Through the Lens: Tunnels and traditions

Posted May 11, 2017

Team photographer Evan Siegle shares how he captured his favorite images of the 2016 season

This edition of “Through the Lens” will be the second-to-last one for the 2017 offseason. After next week, the series will resume at a later date.


I’ve shared several tunnel shots before, but this black-and-white image of Clay Matthews is probably my favorite. Shooting these type of images in the tunnel can be tricky due to the spotlights and where the players linger. I never stage photos, so the outcome involves a little luck. There have been times that I wished a player was two feet to the left, or hoped for some other element that didn’t quite pan out in the composition. I like this photo so much because Clay is standing in the perfect spot. The dramatic light highlights his arms and helmet perfectly. I also love the mud sprinkled all over the ground. This photo was taken with a 35mm lens, (ISO 3200, aperture = f1.8, shutter = 1/1000th), in Week 16 against the Minnesota Vikings.


Lambeau abstracts

The frozen tundra offers so many great photo opportunities during the winter months. I came across this image while walking around Lambeau after a fresh snowfall. I love how pristine the snow looks as it rests on the bleachers. The rows of bleachers and splash of color make it a nice abstract image. This image was shot with a 50mm lens (ISO 100, aperture = f2, shutter = 1/8000th).


A Rodgers & Nelson tradition

At the end of every team warm-up, while the players head back into the locker room before the game, something always takes place between two teammates. Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson built a tradition by having a friendly competition on who can spin the football on the ground the longest. It’s a pretty cool ritual to witness. In Week 14, against the Seahawks, Rodgers won the bragging rights. This image was shot with a 135mm lens (ISO 640, aperture = f2, shutter = 1/3200th).


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