Family Photography - Photographing my Cousins by Christian Hernandez

My cousin and her husband just moved back to Florida from Georgia. They are both engineers and move cities/states just about every few years to be closer to each of their project’s sites. They are now working on a project in Florida and called me up for some family photos. They take some each year for their Christmas cards and to have a record of how the kids have grown throughout the years. I happily obliged!

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8 Hours Walking Around New York City by Christian Hernandez

A collection of photographs I took while walking around New York City for 8 hours in September 2018.

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Photographing Teachers College, Columbia University's New Student Orientation by Christian Hernandez

I attended Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City both as a full-time and part-time student from 2013-2017. During my time at the college, I worked as a Student Assistant for the Office of Student Affairs, where I did some photography and graphic design work. In September 2018, I was asked to photograph their new student orientation and here's some of what I captured.

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Making Pottery at Porch Pottery by Christian Hernandez

I had been wanting to take a pottery class for a while, so before I moved back to Florida, I purchased a Groupon for a 2-hour pottery class that included making pottery on a wheel. The Groupon was for 4 people, so it was perfect for my family and I. The only time I had done anything with pottery was in 5th grade and I don't remember a lot of it, so I thought why not try it out for fun?

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Highlights from EPIC Sports Marketing's 2018 Believe Strong Triathlon Festival by Christian Hernandez

Here are some of my favorite images from EPIC Sports Marketing’s most recent event - the Believe Strong Triathlon Festival on August 25, 2018.

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Nature at Lake Louisa State Park by Christian Hernandez

While helping with set-up for an EPIC Sports Marketing race, I snapped some nature photos of Lake Louisa State Park in Clermont, FL.

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Our Trip to St. Augustine, Florida by Christian Hernandez

Two of my grandparents had been wanting to drive up to St. Augustine for a few months now. So yesterday, my sister and I drove the 2 hours up north from Orlando to take them and spend the day walking around the town.

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A Photographer's Portrait by Christian Hernandez

In the spirit of learning and becoming a better photographer, on Thursday night, I wanted to play with some lights and softboxes I had purchased a few months ago. I've learned that trial and error in a relaxed, controlled environment (not a paid shoot), I can learn a lot about lighting, the camera, lenses, and photography in general. I don't have the pressure of delivering images to a client and have ample time to adjust things and see what works and doesn't.

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Alpa Rama - Fashion/Style Influencer Photoshoot - Lake Nona, Orlando, FL by Christian Hernandez

I first met Alpa about 2 months ago in May 2018 through Instagram when I offered to take some photos for her blog. We worked out the details to meet up so she could model and allow me to take some portraits we could both could use in our portfolios.

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Cousins at Work - Portraits of my Cousins by Christian Hernandez

On days when my uncle’s company has events, I photograph EPIC Sports Marketing’s races. My cousins help out at the races, so I also take some photos of them. Here are some shots.

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3 Things I've Learned in 5 Years as a Photographer by Christian Hernandez

I started taking my photography seriously in 2013 after moving to New York City. There, I did a lot of portrait and event work at the graduate school I attended, and also roamed NYC photographing the city on my own. That's the time when I began learning the ins and outs of my camera and how to photograph. Between then and now, I've learned a lot.

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Street Photography at Walt Disney World III by Christian Hernandez

Street Photography at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios.

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Joshua - Harlem Fashion/Style Photoshoot by Christian Hernandez

Joshua has been a good friend of mine since 2010 when we were both in undergrad at the University of Central Florida. That year, we both made UCF's Orientation Team (affectionately named O-Team).

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Street Photography at Walt Disney World II by Christian Hernandez

On Monday, July 16, my family and I went to Walt Disney World's EPCOT Center. Here are some street-style photos I shot while there.

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Our Walt Disney World Fort Wilderness Resort Pontoon Boat Experience by Christian Hernandez

My family and I are Orlando locals and we often go to Disney, but this past Monday, July 16, the family decided to do something a little different. As we were driving to EPCOT, we decided to take a detour to The Campsites at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort before going to the theme parks.

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My Dog - Rocky the Yorkie by Christian Hernandez

His name is Rocky and he came into my life in September 2016. He's the cutest Yorkshire terrier and will melt your heart when you meet him.

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My NYONair/FlyNYON Experience by Christian Hernandez

It was April 29, 2018 when my brother Mervin surprised me with an 'above NYC' flight on Fly NYON as a going away present. I had lived in New York City for the last 5 years and on May 1, I was moving back to Florida.

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Ambient Shots On Location - Winter Park, FL by Christian Hernandez

While on a fashion portrait photoshoot a few weeks ago, I had a little bit of downtime while the model was changing wardrobe. During that time, I stepped out and wandered around the location we were shooting in and took some ambient shots of our surroundings.

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Inheritance of Hope - Family Photos by Christian Hernandez

In May of this year, I had the privilege of photographing for Inheritance of Hope. An amazing organization inspiring hope in families facing the loss of a parent. Here are a few of the photos.

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