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Want to polish your lighting skills? Join Joey Terrell, Dave Black and myself at the Summit Lighting Photography Workshop May 22-24 in Denver, Co. There are still a few spots left! Check out the Summit Series of Photography Workshops web site for more info and registration: http://goo.gl/1VT21g
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Wells Purdom & Zy’Aire Hughes | Mustangs Football, Class of 2016
Here’s another shot of 2016 MHC senior ambassadors Wells and Zy’Aire. This one was right after the storm passed through. Glad we waited it out!

+Nikon USA  D800 & Nikkor 14-24 2.8 (20mm, f4, 1/80, ISO 160); One Einstein strobe camera right w/a +Westcott Lighting  XXL Rapid Box as a beauty dish with the inner layer of diffusion. +F.J. Westcott  #MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #Nikon   #NikonNoFilter   #Westcott   #TopPro   #Football   #SeniorPortraits  
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Wells Purdom & Zy’Aire Hughes | Mustangs Football, Class of 2016
Here’s another shot of 2016 MHC senior ambassadors Wells and Zy’Aire. This one was right after the storm passed through. Glad we waited it out!

+Nikon USA  D800 & Nikkor 14-24 2.8 (20mm, f4, 1/80, ISO 160); One Einstein strobe camera right w/a +Westcott Lighting  XXL Rapid Box as a beauty dish with the inner layer of diffusion. +F.J. Westcott  #MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #Nikon   #NikonNoFilter   #Westcott   #TopPro   #Football   #SeniorPortraits  
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Wells Purdom & Zy’Aire Hughes | Mustangs Football, Class of 2016
We had to fight the rain and some nasty wind, but it was worth it because the sky turned out to be pretty epic. Big thanks to Zy’Aire and Wells, who did a great job and had extremely good patience. I can’t wait to show everyone more of these shots!

+Nikon USA D800 & Nikkor 14-24 2.8 (f5, 1/250, ISO 200); One Einstein strobe camera left w/a +Westcott Lighting XXL Rapid Box as a beauty dish with the inner layer of diffusion. +F.J. Westcott  #MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #Football   #SeniorPortraits   #Nikon   #NikonNoFilter   #Westcott   #TopPro  
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Wells Purdom & Zy’Aire Hughes | Mustangs Football, Class of 2016
We had to fight the rain and some nasty wind, but it was worth it because the sky turned out to be pretty epic. Big thanks to Zy’Aire and Wells, who did a great job and had extremely good patience. I can’t wait to show everyone more of these shots!

+Nikon USA D800 & Nikkor 14-24 2.8 (f5, 1/250, ISO 200); One Einstein strobe camera left w/a +Westcott Lighting XXL Rapid Box as a beauty dish with the inner layer of diffusion. +F.J. Westcott  #MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #Football   #SeniorPortraits   #Nikon   #NikonNoFilter   #Westcott   #TopPro  
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Join Me at the Summit Lighting Workshop in Denver May 22-24!
If you're a photographer interested in learning more about creative off camera lighting check out the Summit Lighting Workshop May 22-24 in Denver. I feel very privileged to be part of the faculty at this year's workshop along side two of the best photographers in the industry, Joey Terrill and Dave Black. We will be covering several areas including commercial lighting, portraiture, action lighting, and low light scenarios. There are still a few spots open so check out the Summit Series of Photography Workshops web site for more information and registration!
The pinnacle of photography education covering subjects from sports, nature, adventure, lighting, and Alaska. Summit Workshops are created by Rich Clarkson.
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Wells Purdom & Zy’Aire Hughes | Mustangs Football, Class of 2016
We had to fight the rain and some nasty wind, but it was worth it because the sky turned out to be pretty epic. Big thanks to Zy’Aire and Wells, who did a great job and had extremely good patience. I can’t wait to show everyone more of these shots!

+Nikon USA D800 & Nikkor 14-24 2.8 (f5, 1/250, ISO 200); One Einstein strobe camera left w/a +Westcott Lighting XXL Rapid Box as a beauty dish with the inner layer of diffusion. +F.J. Westcott  #MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #Football   #SeniorPortraits   #Nikon   #NikonNoFilter   #Westcott   #TopPro  
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Wells Purdom & Zy’Aire Hughes | Mustangs Football, Class of 2016
Here’s another shot of 2016 MHC senior ambassadors Wells and Zy’Aire. This one was right after the storm passed through. Glad we waited it out!

