QfotoLogo

Professional Practices


Seeing, Thinking, Teaching. Visual Poetry.


Dedicated to supporting photography as an art form, and providing a meeting place for those seeking to create meaningful images, we offer high-quality educational experiences with industry standard tools & techniques to unleash creativity and offer connections to a community of people that share similar artistic passions.

Quatrain24 Murmurations

You Dialed Up

You dialed up...

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.

Workshops

ƒotographic Workshops

Dedicated to supporting photography as an art form, provide a meeting place for those seeking to create meaningful images, and offer connections to a community that shares similar artistic passions.

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.

Client Query

Client Query

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.

QuidProQuo

Quid Pro Quo

Go to this index page for an overview of services offered that ranges from original portraits, professional consultations, fine-art prints, or images licensed for commercial use.

Portraiture

Portraiture

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.

Bio

Artist CV & Bio

2021 marks 40-years of experience that ranges deeply into various sectors of the photo industry. Tap here to discover a well-seasoned and Quixotic Professional!

Blog

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.


Natural Light Portraits at the Detroit Boat Club

SAT 18 SEPTEMBER 9:00 to 11:00am | Darkroom Detroit

WHO CAN ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP? — This is open to all skill levels to those who want to improve their understanding and workflow options with basic portrait lighting techniques. Participants benefit most by bringing basic camera operation skills and proficiencies, and required to meet on-location at the Detroit Boat Club, on Belle Isle, in Detroit.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION — Rain or shine, session-one meets face-to-face at the Detroit Boat Club, on Belle Isle, that includes composition and lighting strategies and demonstrations to produce portraiture with natural light — most specifically, two-point and three-point lighting. Participants have plenty of time to produce their own photography at this beautiful Detroit architectural landmark, and are welcome to bring one person with them to model, at no additional cost. Face mask use is strongly advised for all attendants.

PARTICIPANTS CAN REGISTER FOR EITHER ONE, OR BOTH, OF THESE PORTRAIT WORKSHOPS!

TAP HERE FOR DETAILS & REGISTRATION LINK


Adobe® Photoshop® Portrait Retouching

SUN 19 SEPTEMBER 1:00 to 4:00pm | Darkroom Detroit

WHO CAN ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP? — This workshop is designed for intermediate Photoshop users. Participants benefit most by bringing basic computer literacy skills and proficiencies, and required to meet virtually via Zoom.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION — This complementary session to the Natural Light Portrait Strategies Workshop meets on Zoom, participants learn how to use various retouching tools utilizing layers, in addition to adjustment layers & masking techniques for local enhancements of complexion, and other important features. The ethical boundaries and professional practices of using Photoshop to modify someone’s appearance is also discussed.

PARTICIPANTS CAN REGISTER FOR EITHER ONE, OR BOTH, OF THESE PORTRAIT WORKSHOPS!


TAP HERE FOR DETAILS & REGISTRATION LINK


Adobe® Lightroom® for Beginners

DATE TBD 1:00 to 5:00pm | Darkroom Detroit

WHO CAN ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP? — This is open to all skill levels to those who want to improve their understanding and workflow options in Adobe Lightroom. Participants benefit most by bringing basic computer literacy skills and proficiencies, and required to meet virtually via Zoom.
TAP HERE FOR DETAILS & REGISTRATION LINK

Introduction to Adobe® Photoshop®

DATE TBD 1:00 to 5:00pm | Darkroom Detroit

WHO CAN ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP? — This is open to all skill levels to those who want to improve their understanding and workflow options in Adobe Photoshop. Participants benefit most by bringing basic computer literacy skills and proficiencies, and required to meet virtually via Zoom.
TAP HERE FOR DETAILS & REGISTRATION LINK



Announcements

"Only one person in a thousand

knows the trick of really living in the present. Most of us spend fifty-nine minutes an hour living in the past, with regret for lost joys or shame for things badly done, or in a future which we either long for or dread. There is only one world; the world pressing against you at this minute. There is only one minute in which you are alive; this minute, here and now. The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable miracle. Which is exactly what it is: a miracle and unrepeatable.” — Storm Jameson

Quatrain Fotographic Footer