My Fujifilm Story

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Lucas Hernandez

"I’m a small-town photographer from Central Texas who loves spending time with people.
My main work is directed towards one-on-one portraits. I do also work on group or family portraits from time to time, as well as couple photos. I love to photograph bands who come through town or bands I happen to travel to see. As a musician, I always want to photograph musicians in the way I want to be photographed."

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My name is Lucas Hernandez, from Central Texas. I’ve been shooting since 2000. Photography was the only class in school that had my attention. I would roll up extra cans of film to take personal photos, while also doing what was needed for class. After many years of shooting film, I hit a roadblock. Life just wasn’t what it was supposed to be.

Then one of my cameras, that I lent to someone I know, came back broken. Then the other one just stopped being fun for me. I didn’t lose my love for photography. It just wasn’t fun anymore. The DSLRs at the time were just growing and growing and becoming more and more advanced. But I was still withdrawn from it.

It wasn’t until I saw the Fuji X-T1 that the photography spark in me reignited. Then the X-T2 came out. I was sold. I went and ordered the X-T1, since it was the camera that really moved me. Then I added the X-T3 at launch. And I’m back. It feels great being back in this field.

Fuji X-T3 . Fuji XF35mmF2 @35mm . f/2.0 . 1/125″ . ISO 200
Fuji X-T3 . Fuji XF35mmF2 @35mm . f/2.0 . 1/250″ . ISO 160

My Fuji just feels good. When I see the camera bodies, I know it’s going to be fun. These cameras really make me want to shoot. I think Fuji does that for everybody who just sees them. And now, I’m leaning towards a GFX camera. Why? Because why not? I know what I can do with my X-T3 and X-T1. And maybe my work and clarity will become even greater with the medium format system. But, for now, these XT series bodies are amazing. I still use the X-T1 as much as the X-T3. And that says a lot for how amazing the X-T3 is.

Fuji X-T3 . Fuji XF35mmF2 @35mm . f/2.0 . 1/125″ . ISO 800

My style of work leans towards portraiture. People like Antoine Verglas, Ross Halfin, Dominick Guillemot and a few others were the ones who I quickly followed many years back when I first started. Maybe one day someone will say one of my photos moved them. Ha… one can hope.

Fuji X-T3 . Fuji XF35mmF2 @35mm . f/2.0 . 1/30″ . ISO 160
Fuji X-T3 . Fuji XF35mmF2 @35mm . f/2.0 . 1/30″ . ISO 160

My bag includes:

  • X-T1 body with battery grip.
  • X-T3 body with battery grip.
  • 18-55mm lens.
  • 16mm 1.4
  • 35mm f2 (go-to indoor portrait lens)
  • 50mm f2
  • 56mm 1.2 (go-to outdoor portrait lens)
  • Samyang 85mm 1.2
Fuji X-T3 . Fuji XF16mmF1.4 @16mm . f/1.4 . 1/30″ . ISO 400

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