New guide to filming with action cameras underwater

Latest from Dived Up Publications will help you get more from your GoPro

Author: Pat
21st October 2021

Shooting underwater with a GoPro action camera

A new book from a leading underwater cameraman will shine a light on getting high quality results from a simple GoPro-style action camera.

Many divers choose to carry an action camera on every dive nowadays, usually for a simple record of what occurred – but many more are choosing to ditch bulky, expensive video cameras in favour of these simple cams instead.

many are choosing to ditch bulky, expensive video cameras

Action Camera Underwater Video Basics - The Essential Guide to Making Underwater Films‘ by Jeff Goodman publishes shortly from Dived Up Publications.

Jeff will be familiar to many from his appearances on Scubaverse, previous to which he enjoyed a successful career as an award-winning cameraman and director experienced in wildlife, underwater, aerial and sound sync lighting camera work.

He has travelled the world filming in a variety of environments while working for the BBC, National Geographic, Discovery and many other international production companies.

In Action Camera Underwater Video Basics the author explains how to capture fantastic video and turn it into engaging sequences.

Small cameras such as those made by GoPro, SeaLife and Paralenz are well-established in both the amateur and professional markets. Their size, quality and low cost make then highly desirable.

These cameras are easy to use, even for the most non-technical people, but they have more depth to them than one might first imagine.

The book looks at important camera features and cuts through the dizzying array of equipment choices.

Homing in on what is useful for underwater videoing, Jeff provides the vital background knowledge needed to achieve stunning results, again and again.

He discusses the mistakes that many budding film-makers make and shows how to construct meaningful video sequences which will keep the viewer interested.

The book doesn’t just cover the filming either, but takes us into the edit suite and reveals Jeff’s basic technique for continued success.

Action Camera Underwater Video Basics publishes on 26th October 2021, priced £20 RRP, and is available from and other retailers.

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