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    Hi, I'm Mike Roemer, a commercial and editorial photographer based in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

    I've lived the photography business since childhood, first tagging along during my father's long newspaper photography career before ever carrying my own camera gear. My interest grew as I watched the fascinating process of my dad making black and white images appear while shaking trays of chemicals under the red lights of a developing room.

    My professional career started with a ten-year stint as a newspaper photographer meeting tight deadlines, adapting to curve balls and making the famous and not-so-famous comfortable in front of my lens.

    I returned to Green Bay in the mid-1990s to start my own business, and now regularly travel around the U.S. and internationally for my clients. I enjoy the creative challenge of combining unusual angles, lighting and lens options to produce the perfect commercial image.

    I've won first place awards in Pictures of the Year International, National Press Photographers Best of Photojournalism and National Headliners, along with being a three-time winner in the Pro Football Hall of Fame photo contest.

    I love the variety of projects I get to work on, from healthcare organization and foundation annual reports, high-energy casino and gaming shoots, industrial projects at locations as diverse as cheese manufacturers and steel plants, to corporate culture assignments and documenting the Green Bay Packers.

    Thanks for looking!

    Mike

Another tough day at Lambeau Field for the Green Bay Packers.  As quarterback Aaron Rodgers said,  the team had a “lack of juice”.  That lack of juice resulted in a 31-26 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.  As a photographer, the most exciting part of the game was the numerous times a squirrel came out and ran around the field to a cheering crowd.

Here are my top shots from the game with maybe my favorite being Datone Jones trying to capture the squirrel in his helmet.

Thanks for looking!

Mike

before an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Rob Roskom before an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

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I’ve shot this photo a number of times, but I think this is my favorite one. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver Jordy Nelson spin a ball in the end zone after warm ups.

A member of the University Wisconsin marching band before a pregame performance.

A member of the University Wisconsin marching band before a pregame performance.

Indianapolis Colts running back Jordan Todman runs back the opening kickoff for a touchdown.

Indianapolis Colts running back Jordan Todman runs back the opening kickoff for a touchdown.

Indianapolis Colts running back Jordan Todman celebrates his touchdown.

Indianapolis Colts running back Jordan Todman celebrates his touchdown.

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton gets forced out of bounds by Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Kyler Fackrell.

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton gets forced out of bounds by Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Kyler Fackrell.

Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore scores a first quarter touchdown.

Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore scores a first quarter touchdown.

Green Bay Packers strong safety Micah Hyde pressures Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.

Green Bay Packers strong safety Micah Hyde pressures Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.

Green Bay Packers free safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix intercepts a pass intended for Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle.

Green Bay Packers free safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix intercepts a pass intended for Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson catches a touchdown pass around the defensive pressure of Indianapolis Colts cornerback Darius Butler.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson catches a touchdown pass around the defensive pressure of Indianapolis Colts cornerback Darius Butler.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jeff Janis watches a pass slip out of his hands.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jeff Janis watches a pass slip out of his hands.

Green Bay Packers free safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix celebrates sacking Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.

Green Bay Packers free safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix celebrates sacking Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.

Green Bay Packers defensive end Datone Jones tries to catch a squirrel that ran out on to the field in his helmet.

Green Bay Packers defensive end Datone Jones tries to catch a squirrel that ran out on to the field in his helmet.

Green Bay Packers strong safety Morgan Burnett tries to block a Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck pass.

Green Bay Packers strong safety Morgan Burnett tries to block a Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck pass.

Indianapolis Colts cornerback Frankie Williams stops Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb after a long gain.

Indianapolis Colts cornerback Frankie Williams stops Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb after a long gain.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck talk after the game.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck talk after the game.

Update :  I’ve had a number of people reach out to see if they can purchase photos from the race.  You can go to this link to purchase photos from race.

This past weekend I photographed a running race that was a little different for me.  I’ve covered plenty of marathons, 5ks, 10ks, etc, but this was my first team event.  The race was the Door County Fall 50 which starts in Gills Rock, Wisconsin, at the tip of the Door County Peninsula, and ends 50 scenic miles south in Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin.  This year’s race included 460 teams of mostly five runners and 97 solo runners.  This race is in it’s eleventh year and is very popular; the team portion sold out in 20 minutes at high noon on April Fools’ Day, the day it always opens up for registration.  

