CAMPTON, N.H. — As a prelude to being artist in residence for the White Mountain National Forest, photographer John Anderson is inviting outdoor photography enthusiasts to join him on a free hike in the Sandwich Wilderness along the Flat Mountain Pond Trail in North Sandwich, N.H.

The overnight trip will be led by experienced guide Lauren Estabrook.

The hike will begin Monday at the Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, 69 Maple St., in Center Sandwich.

At 10 a.m., Anderson will give an introductory talk about taking photographs on the national forest, particularly in wilderness. He will show images and discuss finding the best light in the forest, composition, equipment and technique.

Anderson will also answer questions about wilderness photography, with a goal of encouraging local participation in the national Wilderness Forever photography contest being conducted by the U.S. Forest Service as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Wilderness Act.

“With six wildernesses in the White Mountain National Forest, we have a great opportunity to explore the concept of wilderness and take some terrific pictures,” Anderson said. “I’m really looking forward to talking with other photographers about wilderness photography throughout the summer.”


Everyone is welcome to attend the Monday morning talk. Due to Sandwich Wilderness’ regulations on group size, space on the hike is limited.

Those who want to join the hike for an ongoing discussion and a hands-on photography experience are asked to preregister. Call the Arts Alliance at 323-7302 or email

Participants need to bring their provisions for an overnight stay and plan to return to North Sandwich on Tuesday.

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or login first for digital access. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.