Hello and welcome! My name is Dave Cyphert and I’m a northwestern Pennsylvania native from the small university town of Clarion, situated about 90 miles north of Pittsburgh and just south of Erie.
I am a U.S. Navy Veteran, honorably serving four years active duty, three of which were onboard the USS Comte DeGrasse (DD-974), a Spruance Class Destroyer based in Norfolk, VA. Photography became a part of my occupation as an Electronic Warfare Technician where, in conjunction with operating a threat warning receiver at sea, where I had multiple opportunities at capturing images of various warships and vessels while detecting and disseminating between their weapons systems and associated radar platforms.
In 1996, after school and a few years in the workforce I formed ProPoint Media Photography, focusing my business model solely on high school and organized sports imaging and design. I wanted to produce work that set me apart from others, while bringing over-the-top designs to area athletes, schools and youth organizations.
Midway through 2014 I retired from the Information Technology field as a web applications developer & District 1-0 Webmaster at the Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation. Later that year I joined EYT Media Group as a part-time photojournalist sub-contractor.
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!