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Matt Hernandez
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Attended Western Kentucky University
Lives in Paducah, KY
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David Banister | McCracken Co. c/o '16
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... We took David Banister's senior portraits. After the shoot I traveled in my DeLorean back to the future to the year 2015 to share it with you :-)

I was pretty excited about this shot for obvious reasons, and I thought it would be the perfect post for Halloween. I's say it's safe to say this is one of the most epic senior pictures I've ever taken. Thanks again, David! #MHC #MattHernandezCreative #SeniorPortraits #SeniorPictures #starwars #theforceawakens #jedi #jedimaster #maytheforcebewithyou +Nikon USA +Westcott Lighting +F.J. Westcott #westcott #toppro
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David Banister | McCracken Co. c/o '16
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... We took David Banister's senior portraits. After the shoot I traveled in my DeLorean back to the future to the year 2015 to share it with you :-)

I was pretty excited about this shot for obvious reasons, and I thought it would be the perfect post for Halloween. I's say it's safe to say this is one of the most epic senior pictures I've ever taken. Thanks again, David! #MHC #MattHernandezCreative #SeniorPortraits #SeniorPictures #starwars #theforceawakens #jedi #jedimaster #maytheforcebewithyou +Nikon USA +Westcott Lighting +F.J. Westcott #westcott #toppro
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Phenomenal. The force is strong with this one
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Alec Spillman | Hickman Co. c/o '16
Here's a cool shot we got during Alec's senior portrait session. I've been having a lot of fun with multiple exposure's lately. Taking them can be challenging, but Alec was up for it. I'm glad he was, but I think this one is one of my best so far. Thanks again for asking us to take your senior pictures, Alec! 

Shot with my +Nikon USA D800 & 14-24mm in multiple exposure mode (5 frames). Settings: 24mm, f5.6, 1/250ss, ISO 640. The scene was lit with the main strobe camera left modified with a +Westcott Lighting 7' silver parabolic, and the rim light camera right 45 degrees behind the subject modified with a silver reflector and 40 degree grid. We made several attempts to get this shot, and I ended up blending a couple of them to get the final image perfect. Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC and retouched in Photoshop. +F.J. Westcott  #MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #SportsPhotos   #Nikon   #NikonNoFilter   #SeniorPortraits   #Basketball   #MultipleExposure   #Westcott   #TopPro  
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Alec Spillman | Hickman Co. c/o '16
Here's a cool shot we got during Alec's senior portrait session. I've been having a lot of fun with multiple exposure's lately. Taking them can be challenging, but Alec was up for it. I'm glad he was, but I think this one is one of my best so far. Thanks again for asking us to take your senior pictures, Alec! 

Shot with my +Nikon USA D800 & 14-24mm in multiple exposure mode (5 frames). Settings: 24mm, f5.6, 1/250ss, ISO 640. The scene was lit with the main strobe camera left modified with a +Westcott Lighting 7' silver parabolic, and the rim light camera right 45 degrees behind the subject modified with a silver reflector and 40 degree grid. We made several attempts to get this shot, and I ended up blending a couple of them to get the final image perfect. Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC and retouched in Photoshop. +F.J. Westcott  #MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #SportsPhotos   #Nikon   #NikonNoFilter   #SeniorPortraits   #Basketball   #MultipleExposure   #Westcott   #TopPro  
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Nice series of photos and cool lighting
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Zy'Aire Hughes | McCracken Co. c/o '16
Here's another shot from Zy'Aire's senior session at the football field. Great job man. I can't wait for you to see the rest!

This one was a simple setup. Just one light camera left with a Westcott XXL Rapid Box. #MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #SportsPhotos   #Nikon   #NikonNoFilter   #NikonUSA   #Westcott   #TopPro   #Football   #SeniorPortraits  
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Zy'Aire Hughes | McCracken Co. c/o '16
Here's another shot from Zy'Aire's senior session at the football field. Great job man. I can't wait for you to see the rest!

