Helena V. Studio - helenade1@me.com: Blog https://www.helenavstudio.com/blog en-us (C) Helena V. Studio - helenade1@me.com (Helena V. Studio - helenade1@me.com) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:26:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:26:00 GMT https://www.helenavstudio.com/img/s/v-12/u226697826-o913833081-50.jpg Helena V. Studio - helenade1@me.com: Blog https://www.helenavstudio.com/blog 80 120 Studio Moved + New Website https://www.helenavstudio.com/blog/2012/6/studio-moved-new-website
It has been awhile since I've written content on my blog. Like most things in life, there is a reason.

After living and working in NYC for 12 years I have moved to Pound Ridge, NY to live and work in an environment that provides more space to photograph and design. Working in this space is beneficial because I can shoot more and if a client needs me to come in to help them complete a job I can because my studio is only an hour outside of the city. 

Not only has my work environment changed but my website design has been updated as well. If interested in checking out the new layout you may at http://www.helenavstudio.com/

If you or the company you work for needs products photographed to help promote your business feel free to give the studio a call at 212-673-6584 and or email me at helena@helenavstudio.com.  I'd be happy to help you out. 
(Helena V. Studio - helenade1@me.com) creative in life new photographer photography product still studio table top york https://www.helenavstudio.com/blog/2012/6/studio-moved-new-website Wed, 13 Jun 2012 17:24:52 GMT
Vivian Maier At Steven Kasher Gallery https://www.helenavstudio.com/blog/2012/4/about-month-ago-i-went-to-steven-kasher

About a month ago I went to Steven Kasher Gallery in Chelsea, NY to go see an art collector, Mr. John Bennette, talk about Vivian Maier's work. It was an educational experience but there were so many questions I had that couldn't be answered because Vivian passed away in 2009.  

Her photos are beautiful and are taken in a photojournalist style. This style is my favorite because one's true expression is captured.  I have read reviews about Ms. Maier's work and the reviewers rank Vivian up there with Diane Arbus. I wonder how that would have changed her life if she was alive to learn that people truly admire her vision? 

In any case, I thought to let you know that
Steven Kasher Gallery will be exhibiting Vivian Maier's photos again. The opening is April 12th from 6-8pm. 
(Helena V. Studio - helenade1@me.com) https://www.helenavstudio.com/blog/2012/4/about-month-ago-i-went-to-steven-kasher Fri, 06 Apr 2012 00:37:55 GMT
Dog Collar Photo https://www.helenavstudio.com/blog/2012/3/dog-collar-photo

Last week the studio was asked by a new designer, Hibou,  to shoot 15 dog collars, front and back. These photos will be used for their website-to-be and look book. 

The owner wanted a very natural, simple look. We photographed these on a white background and elevated the collars on acrylic cubes. Then in post production the cubes were removed. 

It was an all day shoot and the client was very happy!

(Helena V. Studio - helenade1@me.com) Product Photography dog collars Photography animal accessories NYC New York City Helena V. Studio https://www.helenavstudio.com/blog/2012/3/dog-collar-photo Tue, 13 Mar 2012 04:49:35 GMT
Photos of Children's Books and Dolls https://www.helenavstudio.com/blog/2012/3/it-has-been-awhile-since-i-have-posted

It has been awhile since I have posted to this blog because lots of work has crossed the studio's path. The photo above is an example of a job that was worked on for MerryMakers Inc, a creator of dolls for children's books. They asked the studio to photograph, style and retouch 35 dolls and books for their website. 

In total it was a 4 day job, 2 days photographing and 2 days retouching. The products were set up with a white backdrop, a few Broncolor heads, a soft box, some reflectors and a few pieces of white foamcore. After the client approved the styling/lighting of the first shot the rest of the images were photographed then retouched then submitted via a 9 page .pdf for final approval. 

All in all I am very happy with the results. If you'd like to see more photos that were created for this job you may at 

If you know anyone who would like their products photographed, referrals are always appreciated. 

(Helena V. Studio - helenade1@me.com) product photographer Photography Retouching stuffed toys creative studio in nyc Product Photography in NYC dolls children's books https://www.helenavstudio.com/blog/2012/3/it-has-been-awhile-since-i-have-posted Thu, 08 Mar 2012 07:00:36 GMT