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2014-2015 Green Bay Packers NFL Football Photos

To say I slacked at keeping my blog updated with photos from this NFL season would be an understatement. I blame it on a combination of busyness and laziness. I apologize to those of you who would visit regularly to see my photos from the games. I thought, with the Super Bowl being played this coming weekend, that now would be a good time to showcase some of my favorite shots from the season. I only missed two games this season because I had other assignments I had to shoot on game day. As always, it was a fun season and I am already looking forward to the next. Thanks for looking.

Matt

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Just Andreas Salvesen : In studio soccer shoot.

A couple months back, I was contacted by a Division 1 soccer player from UW-Green Bay named Just Andreas Salvesen. Just had seen my work and wanted to know if I’d be willing to put together a photoshoot with him as the subject. I jumped right on board and got the ball rolling to put the shoot together. One of the biggest obstacles we faced was the changing weather. It started getting really cold in the last weeks of October forcing us to shoot in a studio environment. From a lighting standpoint, I liked this idea because I could easily control the way I wanted to light the shots easier in the studio. The environment was the biggest challenge. Aside from portrait style shots, Just also wanted some action shots. Well since soccer is played on grass and the studio we were shooting in didn’t have a grass floor, I needed to figure out a way to get grass. Luckily while I was shopping at my local home improvement store I happened to walk into the carpet section and found my solution. They happened to have a 9×12 foot remnant piece of fake turf. Bingo, I found the solution. The fake turf was the good stuff too, the kind that is hard to distinguish in a photo if it’s real or not. Once we had all the elements in place we did the shoot. I decided to shoot the action shots on a black background because I wanted Just to really pop out as the main element in the photos. After we got the action stuff out of the way we finished up the shoot with some nice portraits. All in all, Just and I were both happy with the results. Thanks for looking. Matt

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Photos from New York City

A couple weeks ago I was in New York City attending the yearly Photo Plus Expo and conference. Having visited the city a few years ago, I knew I wanted to spend some time this trip wandering the streets shooting street style images. The city has a great pulse making it feel very alive with so many different people and cultures. Most of the photos were shot with my Fuji x100s and a few with my Canon 5D mark III and an 85mm. Here are my favorite shots from the trip. Thanks for looking.

Matt

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Green Bay Packers vs San Francisco 49ers NFL NFC Wildcard Football Photos

Here are my favorite shots from the NFC Wildcard game between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers a couple weeks back.  The 49ers ended up beating the Packers with a field goal in the last seconds of the game.  It was another fun season of covering the Packers, I can’t wait for the next.  Thanks for following along.

Matt

 

 

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

 

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San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh throws passes during warm-ups.

 

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San Francisco 49ers tight end Vance McDonald kneels in the end zone prior to the start of an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy rushes against the San Francisco 49ers.

 

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is hit during a run by Green Bay Packers nose tackle Ryan Pickett.

 

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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree makes a catch while being covered by Green Bay Packers cornerback Micah Hyde.

 

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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree can’t pull in a pass while being covered by Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looks to pass against the San Francisco 49ers.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy is hit during a run by San Francisco 49ers free safety Eric Reid.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson performs a Lambeau Leap after scoring a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers.

 

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San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore scores a touchdown while being pulled down by Green Bay Packers free safety M.D. Jennings.

 

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San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is hit after making a catch by Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House (31) and outside linebacker Andy Mulumba (55).

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson makes a catch while being covered by San Francisco 49ers defensive back Perrish Cox.

 

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick tries to scramble past Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Daniels.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy gets hit during a run by San Francisco 49ers free safety Eric Reid.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tosses the ball to running back Eddie Lacy.

 

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick runs past Green Bay Packers nose tackle Ryan Pickett.

 

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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree is hit after making a catch by Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House.

 

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San Francisco 49ers tight end Garrett Celek is hit after making a catch by Green Bay Packers inside linebacker A.J. Hawk.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back James Starks is hit by San Francisco 49ers defensive back Perrish Cox.