Many of the teams dressed up in costume partially due to the proximity of Halloween, but more importantly to try and win the all important costume contest at the post race party.  Speaking of post race party, you won’t find a crazier party at any running event.  The party was held in 30,000 square feet of outdoor tents with 100 feet of bar rail, including five beer wagons and 120 feet of pizza buffet line.  This year, the racers quenched their thirst and hunger with 650 20-inch pizzas, 60 half barrels of beer and 30 cases of wine.

Race director Sean Ryan says the race started with 35 teams and 25 solo runners and doubled in size for the first four years, after which he had to impose a cap to keep down the traffic and control the chaos.  Some elements that have been added over the years are a dance floor, projected images on the ceiling of the party tent, gold solo runner medals, best team name and best costumed team contests, largely based on participant suggestion.  Medals on chains were always a hallmark of the race.  The new slogan for the race is “Scenic Run, Epic Fun!”.

Here are some of my favorite photos from the race.

Thanks for looking!

Mike
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The Packers didn’t play well on Sunday and they lost to the Dallas Cowboys 30-16 at Lambeau Field in Green bay, Wisconsin.  The Cowboys led by rookie quarterback Dak Prescott made less mistakes and had fewer turnovers then the Packers and came out on top.

I felt like I had an okay game and got a few of the key moments, mostly being the turnovers.  The afternoon was topped off by Hall Of Fame quarterback back Brett Favre spending a few minutes on the field at half time after being inducted in to the hall this past summer.

Here are some of my favorite shots form the day!

Thanks for looking!

Mike

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers before the game.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers before the game.

Packer fan Andrew Kahlow.

Packer fan Andrew Kahlow.

An excited Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers during play introductions.

An excited Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers during play introductions.

V22 Osprey fly over Lamvbeau Field after the national anthem.

V22 Osprey fly over Lamvbeau Field after the national anthem.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott looks for a receiver.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott looks for a receiver.

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy leaps over a Cowboys defender.

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy leaps over a Cowboys defender.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson fumbles the ball.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson fumbles the ball.

Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Sean Lee and cornerback Morris Claiborne chase after a fumble.

Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Sean Lee and cornerback Morris Claiborne chase after a fumble.

Green Bay Packers linebacker Joe Thomas celebrates an interception.

Green Bay Packers linebacker Joe Thomas celebrates an interception.

Packers Tundra Line.

Packers Tundra Line.

Dallas Cowboys strong safety Barry Church and outside linebacker Sean Lee break up a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jared Abbrederis.

Dallas Cowboys strong safety Barry Church and outside linebacker Sean Lee break up a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jared Abbrederis.

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Justin Durant takes Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers down by the facemask.

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Justin Durant takes Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers down by the facemask.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers does a little cleaning up and adjusting after getting taken down by the facemask.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers does a little cleaning up and adjusting after getting taken down by the facemask.

Green Bay Packers defensive back Kentrell Brice tries to stop Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley.

Green Bay Packers defensive back Kentrell Brice tries to stop Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley.

Green Bay Packers nose tackle Kenny Clark chases after a Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott fumble.

Green Bay Packers nose tackle Kenny Clark chases after a Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott fumble.

Packer Mike McCarthy argues a call.

Packer Mike McCarthy argues a call.

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Terrell McClain takes down Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy.

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Terrell McClain takes down Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tries to keep his balances as he escapes the Cowboys defense.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tries to keep his balances as he escapes the Cowboys defense.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead looses the ball as he goes out of bounds.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead looses the ball as he goes out of bounds.

Cowboys Brice Butler tires to hide behind a ball boy after scoring a touchdown.

Cowboys Brice Butler tires to hide behind a ball boy after scoring a touchdown.

Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre shows off his HOF ring.

Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre shows off his HOF ring.

Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre pats himself on the head.

Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre pats himself on the head.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Ty Montgomery fumbles out of bounds.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Ty Montgomery fumbles out of bounds.

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy leaps over Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr.

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy leaps over Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr.

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott runs for a first down.

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott runs for a first down.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley celebrates a touchdown.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley celebrates a touchdown.

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett celebrates a touchdown with quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Cole Beasley.

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett celebrates a touchdown with quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Cole Beasley.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson pulls in a long pass.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson pulls in a long pass.

