Workshops

Workshops


Seeing, Thinking, Teaching. Visual Poetry.


Mission Statement — Quatrain ƒotographic Workshops is dedicated to supporting photography as an art form, and providing a meeting place for those seeking to create meaningful images. QƒW offers 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. Quatrain ƒotographic is... seeing, thinking, teaching. Visual Poetry.


Winter Weekend Intensive:


Adobe® Lightroom® Unmasked — Detroit

Thu 20 Feb — Sat 22 Feb 2020

Adobe Lightroom Classic CC software is a powerful photography editing and management application that has a mystifying reputation. Unmask and reveal its potential, and that mystique is integrated into your own work. This introductory-level, hands-on course features photo imaging software workflow that's open to all skill levels. Participants benefit the most from this workshop by bringing basic computer hardware and software literacy skills and proficiencies, in addition to basic Digital Single Lens Reflex [DSLR] and/or Mirrorless, Micro Four-Thirds [MFT] camera operation skills.

Spring Weekend Intensive:
Street Photography — Detroit

Fri 24 May — Sun 26 May 2019

This three-day workshop offers methods and practices to develop a personal approach in the genre of street photography, and designed with the intermediate- to advanced-level photographer in mind. With decades of experience photographing in the streets, in various corners of the globe, Don walks students through the process of seeing and capturing lyrical moments found in everyday life while exploring the energized and enigmatic city of Detroit.

The course content features short lectures and demonstrations, hands-on time producing photographs, and two critiques. Locations favor situations found in the depths of this historic city, such as around Grand Circus Park, the Theatre District, and Washington Boulevard. Regardless of whether participants prefer to render their images in color, or black and white, they can still learn to see and capture the dramatic, penetrating light modulated by skyscapers in the depths of the city, study the relationship of figure and ground, gesture, point and counter-point, in addition to several other compositional strategies.

Autumn Weekend Intensive:
Basic Photography — Detroit

Fri 25 Oct — Sun 27 Oct 2019

This introductory level course comprehensively studies several foundation digital photography workflow skills and proficiencies rooted in single lens reflex [SLR] camera operations. Everything from the production of accurate exposures controlled via the combination of aperture, shutter, and ISO, to composition and color strategies, to image editing and processing, and various methods of output and presentation are addressed.


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