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Theresa Helmer
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
Current Residence: San Francisco Bay Area, California

Favorite photographer: Could be YOU!! Be creative....

:bulletblack: Yes i am aware my ID photo is grainy...either this OR no photo at all!

Personal Quote:

"What would you do if failure was not an option?"

"Everyone has ocean's to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?” ~ Amelia Earhard

“When you know better you do better.”

“When you learn, teach, when you get, give.” - I am a firm believer in this. I have given out many memberships to different individuals that I feel deserve my donation. Who knows! It can be you next time...

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

"Time heals nothing. It is what you do with the time that matters."

"Revenge is a dish best served cold"

All images are ©copyright theresahelmer. You may NOT use, replicate, manipulate, or modify images without my permission. All Rights Reserved

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I have always enjoyed any domestic-related work, let it be decorating my home, collecting antiques (items ranging from A-Z), spending time in my beautiful garden, cooking, baking and whatever else (People often call me Martha Jr. lol...) But those activities has always been with amateurish results.

After a few years here on dA, i have grown so much! I am able to grow as much as I have -  It is because of YOU! All of your feedback, your constant support and comments, I really don't think it is possible without you guys!

Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart :heart: I wish you know how much I appreciate you!

:heart: It always makes me extra happy when you guys enjoys my food creations...

  • Mood: Affection
  • Listening to: Music
  • Reading: Photography Books
  • Watching: Netflix
  • Playing: Always playing with my camera
  • Eating: Delicious Food
  • Drinking: Coffee and water

Raining Men...

What can i say!!! I'm a woman...And I have a pulse...

Marocco 02 by Hart-WorxColdest Stare by johnberdGentleman by MirkoStoedter22 de mayo by quemasAvishay by emilola019 by ShaceVienna Portrait by AndrewPoisontiziano by curlytopsMe x2 by LinkineosLike Summer by Romydarkstumblr maspz06C9K1rqy88fo1 1280 by mak023assustado by gutyerrezMichael by MirkoStoedtersmoking smoke by johnberdRobert by Hart-Worx


Q. What camera equipments do you use for your photos?

I use Canon EOS 50D with a kit lens 28-135mm, Macro lens EF-S 60mm, 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II USM, Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT, D-Lite RX 4 2-Light To Go Kit, Lightsphere Collapsible Pro Kit, Background Support System, Premium Heavyweight Solid Muslin, Tripods, remote trigger, misc items and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5/Photoshop Element 6 (I know, super old)i am in the process of establishing a professional photography studio (WIP).

Q. Can you please take a look of my gallery and give me feedback?

I am very busy with my own projects, I am afraid the answer is no. However I do acknowledge to all my loyal viewers who supports me work on the daily basis and I am always happy to hear from you! Ps. I do get super busy from time to time, my apology in advance that I do not answer all the comments.

Q. Do you use photoshop to edit your photos?

I use photoshop mostly for image cropping and add my name to my images. Outside of these two elements, I do not manipulate my photos.

Q. Do you make all the food we see in your gallery?

99% of the food in my food gallery are made by me. They include from concept, styling, cooking, baking, taking photos to post editing. I own ALL the props for my food photos as well as my still life photos. For the store-bought food, you will find (in description box) a disclaimer in parentheses.

I do not make miniature foods. PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME FOR RECIPES & I do not have YouTube/FB accounts. If time allows, I am always glad to include instructions/tips and recipes. It is important to remember that I am a food photographer/food stylist (not a cook/professional baker). A helpful tip - if you need a specific recipe, chances are you can easily find them on line, i use Google and/or YouTube for my go-to helps. They are great learning tools and they have helped me immensely for anything i need help with (recipes included). Again, anything you wish to learn, all you need to do is - Google it! -GIF- by Spottedfire-cat

Q. Do you own a restaurant or have worked in the food/restaurant industry?

Neither. I am a mom who enjoys cooking/baking (self-taught) for my family and friends.

Q. Are you a professional photographer? I really love the way you showcase your food!

I am a 100% self-taught photographer. I have been taking photos of nature for about 2 1/2 years and food photography for about one year.

Q. What do you do with all the food you baked/cooked? Do you eat them yourself?

It depends, I will eat the food I prepared as long as there are no dairy products. I share my food with family and friends.

Q. I really like your work, I have a project at school, can I interview you?

Please note me, if time is on my side, I will consider it.

Q. May I use/reblog your photos?

No, you MAY NOT. All images are ęcopyright theresahelmer. You may NOT use, replicate, manipulate, or modify images without my permission. All Rights Reserved

Q. What are your likes and dislikes?

I like cats, rain, ocean, wombat, flowers, music, smiles, coffee, man, learning, sharing, salt on watermelon, great movies, great food and nice/kind people. I am a firm believer on giving back (as often as I can). I do not tolerate abusive or disrespectful comments. Constructive criticism is always welcome. I am here on dA to make friends, not enemies, if you are rude to me for no reasons at all, You will hear from me and/or I will block you.

Lastly attention to all art thieves - if you steal my images, i will treat you like thugs. i will not be nice to you, period! Don't steal my shit ever!!

Q. Are you a gardener?

Yes, I am. I have a beautiful garden that I work very hard maintaining on the daily basis. I am well-versed in botany, if you have a flower that you have tried to find out the name but unable. I'll be glad to assist (But you must try to find out on your own first).

Sorry to burst your reality, "green thumb" is a myth!!! I feel frustrated when people often told me that I have a green thumb! I don't. The only thing I do for a beautiful garden is that I take good care of it everyday. That's my secret (yours as well) for a beautiful garden.

Thank you,
~ Theresa

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Keziamara Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You take the most amazing pictures.  I went to leave some comments but realized I'd be writing on every single one.  Love the dahlias and all the food pics create some wild desires to taste each and every one of your creations!
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kew0113 Featured By Owner 18 hours ago
thank you for the llama!
Kalipso-Vira Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama!
Lieslx3 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Your Pic's always making me hungry. :c 
Such a wonderful work ^-^
MerenwenTheBeautiful Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist
Thanks for the llama! :happybounce: 
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