Through the Lens: Worth the chase, worth the fight

“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.

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Chasing big plays

I do most of my shooting from the back of the end zone (even with the hash marks on the field) and always in front of the Packers. Sometimes I will gamble and roam up and down the sidelines but it really depends on how the game is unfolding or if I’m getting blocked too much by the officials. You kind of navigate on instincts, too. During Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills I decided to roam a bit, mainly because the Bills were getting closer to their red zone, and I was getting too far away from the action. The challenge is getting from one side of the field to the other without missing a snap and making sure you can find a shooting spot. I’m glad I moved because right when I kneeled down I captured this nice moment of Jaire Alexander as he intercepted the football in the end zone. I was able to snap off several frames but this was my favorite, which happened to be the first image of the sequence. The cool part was the INT was the first of Jaire’s career…it was worth the chase. This image was shot with an 400mm lens (ISO = 640, Aperture = f2.8, Shutter = 1/2000th)

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Let it snow

The words “I hope it snows when I come to Lambeau” are texted to me quite often by my fellow out-of-town photographers and friends. I agree…I love it when it snows during a game on the Frozen Tundra. Wet snow can be a challenge to work in but the compositions are worth the fight. Even though it didn’t snow heavily this season, we were still able to see some snowflakes fall during Week 13 against the Arizona Cardinals. I captured this timeless moment of Packers linebacker Kyler Fackrell as he lined up before the snap. It’s a clean composition and the snowflakes add a nice layer to the image. Here’s to hoping for some more snow games this upcoming season! This image was shot with an 400mm lens (ISO = 400, Aperture = f2.8, Shutter = 1/2500th)

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Details

Sometimes I just wander around the stadium looking for detail images or feature photography. There are so many cool textures, walls, logos and character through the grounds of Lambeau Field. Before our last home game against the Detroit Lions I took this image of our “G” logo that was projected on the tunnel floor. I see this image before every home game while photographing the players during introductions. What caught my eye was the gritty textures between the historic concrete slab and the carpet in the tunnel. Foot traffic gave the composition a weathered look, which I thought looked pretty cool beneath the spotlights. This image was shot with a 35mm lens (ISO = 2000, Aperture = f2, Shutter = 1/500th)

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

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