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White Mountains forest walk, photo workshops offered

Photographers and nature-lovers are encouraged to take part in some free programs with the White Mountain National Forest Artists in Residence program.

Photographer John Anderson is leading two photo workshops Wednesday at the Russell Colbath House, Kancamagus Highway.

The first session, at 9:30 a.m., includes pointers on panoramic landscape photography and a photo shoot. Participants will look at the history of panoramas, what makes a great image and the equipment needed. The group will examine the theory behind making the best multishot panoramas and the gear that can be used to create them. Participants will make a panorama in the lecture room, and then take a drive and take a panoramic photograph in the forest.

The second workshop, at 2 p.m., discusses large-format photography, looking at the work of Ansel Adams as an example.

Anderson is offering a demonstration in the barn before going out to see how these large cameras work and take some instant and film photographs outside.

In other activities, Kyle Browne will lead A Walk in Nature on Sept. 3, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Greeley Ponds Trail on the Kancamagus Highway. The walk will end with the chance to create a piece of art with materials inspired by the walk.

Participants are encouraged to bring a sketchbook to take short drawing breaks to capture what they notice.

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