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 (December 2021)

    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.

    • MUST WATCH Matt Kloskowski video:
      Lightroom Masking... Biggest Change EVER!

      - posted 10/29

    • Matt Kloskowski video: Photographers! What's New in Photoshop 2022 - posted 10/29

    • Matt Kloskowski video: 3 Things Lightroom Masks Can't Do - posted 12/12

    • Tim Grey Webinar: Black & White with Lightroom Classic - posted 9/20
      Perfect to help you get ready for the SANP salon.

    • Tim Grey Webinar: Composition Considerations in Photography - posted 12/12

    Featured Image

    The current featured image by Brad Cottrell is called "Sandstone Sculpture." Brad entered this photo in the Scenic Category in the 2021 Salon. Click the image below to view in larger format.

    Photo copyright Brad 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 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.


    Featured Member

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