‘Getting the Shot’ Offers Glimpse of What it Takes to be an Action Sports Photographer

Getting the Shot is a real and raw web series that shows what it takes to shoot world class photos.

The series is a first person perspective of what goes into every photo: the diverse characters, the places, the obstacles, but above all the adventure.

Find out what it takes to work with elite athletes across a variety of disciplines and get a sense of the unique sub-cultures that go along with each. Professional photographer, Erin Hogue will give you an up close and personal perspective of this abnormal lifestyle. Experience the highs, the lows and the immense challenges that need to be overcome in order to in fact, Get the Shot.

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Six years ago, Hogue took a chance and moved to Whistler B.C. with a backpack, a camera and the hopes of taking photos in the backcountry. The mountains and the people who explore them are her primary muse. Inspired by a challenge and a solid adventure, Hogue¹s winters are spent on a snowmobile in the backcountry accessing remote locations. In the summers, she heads south and the ocean, desert and rainforests become her prominent backdrops.

In a relatively short amount of time, Hogue develop a wide client list including Oakley, Element, MTV ­ Music Entertainment, Absinthe Films, and has been published worldwide in such publications as Transworld Snowboarding, Snowboarder, ESPN.com, Flare and Pleasure Snowboard Magazine. Now, Hogue is in the running to win X Games Zoom Photography Contest and an X Games Gold Medal.