Hello and welcome! Dave Cyphert is a northwestern Pennsylvania native from the small university town of Clarion.
As a proud U.S. Navy Veteran, I honorably served four years active duty during the mid 80s onboard the USS Comte DeGrasse (DD-974), a Spruance Class Destroyer based in Norfolk, VA...(coincidentally where I purchased my very first SLR film camera via the ship's store...YES....before digital).
My interest in photography began back in 1979 during my freshman year of high school when an Art teacher brought his SLR film camera to class. It wasn't until four years later during my enlistment in the U.S. Navy where my photography interests peaked. Photography played an integral role in my duties as an Electronic Warfare Technician while at sea on a Spruance class Destroyer. In conjunction with the operation and maintenance of a threat warning receiver system, my responsibilities were to simultaneously detect and disseminate weapons systems and associated radar on various platforms, whether in the air, surface or subsurface. Through countless at-sea exercises and two major six month deployments to the Persian Gulf and Mediterranean Sea, I had multiple opportunities to learn and hone my craft.
In 1996 I established ProPoint Media Photography and set out to model my business where I separated myself from others, especially with sports team photography, which has evolved through the years to bring over-the-top designs to area athletes, schools and youth organizations. I wanted to capture every moment of both of my son's youth sports playing days. Today, I focus on high school and organized sports, high school senior, family and pet portraiture. Early in 2020 I added Open-Air Photo Booth services for wedding, parties and VIP events.
In more recent years I resurrected my love for landscape photography and fine tuning my knowledge to achieve that (as near to perfect) shot every time. I am asked frequently what is one bit of advice I could give to a budding photographer and I tell them the old adage "You don't know what you don't know" really is true....so never stop creating and never stop shooting.
If you're interested in setting up a photo session or just have questions about an upcoming event or project, feel free to send me a message, I'd love to hear from you!