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Matt Hernandez
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Keely Barnes | McCracken Co. Softball, Class of 2016
Thanks to Keely for doing such a great job and being so patient yesterday. It was an honor to take senior pictures for the Mustang that got the game winning RBI in the state championship! This is the retouched image form the Periscope video I posted earlier. I couldn't wait to edit it! If you didnt catch the video live I shared it earlier on this page so check it out! I will be putting it up on YouTube and Vimeo soon too. I hope to do more of these BTS videos so make sure you follow me on Twitter (@matthernandez)!

Shot with the +Nikon USA D800 & 14-24 2.8 at 20mm. Lit with one Einstein strobe and modified with the +Westcott Lighting  XXL Rapid Box with the deflector plate and one layer of diffusion. I also used the PocketWizard Flex TT1 and MC2 receiver to enable Hypersync and get a faster shutter speed to freeze the action in daylight. Settings: F5, 1/800 SS, ISO 100

#MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #Nikon   #Westcott   #TopPro  
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Keely Barnes | McCracken Co. Softball, Class of 2016
Thanks to Keely for doing such a great job and being so patient yesterday. It was an honor to take senior pictures for the Mustang that got the game winning RBI in the state championship! This is the retouched image form the Periscope video I posted earlier. I couldn't wait to edit it! If you didnt catch the video live I shared it earlier on this page so check it out! I will be putting it up on YouTube and Vimeo soon too. I hope to do more of these BTS videos so make sure you follow me on Twitter (@matthernandez)!

Shot with the +Nikon USA D800 & 14-24 2.8 at 20mm. Lit with one Einstein strobe and modified with the +Westcott Lighting  XXL Rapid Box with the deflector plate and one layer of diffusion. I also used the PocketWizard Flex TT1 and MC2 receiver to enable Hypersync and get a faster shutter speed to freeze the action in daylight. Settings: F5, 1/800 SS, ISO 100

#MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #Nikon   #Westcott   #TopPro  
+F.J. Westcott 
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Never done a shot like that, +Scott Micale!
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Keely Barnes Action Video
Do you see my LIVE Periscope broadcast from McCracken Co.'s softball field yesterday during Keely's senior shoot? If not here you go! I plan to do a lot more of these so be sure to follow me on Periscope (@matthernandez)! #MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #Westcott   #TopPro   #Softball  
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Keely Barnes Action Video
Do you see my LIVE Periscope broadcast from McCracken Co.'s softball field yesterday during Keely's senior shoot? If not here you go! I plan to do a lot more of these so be sure to follow me on Periscope (@matthernandez)! #MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #Westcott   #TopPro   #Softball  
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Wells Purdom | Mustangs Football, Class of 2016
We got this shot of Wells right before the storm hit. We all thought we were about to get stuck in a tornado! The sky was incredible right after it passed. I will share some of those images soon. Just in case anyone is wondering, the rain in this shot is real not Photoshopped :-)

Nikon D800 & 14-24 2.8mm lens at 24mm. F5, 1/125 SS, ISO 200. Lit with one Einstein strobe right behind me. Modified with a +Westcott Lighting  XXL Rapid Box as a beauty dish with the inner layer of diffusion. Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC with VSCO Film and retouched in Photoshop. #MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #NikonNoFilter   #Westcott   #TopPro   #Football   #SeniorPortraits   +Nikon USA +F.J. Westcott 
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Wells Purdom | Mustangs Football, Class of 2016
We got this shot of Wells right before the storm hit. We all thought we were about to get stuck in a tornado! The sky was incredible right after it passed. I will share some of those images soon. Just in case anyone is wondering, the rain in this shot is real not Photoshopped :-)

Nikon D800 & 14-24 2.8mm lens at 24mm. F5, 1/125 SS, ISO 200. Lit with one Einstein strobe right behind me. Modified with a +Westcott Lighting  XXL Rapid Box as a beauty dish with the inner layer of diffusion. Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC with VSCO Film and retouched in Photoshop. #MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #NikonNoFilter   #Westcott   #TopPro   #Football   #SeniorPortraits   +Nikon USA +F.J. Westcott 
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Keely Barnes | McCracken Co. Softball, Class of 2016
Thanks to Keely for doing such a great job and being so patient yesterday. It was an honor to take senior pictures for the Mustang that got the game winning RBI in the state championship! This is the retouched image form the Periscope video I posted earlier. I couldn't wait to edit it! If you didnt catch the video live I shared it earlier on this page so check it out! I will be putting it up on YouTube and Vimeo soon too. I hope to do more of these BTS videos so make sure you follow me on Twitter (@matthernandez)!

