Teaching has been an integral part of my life for as long as I can remember. Whether it was design, scuba diving, ocean conservation, or photography. It’s one of the most rewarding jobs I believe we can have. There’s something quite special about being able to share your passion and experience with another human. Helping guide them on their journey and watching as they grow and advance as their drive and passion unlocks new levels of achievement they may have never thought they could reach.
While this page is dedicated primarily to my photography workshops and classes, I also teach a plethora of other courses & workshops in scuba diving, technical diving, marine conservation, sharks, rays, whales, sustainable tourism, and more. So if there is something you’re interested in and don’t see it here, don’t hesitate to shoot me a message and ask. All of my diving related courses are handled by Dive Ninja Expeditions – currently ranked as the #4 best dive center in the world and #1 in North America. Courses & workshops can be taken at my home base in Los Cabos, on one of Dive Ninja’s international trips, or anywhere in the world you prefer. Below you will find some of my scheduled upcoming group workshops but for private or custom courses & workshops just drop me a message by clicking here.
Upcoming Photography Workshops
APRIL 16-23 2023
Above & Below: Cat Island
Stan and I have been busy scouting a new location tropical location with not only some of the darkest night skies I’ve ever seen, but it’s also home to lots of the super elusive Oceanic White Tip sharks. Being open ocean predators, there are only a very small handful of places in the world you can catch a glimpse of them – until now. On our last trip we had upwards of 10 Oceanic White Tips hanging out with us. This is going to be a very special small group trip to get you the best experience possible by only having 5 guests with us. We’ll be shooting astro at the ruins of a 250+ year old plantation mansion, a strange hilltop hermitage reminiscent of a small castle built by a reclusive priest a century ago, and so much more! Plus all the workshops, talks, and hands on training you’ve come to expect from Stan & Jay! Check out the full info here.
Price: $4,990 USD. Max Guests: 5
This workshop is now sold out. Give us a shout if you’d like to join the waiting list for the next one!
MAY 17 – 22, 2023 or May 31 – June 4, 2024
Above & Below: Mobula Rays & Night Skies
Join Jay Clue and legendary Sony Alpha Collective Photographer, Stan Moniz, next May for the return of our sold out Above & Below Mobula Rays workshop with Dive Ninja Expeditions in Baja California Sur, Mexico to experience the largest aggregation of rays on planet earth! This special 6 day photo workshop hits underwater, landscape, and astro photography all in one trip with 2 award winning photography teachers. Throughout the trip we’ll spend time out on the ocean snorkeling and freediving with the gigantic schools of rays as well as catching their acrobatic jumps from the ocean. Then as golden hour begins to illuminate Baja’s signature landscapes we’ll head out on land to capture some of this special area’s beautiful desert landscapes, mind-blowing sunsets, and star filled night skies. Throughout the week Stan and Jay will be hosting classes on underwater photography, wildlife photography, landscape photography and astrophotography as well as hands on training & Adobe Lightroom sessions to help you take home incredible shots for your portfolio.
For 2023 we’re moving to a new accommodation with outdoor jacuzzis and a beautiful private roof terrace with a fireplace under some of Bajas darkest skies! Stan will be teaching a special deep space workshop during the trip as we relax next to the fire and shoot nebula and more. The space comes equipped with wifi, satellite tv, and air conditioning while boasting lots of beautiful areas to unwind and take in the warm Baja sun between photo sessions. Or you can head out on our sea kayaks or paddle boards, or snorkel right right off the beach to cool off. Our in house private chef will be preparing 3 delicious meals each day and the house has full supply of snacks, soft drinks, beer and wine. Sign up today for this incredible experience today on the Dive Ninja Expeditions website.
Price: $3,200 USD. Max Guests: 6
2023 is SOLD OUT! But there are still a couple spots left for 2024
NOVEMBER 4-14, 2023
Best of the Visayas, Philippines
Join me in one of the most biodiverse regions on earth – the Coral Triangle! We’ll be shooting whale sharks, schools of jacks & sardines, turtles, incredibly beautiful reefs, pygmy seahorses, and a bunch of strangely beautiful muck & macro critters. Improve your photography skills this November during the Dive Ninja Expeditions Best of the Visayas trip in the Philippines for a special 9 day workshop limited to only 4 students. This workshop is open to all levels of photographers whether you are just starting out or have some experience under your belt. We’ll work together to design a special workshop that fits what you’d like to learn or improve on and can cover shooting wide angle, reefscape, and macro underwater photography, as well as drone photography/videography, Adobe Lightroom workflows and post processing/editing images.
Price: $1,200* USD. Max Students: 4
*Please note the price is for the workshop only, you will need to also book the Dive Ninja Visayas trip through the link below. When you book there is an option to add on the Jay Clue photo workshop.
DECEMBER 7-12, 2023
Above & Below: La Paz, Mexico
Stan Moniz & I are taking you to La Paz, Mexico for the next edition of our Above & Below Photography Workshops series! Get ready for whale sharks, mischievous sea lion puppies, underwater model sessions, some of the most beautiful beach landscapes and darkest star filled night skies in Mexico and so much more! Check out the Above & Below Photography Workshop page over at Dive Ninjas for the full info or hit the button below to sign up now for this very special trip!
Price: $2,990.00 Max Guests: 6
January 3-11, 2024
Socorro & The Revillagigedo, Mexico
Mexico’s Revillagigedo Archipelago is one of my favorite places on earth! Home to one of the worlds largest marine sanctuaries and widely considered some of the best big animal diving on earth. I’ll be guest hosting the 2024 Ninja New Years trip back to these magical islands. During the trip I’ll be running a special big animal & wide angle photo workshop to help you take home some mind blowing shots. We’ll be looking for giant oceanic manta rays, over 10 species of sharks – including whale sharks, plus Bottlenose dolphins, massive tuna, schools of jacks and so much more. Kick off 2024 in Socorro with me and Dive Ninja Expeditions for a special 9 day workshop limited to only 4 students. This workshop is open to all levels of photographers whether you are just starting out or have some experience under your belt. We’ll work together to design a special workshop that fits what you’d like to learn or improve on and can cover shooting wide angle, shark & ray photography, drone photography/videography, Adobe Lightroom workflows and post processing/editing images.
Price: $1,200* USD. Max Students: 4
*Please note the price is for the workshop only, you will need to also book the Dive Ninja’s 2024 Socorro Trip through the link below. When you book there is an option to add on the Jay Clue photo workshop.
Jay teaches a plethora of private workshops and courses. Here’s a short list of some of them, but there are many more so just give a shout if you’re looking for something special and he can create a program designed to your needs. Workshops can take place in Baja or anywhere in the world you like.