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Arwen last won the day on August 15 2018

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About Arwen

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    G&G Wasp
    EMG/APS Ar-15 Falkor Defence Recce
    WE Little Bird
    TM MK23 Socom
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  1. Lol I had not even thought about a press/reporter loadout 😅
  2. Ahhhahahha I think processing photos is time consuming enough 🤣
  3. Thanks for the tips, those photos have given me a good few ideas for next game day. Thanks very much 🙂 The most processing I do on 95% of my photos is simply adjusting the levels/curves. I enjoy taking photos, but processing them all to a high degree is something I'm not going to spend lots of time doing unless I start getting paid for it! (which is totally not my aim, photography is a hobby for me.) There are a select few photos that I may process differently. Usually because they are screaming out for it. For the non facebook people who fancy a wee look, until I find something better - https://photos.app.goo.gl/zsss6EJvoPQzbr3b9
  4. I didn't have a hi-viz for about 50min. The amount of players who thought my camera was a gun and started shooting at me was simply amusing 😅 Not only does it mean I get hit a lot more, but it is frustrating for players if they think I am not take my hits... I'm sticking with wearing hi-viz. A Lumix GX7. Using either my prime 25mm lens or 45-200mm lens. No perspex or anything covering them. I don't see the point in spending good money for glass to then shoot through perspex. I'm "protecting" the camera by trying to stay out of direct fire, and keeping the lens hoods on. (I do also have insurance, but I'd rather not have to use it) Generally outside shots I leave on auto with "colour and brightness" adjustment. These turn out pretty much spot on in most cases.very bright sunshine being the most common annoyance.Inside shots I usually end up turning to shutter priority. Totally expect to get shot a few times. But being "in the action" often means I am then in front of someone's "perfect shot". Which understandably is frustrating.
  5. Urgh that sounds so frustrating. Hope they get it sorted quick for you if you send it back.
  6. Hmm... That could be something I could do! Take the best handful from a days shoot 😊
  7. Totally understand that. A few months ago I would have put them on Flickr. But since Flickr limits free accounts to 1k photos and more than doubled the price of pro, I've fallen out with them! If you have any suggestions of a better photo sharing platform, pass on the info.
  8. Cheers guys. I'll give the panning thing a go next time @Druid799. I've done it when taking photos at the race track. I definitely need some practice at it though. Out of the 300-odd shots at the weekend I took. Around 80-90 of them are good enough to post in my eyes 😆 I do love the burst mode on my camera. I tend to wear hi-viz and don't get shot too much. Normally it's by the hire guns I've found. I would rather be playing @ImTriggerHappy, but I much prefer breathing 😅
  9. Good point! I can honestly say I've never asked anyone to stay still for a shot when playing a game, that would really irritate me too 🤣
  10. And before you say it, yes I searched, yes I found topics 4 years old. I've read them (and maybe got some tips), but would rather a more up to date point of view. The past few months I've not really be fit enough to play airsoft properly. I've taken photos at a few games days at my local site before, so rather than miss the day completely , I'm thinking of taking my camera shooting instead of my aegs ! I find I prefer using a long lens and stay on the outskirts of play. Not only does this mean I am less likely to get hit, but it gives me a wide range of people to photograph, and I can more easily move around without getting in someones way/cross fire. Pictures are here if you fancy a look - VSA Game Day 31/03/19 VSA Game Day 06/01/19 Players, what annoying things do photographers do when you are playing? As player myself I think I do my best to not give away peoples positions or get in the road of your shot, but I wonder if there is anything else I am possibly doing that can be classed as annoying. Photographers, any tips? I've now got a polarizing lens, so hopefully a lot less over exposure shots when the sun is out
  11. Welcome! For sites near Glasgow, The Depot is my first choice. Fantastic and well run place to play CQB. Most lower mesh face masks work well, so long as they are the "two strap" kind rather than the ones that only have one strap for over your head. If you are getting a helmet, then you can also get them to clip onto the sides of it, rather than over your head.
  12. I got G&G green bb's once. They were possibly the hardest bb's to see when playing outside 😂 A number of decent manufactures do pink ones I believe...
  13. No problem @Sitting Duck, just glad you are doing ok. Family definitely comes first, and everyone does stupid things every so often. Well done for taking the time to fix things rather than give up. Take care!
  14. As above, hop rubber and nub are good to try first. Could possibly be the hop working itself "off"? So the arm/wheels are too loose.
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