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About Photography / Professional Official Beta Tester Theresa HelmerFemale/United States Recent Activity
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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 don't write me and ask me to make certain food/dessert. I do not take request. 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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these are few of my favorite things...

.Still Human. by nothingbuteverythingSweet romance by Dipliner Hummingbird the 1st by RadekDemjan Watermelon mojito by dailyrecipesHandsome Beast by ZoranPhoto Leaning baby by bebefromtheblockrain by teddycheeseThe language of flowers by bebefromtheblockCherries , 2 ! by W-ilting summers garden by ZaLitaStill Life. 061 by AlexEdgCanon 70-200mm f2.8 IS II USM by EltasiaA Chick w/ A Broken Heart... by theresahelmerYou Are So Beautiful To Me by theresahelmerRainbow Pasta by theresahelmer


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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 pricings 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 love Chinese food? If yes, what dish...? 

112 deviants said Yes, I love Chinese food a lot
56 deviants said Once in a while is okay...but not all the time
12 deviants said Other -
7 deviants said No, thank you...don't care for the cuisine at all

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

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lilluvlyan9el Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I sincerely apologize. I should've read your FAQs. You are a really awesome self-taught artist/baker/photographer/gardener. 
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zouhair14 Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  New Deviant
very delighted visiting your amazing site , I am trying to share your art on my facebook as well as Pinterest
Cupcake0993 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanks for the llama:heart: 
763Lilypadpandaowl Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for the llama! Heart 
ZealousBeast Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Hi there. I've been looking at your photography since I watched you and I really enjoy it. Also, I saw you've been raising points...could I please have some, if it isn't too much to ask? Thank you. <3
LifeANDsuchTHINGS Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
You are an inspiration, darling! My tummy is happy because of all your works in the gallery. Go ahead <3
AndrewsBrianne Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant
I'm so inspired right now! I'll come to your profile to seek my muse! Love 
sandara Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I just spent a good 20 mins drooling over all your photos. :)

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ZealousBeast Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thank you for the llama badge! I attempted to donate you points, but for some reason my iPad messes up when I try to. 
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AquaDragon650 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
Love your photos! Keep up the great work! <3
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