Photography Workshops

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

Baja Mobula Ray Photography Workshop in Mexico

MAY 28 – JUNE 2, 2022

Above & Below: Mobula Rays & Night Skies

Join me this May as I team up with legendary Sony Alpha Collective Photographer, Stan Moniz,  and our friends from Viking International Phototours for a special workshop at the Dive Ninja Expeditions oceanfront villa 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 I 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.

Our accommodation for this special workshop is a private beachfront villa located only steps from the ocean where you can even see whales & mobula rays jumping right from the terrace while taking in the incredible surroundings.  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 either the Viking International Phototours or Dive Ninja Expeditions websites.

Price: $4,990 USD.  Max Guests: 6 (SOLD OUT)

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AUGUST 21-26, 2022

Guadalupe Island Great White Sharks

This is your chance to shoot one of earth’s greatest apex predators – the Great White Shark.  Join me this August during the Dive Ninja Expeditions trip to Guadalupe Island, Mexico for a special 5 day workshop limited to only 2 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 topside wildlife (sharks breaching, birds in flight, etc), underwater photography in the cages, drone photography/videography, as well as Adobe Lightroom workflows and post processing images.

Price: $1,000* USD.  Max Students: 2 (SOLD OUT – Contact for waiting list)

*Please note the price is for the workshop only, you will need to also book the Dive Ninja Guadalupe trip through the link below. When you book please put in the notes section that you’d like to add the Jay Clue photo workshop. 

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Great White Shark photography workshops at Guadalupe Island, Mexico with Jay Clue
Sea Lion & Whale Shark Photography Workshops in La Paz, Mexico with Jay Clue & Stan Moniz

NOVEMBER 17-22, 2022

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 (3 SPOTS LEFT!)

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MAY 17 – 22, 2023

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: $2,990 USD.  Max Guests: 6 (5 Spots Available)

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Baja Mobula Ray Photography Workshop in Mexico
Scuba diving with oceanic white tips sharks at Cat Island in the Bahamas. Photo by Jay Clue

June 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! Full info will be coming out in the coming weeks so give me a shout if you want to be on the waiting list as this trip will definitely sell out super quick.

Price: $3,990 USD.  Max Guests: 5 (On Sale Soon!)

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Private
Workshops

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.

Intro to Underwater Photography
Advanced Underwater Photography
Intro to Using Strobes
Underwater Lighting Techniques
Wildlife Photography
Conservation Photography
Whale Drone Photography
Aerial Landscape Photography
Intro to Adobe Lightroom
Advanced Lightroom Techniques
Production Workflow Techniques
Private Tutoring
Custom Workshops
Destination Workshops