Hey! they are shooting back!

A colleague at work is a fellow photog, and also a keen member of the local Airsoft community. I had seen some of his photos and asked if I would be allowed to come along the next event they had. That was at Easter, and I got to go along for a morning on Day 2 of their 3 day event.

I had a lot of fun, and they kindly provided an escort to make sure I didn’t get shot (too often) or get in the way. He was also a keen photog and was very concious of the potential damage to equipment, which was helpful. The pellets are small, and sting a bit on bare skin, but could certainly do damage with a direct hit onto a lens or a plastic body.

We did lots of walking, and stalking. There was lots of shouting and running and tactics and strategy and tension and adrenaline. I could certainly see the appeal.

Here are some of my favourites for the day – the rest are up on my Zenfolio site

Strategy

Mascot on board

Sniper

Moving Target

I learnt a lot shooting these, the light was difficult with areas of bright light and shade. I was shooting with my 70-200 F4 IS to give me good shots with the ability to keep out of firing range. I was quite frustrated at times, it was the first time I ever felt the need for a second body with probably my 50mm F1.8 for the times I wanted the closeups. Next time (hopefully there will be one) I will set my camera to a fast shutterspeed in the hope I get more sharp shots. In the heat of battle I didn’t always have time to be as steady as I needed while being handheld, and there were a few just a bit blurry as a result.

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3 Responses to Hey! they are shooting back!

  1. forkboy says:

    Opportunities like this just scream for a second camera and lens. No time for swapping lens and such.

  2. fotdmike says:

    Hey, these are superb shots. Love them! Nice action photography and a real sense of the occasion.

  3. James says:

    Wow, these are awesome. Some outstanding images, the third and fourth in particular. Brilliant. I know they are good when I have the urge to grab my camera and find the nearest paintball or airsoft range.

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