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 29, 2019
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.

On January 29, Tyson Smith will be presenting a program on focus stacking. Here is his description of the program:

“Photography is about learning to control situations so that we can make the images we envision. One technique made possible by digital photography is focus stacking. This allows us to control the depth of field in an image. If we want everything in focus, we can do that. If we want only the subject in focus, we can do that to. In this program, we will take a look at how to capture the best images and then process them with simple techniques to make the image we want to make. This is useful for macro, landscape, still life and product photography.”

Join us for what promises to be an interesting and informative program!


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

After retiring from a long healthcare career as a pathologist and chief medical officer, Tyson Smith moved to Townsend, Tennessee, and plunged into his interest in photography. Most of his personal work explores nature with an interest in macro subjects, probably based on whatever drew him to pathology. He also works with his wife, as a second shooter, in her wedding and portrait business.

Tyson has qualified as a Certified Professional Photographer and earned the Master Photographer and Craftsman Photographer degrees from Professional Photographers of America. He started and runs Smoky Mountain Journal of Photography. He is a partner in Smoky Mountain School of Photography and gives workshops in the Smoky Mountain area. He also teaches several courses in the UT Non-credit Photography Program.

Check out his website,