Sunday, March 21, 2010

Winning Image

today I won best color in show with my photograph titled: "Check Mate"
It, along with 32 other photos, including 2 more of mine, will be on display until April 1, 2010 at the contemporary school of art on Franklin street in Downtown Hagerstown, MD.
Below are the photos. Check Mate, reflection, spiders and trees

Thursday, March 18, 2010

the Learning Curve

Since last summer when I started my business after graduating from Frostburg state, I have learned many things.

a. getting a business off the ground is harder and more involved than it seems.
b. traditional advertising does not work very well and is expensive.
c. social media is the way to go when advertising. (free and very effective)
d. For a photographer, nothing is better than word of mouth referrals.
e. Maryland is a demanding state to do business in.
f. living in city limits and doing business increases former demands.
g. being part of a networking group is great for business. (BNI is my choice, also the Chamber)

Currently I am developing a brochure to attract soon to be high school seniors to my studio.
Portraiture is fun and always will be, as long as I get to approach it my way:)

To see that style, go to

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Local Photography show

I have three photos in this show, the opening is Saturday , March 20 at the contemporary school of the Arts on Franklin street in hagerstown, MD, come join us.
here is the link to the event on facebook.

General Information

Hi All:
Wertman Photography here. You can find me on facebook, same name, twitter, wertmanphoto, and on my website:
I am new to blogging but will attempt to create an interesting forum about projects and my journey as a photographer.