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

    • Explore the website
    • Contact a member
    • Participate in a meeting or club activity
    • Look at our latest newsletter (Feb 2021)
    • Watch a recording of our October meeting with Tim Grey 
    • Watch a recording of our February 2021 meeting (Passcode: 5r+FCL=a), the SANP 2021 Salon reveal.

    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.

    • GreyLearning Virtual Photo Conference - Free Attendance, Sun, Feb 21, 2021
    • Tim Grey's comprehensive course on PhotoPills
    • Matt Kloskowski free webinar on top composition mistakes and how to avoid them

    Featured Image

    This month's featured image is by Jim Britt called "Red Tree (Morton's Overlook)." Jim entered it in the 2020 Salon's Projected Images Division, Altered Nature category and won third place. Click the image below to view in larger format.

    Photo copyright Jim Britt.

    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 join SANP. If you would like to join SANP and enjoy all the benefits of membership, click the "Join Us" button below and complete the membership application. Dues are for a one-year membership, and your renewal date will be one year from the date 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 Dec. 31 of the previous year.

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