Jan 28th, 2011 – Football Portfolio

Just a quick post today. Been busy building my football portfolio with new images from this past year’s games. Even though I included some images from 2009, the portfolio really became a “best of 2010” gallery. Either way I would like to share them with you. Let me know what you think. Have a great weekend everyone!

Link to portfolio – http://www.stevenbisigphotographer.com/football_folio/

Jan 17th, 2011 – 2011 Dempsey Indoor Preview

This past Saturday (Jan 15th) I was contracted out by Portland State University to photograph their track and field team during the 2011 Dempsey Indoor Preview on the University of Washington campus.

I had heard from other photographers that this particular arena had very poor lighting and that it really challenged photographers to capture decent action photos. Well they were right. The Dempsey Indoor Preview was one of the hardest events I have ever covered lighting wise. Because track and field events are for the most part, slow moving sports, I had no problems composing and capturing the images. The problem was the low light which resulted in high ISO noise and motion blur since high shutter speeds were not an option.

At the end of the day I was happy with the results considering the difficult lighting. Here are a few images from the event.

2011 UW Indoor Preview

Nikon D700, 70-200mm, ISO2500, f2.8, 1/250th

2011 UW Indoor Preview

Nikon D700, 70-200mm, ISO2500, f2.8, 1/250th

2011 UW Indoor Preview

Nikon D700, 70-200mm, ISO2500, f2.8, 1/250th

2011 UW Indoor Preview

Nikon D700, 70-200mm, ISO2500, f2.8, 1/250th

2011 UW Indoor Preview

Nikon D700, 70-200mm, ISO2500, f2.8, 1/250th

Jan 14th, 2011 – Photo of the Day

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Originally uploaded by Steven Bisig Photography

This photo was taken in December of 2008. The weather reports were calling for snow one night and my wife Amelia and I decided that if we did indeed get a measurable amount of snow, we would go to the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. We we did in fact get accumulation so off to the zoo we went.

My goal was to photograph the bears and wolves in snow, since snow is a natural backdrop for them. However, when walking by the lion exhibit, I noticed this male lion was exploring his now white covered domain. That is when I captured this photograph.