+Nikon USA  D800 & Nikkor 14-24 2.8 (20mm, f4, 1/80, ISO 160); One Einstein strobe camera right w/a +Westcott Lighting  XXL Rapid Box as a beauty dish with the inner layer of diffusion. +F.J. Westcott  #MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #Nikon   #NikonNoFilter   #Westcott   #TopPro   #Football   #SeniorPortraits  
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Wells Purdom & Zy’Aire Hughes | Mustangs Football, Class of 2016
Here’s another shot of 2016 MHC senior ambassadors Wells and Zy’Aire. This one was right after the storm passed through. Glad we waited it out!

+Nikon USA  D800 & Nikkor 14-24 2.8 (20mm, f4, 1/80, ISO 160); One Einstein strobe camera right w/a +Westcott Lighting  XXL Rapid Box as a beauty dish with the inner layer of diffusion. +F.J. Westcott  #MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #Nikon   #NikonNoFilter   #Westcott   #TopPro   #Football   #SeniorPortraits  
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Wells Purdom & Zy’Aire Hughes | Mustangs Football, Class of 2016
We had to fight the rain and some nasty wind, but it was worth it because the sky turned out to be pretty epic. Big thanks to Zy’Aire and Wells, who did a great job and had extremely good patience. I can’t wait to show everyone more of these shots!

+Nikon USA D800 & Nikkor 14-24 2.8 (f5, 1/250, ISO 200); One Einstein strobe camera left w/a +Westcott Lighting XXL Rapid Box as a beauty dish with the inner layer of diffusion. +F.J. Westcott  #MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #Football   #SeniorPortraits   #Nikon   #NikonNoFilter   #Westcott   #TopPro  
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Wells Purdom & Zy’Aire Hughes | Mustangs Football, Class of 2016
We had to fight the rain and some nasty wind, but it was worth it because the sky turned out to be pretty epic. Big thanks to Zy’Aire and Wells, who did a great job and had extremely good patience. I can’t wait to show everyone more of these shots!

+Nikon USA D800 & Nikkor 14-24 2.8 (f5, 1/250, ISO 200); One Einstein strobe camera left w/a +Westcott Lighting XXL Rapid Box as a beauty dish with the inner layer of diffusion. +F.J. Westcott  #MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #Football   #SeniorPortraits   #Nikon   #NikonNoFilter   #Westcott   #TopPro  
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Join Me at the Summit Lighting Workshop in Denver May 22-24!
If you're a photographer interested in learning more about creative off camera lighting check out the Summit Lighting Workshop May 22-24 in Denver. I feel very privileged to be part of the faculty at this year's workshop along side two of the best photographers in the industry, Joey Terrill and Dave Black. We will be covering several areas including commercial lighting, portraiture, action lighting, and low light scenarios. There are still a few spots open so check out the Summit Series of Photography Workshops web site for more information and registration!
The pinnacle of photography education covering subjects from sports, nature, adventure, lighting, and Alaska. Summit Workshops are created by Rich Clarkson.
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  • Matt Hernandez Photography
    Owner/Photographer, 2010 - present
  • University of Kentucky Athletic Department
    Assistant Publications Director, 2008 - 2010
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    Graphic Designer, 2007 - 2008
  • Athlon Sports
    Production Designer, 2006 - 2008
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Paducah, KY
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Lexington, KY - Nashville, TN - Bowling Green, KY
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Husband, photographer, retoucher, designer, and dog lover.
Introduction
Hi, my name is Matt and I take portraits of athletes. I love sports… I always have. Unfortunately I wasn't ever very good at them. One thing I was good at, however, was art. So, I went to college at Western Kentucky University and majored in studio art, with an emphasis in graphic design. When I got out I got a job as a graphic designer. I did that for 7 years, all in the sports industry. I started dating my wife while working at the University of Kentucky Athletics department, and after a year of driving 4 hours every weekend back home to see her I decided to quit and move back home (Paducah, KY). Pretty quickly after I made this harsh decision I picked up photography. Because of my design background it wasn't that big of a transition. Naturally, I gravitated towards sports. I've tried just about every other kind of photography along the way, but this is where my heart is… Sports photography. I love it and I can't imagine doing anything else. I love taking pictures and helping people, so if whether you are in need of sports photos or photography advice don't hesitate to give me a call or email.
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I was published in Graphic Design USA Magazine’s July/August 2010 Inhouse Design Awards Annual for some of my work at the University of Kentucky. I have also received various other awards over my career, including two consecutive COSIDA Awards for Nation's Best Swimming & Diving Media Guide Cover and the Nation's Best Postseason Guide Cover for my 2009 Liberty Bowl Guide. More recently I had all 3 of my pieces submitted make the gallery showing at the 2012 Google+ Photographer's Conference (only 24 were chosen), and I won the "People's Choice Award" at the Keynote on May 22nd, 2012.
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  • Western Kentucky University
    Art, 2000 - 2004
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