This one was a simple setup. Just one light camera left with a Westcott XXL Rapid Box. #MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #SportsPhotos   #Nikon   #NikonNoFilter   #NikonUSA   #Westcott   #TopPro   #Football   #SeniorPortraits  
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Nice work Matt!
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David Banister | McCracken Co. c/o '16
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... We took David Banister's senior portraits. After the shoot I traveled in my DeLorean back to the future to the year 2015 to share it with you :-)

I was pretty excited about this shot for obvious reasons, and I thought it would be the perfect post for Halloween. I's say it's safe to say this is one of the most epic senior pictures I've ever taken. Thanks again, David! #MHC #MattHernandezCreative #SeniorPortraits #SeniorPictures #starwars #theforceawakens #jedi #jedimaster #maytheforcebewithyou +Nikon USA +Westcott Lighting +F.J. Westcott #westcott #toppro
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Alec Spillman | Hickman Co. c/o '16
Here's a cool shot we got during Alec's senior portrait session. I've been having a lot of fun with multiple exposure's lately. Taking them can be challenging, but Alec was up for it. I'm glad he was, but I think this one is one of my best so far. Thanks again for asking us to take your senior pictures, Alec! 

Shot with my +Nikon USA D800 & 14-24mm in multiple exposure mode (5 frames). Settings: 24mm, f5.6, 1/250ss, ISO 640. The scene was lit with the main strobe camera left modified with a +Westcott Lighting 7' silver parabolic, and the rim light camera right 45 degrees behind the subject modified with a silver reflector and 40 degree grid. We made several attempts to get this shot, and I ended up blending a couple of them to get the final image perfect. Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC and retouched in Photoshop. +F.J. Westcott  #MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #SportsPhotos   #Nikon   #NikonNoFilter   #SeniorPortraits   #Basketball   #MultipleExposure   #Westcott   #TopPro  
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Cool!
Have never played with the multi-exposure mode. How many exposures per second can your camera do? Is it the same as frames-per-second in the burst mode?
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Alec Spillman | Hickman Co. c/o '16
Here's a cool shot we got during Alec's senior portrait session. I've been having a lot of fun with multiple exposure's lately. Taking them can be challenging, but Alec was up for it. I'm glad he was, but I think this one is one of my best so far. Thanks again for asking us to take your senior pictures, Alec! 

Shot with my +Nikon USA D800 & 14-24mm in multiple exposure mode (5 frames). Settings: 24mm, f5.6, 1/250ss, ISO 640. The scene was lit with the main strobe camera left modified with a +Westcott Lighting 7' silver parabolic, and the rim light camera right 45 degrees behind the subject modified with a silver reflector and 40 degree grid. We made several attempts to get this shot, and I ended up blending a couple of them to get the final image perfect. Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC and retouched in Photoshop. +F.J. Westcott  #MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #SportsPhotos   #Nikon   #NikonNoFilter   #SeniorPortraits   #Basketball   #MultipleExposure   #Westcott   #TopPro  
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Zy'Aire Hughes | McCracken Co. c/o '16
Here's another shot from Zy'Aire's senior session at the football field. Great job man. I can't wait for you to see the rest!

This one was a simple setup. Just one light camera left with a Westcott XXL Rapid Box. #MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #SportsPhotos   #Nikon   #NikonNoFilter   #NikonUSA   #Westcott   #TopPro   #Football   #SeniorPortraits  
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Zy'Aire Hughes | McCracken Co. c/o '16
Here's another shot from Zy'Aire's senior session at the football field. Great job man. I can't wait for you to see the rest!

This one was a simple setup. Just one light camera left with a Westcott XXL Rapid Box. #MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #SportsPhotos   #Nikon   #NikonNoFilter   #NikonUSA   #Westcott   #TopPro   #Football   #SeniorPortraits  
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Addie Bowman | Hickman Co. c/o '16
Here's one of my favorite shots from Addie's senior shoot. I love the Hickman Co. gym and thought the seats in the background really added a cool element to her volleyball images. Great job, Addie!

This image was shot with my +Nikon USA D4S and 70-200mm lens at 102mm, f6.3, 1/250ss, ISO 100. Lit with three strobes. The main light was camera left with a +Westcott Lighting XXL Rapid Box, the second strobe was used as a rim light camera right 45 degrees behind the subject modified with a Westcott large strip box, and the third light was down low behind the subject aimed at the stands with a silver reflector and 40 degree gird to focus the light and only illuminate part of the seats. #MHC   #MattHernandezCreative   #Nikon   #NikonNoFilter   #Westcott   #TopPro   #SeniorPortraits   #SeniorPictures   #SportsPhotos   #Volleyball  +F.J. Westcott 
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Cool shot. Love the colors.
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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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    Art, 2000 - 2004
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    Production Designer, 2006 - 2008
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