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Old 04-24-2013, 12:20 PM #1
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2013 NCPA EKU Photos

Im a student at EKU and a new photographer in paintball, only got photos of our team just like to hear thoughts and any other photographers viewing this im not gonna turn down any constructive criticism.
Heres some of the best ones i got if youd like to see the rest check out my facebook page(and hit the like button on it) or flicker
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:23 PM #2
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I also got a few photos of Damage and Infamous practicing in between games.
This first photo was my favorite of the day cause of getting a photo of them shooting each others shot out of the air.








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Old 04-24-2013, 12:31 PM #3
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Are you looking for any constructive criticism?
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:28 PM #4
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yes i am the more the better
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:24 PM #5
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The shots look good! The biggest thing I would focus on is getting more faces (or masks in the case of paintball). Generally that will be preferred vs. the back of someone's head.
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:42 PM #6
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I did notice that in a lot of the other photos i saw that some of the actual paintball photographers took vs mine. I'll be sure to remember that next time I'm out. Thanks for the tip!
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:00 PM #7
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:58 PM #8
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The shots look good! The biggest thing I would focus on is getting more faces (or masks in the case of paintball). Generally that will be preferred vs. the back of someone's head.
To go along with this, I specifically love to be able to see my expressions/eyes in playing pictures. Obviously you're limited on this if people aren't wearing clear lenses, but just wanted to put it out there.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:14 PM #9
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ill be sure to keep that in mind next time im shooting p.lovell
please anyone else if you have any constructive criticism and tips im all ears! im trying to learn everything i can
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:55 AM #10
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When shooting paintball, any sport, and almost anything else, keep these guidelines in mind:
1. Get low; at or below the subject's eye level.
2. Shoot/crop tight; eliminate dead space (see below)
3. Shoot the fronts of people; backs are generally boring most of the time

For an example, this is your photo edited with guideline number 2. It took longer to resave and upload it than it took to crop, and it's a lot better already.

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Consider checking out the photography subforum here. It has a WDYS this month thread where you can post photos and request critique, and the PhotoMob thread that is geared toward paintball photography that is full of people that can help.
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Previous poster is legit as hell. Listen to what he says. I would agree with cropping, but I'd also suggest to overexpose 2/3 ish. Your shots are really dark. Maybe try calibrating your monitor. Get low. Really low. And be ready to crawl around. And dont be afraid to get right on the wire man. Get up in it. You're going to be shot or bounced from a bunker. Learn not to care. Its not like you dont know what being shot is like. And know the players. I know that if Im shooting Damage, Keith Brown will probably give me some of the most interesting pictures, just for the reason that he's a really fast dynamic player. But good shots man. Awesome start.
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:03 PM #13
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When shooting paintball, any sport, and almost anything else, keep these guidelines in mind:
1. Get low; at or below the subject's eye level.
2. Shoot/crop tight; eliminate dead space (see below)
3. Shoot the fronts of people; backs are generally boring most of the time

For an example, this is your photo edited with guideline number 2. It took longer to resave and upload it than it took to crop, and it's a lot better already.

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i was actually about to ask about croping more stuff out of the photos and i see exactly what you are saying thats a great tip thanks! also i do see how getting low helps out a lot and im not really worried about getting hit i was just a little hesitant since i didnt have the proper protection on my camera so i was worried about that. i am already using a UV filter to protect the lense and steve showed me the bag he was using to protect his camera and im going to be getting one of them soon. ill be sure to work on that next time and michael i did see a lot of the photos you took of the comp and they were terrific!

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In normal sports photos the eyes are pretty much the main point of focus and often the only thing that matters. Unfortunately in paintball this is often impossible

I also agree with cropping/framing the photos tighter. It's good to have some variety (wider shots), but typically for sports a common saying is, "shoot tight, crop tighter".

All of the other advice given has also been good!
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