Through the Lens: The small details make the photo so much better

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‘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.

Dancing Machine

Hours before the game you’ll probably see Packers running back Jamaal Williams dancing around an empty field. It’s kind of like his trademark, I mean the guy just loves to dance. Anytime Jamaal busts loose for a big run or first down I always look to see if he brings out the dancing moves. During Week 15, against the Chicago Bears, Williams weaved his way into the end zone for a touchdown and sure enough he broke out the dance moves, or should I say the swinging of the hips. I choose to use a wide-angle lens to show more of the surroundings inside Soldier Field. I also like how Equanimeous St. Brown is smiling at Jamaal while busting the moves. The guy is a dancing machine! This image was shot with a 35mm lens (ISO = 100, Aperture = f2, Shutter = 1/3200th)

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Playmaker

Packers receiver Davante Adams is definitely a playmaker out on the gridiron. Anytime a play goes his way I’m excited to see what I can capture. During Week 11, Adams made another spectacular catch beneath the lights during a Thursday Night Football game in Seattle. The catch was awesome all by itself, but the small details make the photo so much better – Adams’ bracelet that reads “Humble,” the “G” logo on the football being perfectly visible, and of course the strength of Adams’ arms/hands as he makes the catch, while the defender hangs all over him. Like I said before, the guy is definitely a playmaker. This image was shot with an 400mm lens (ISO = 4000, Aperture = f2.8, Shutter = 1/2000th)

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Red

As I stated before in this series, I’m addicted to color. One of my favorite stadiums while covering the team on the road is Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. I love the red saturation that is embedded around the stadium. Those colorful backgrounds make for some vivid compositions. One area that I like to make pictures is right outside the team’s locker room. The players walk past a giant red wall that reads “Chiefs Kingdom.” I captured this image during the last preseason game of Jaire Alexander and he made his way to the field. A simple color can make an image pop and stand out. This image was shot with an 35mm lens (ISO = 1250, Aperture = f2, Shutter = 1/800th)

Team photographer Evan Siegle shares some of his favorite images of the 2018 season.

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