Shot with the +Nikon USA D800 & 14-24 2.8 at 20mm. Lit with one Einstein strobe and modified with the +Westcott Lighting  XXL Rapid Box with the deflector plate and one layer of diffusion. I also used the PocketWizard Flex TT1 and MC2 receiver to enable Hypersync and get a faster shutter speed to freeze the action in daylight. Settings: F5, 1/800 SS, ISO 100

#MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #Nikon   #Westcott   #TopPro  
+F.J. Westcott 
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Keely Barnes | McCracken Co. Softball, Class of 2016
Thanks to Keely for doing such a great job and being so patient yesterday. It was an honor to take senior pictures for the Mustang that got the game winning RBI in the state championship! This is the retouched image form the Periscope video I posted earlier. I couldn't wait to edit it! If you didnt catch the video live I shared it earlier on this page so check it out! I will be putting it up on YouTube and Vimeo soon too. I hope to do more of these BTS videos so make sure you follow me on Twitter (@matthernandez)!

Shot with the +Nikon USA D800 & 14-24 2.8 at 20mm. Lit with one Einstein strobe and modified with the +Westcott Lighting  XXL Rapid Box with the deflector plate and one layer of diffusion. I also used the PocketWizard Flex TT1 and MC2 receiver to enable Hypersync and get a faster shutter speed to freeze the action in daylight. Settings: F5, 1/800 SS, ISO 100

#MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #Nikon   #Westcott   #TopPro  
+F.J. Westcott 
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Keely Barnes Action Video
Do you see my LIVE Periscope broadcast from McCracken Co.'s softball field yesterday during Keely's senior shoot? If not here you go! I plan to do a lot more of these so be sure to follow me on Periscope (@matthernandez)! #MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #Westcott   #TopPro   #Softball  
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Keely Barnes Action Video
Do you see my LIVE Periscope broadcast from McCracken Co.'s softball field yesterday during Keely's senior shoot? If not here you go! I plan to do a lot more of these so be sure to follow me on Periscope (@matthernandez)! #MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #Westcott   #TopPro   #Softball  
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Looks like fun.  Enjoyed seeing how you lit the seen with just one light.  Nice of you to share a little of how you do what you do so well.
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Wells Purdom | Mustangs Football, Class of 2016
We got this shot of Wells right before the storm hit. We all thought we were about to get stuck in a tornado! The sky was incredible right after it passed. I will share some of those images soon. Just in case anyone is wondering, the rain in this shot is real not Photoshopped :-)

Nikon D800 & 14-24 2.8mm lens at 24mm. F5, 1/125 SS, ISO 200. Lit with one Einstein strobe right behind me. Modified with a +Westcott Lighting  XXL Rapid Box as a beauty dish with the inner layer of diffusion. Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC with VSCO Film and retouched in Photoshop. #MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #NikonNoFilter   #Westcott   #TopPro   #Football   #SeniorPortraits   +Nikon USA +F.J. Westcott 
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Wells Purdom | Mustangs Football, Class of 2016
We got this shot of Wells right before the storm hit. We all thought we were about to get stuck in a tornado! The sky was incredible right after it passed. I will share some of those images soon. Just in case anyone is wondering, the rain in this shot is real not Photoshopped :-)

Nikon D800 & 14-24 2.8mm lens at 24mm. F5, 1/125 SS, ISO 200. Lit with one Einstein strobe right behind me. Modified with a +Westcott Lighting  XXL Rapid Box as a beauty dish with the inner layer of diffusion. Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC with VSCO Film and retouched in Photoshop. #MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #NikonNoFilter   #Westcott   #TopPro   #Football   #SeniorPortraits   +Nikon USA +F.J. Westcott 
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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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