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Carlos Hernandez #PVtakeover

PhotoVision Team

Hello friends, @carloshernandezphoto here, excited to take over @photovisionprints for the next few days! I am a wedding and lifestyle photographer based out of the coolest town (in my opinion) Portland, OR. I feel blessed to be a part of the most memorable moments in so many people’s lives. My desire as an artist is to create photos that are full of life and express beauty in an honest way. For this reason, I choose to photograph people with #film. This allows me to slow down and turn an eye to detail to document moments that are meaningful.

A little background about me—I graduated from Oregon State University as a structural civil engineer in 2007. Soon after, I became a licensed professional engineer, where I learned the importance of detail, precision and organization. Since 2012, I have worked as a professional photographer, incorporating the important skills I learned as an engineer into my workflow. All the couples I work with really enjoy that I have had that previous training, because it allows me to see the world from a different perspective and it translates in my photographs.

📷 by @maria.lamb on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at Willow Lake Estates in Brush Prairie, Washington.

#carlossvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000#ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm

 

@carloshernandezphoto #pvtakeover Day 1 // I began my photography journey at a very young age. I can still remember the very first camera I bought with 50 soda caps and just a few pesos (yes, I grew up in Mexico). I was 9 at the time. The camera was in the shape of a soda can and took 16mm film cartridges. Ever since then, I was known as the “camera guy” in my family. I took photos of everything, mainly family and landscapes. I continued that passion all the way through college where I was convinced to photograph a friend’s wedding. I quickly realized just how much I really enjoyed wedding photography, but I truly didn’t know much about it. I contacted a few established photographers in southern Oregon and bugged them till they allowed me to second shoot for them. I was determined to learn as much as possible, and as they say, the rest is history.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645 at Lowndes Grove in Charleston South Carolina.

#carlossvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000#ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @tristanneedhamdesign @ashandcobridalhair @earlyginny @BHLDN @altonlaneweddings @bellabelleshoes @pphgevents @millielewischs @susiesaltzman  @tessapinner @victoriakrav @eventworksrentals

 

@carloshernandezphoto #pvtakeover Day 1 // On a more personal note, I have been married for 3 years to the smartest and most supportive woman I know. @athinahernandez is my beautiful Finnish goddess. I don’t know what I would do without her. My business has flourished only because of her support. She works very hard behind the scenes to make sure I stay on task and is my assistant on most shoots. It is a blast to have her as a business partner. When we are not working, you can find us traveling the world, either at a lake, on top of a mountain or simply exploring new cities. We can’t seem to stay in one place for too long. We are also foodies, gotta love a good meal, we try to experience as many different cuisines as possible. If you ever find yourself in the Pacific Northwest, please reach out to us. We love meeting new people and would really enjoy showing you around our town.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #nikonF3 in Yacolt, Washington.

#carlossvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000#ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm

 

@carloshernandezphoto #pvtakeover Day 1 // I remember when I was first learning film as a child, the things I loved the most were the sounds of the shutter and the film advancing. Two years after I began shooting professionally, I remember seeing the magic other wedding photographers were creating with #film. I immediately fell in love again and wondered why I ever left that medium behind. I dusted off my old camera and began shooting film again. I tried several #mediumformat cameras until I found the one that works for me. I use the Pentax 645NII with a converted Zeiss 80mm f/2 lens.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645nii in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

#carlossvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000#ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm

 

@carloshernandezphoto #pvtakeover Day 1 // There are many reasons why I love using film to capture love stories. From loading film, to using a hand-held meter, to envisioning what the exposure will look like, to making sure my camera settings are set correctly, to hearing the sound of the shutter, I love it all. Knowing that I won’t get to see my images for at least a few days only builds the anticipation. Film really does make you slow down and think about what you are capturing. It allows me to be truly aware of my surroundings. I believe film has made me a better artist.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645nii at Lowndes Grove in Charleston South Carolina.

#carlossvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000#ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @tristanneedhamdesign @ashandcobridalhair @earlyginny @BHLDN @altonlaneweddings @bellabelleshoes @pphgevents @millielewischs @susiesaltzman  @tessapinner @eventworksrentals

 

@carloshernandezphoto #pvtakeover Day 2 // I am a sucker for beautiful landscapes as backgrounds. Give me a simple, yet beautifully styled subject and a grand view, like the ones we have here in the #PacificNorthwest, and I am happy. Those are some of my favorite photography sessions. I have been to many places around the globe but I keep coming back to this little pocket of the world—the Pacific Northwest.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645nii in Columbia River Gorge, Oregon.

#carlossvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000#ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @heirbloom.floral @elizabethdye @elizabethbowerofficial @kirstiewightmua @jaclyn_robyn

 

@carloshernandezphoto #pvtakeover Day 2 // Speaking of my favorite images to take, it’s no secret that I like to capture intimate moments. Close crops strip away all the distractions surrounding a special moment. I usually spend time with my couples before a photo session getting to know them, this helps create a more relaxed, comfortable shooting environment. Every couple is different and shows affection in unique ways. I try to really crop close on these moments to emphasize the ways they show their love for each other. Before your next shoot, try to get to know the people you are photographing, before you point your camera at them. You will be happy you did.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645nii at the Cotton Gin Inn, in Edenton, North Carolina.

#carlossvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000#ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @hannahhildebrandtevents @yeopimflowers @becomingbridal @thecottongininn


 

@carloshernandezphoto #pvtakeover Day 2 // I am sure you have heard this before, but capturing movement is one of the best ways to tell a story. However, manual focus on medium format film cameras can be really tricky, especially when shooting wide open. I have come up with a few tricks on how to get images with movement  in focus. One way I deal with this is to pan with my subject at the same speed they are moving and snap a couple of photos. Another way, which in my opinion creates better results, is to position yourself in one spot and anticipate where your subject will be moving through—and either focus on a test subject at that location, or focus on the floor where your subject is expected to move by. Practice, practice, practice. And if you are still having trouble getting your subject in focus, try adjusting your aperture, and shoot at f/4.0 or f/5.6 instead.

📷 on #ilford100 with a #pentax645nii at Lowndes Grove in Charleston South Carolina.

#carlossvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 @ilfordphoto @tristanneedhamdesign @ashandcobridalhair @earlyginny @BHLDN @altonlaneweddings @bellabelleshoes @pphgevents @millielewischs @susiesaltzman  @tessapinner @eventworksrentals

 

@carloshernandezphoto #pvtakeover Day 2 // Don’t be afraid of trying new things that are out of the norm. For this bridal inspiration shoot, @kalebnormanjames wanted to try a floral bridal hat, and I am glad we did. It was such a great success!

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645nii in Seattle, Washington.

#carlossvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm  @kalebnormanjames @ashlidaniellemakeup @bespokestrokes @bellabelleshoes @gucci @meamariebridal @ericaelizabethprettythings @crownlinendesigns @cortpartyrental @npanttt

 

@carloshernandezphoto #pvtakeover Day 3 // We all have those people we look up to and seek advice from, particularly in the beginning stages of our careers. I really believe I wouldn’t be the artist or entrepreneur I am today if it wasn’t for all of the amazing people who have poured into me since I began my journey as a photographer. This is why I am very excited to get the opportunity to pour into other photographers. One way I mentor fellow photographers is through workshops. My next workshops will be on March 22nd in San Antonio, Texas, and in September in Memphis, Tennessee. Keep an eye out for more details on my Instagram account, @carloshernandezphoto, and please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645nii at Monet Vineyards in Brush Prairie, Washington.

#carlossvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000#ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm  @athinahernandez @foragedfloral @kelseymaliecalligraphy @sainte.g @austieeckley @theenglishdept @thepoetryofsilk @latavolalinen @susiesaltzman @classicvintagerentals @monetvineyards @brandenthelion @madelineleion

 

@carloshernandezphoto #pvtakeover Day 3 // Many people have asked me what photo subjects I have struggled to master. If I had to pick, it would be flat layouts. I always struggled during weddings because I wanted everything to be perfectly straight (due to my engineering background), and I would take a very long time to get it “just right.” I am not an expert by any means, but I feel that I can now confidently style any details or invitation suites at weddings. My secret was to compile a handful of styling items in a bag and practice at home. I now take this bag with me to every wedding, so I know exactly what I have to work with and how it all looks together. Now I can style beautiful flat layouts effortlessly. Give it a try.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645nii in Columbia River Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Oregon.

#carlossvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @strucksured @foragedfloral @columbiagorgehotelweddings

 

@carloshernandezphoto #pvtakeover Day 3 // The biggest advice I could give any photographer is to always be true to yourself and photograph in your own style. Learn from other photographers and be inspired, but find your own niche. The world doesn’t need the same photographer over and over, the world needs you.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645nii at Monet Vineyards in Brush Praire, Washington.

#carlossvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000#ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm  @athinahernandez @foragedfloral @kelseymaliecalligraphy @sainte.g @austieeckley @theenglishdept @thepoetryofsilk @latavolalinen @susiesaltzman @classicvintagerentals @monetvineyards @brandenthelion @madelineleion

 
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@carloshernandezphoto #pvtakeover Day 3 // It was a pleasure hosting a PV Takeover  and connecting with all of you these past few days. I have to say thank you to @photovisionprints for the opportunity and for being the only #filmlab I use. I meant it when I said that if you find yourself in the #PNW, you should reach out. @athinahernandez and I would love to show you around this little paradise and maybe even visit #photovisionprints’ lab!

