Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers

    SANP is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to photography of the natural environment. Our motto is "Sharing the Awareness of Nature through Photography." Founded in 1991, SANP's home base is Tennessee's Knoxville/Oak Ridge area, which is rich in natural beauty. Photo opportunities include the Great Smoky, Cumberland, and Blue Ridge Mountains, pastoral valleys, and numerous lakes, rivers, and streams.

    Get to Know Us

    Interested in nature and travel photography? So are we! To learn more about us, explore the website and then
    • Contact a member
    • Join our Facebook group
    • Participate in a meeting or club activity. We meet once a month (currently in person and via Zoom) except December and have field events each month. Information about meetings appears under "Upcoming Events."
    • Check out our latest newsletter (August 2021)
    • Watch a recording of our August 2021 meeting, featuring Roger Trentham, showing images from near and far (link provided on our Members page).

      Share with Us

      Current members are encouraged to share nature photos and photography experiences for use on the website or in upcoming issues of the newsletter.

      Upcoming events

      Advice from the Pros - What's New

      Go to the Advice from the Pros page in the Members section to find the details.

      • Matt Kloskowski video: New Skies in Latest Photoshop Update - posted 8/21

      • Tim Grey Webinar: Top Camera Settings for Successful Shooting - posted 8/21

      Featured Image

      The current featured image by Sharon Wright Cottrell is called "Polychrome Pass." Sharon received an Honorable Mention for this photo in the Scenic Category in the 2021 Salon. Click the image below to view in larger format.

      Photo copyright Sharon Wright Cottrell.

      Our "Featured Member" section below now includes members who have uploaded a "selfie." Join that group via your profile (choose "edit profile" to make changes).

      Become a member

      Is nature and travel photography your passion? Become a member of SANP!

      To enjoy all the benefits of membership, click the "Join SANP" button below and complete the membership application. Dues are for a 12-month membership beginning on the day you join.

      Note: To submit photographs for the annual Salon, which is judged in February, your membership dues must be current on December 31 of the previous year.

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