Tuesday, July 23, 2024

New Above & Below Photography Workshop Series in Mexico Announced


A new “Above & Below” photography workshop series will take place in Mexico’s Baja California peninsula in May and November.

The workshop series pairs award winning underwater photographer Jay Clue and Sony Alpha ambassador Stan Moniz. Unlike most destination photo workshops, the Above & Below photo workshop series combines underwater photography with aerial, landscape, and astrophotography giving guests a much wider range of tools to add to their repertoire.

Additionally, the logistics for the workshops will be run by Dive Ninja Expeditions.

According to Clue:

“It’s such a special project. Each workshop in the series has been hand tailored by Stan and myself to find the perfect subjects and spots to shoot for each location at that specific time of year. There’s mobula rays and the milky way, whale sharks & Orion rising, and so many others in the works.”

The six-day photography workshops combine hands on tutoring with classroom presentations and post processing sessions to help those looking to learn new photography techniques or fine tune their skills.

Each workshop will limited to a maximum of only six guests to provide the best opportunities for hands on training.

The first Baja photography workshop in the series kicks off with “Mobula Rays & Dark Skies” on May 28th, 2022. The underwater portion will allow guests to shoot photos of Mobula Rays, while the topside portion will coincide with the New Moon and galactic core of the Milky Way being visible almost all evening.

The next segment in the series takes place in La Paz, Mexico from November 17-22, 2022. This “La Paz Above & Below photography workshop” takes guests swimming with whale sharks, getting in the water at a massive sea lion rookery with tons of curious pups, as well as to one of La Paz’s most beautiful reefs. Topside, guests will be able to shoot sunset and astrophotography from Espiritu Santo Island National Park.

The Mobula Rays & Dark Skies workshop will cost US$4,990 (~€4,401), and the La Paz Above & Below workshop will cost $2,990 (~€2,638).

Tickets for the first two photography workshops are now on sale on the Dive Ninja Expeditions website.

John Liang
John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.