 

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San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh yells to his team.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb is hit after making a catch by San Francisco 49ers free safety Eric Reid.

Green Bay Packers vs Atlanta Falcons and Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Football Photos

It’s again an exciting time for Packers fans here in Green Bay.  The team has finally gotten back two of their star players back after about 6 weeks with out them.  Last weekend the Packers beat the Chicago Bears to determine who would be the NFC North champs and earn a spot in the playoffs.  And for me that means covering another home playoff game at Lambeau Field.  I’m not sure if the 49ers are ready for the frigid temps we are supposed to have this Sunday, but I know it won’t slow the Packers down while they try to make their way to another Super Bowl.

Here are my favorite shots from the last two home games against the Atlanta Falcons and Pittsburgh Steelers.  Enjoy.

Matt

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Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn is sacked by Atlanta Falcons defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi (96) and outside linebacker Paul Worrilow (55).

 

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Green Bay Packers cornerback Micah Hyde is hit during a kick return by Atlanta Falcons defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi (96) and defensive end Cliff Matthews (98).

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn fumbles the ball after being hit by Atlanta Falcons strong safety William Moore.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson is pushed out of bounds by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert McClain.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn and head coach Mike McCarthy talk on the sidelines.

 

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Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (56) and cornerback Robert Alford (23) celebrate scoring a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn and Atlanta Falcons strong safety William Moore reach for a loose ball.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy rushes against the Atlanta Falcons.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy is hit during a run by Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters.

 

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Green Bay Packers tight end Brandon Bostick reaches to try to make a catch while being covered by Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Sean Weatherspoon.

 

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Atlanta Falcons strong safety Zeke Motta gets his head bandaged up on the sidelines.

 

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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan huddles up with the offense.

 

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Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Mike Neal hits Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) while being blocked by Atlanta Falcons tackle Ryan Schraeder (73).

 

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger looks to the stands prior to the start of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn hands the ball off to running back Eddie Lacy.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jarrett Boykin makes a catch for a touchdown while being covered by Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn slides while Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons jumps to avoid hitting him.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn gets up after getting sacked during an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy reacts after rushing for a first down against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy jumps over Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor to score a touchdown.

 

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Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Daniels sacks Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

 

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Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham kicks a field goal against the Green Bay Packers.

 

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger rushes for a touchdown while being pursued by Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Jamari Lattimore.

 

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Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin argues a turnover call made by officials.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy rushes for a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 

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Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth is hit by Green Bay Packers safety Sean Richardson.

 

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Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Andy Mulumba reacts after making a play against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 

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Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark sits on the field after a play agains the Green Bay Packers.

 

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Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn rushes for a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 

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Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn performs a Lambeau Leap after scoring a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger calls out signals at the line.

 

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Green Bay Packers cornerback Micah Hyde.

 

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Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel (99) and strong safety Troy Polamalu (43) both dive to make a tackle on Green Bay Packers running back James Starks.

 

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Cyclist Portrait: Part 2

A little while back I wrote a blog post about shooting a portrait of a cyclist using neutral density filters.  The portrait just happened to be a secondary shot the day of the shoot.  The main shot that I wanted to get was more of an action shot that I could use to build into a composite image.  Well I’m finally getting around to posting that completed composite.  Much of the lighting was I used was similar to the lighting used in the neutral density portrait as well as some of the other more recent composites I’ve shot.  Thanks for checking it out.

Matt

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Green Bay Cellcom Marathon 2013

This past Sunday I had the opportunity to shoot the Green Bay Cellcom Marathon.  In the past couple years I shot and created a video from the race instead of shooting stills.  This year, as a change of pace, I went back to shooting stills.  The day couldn’t have been better for the race.  The light was good and the temps just about perfect.  One of my favorite things about shooting this race is the fact that you can pretty much point the camera in any direction and find a good picture.  That makes the waking up at 4:30 in the morning well worth it.  Here are my favorite shots.  Thanks for looking.

Matt

 

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