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Quatrain ƒotographic! Exclusively featuring the client galleries, fine-art portfolios, and photo education resources of Don Werthmann. A professional practitioner of studio & location portraiture, and lyric documentary photography.



View session fees & print services, schedule portrait sessions and view former client portrait sessions that range from headshots to formal portraits, from individuals to groups, created on-location and in the studio.

Lyrical Quires

Lyrical Quires

a.k.a. Books. Images infused with curiosity and lyricism found in everyday life, ranging from the backyard to various corners of the planet. View an Artist Statement and find clues about the photography featured in these portfolios.


Query & Contact

Prospective or current clients can query about the status of their project, and students with questions or in need of other advising can find contact info here. Quatrain fotographic is...
seeing, thinking, teaching. Visual Poetry.



From camera to composition to lighting techniques, from software training to study abroad, there’s over twenty years of teaching experience here to mentor visual literacy, creativity, and visual problem solving.


Quid Pro Quo

a.k.a. Imaging Rates & Services. If you’re seeking original portraiture, consultation in developing a photo project, fine-art print purchase, or images licensed for editorial or commercial use, then tap this icon to learn more.


Artist CV & Bio

With over thirty years experience ranging from advertising, to academia, to self employment, tap this icon to measure expectations for credibility. You’ll discover a well-seasoned and Quixotic Professional.


Thinking Outloud

If you value reading things on the Internet, then visit the blog! Quatrain ƒotographic was born here as a manifestation of the wandered, the wondered, and the found.


What’s Goin’ On!

The Quatrain Project —— In the literary world, the quatrain is a style of poetry limited to four-line stanzas of any kind; rhymed, metered, or otherwise. Here, this style of poetry takes the form of photographic constructions. Removed from its original context, an image is made part of a visually flowing sequence to create a new whole — a mélange of subject matter, formal properties, intention, and potential meaning. My twenty-four year career in photography met forces that sparked this project’s inception in October 2010, and over the last several years it has evolved from an exclusive blog presence, Thinking Outloud, to this website, to fine-art prints mounted in acrylic blocks.

¡Spain 2018! This eighteen-day course offers unparalleled opportunities to live and travel in Spain, and to see creatively while studying photography and design. Inspired by the people and charm of one of the world’s oldest, most influential cultures, students learn to develop their photographic vision to breathe meaning and metaphor into images. Students experience full Spanish language and culture contact, visit locations ranging from Roman ruins to castle towers, and study visual art that ranges from Paleolithic cave paintings to avant-garde museum exhibits. Daily class & field sessions feature assignments rooted in the practice of color theory, design, lighting, and gestalt.