Chris Whiton finds that his creative process follows several paths that eventually merge into a final creation.
First comes the spark of an idea. Usually a place that Whiton has listed as somewhere to return during specific conditions in a particular season. Next, making the trip and lining up the shot. Not wanting to waste any opportunity, Whiton also spends time with a second camera taking different angles, close ups and anything else that sparks his interest. Lastly, these thousands of photos are combed through and the best images are brought to the top. These raw images are processed in the digital darkroom, bringing out details, shadows and highlights.
A New Hampshire native and longtime Bethlehem resident, Whiton has been dabbling with photography for several decades. It started as a hobby, stemming from a long involvement with oil painting, and eventually grew into White Mountain Images, a solid photography business dedicated to capturing the beauty of the northern half of the state.
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