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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 has changed.  The new location is at Pellissippi State Community College, in the J. L. Goins Administration Building, Room 151A (the cafeteria annex), 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville TN.  Information about meetings appears under "Upcoming Events."
    • Check out our latest newsletter.

    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

    SANP members may go to the Advice from the Pros page for a large library of professional advice.

    • Tim Gray webinar: Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, or Bridge?!  During this presentation, Tim will provide insights into the similarities and differences between Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Lightroom Classic, and Adobe Bridge. These three applications from Adobe all provide a workflow solution for organizing and optimizing your photos. This presentation will help you choose which is right for you, and how each impacts your workflow. - posted 2/7

    • Matt Kloskowski video: Adding Texture, Light and Sky Enhancements - posted 1/21

    • Have you heard rumors that Lightroom Classic is going away? NOT TRUE! But there is a new way to use Lightroom. To understand what's happening, read this blog post by Victoria Brampton (The Lightroom Queen):  Should I move from Lightroom Classic to Lightroom Local? - posted 12/15

    Featured Image

    The current featured image by Edward Stickle is called "Blue Iceberg Up Close" Edward entered this photo in the People in Nature Category in the 2022 Salon. Click the image above to view in larger format.

    Photo copyright Edward Stickle

    Our "Featured Member" section below includes only 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 2023 digital image and print salon competition in November, your membership dues must be current on August 31, 2023. 


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