Monthly Archives: December 2012

Green Bay Packers vs Tennessee Titans NFL Football Photos

Last weekend the Packers looked impressive when they dominated a struggling Tennessee Titans team.  The Packers seem to be firing on all cylinders which is good to seen since the playoffs are only a couple of weeks away.  Hopefully today they can beat a tough Minnesota Vikings team and grab the second spot in the NFC playoffs.  I can’t wait to shoot some playoff football.  Here are my favorite shots from the Packers vs Titans.  Thanks for looking.

Matt

 

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Two Coast Guard helicopters fly over Lambeau Field prior to an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb breaks the tackle of Tennessee Titans cornerback Coty Sensabaugh.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back Ryan Grant rushes against the Tennessee Titans.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in action against the Tennessee Titans.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers rushes for a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers rushes for a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers spikes the ball after scoring a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans .

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is chased by photographers as he makes his way to the stands to celebrate a touchdown scored against the Tennessee Titans.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers jumps into the stands to celebrate a touchdown against theTennessee Titans.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb scores a touchdown while being covered by Tennessee Titans cornerback Coty Sensabaugh.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb performs a Lambeau Leap after scoring a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looks to pass against the Tennessee Titans.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is hit during a play by Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Zach Brown.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back Ryan Grant is hit during a play by Tennessee Titans middle linebacker Tim Shaw.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones has the back of his jersey pulled during a play by Tennessee Titans Jason McCourty.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back Ryan Grant scores a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans.

 

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Tennessee Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck looks out onto the field after the Green Bay Packers scored a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looks to the sidelines in-between plays against the Tennessee Titans.

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Marquette vs Wisconsin-Green Bay NCAA College Basketball

Last night the Marquette mens basketball team played a non conference game against UW-Green Bay here in Green Bay.  Needless to say, it was one of the most exciting college basketball games I have ever shot.  The UW-Green Bay Phoenix were a big under-dog going into the game.  The Phoenix consistently kept pace score wise with Marquette by playing some great defense. In the end were able to come away with a 49-47 point victory over the Golden Eagles.  Being a UWGB alumni, it was very exciting.  Here are ten of my favorite shots of the game.  Thanks for looking.

Matt

 

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Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Keifer Sykes shoots over Marquette’s Chris Otule (42) and Derrick Wilson (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Green Bay, Wis.

 

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Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Alec Brown (21) and Jordan Fouse (4) fight for possession of a loose ball with Marquette’s Juan Anderson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Green Bay, Wis.

 

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Marquette’s head coach Buzz Williams yells to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin-Green Bay Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Green Bay, Wis.

 

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Marquette’s Junior Cadougan drives for a lay up past Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Keifer Sykes during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Green Bay, Wis.

 

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Marquette’s Vander Blue dunks the ball unguarded during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin-Green Bay Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Green Bay, Wis.

 

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Wisconsin-Green Bay’s head coach Brian Wardle yells at a official during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Marquette Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Green Bay, Wis.

 

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Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Jordan Fouse blocks a shot taken by Marquette’s Junior Cadougan during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Green Bay, Wis.

 

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Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Sultan Muhammad right and Marquette’s Davante Gardner fight for a loose ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Green Bay, Wis.

 

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Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Keifer Sykes (24) and assistant coach Chrys Cornelius celebrate a last second win against Marquette during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Green Bay, Wis.

 

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Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Greg Mays (15) and Keifer Sykes (24) congratulate each other after a last second win against Marquette during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Green Bay, Wis. Wisconsin-Green Bay defeats Marquette 49 – 47.

 

 

Composite Photography: Jon Davis and his Kawasaki Ninja

Recently I started experimenting with building composite images in Photoshop.  I always have been drawn to the great composite work of photographers like Joel Grimes and Dave Hill just to name a couple. I’ve been intrigued with the thought of being able to come up with a photo in my head and being able to execute it fully without being limited by things like time of day, location, budget, weather along with the many other factors that can complicate the creation of a photo.  Building composites allows you total control over your final image.  Not everyone is a fan of this type of work though and it may not render the right type of photo that a client may be looking for in certain situations.  But I think when a client knows you have the ability to create something different like a composite image in your photography arsenal, you become just a little bit more valuable.

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Now by no means do I think the two images I have created are perfect examples of composite images.  Lets just say I jumped in the pool with out really knowing how to swim.  The two images are a couple of shots I had bouncing around in my head for a while.  I wanted to shoot some cool sort of edgy shots of my buddy Jon and his motorcycle for my portfolio.  I wanted something with a little bit different, a little bit more surreal feel to the final image than just your run of the mill environmental portrait.  I got some books, watched some demos on the internet and thought building a composite would be a great way to execute these images.  So I gave my buddy Jon a call and he was all on board to help me out by donating his time and bike in exchange for some nice pics of him and his ride.

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The images of Jon and his motorcycle were all shot on a white seamless in order to easily extract him and the bike from the image.  Below are a couple of lighting diagrams showing how I lit him and the bike.

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This was the set up to for the shot of Jon holding his helmet as well as him on his motorcycle.

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Shot of Jon straight out of camera unedited.

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Jon on his motorcycle straight out of camera unedited.

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This was the set up for the motorcycle by its self.

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Motorcycle straight out of camera unedited.

The next task at hand was to go shoot some backgrounds.  The background for the portrait shot of Jon walking from the bike was shot on the top level of a parking ramp in downtown Green Bay.  The Background for the shot of Jon riding was actually taken not to far from my house.  Taking a page out of the Joel Grimes book of composite creation (I don’t believe Joel has an actual book on creating composites) I decided to shoot HDRs of my background to help get as much dynamic range as possible since both shots were heavily backlit.  The HDRs were then quickly processed in Photomatix Pro before being taken into Photoshop to put together.

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Six exposure HDR combined in Photomatix Pro unedited.

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I didn’t think the sky was interesting enough for what I wanted so I went into my library of sky photos and created this HDR to use.

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The background for the riding shot. Six exposure HDR combined in Photomatix Pro unedited.

Then after a great deal of extracting parts, adjusting layers, dodging and burning, creating shadows and a bunch of other Photoshop magic, I finally churned out a couple of images.  Thanks again for looking.

Matt

 

 

Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings NFL Football Photos

The Packers rebounded after a pretty poor game two weeks ago with a win over the Minnesota Vikings this past Sunday. Hopefully the Pack can keep on a winning path with only a few games left in the regular season.  It would be nice to shoot some playoff football again in Green Bay.  Here are the photos.  Thanks for looking.

Matt

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers talks with referee Ed Hochuli prior to  an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings.

 

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones scores a touchdown while being covered by Minnesota Vikings cornerback A.J. Jefferson.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones celebrates a touchdown against the Minnesota .

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb is taken down by the face mask by Minnesota Vikings middle linebacker Jasper Brinkley.

 

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder.

 

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is hit during a run by Green Bay Packers free safety Morgan Burnett.

 

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Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph.

 

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Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen jumps to try to sack Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

 

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Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn dives to make a catch against the Minnesota Vikings.

 

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson rushes against the Green Bay Packers.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back James Starks scores a touchdown while being pursued by Minnesota Vikings strong safety Jamarca Sanford.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back James Starks (44) celebrates a touchdown with teammate guard Evan Dietrich-Smith (62).

 

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Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley celebrates a first down.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looks to pass against the Minnesota Vikings.

 

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Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams breaks up a pass intended for Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Jenkins.