After months of recovering from a knee injury, finally being able go jogging and not feeling pain when kneeling down I was faced with a difficult choice: could I participate the paintball team building session arranged by my employer. I’ve done paintball before and I know it’s really fun. After a serious thought I decided I put my camera-gear into danger rather than my knee and went in as a photographer instead, which proved to be fun as well!

I usually shoot portraits and some urban architecture so my gear isn’t exactly built for action shooting. I took my faithful Sony A7rII camera and attached my beloved Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 lens to it and off we went. Having only 85mm lens made composing difficult: having a fixed focal-length I couldn’t easily shoot anything close to me nor did I have any reach for certain situations. I couldn’t go into the center of the arena as staying at the borders already exposed me to a couple of stray-bullets. I started to dream owning a 70-200 zoom very quickly. Also the camera itself is built for crazy megapixels and impressive dynamic range but the speed of operation or the reliability of auto-focus is not exactly what you want in such conditions.

My camera managed to survive without any hits, but the war-stories from the photographer himself might grow in time, from the original couple of (probably bounced) bullets from the other side of the field.

it's time to kick ass and chew bubblegum - and I'm all out of gum
it's time to kick ass and chew bubblegum - and I'm all out of gum
Take cover!
Take cover!
Capture the flag
Capture the flag
Snipe 'em down!
Snipe 'em down!
Move, move!
Move, move!
Protect the President
Protect the President
Go for the flag!
Go for the flag!
Who wants some?
Who wants some?