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Jun 26, 2014 09:18 |  #1

So more and more people are starting to take pictures of paintball so I figured I could start a thread for posting. We can also share techniques and tips for people wanting to start shooting this awesome sport.

Ill start it off.. here is 2 shots from this last weekend at PSP Chicago


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Here are some tips from some well-known paintball photographers for those of you who are just starting!

Jimmyz0rz wrote in post #17701905 (external link)
you need to bump your shutter speed up even if it means having to bump your ISO up... I prefer to stay at 1/800th or faster. shoot in Aperture Priority and set your ISO to like 250 and f stop as wide open as your lens can and you'll get some amazing results, bump up the ISO if it starts getting a slower shutter speed...

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Don't be afraid to get hit.
Protect your gear, but come to the realization that your camera or lens might take a hit. Best you can do is get multiple UV filters for your lenses, this way those get broken instead of your lens.
What I liked to do was watch 1 or 2 points of Xball before taking some serious pictures of teams so you can see who goes where etc...
Once you get get the feel for what works keep shooting!

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Now post some awesome paintball pictures!!!!

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Jun 26, 2014 20:49 |  #2

damn, great pictures!

I love both the pictures, it gives off an intense game lol...


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Jun 29, 2014 17:22 |  #3

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Jul 11, 2014 15:57 |  #4

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Jul 13, 2014 22:58 |  #5

I've wanted to try this. Do they make you wear the protective head gear? And have you even been shot or have your gear hit by a ball?


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Jul 16, 2014 15:44 |  #6

!timmy! wrote in post #17030184 (external link)
I've wanted to try this. Do they make you wear the protective head gear? And have you even been shot or have your gear hit by a ball?


anyone who is in side the course/netting HAS to wear a mask. thats the #1 rule of the game for everyone involved.

and as for getting hit by paint, the best advice I can give you is to watch how the game works. from the sideline you aren't going to be getting in the line of fire that much but tournament style paintball (shown in the pictures above, with inflatable bunkers on closed/netted fields) is a very fast game involving many angles. as long as you learn to avoid certain angles which will always have paint flying that way, you can easily avoid getting hit. BUT these are inflatable bunkers which means paint easily bounces off in many directions.

as for protecting your gear, theres many ways to avoid getting dirty. its almost unavoidable to get away with out getting some spray on yourself and gear but towels wrapped around your lens and body are probably the best and easiest way to move around and still use your gear. lens protectors are a must, along with a simple protective lens for safe measures. ive seen some direct lens hits before but they always had a protective lens which was definitely broken but usually helped save the front element.


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Jul 20, 2014 20:58 |  #7

drumebskater wrote in post #17036108 (external link)
anyone who is in side the course/netting HAS to wear a mask. thats the #1 rule of the game for everyone involved.
.......

I agree with 100% of what he said! except.. about having a filter on the front. The 1 and only time I used a filter on field it got shot, broke and scratched my front element. Ever since then I just leave it off and make sure I'm heads up. rarely do I get shot straight on, but when it does I just wipe it off.

Another thing.. another good way to protect your lens is sweat bands. they fit well around focus and zoom rings so you can still use them. and they have neoprene covers for camera.. you can just cut a hole in the front so you can mount your lens, plus a hole for shutter release.


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Jul 21, 2014 00:58 |  #8

Whats the best setting to put your camera to take these fast shots pls? .. i m new and i have a canon 600d




  
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Jul 21, 2014 02:22 |  #9

I shoot full manual and like to keep my shutter between 800 and 1250


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Jul 23, 2014 19:45 |  #10

Great stuff! i hope you didn't get hit :)


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Jul 23, 2014 23:00 |  #11

A little different but fun nonetheless...The company I work for owns a hotel and some land in the Sierra Nevada's of Northern CA and during our retreats we play some paint ball :)

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Jul 28, 2014 14:12 as a reply to  @ prncfarquad's post |  #12

Havent shot it in a little while but figure id post a few of my favorites!!

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Aug 28, 2014 13:00 |  #13

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Aug 28, 2014 19:27 |  #15

Some awesome action shots here!
The water slide from the first post is a winner.


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