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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 EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens, Canon EOS 7D, 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 a YouTube account. 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 the info you need.

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. I am a food photographer/food stylist. I do not have a food blog.

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 ©copyright theresahelmerphotography. 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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Our World...

Tibet by lindayangItaly by DarkstrawberrysColors of Nepal by CalveitSerenity in the morning by kanesPrague's Old Town by PaSt1978:Like a fairy tale: by BlueColoursOfNatureVines by IsacGoulartFarm by JayantaraGiraffe by kceb14greece II by luckydorkGolden Gate 02 HDR by JoKeR0720Great Wall Of China by shiroang


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Theresa Helmer
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
Current Residence: San Francisco Bay Area, California. All my photos are for sale, if you are interested in purchasing my photos, please note me for pricing or quotes.

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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Do you trust reviews (restaurant, movies & etc) on social media sites (yelp for example)? 

81 deviants said Yes
47 deviants said I don't trust the reviews even though i do check them out from time to time
47 deviants said No, i ask my family members and friends...i trust their opinions anyday over internet
29 deviants said Other -
22 deviants said No

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



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evie2001 Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The only person I've seen so far
who can make food an art
; o ; your art is so cute!
Pure-Fire-Legend Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you ever made and taken pictures of spam musubi? It's really really simple and tasty, and with seaweed and soy sauce decorating the sides of a photo, I'm sure it would look really nice. :)

(Here's a kind of crappy picture I took of some I made
bunnipowerz Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are  awesome and so is your photos! :D
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Zakorite Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely ADORE your food photos! They are so well done and very eye catching! 
alucard214 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Love your flower photography 
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snowdrago Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist
thanks for the llama
Leonman-42 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Student General Artist
You just need to remember to stay humble, and take everyday as achievement.
un-angel-llora Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I like your works are great, rich desserts. 
theMerse Featured By Owner Edited Mar 17, 2015
So much food porn...
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MLP-points Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! I want to eat your deserts they look so good.
AnOtakuOwl Featured By Owner Edited Mar 16, 2015  New member Student Traditional Artist
Your photographing is great. The sweets look extremely delicious.
Katherine100 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Hiya! I love your pictures! ^^
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