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645nii in Columbia River Gorge, Oregon.

#carlossvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @kibarbs

 

Brian Whitt + PV Takeover + Day 3

PhotoVision Team

@brianwhitt Takeover Day 3: I just love the joy this mama feels for her baby in this moment. I am constantly pushing myself to capture more authentic moments. Never be afraid to respectfully take charge of a shoot. I often, if not always, pick locations for my clients and often help them pick their outfits. After all, they are counting on ME to deliver my best, and so am I. It is OK to take charge in a heartfelt and confident manner and simply explain why you’ve selected a particular location. However, I will always ask where my clients feel their best—open spaces or closed spaces. As I have learned from @ginnyau’s styling course, this will help put clients more at ease. Believe in yourself no matter what! You are worth it. You have a skill and a talent and a commitment as a photographer to deliver powerful and meaningful images to clients.

#pvtakeover #briansvision #pentax645 #portra400 #portland #oregon #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @kodak @kodakprofilmbiz
 

@brianwhitt Takeover Day 3: “Vulnerability is about sharing our feelings and our experiences with people who have earned the right to hear them.” — Brené Brown

Be bold. Share your talents with the world and always deliver your best work! You will soon find yourself surrounded by creatives who continuously inspire you and encourage you to execute your vision. I loved collaborating on this bridal editorial shoot with @elizabethdye titled #projectpirateship. The concept was born from Elizabeth’s creative vision, inspired by a ‘90s music video and a shipwreck, that took place off the Oregon coast. Here, our bride is longing to see her groom as she waits on shore for his return. (Spoiler alert! He doesn’t make it, so the shoot takes a moody, but beautiful turn.) This project was such a blast and it’s always a pleasure to try something new creatively with great friends.

#pvtakeover #briansvision #pentax645 #fuji400h #peteriredaleshipwreck #fortstevens #oregoncoast #oregonstateparks #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @ckennedybeauty @oregonstateparks @fujifilm_northamerica

@brianwhitt Takeover Day 3: No matter what, always be yourself when working with other people, and don’t be afraid to have a little fun! From time-to-time, I feel like I need to constantly direct my subjects, but I have to remind myself this isn’t the case. I want my clients’ photos to be unique to them, to be a true documentation of their personal relationship—not what *I* think they should be or how they should look. I’ve found that when I give my subjects broad, sweeping directions, the outcome is much more genuine. When the moment and the couple are right, I can say, “Hey, whisper something weird in his ear!” And that’s when we get an interaction like this . . . one of pure joy.

#pvtakeover #briansvision #pentax645 #fuji400 #smithrock #bend #oregon #oregonstateparks #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @lewisandlevy @oncewed @oregonstateparks @fujifilm_northamerica

@brianwhitt Takeover Day 3: A huge thanks to PhotoVision for allowing me to take over their Instagram for a couple days. There is absolutely no way I could do this work without them. They are such a highly-capable, responsive and genuine group of people. I feel so grateful that they process my film. Their work is second to none!

It has been such a pleasure sharing some of my vulnerabilities as a creative and how to inspire your couples to be more vulnerable. We are all on this journey together. May we continue to support and encourage one another along the way. Keep up the great work, everyone! And please, feel free to drop me a line at Brian@BrianWhitt.com, I am here to help! 🙂

#pvtakeover #briansvision #contax645 #fuji400h #bend #oregon #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm #erichmcveyworkshop @erichmcvey @ginnyau @tingefloral @theamyclarke @thehalcyonagency @theenglishdept @jcrew @jennamrainey @froufrouchic @tonyculver @samantha_dearing_ @musemanagement @redleafstudios @nevealbums @weddingchicks @fujifilm_northamerica

Brian Whitt + PV Takeover + Day 1

PhotoVision Team

Hi there! My name is @brianwhitt. I am a wedding and editorial film photographer based in Portland, Oregon and I am honored to be hosting a #pvtakeover for the next few days. I totally could not do this without PhotoVision! Over the last few years and many conversations, I have fallen pretty hard for PV. More doting on PV to come, but during my time with you, I want to talk about something that is not always as pretty as the images we share . . . Vulnerability. As creatives and photographers, we experience it all the time—heck, it's part of being human! Being vulnerable as an artist means taking chances, putting yourself out there and bringing to life something no one else has seen before. For us wedding photographers, we do this by showing the love and unique connections our couples share in a beautiful, artistic way. I personally have a huge thing for human relationships, and I believe these connections are why we are here—to be vulnerable with one another. If you'd come along with me, over the next few days I'll be sharing how some of my own creative vulnerabilities actually led to spectacular outcomes, along with a little help from my friends at PhotoVision!