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Ryan Davis celebrates a fumble recovery.

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Ryan Davis celebrates a fumble recovery.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers shake hands after the game.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers shake hands after the game.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott walks off the field in victory.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott walks off the field in victory.

The Green Bay Packers offense and quarterback Aaron Rodgers still aren’t firing on all cylinders, but they put together enough of a game, with the help of their defense, to defeat Eli Manning and the New York Giants.  The Packers defeated the Giants 23-16 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay Wisconsin to go 3-1 on the season after their early bye week.  My favorite shot of the day would be a toss up between a Clay Matthews sack celebration and when a squirrel ran out on to the field.  Not sure what that says.

Here are my favorite photos from the day.

Thanks for looking!

Mike

A couple early arrivals for the game try to figure out if they will be able to watch the presidential debate on their smart phone during the game.

A couple early arrivals for the game try to figure out if they will be able to watch the presidential debate on their smart phones during the game.

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham and Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson share a laugh before the game.

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham and Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson share a laugh before the game.

A squirrel can

A squirrel can’t quite find the end zone before the game.

I try not to take it personal when Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers shoots me one of these looks.

I try not to take it personal when Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers shoots me one of these looks.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo talk before the game.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo talk before the game.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson and quarterback Aaron Rodgers do their pre game ball spinning ritual.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson and quarterback Aaron Rodgers do their pre game ball spinning ritual.

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews during player introductions.

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews during player introductions.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb tries to get away for the New York Giants defense.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb tries to get away for the New York Giants defense.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers signals a first down after running for the gain.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers signals a first down after running for the gain.

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy celebrates a touchdown with wide receiver Randall Cobb.

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy celebrates a touchdown with wide receiver Randall Cobb.

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning looks for a receiver.

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning looks for a receiver.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb celebrates a touchdown with tackle David Bakhtiari, but the play got called back due to a penalty.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb celebrates a touchdown with tackle David Bakhtiari, but the play got called back due to a penalty.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson watches as New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins intercepts a pass.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson watches as New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins intercepts a pass.

Green Bay Packers strong safety Micah Hyde breaks up a pass intended for New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard.

Green Bay Packers strong safety Micah Hyde breaks up a pass intended for New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard.

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning fumbles the ball as Green Bay Packers nose tackle Kenny Clark moves in to recover the ball.

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning fumbles the ball as Green Bay Packers nose tackle Kenny Clark moves in to recover the ball.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tries to get away from the defensive pressure of New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tries to get away from the defensive pressure of New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon.

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews celebrates sacking New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews celebrates sacking New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Kyler Fackrell tries to stop New York Giants running back Bobby Rainey.

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Kyler Fackrell tries to stop New York Giants running back Bobby Rainey.

Green Bay Packers strong safety Morgan Burnett breaks up a pass intended for New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard.

Green Bay Packers strong safety Morgan Burnett breaks up a pass intended for New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning talk after the game.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning talk after the game.

I’ve been shooting for the athletic department at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay for 20 years. I’ve seen what I photograph change a little and how the photos get used change a lot.  When I first started shooting for Green Bay athletics, the main usage of the photos was for their media guide.  I remember the day I was told that the university, along with many other schools would no longer be printing a media guide.  I thought that was going to be a major hit to the need for photos.  I, as many other photographers at the time, knew of web sites, but social media wasn’t really even on the radar.

Today I see the photos used all over the place in social media and in some very creative and fun ways.  Sure, the photos still get used in some of the old school applications like newspaper adds and billboards, but the beast that it seems we try to feed these days is the internet and social media and I like that beast.  It’s fun for me to see the creative way the athletic department is using the photos.  

Once a year, I do a shoot for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams.  This year our goal was to shoot every player on both teams on a white background and to get some serious photos, but also to get some fun shots that bring out the personality of the players.  I gave the players a little direction, but for the most part I just let them roll with whatever they wanted to do. A couple of my favorite shots are ones I captured between individual athletes when groups of students would just mess around.

Here are some of my favorite photos from the day.

Thanks for looking!

Mike
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  • Jan Wiesner - Great shots, Mike, as always! I really enjoyed your reflection about how the specific use of photography has changed. The medium may change but the need is as important as ever! Go Phoenix!