Field Trips

Field trips are a great way for SANP members to share their photographic knowledge with others. If you have a location in mind and wish to share it with others as a group or would like to share your photographic secrets with with a workshop contact Kris Light or Bob Turney. Anyone can suggest or lead a workshop or field trip.


Workshops are a great opportunity for SANP members to learn from experts in our region. If you would like to share your photographic secrets with club members in a workshop setting, contact Brad Cottrell. Anyone can suggest or lead a workshop.


Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Time: Social time 6:30pm/Meeting 7:00pm
Location: Ramsey Cascades Room in the Watershed Building at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. The church is located at 9132 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923. Read more about thi new meeting location in the July issue of the SANP newsletter.

Our presenters this month SANP members Ed and Lauren Langston, who will be sharing their presentation “Down Under” -- 51 days in Australia and New Zealand, including the Great Barrier Reef; wildlife of the land, shore, and sea; First People cultures; and the spectacular scenery of New Zealand’s South Island and the Australian Outback.


Pisgah National Forest, copyright Heather Crawley
Pisgah National Forest, copyright Heather Crawley, Scenic category, 2017 Salon.

Knoxville residents and long-time SANP members Ed and Lauren Langston describe themselves as “adventure travelers who take our cameras along.” Both are retired (Ed from the U.S. Army and Lauren from teaching kindergarten), but they view “retired” as the opportunity to explore, learn, and help.

Their adventures include travels and exploration in Europe, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand as well as many driving trips throughout the U.S. and Canada. Super-active Lauren recently hiked across the Grand Canyon and did eleven dives on the Great Barrier Reef.

Ed and Lauren share an interest in learning about other cultures, especially the First People. The opportunity to visit with “natives” is part of planning every adventure.

Avid volunteers, the Ed and Lauren are part of the SANP Outreach Program, providing entertainment shows to seniors residing in various residential facilities. Additionally, they are long-time volunteers with the National Park Service, enhancing the experience of visitors to the Cades Cove area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.