Dog (or pig) Surf Photography: Tips & Tricks
Trying to get the ideal shot of surfing dogs can be a bit of a challenge, but with these tips and tricks, you'll be able to capture amazing images that are sure to impress.
1. Timing is everything - try to time your shots just as they crest the wave. This will make for a dynamic and action-packed image.
2. Use a long lens - a long lens will help you capture all the action while still keeping your distance from the dog. This is especially important if you're shooting in rough conditions where the waves can be dangerous.
3. Be prepared to get wet - if you're really determined to get the perfect shot, you may need to get in the water yourself. Just be sure you are a proficient swimmer, know the rules of surfing and where you should be positioned so you don't get run over by a surfboard! Oh and you will need a waterproof housing for your camera.
4. Have fun! - above all, make sure you're having fun and enjoying the experience.
A Note From Sue
Dog surfing is one of my favorite dog sports here on Oahu. I've been photographing dogs surfing for years and have learned a lot of tips and tricks along the way. It can be extremely difficult to get a great shot, but it's so worth it when you finally nail that perfect moment.
I hope these tips help you in your quest to capture amazing dog surf photos. If you have any questions or need more help, feel free to contact me. Mahalo!