Photographing Surf Dogs

I saw a photograph of a bulldog riding a surf board as an advertisement for a Surf Dog Competition. I thought it would make a fun event to photograph. It turns out I wasn’t the only one who thought so..

Media Frenzy

Media Frenzy

Turns out it wasn’t as easy as it seemed. While I expected the dogs to be escorted by their owners/trainers, I didn’t expect all the junior lifeguards. I think there were about 5 lifeguards for every dog in the water.

Get Out of My Way, I'm coming through

Get Out of My Way, I’m coming through

Sometimes the human element added to the photograph…

A Moment Between Friends

A Moment Between Friends

..but most of the time I cropped or otherwise removed distractions

Tail in the Air

Tail in the Air


Besides being on the beach, there were photographers in the air and the sea

Photography By Air and by Sea

Photography By Air and by Sea

Like human surfers, the dogs had their own moves. Some liked to go backwards..

Backwards

Backwards

I’m not sure what angle of view this camera is getting 🙂

Just Where is the Video Camera pointed?

Just Where is the Video Camera pointed?

..and some sidways..

Sideways

Sideways


..and some sit..

Sitting Pretty

Sitting Pretty


..and some stand..

Surf Dog

Surf Dog

..and some couldn’t run away fast enough

Get Me Out of Here

Get Me Out of Here

They didn’t mind posing for cameras

Posing for the Cameras

Posing for the Cameras

and a bunch had cameras of their own.

Camera Ready

Camera Ready

Camera Not so Ready

Camera Not so Ready



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