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, January 31, 2017, 6:30
Time: Social time 6:30pm/Meeting 7:00pm
Location: Goins Auditorium, Pellissippi State Technical Community College

For our program this month, Jack and Susan Goodwin present “Cuba--The Times They Are a Changin'.”

For many Americans, Cuba has been the off-limits part of the Western Hemisphere for over 50 years. Even now, restrictions exist for Americans traveling to Cuba. Still, it’s easier than you might think to travel there. Both the rules for traveling and the country itself are changing rapidly.

The program is a travelogue--a road trip that began in Havana, continued to the Viñales Valley, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, and Santa Clara, and ended in Havana on the weekend that Fidel Castro died. Change is already under way in Cuba. Tourism is on the rise. A bit of capitalism is allowed for the Cuban people. Like the ubiquitous American cars from before the revolution, part of Cuba is still in the 1950s, but when you look under the hood, sometimes you see a modern engine.

Jack and Susan will give us a sense of the people and the place, with a bit of nature thrown in. If you’ve ever thought about visiting Cuba, be sure to join us for this program where they will try to answer your questions based on their experiences.


Jack and Susan Goodwin have each had a long-time interest in photography. Jack’s began when he drooled over the cameras in the photography magazines at the barbershop during his childhood. After a few ineffective forays into snapshots and wet darkrooms, he finally reached the 35mm plateau in the mid 1970s. Over the years since, he has become a reasonably accomplished snapshot photo-grapher with primary interests in event, travel, and nature. Susan moved from point-and-shoot photography to digital when she and Jack met in 2010. She has an excellent eye for the world around her. Show her a place, a child, an animal, a flower, and she’s quick to grab her camera to capture the moment and the emotion.