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They didn't have a lockout and there's no salary negotiations for these high school football players. This week marks the first team practices for area football squads signaling final days of summer and the return of Friday night football.
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TTL

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In camera speak that stands for Through The Lens...and after spending three days peering through my lens at green grass and golfers I was going a bit stir crazy.
As a photographer I love the challenge of returning to places I have shot and coming away with a different photo each time, but it is a bit more difficult with golf because it is very repetitive and not very visual to begin with.
So on day three, as I stood on an unknown fairway for what seemed like the 100th time, I looked over and the 400mm lens I was using to shoot the tournament had spun around and was facing me.
I looked for a moment and could see back through the lens and out the viewfinder of the camera. After some experimenting, I figured out how to make it work and viola! Fun little photos that looked completly different than the other 2,000 photos I shot over the past few days.
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Spectator Sport

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Who ever said it's boring to watch golf? Apparently not these folks:
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Steve Buyansky

Steve Buyansky is the photo editor for the Sun-Times Media West Group which includes The Beacon-News, The Courier-News and the Naperville Sun. He started as a photographer for the Beacon-News in 1983, became photo editor for The Herald-News in Joliet in 2000 and moved to the Sun-Times Media West office in 2009. He has a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Columbia College in Chicago.

Brian Powers

A native of the western suburbs, Brian Powers attended both the College of DuPage and Western Kentucky University for Photography and is continuing his education at the University of The Aurora Beacon News. His professors continue to push him (See Marianne Mather), but he considers himself one of the lucky few who loves going to work everyday....well, ok, most days.

Michael Smart

Michael Smart has been a photographer at The Courier-News/Sun-Times Media for over ten years. Smart grew up in Elgin before heading West to pursue adventures in photography and zoology, earning a bachelor’s degree in both fields. Upon returning to Elgin, he decided to pursue his true passion of photojournalism.

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