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 except December and have field events each month.  Our meeting location is in the Watershed Building, Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, 9132 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN. Information about meetings appears under "Upcoming Events."
    • Check out our latest newsletter.
    • If you missed our January meeting with Frans DeRoos, view the recording here

    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

    • No upcoming events. Check back for updates.

    Code of Ethics

    SANP follows responsible practices of nature photogrpahy to protect the subject, location and photographers.   Read our code of ethics.

    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: Which Sky Adjustment Should You Use? Select Sky vs. Grad Filter- posted 4/20

    • Tim Grey Webinar: Top Photo Gear for Traveling - posted 4/20

    • Tim Grey FREE! training course: Night Photography Tips - posted 4/1

    Featured Image

    The current featured image by Don Spong is called "Andromeda Galaxy." Don entered this photo in the Night Photography Category in the 2022 Salon. Click the image below to view in larger format.

    Photo copyright Ron McConathy

    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 participate in the Digital image salon competition in February, your membership dues must be current on December 31 of the previous year. To participate in the Print competition in August, membership dues must be current on June 30.


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