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 Knoxville, Tennessee -- an area 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 or travel photography? So are we! To learn more about us, explore the website and then
    • Contact a member
    • Participate in a meeting or club activity
    • Check out our latest newsletter (Mar 2021)
    • Watch a recording of our March 2021 meeting (Passcode: 2@VnsUJ4), featuring Richard Bernabe's Six Principles of Art for Photographers.

    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.

    • Information on night photography by Michael Miller - posted 3/16
    • Lessons Learned Around the World with One Lens - posted 3/16

    • Optimizing Landscape Photos - posted 3/16
    • Lightroom Classic Tips You NEED to Know - posted 3/16
    • Lightroom Virtual Summit, Free! 
      20 Instructors teaching 40 Classes - posted 3/19

    Featured Image

    The current featured image is by Chris Rohwer called "Tremont Spot II." Chris won Honorable Mention in the Scenic Category in the 2021 Salon with this image. Click the image below to view in larger format.

    Photo copyright Chris Rohwer.

    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

    Anyone interested in nature and travel photography is welcome and encouraged to become a member of SANP.  If you would like to join SANP and enjoy all the benefits of membership, click the "Join SANP" button below and complete the membership application.  Dues are for a twelve month membership beginning on the day you join.  Contact Brad Cottrell, Membership Manager, for additional information or to be added to the mailing list.  To be eligible 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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