Nature Photography Workshop

Kids can use their smartphones to capture the best moments in nature.

Seeking higher quality outdoor photography skills? Join us for a nature photo workshop and tour with photojournalist Jac Flanders. You'll learn tips on how to capture the best moments in nature with wildlife and people in focus. 

Jac Flanders, Instructor
According to photojournalist Jac Flanders, "If you leave your camera at home when you come to San Elijo Lagoon, it's at home crying." Jac Flanders bought his first camera, a Hasselblad, in the 1970s. He became a Production Still Photographer at Rose-Magwood Productions in Hollywood, shooting stills on the set and on location during films and commercials. Jac later bought a newspaper, which became Ranch & Cove Magazine (now Ranch & Coast), where he was principal photographer and created the company’s weekly magazine covers. He’s a former editor of The Del Mar Times, and became the firm’s first part-time photographer.

Most of Jac’s assignments involved special events, including those with world leaders. Significantly, Jac was backstage photographer at 36 Jerry Lewis Telethons – in New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas – and was Jerry Lewis’ personal assistant, PR manager, and his personal photographer for five years, on the road around the world.


  • Suggested Attire: Close-toed walking shoes, sun hat, and layers
  • Sunblock and water is recommended



  • Sunday, January 15, 2017
  • Time: 3-4:30 pm
  • Ages 8+ recommended
  • Led by Conservancy Naturalist Jac Flanders