‘Through the Lens’ will appear once per week during the offseason. Packers team photographer Evan Siegle deconstructs some of his favorite images from the 2018 season. Each week will offer a new photo gallery of some of his best photos from the past season.
Capturing a Lambeau Leap is quite fun. Any time a player scores I make sure that I’m ready for the famous Lambeau Leap, which consists of making sure my exposure is set and that I have the right lens choice. A lot of times I’m chasing after the player before they make their vault into the packed stands. All I care about is finding a clean angle and good reaction, which can be a challenge because of the chaos and flying body parts. It’s always icing on the cake when the player’s face is visible and lets out a big reaction, too. During Week 13 against the Cardinals, I captured this image of Packers wide receiver Davante Adams as he jumped into the stands. I think the crowd made this image so much better because of all the happy faces. The best part was that there was no beer shower!
This image was shot with a 35mm lens (ISO = 200, Aperture = f2, Shutter = 1/2500th)
Green, Gold and Giannis
It’s always fun seeing which celebrities roam the sidelines at Packers games, even on the road. This past season I saw several celebrity sightings, from Netflix star Noah Centineo to Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis. I think my favorite sighting this year was during Week Two against the Minnesota Vikings. If you were there, you definitely saw all of Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 6'11" frame. The guy is tall! The best part was that Giannis was sporting a green and gold jersey with his name and number on it. This image was shot with an 85mm lens (ISO = 100, Aperture = f2, Shutter = 1/2000th)
For the kicks
Early-arriving fans to Week 15's game in Chicago saw Mason Crosby practicing his craft, over and over again. I saw a cool photo in the making. What caught my eye were the blades of grass being kicked up as Crosby struck each football. I think I walked around the football field countless of times trying to perfect the shot. The sunlight and dark shadows worked very well against each other, and I love how Crosby’s white jersey popped against the dark seats, too. Being that this moment was during warmups, I made sure to shoot it at midfield to give a straight-on perspective. Sometimes you can find great visuals during the least-expected times.
This image was shot with an 85mm lens (ISO = 100, Aperture = f2, Shutter = 1/5000th)
Team photographer Evan Siegle shares some of his favorite images of the 2018 season.