Photo by @shannonvoneschen.

#briansvision #contax645 #fuji400h #bend #oregon #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @fujifilm_northamerica

@brianwhitt Takeover Day 1: This . . .  the FIRST image I ever took on film, was at the #erichmcveyworkshop and was scanned overnight by PhotoVision! In my opinion, there is a lot of beginner’s luck in this image, as it took me another good year of playing with only one or two film stocks to really embrace and feel confident about being a film photographer. Up until this image, I was shooting digital for about a year and a half. And before my digital days, I hadn’t picked up a camera more complicated than an iPhone. But once I realized film was what I had been seeking, I was hooked—hard—and jumped into the deep end. I put all my business’ resources toward @erichmcvey’s workshop in October 2014. It was a huge exercise in vulnerability for me. I had never worked with film before and knew so little about film photography, but here I was investing in a workshop led by a super-talented guy with a #manbun surrounded by talented photographers. The only thing I had to lean on was my gut feeling that I knew it was the right investment both professionally and personally. Erich and @amymcvey’s workshop was beyond incredible, and this image wouldn’t have been possible without a ton of wonderful folks believing in my work before I truly did.


#pvtakeover #briansvision #contax645 #fuji400h #bend #oregon #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @magnoliarouge @ginnyau @tingefloral @theamyclarke @thehalcyonagency @rubiconnyc @shopbop @jennamrainey @froufrouchic @musemanagement @redleafstudios @nevealbums @weddingchicks @fujifilm_northamerica

 

@brianwhitt Takeover Day 1: Creating a safe space that enables couples to feel super comfortable is paramount to me. I love the moments when I am able to encourage couples to be vulnerable with each other so their unique love can shine through in an image. I want them to remember and be inspired by these moments again and again. Working with couples out in nature in small, intimate groups has really enabled me to foster a space of comfort and freedom, allowing couples to express their love more freely. Also, I give lots of positive feedback during the shoot to lighten the mood, by telling couples how much I love what’s happening in the moment, by cracking jokes or just by talking about one of my favorite subjects—food. When you take the focus off your camera, folks can really relax, and then you have an opportunity to capture real, true, authentic moments. Lindsay and Jai here have such a beautiful love and I wanted to be sure I caught an image of their tenderness for one another.


#pvtakeover #briansvision #pentax645 #fuji400h #smithrock #bend #oregon #oregonstateparks #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @lewisandlevy @oncewed @oregonstateparks @fujifilm_northamerica

 

@brianwhitt Takeover Day 1: This shot did not magically appear after the first try. It took me 3 or 4 good runs to capture the inherent movement of @clairelafaye’s stunning gown. When I first started photographing people, I used to feel silly asking a model or couple to repeat a movement or pose. I would think, “Is this person going to wonder why I didn’t catch it the first time?” or “What the heck kind of professional is this guy?!” But over time, I relaxed and learned to pay close attention to what catches my eye, to try new things and never compromise on delivering the best results I possibly can. That doesn’t mean I act like a little Mussolini who has to control everything. The goal for all of us is to deliver our own best work. There is no need to feel silly for doing something different, as long as your clients are having fun. Take a chance on your vision and be confident with the people you are photographing. Most likely, others will believe in you and add to your vision. And when they see their final images, they will be so happy you went for it!

#pvtakeover #briansvision #pentax645 #fuji400h #portland #oregon #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @clairelafaye @lewisandlevy @ckennedybeauty @weddingsparrow @elderoak_and_thorn @adoredvintage @fujifilm_northamerica

@brianwhitt Takeover Day 1: I have become such a sucker for close-up portraits! I love their intimacy and how they capture something special about the subject. When I first started photographing people, I would not have dared getting my camera 10 inches from someone else's face. Talk about being all up in their personal bubble! When you take shots like this, it's all about expressing confidence in yourself and inspiring confidence in your subject. I give lots of positive encouragement and very little direction to help my subject feel comfortable in the vulnerable moment we share. I also don’t linger and try to make the process fairly quick and painless. Here, there is something to be said about @kimiaa7’s eyes that seem to gaze straight through you.


#pvtakeover #briansvision #pentax645 #fuji400h #portland #oregon #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @bellelumieremagazine @fujifilm_northamerica