BIO: Kendall Chiles
Kendall Chiles, a freelance nature and travel photographer with over 40 years of photography experience, started out as a yearbook photographer in high school. His interest grew from a hobby into a passion for photographing the beauty of creation and America. Over the years his passion developed into a business that also includes commercial photography. His stock nature and travel photographs have appeared in numerous magazines, books, and brochures.
A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Kendall is also an instructor for UT’s Professional & Personal Development Program and the Smoky Mountain Field School. He has been an instructor and workshop leader for American Park Network/Canon USA, EarthSong Photography, Gander Mountain, Grandfather Mountain, Kentucky State Parks, National Parks of Lake Superior Fund, Natural Impressions Photography, Tennessee Outdoor Writers Association and Volunteer State Community College. Since 1992, he has been a presenter and workshop leader at the annual Pigeon Forge Wilderness Wildlife Week. He served 14 years as president of SANP, of which he is a charter member and also a past member of the Board of Directors.
His publication credits include Amphoto Books, Birds & Blooms, Birds & Blooms EXTRA, Blue Ridge Country, Book Production Resources, Country, Country DISCOVERIES, Country EXTRA, Farm & Ranch Living, Great Smoky Mountains Association, Guns & Gear, In the Wind, Knoxville News Sentinel, Leisure Publishing, Monroe Life, Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism, Roughing It Smoothly, Smoky Mountain Visitors Bureau, Tennessee Conservationist, Towery Publications, and University of Tennessee’s Smoky Mountain Field School.
Join us on September 28 for a great trip to Maine with Kendall!
(Photo of Portland Head Light copyright Kendall Chiles)
Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization,