 15, 2009 07:08 |  #6

What the heck was he doing in pic7? Also, the pink Rotor (pic5) doesn't make him agg. ;)

I'm personally not a fan of the dropping pod pictures. Just doesn't do much for me. Try to get some angles where the bunkers aren't in the way either. I know, sometimes it's unavoidable, but bunkers flooding the foreground isn't my favorite thing unless it's to achieve a specific effect.

Very nice color and contrast overall, though.


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May 15, 2009 09:47 |  #7

Thanks. WIll try to keep the bunkers out of the way.

Oh and in pic.7 his gun went down so he had to switch during the game. It was a longgg game..and came down to 1v1.


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May 15, 2009 17:55 |  #8

I agree with above... #5 is the only realy keeper. You are catching the action of the sport. That's the only "action" shot. Paintball's tough to shoot. Most people are satisfied with a shot that's of a guy standing in the bunker, shooting. That's not action. You need to catch the athletic moves, crawls, slides, jumps and of course BUNKERING or paint splats. 5's a good shot.

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Thanks. WIll try to keep the bunkers out of the way.

Oh and in pic.7 his gun went down so he had to switch during the game. It was a longgg game..and came down to 1v1.

The pic 7 is a throw away and a half. The idea of looking at a pic of the guy changing his marker cause his marker went down is like watching paint peel off a wall. SOOO BORING! In fact, you should always practice with your equip as it is. When it goes down, you fix it or you get domed. That's how it will be in a tourney, that's how you should practice. All part of the game. So if anything, you got a photo of how not to practice! :)

Good work though brotha. Don't be afraid of tighter crops (not in PP, but while framing the shot).

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May 16, 2009 09:20 |  #9

Thanks for the CC. SOme helpful stuff I'll keep in mind when shooting.


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May 16, 2009 18:39 |  #10

SquareOne wrote in post #7929259 (external link)
The pic 7 is a throw away and a half. The idea of looking at a pic of the guy changing his marker cause his marker went down is like watching paint peel off a wall. SOOO BORING! In fact, you should always practice with your equip as it is. When it goes down, you fix it or you get domed. That's how it will be in a tourney, that's how you should practice.

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Also try to get a lot of low shots of people running and getting into the snake they can can lead to excellent results most of the time.


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May 16, 2009 20:22 |  #11

I like 3 and 7, the rest are typical paintball shots.
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May 17, 2009 10:55 |  #12

Cool thanks.


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May 17, 2009 19:59 |  #13

Smad728 wrote in post #7926448 (external link)
Thanks. WIll try to keep the bunkers out of the way.

Oh and in pic.7 his gun went down so he had to switch during the game. It was a longgg game..and came down to 1v1.

Cheater!


As for the shots, they are sharp and nicely done, i would just look for more action... Breakouts, slides, supermans, bunkerings, splatters/overshooting ect..


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May 18, 2009 13:58 |  #14

Awesome. Thanks for the tips.


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May 18, 2009 23:54 |  #15

I dont dig the black and white shots. But who am i to say? I suck at paintball anyways.


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