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

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. 

Underwater Photography workshop with Manta rays in Socorro, the Revillagigedo Archipelago, Mexico

APRIL 9-13, 2024

Tiger Beach, The Bahamas

Join me for an epic few days filled with close-up tiger shark encounters!  Improve your photography skills during the Dive Ninja Expeditions Tiger Beach trip this April. This 5-day workshop is limited to only 3 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, sharks, and other facets of underwater photography, as well as drone photography/videography, Adobe Lightroom workflows, and post-processing/editing images.

Price: $500* USD.  Max Students: 3

*Please note the price is for the workshop only, you will need to also book the Dive Ninja Tiger Beach trip through the link below. When you book there is an option to add on the Jay Clue photo workshop. 

Underwater Photography workshop in Tiger Beach, The Bahamas

MAY 4-11 2024

Tubbataha, Philippines

Join me for an epic week of liveaboard diving in the Coral Triangles megafauna capital—Tubbataha! We’ll spend the week working to enhance your photography skills during the Dive Ninja Tubataha trip next May. This 7-day workshop is limited to only 4 students. The 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 could cover shooting wide-angle, reefscapes, or whale sharks & megafauna,  as well as using natural light or strobe, drone photography, 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 Tubbataha trip through the link below. When you book, there is an option to add on the Jay Clue photo workshop. 

Whale Shark

JUNE 5-10, 2024 ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT

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

Baja Mobula Ray Photography Workshop in Mexico

DECEMBER 9-18, 2024

Raja Ampat & Misool Liveaboard

Join me in the most biodiverse region of our planet as we explore Raja Ampat and Misool on the White Manta liveaboard with Dive Ninja Expedition! It’s going to be an incredible trip with lots of opportunities to improve your photography skills. This 9-day workshop is limited to only 4 students and is open to all levels of photographers, whether you are just starting out or have solid 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 could cover shooting wide-angle, reefscapes, megafauna, or macro as well as using natural light or strobes, drone photography, 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 Raja Ampat trip through the link below. When you book, there is an option to add on the Jay Clue photo workshop. 

Raja Ampat and Misool liveaboard trip with Dive Ninja and Jay Clue

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
Astro & Nightscape Photography
Milkyway Photography
Whale Drone Photography
Aerial Landscape Photography
Intro to Adobe Lightroom
Advanced Lightroom Techniques
Production Workflow Techniques
Private Tutoring
Custom Workshops
Destination Workshops