RAID has partnered with Blue Duck Photography to offer a new underwater photography course.
The course will cover which features to think about when contemplating buying an underwater camera all the way through to which accessories to use and how to shoot various underwater flora and fauna. According to a RAID blog post:
“Digital photography is advancing at a rapid pace, with more divers than ever before keen to record their aquatic adventures. So Blue Duck Photography needed a dive agency partner that placed emphasis on high quality in water skills from the outset. Great trim, buoyancy control and safety protocols were what highlighted RAID as the agency they wanted to hook up with. Looking around they found that there was a dearth of up to date information on how a budding underwater photographer could easily learn the underwater photo skillset in a safe and productive manner.”
Blue Duck Photography is comprised of Phil and Anne Medcalf in partnership with Paul “Duxy” Duxfield. Phil and Anne will draw upon their skills gained from various underwater photography competitions and Duxy will draw from his 15-year underwater photography career.
James Rogers, director of RAID UK & Malta, says:
“RAID invites the best possible authors and co-authors to write and help write our training materials, whether its Jill Heinerth and Steve Lewis for our Cave courses or Paul Haynes for our Rebreather Core Knowledge manual we’re proud to have their expertise within our training platform. Paul (Duxy) and I have known and worked with each other two decades, that allows me to say, I’m excited by what this collaboration with the Blue Ducks team will bring to the industry. Their passion, knowledge and experience is the perfect fit for RAID and subsequently, all divers interested globally in starting or being better at underwater photography.”
An online course will be available within the next few months, and the second part of the curriculum that covers in-water skills and a RAID instructor’s assessment will soon follow.
For more info, send an email to Blue Duck Photography at [email protected].