Focus Your Passion With Portfolio Therapy

After conducting a successful series of workshops in the “Land of Smiles” better known as Thailand, two South Florida ASMP photographers have returned to Miami to share their professional guidance with interested photographers here.

Bangkok, Thailand © 2010 DK and Dennie Cody

DK Khattiya and Dennie Cody, partners in a new consulting firm known as “Portfolio Therapy” are now planning a series of workshops in our area beginning with the first one on March 19, 2011. It is entitled  “How to Become a Better Photographer” which is aimed at professional, emerging and advanced amateur photographers who are looking for direction in defining their career goals and creating a portfolio that tells their story.

Denny Cody, left,  DK Khattiya, right. © 2010 DK and Dennie Cody

 Dennie and Dk have also been doing “One on One” private sessions with many photographers, both here and in Thailand with success stories which include a newly minted fashion photographer, a new food photographer, an underwater photographer who has a new career shooting resorts and several others who are doing books based on their portfolio analysis.

 Man with 3D glasses. © 2010 DK and Dennie Cody

Their “One on One” sessions focus on finding the passion and pattern in the photographer’s work, which will define their best chances for success in the photo industry. Dennie says “most photographers are their own worst editors so we help them see what they cannot and when we make a suggestion, they almost always say wow you are right, I just never realized it before. That is when you know you are making a difference.”

ASMP SFL Member’s Spotlight: Jose Manuel Vidaurre

©2010 Jose Manuel Vidaurre

Dear ASMP SFL members

 This time, the Spotlight goes to Jose Manuel Vidaurre, a spanish-born shooter, who has lived in Miami for the last 8 years, and is one of the remarkable photographers who belongs  in our South Florida Chapter.


Jose Manuel has been selected in Germany by Luerzer’s Archive publisher for the book “200 BEST ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHERS WORLDWIDE”, and he has a long list of 65 award certificates and trophies from three continents including The London International Advertising Award, The New York Festivals, FIAP, IPA, The Color Awards, Prix de la Photographie Paris and Creativity Annual among others. Jose Manuel has also been selected by Kingston Technologies for the program “Icons of Photography”.

About the image: This is one of the 24 images created by Jose Manuel Vidaurre for the Miller ”BE PART OF IT / IT’S MILLER TIME” campaign, currently being launched throughout 68 countries. Jose Manuel was first hired by the Agency to develop the photographic concepts of the images. After SAB Miller’s approval at the Annual Convention, Jose was then commissioned to create the high resolution files required for oversized billboards and a vast array of other media.

For more spectacular images of Jose Manuel Vidaurre’s work, just visit his website:

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ASMP SFL Board
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Reminder: all ASMP South Florida Members are cordially invited to submit their recent shootings, be it  an Advertising/Editorial Campaign, Gallery opening, or even a personal project, to be showcased in the Member’s Spotlight.
Submit your images and text to

info@asmpflorida.org
Thanks!