Sunday, July 14, 2024

RAID Launches New Action Camera Course


The folks at Dive RAID International have released a new Action Camera course, the result of a collaboration with filmmaker Jeff Goodman.

U.K.-based Goodman created RAID’s new Action Camera program and he says, regardless of whether you’re completely new to underwater cameras or an aspiring pro with your own YouTube following, the new course will give you the help, information and coaching to move your results up to the next level:

“We based the RAID course on a recent book, which while a perfect companion piece for the new RAID course is not part of the official program. I set out wanting to help students to get the very best video and stills from their equipment because it is possible to get wonderful results with just a little extra attention and a few secrets.”

The course gives guidance on how to get the very best results from your action camera. The rapid advances in technology for diving as well as underwater camera equipment and lighting mean that traditional photography courses don’t hit the mark.

Jeff Goodman (Image credit: RAID International)
Jeff Goodman (Image credit: RAID International)

Goodman’s understanding of the challenges a diver faces to capture the perfect image — still or moving — make this program unique and relevant for today’s diver using today’s equipment.

According to RAID’s Vice President of Training P.J. Prinsloo:

“Jeff has managed to condense the experience of more than 10,000 dives and countless hours of underwater filmmaking and photography in a really tight package for us. Jeff shows how versatile action cameras can actually be, and that as a product class, they have traveled lightyears away from the earlier versions with regard to capabilities, function, and quality.”

You can sign up for the Action Camera course here.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.