Hello and welcome!
My name is Dave Cyphert and I am a northwestern Pennsylvania native from the small town of Clarion, Pennsylvania.
As a proud U.S. Navy Veteran, I honorably served four years active duty in 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....before digital).
My interest in photography actually began back in the late 70s during my freshman year of high school when my art teacher brought his Canon A1 SLR film camera to class. It wasn't until a few years later during my enlistment in the Navy where my photography interest took off. Photography played an integral role in my duties as an Electronic Warfare Technician while at sea. 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 radars from various air, surface or subsurface platforms. Through countless at-sea exercises and two major six month deployments to the Persian Gulf and Mediterranean Sea, I had ample opportunities to learn and hone my skills.
In 1996 I established ProPoint Media Photography and set out to craft my business model by separating myself from others with advanced team sports photography, which has evolved through the years by bringing over-the-top designs to area high school athletes and youth sports organizations. On a more personal level I wanted to capture every moment for both of my son's athletic playing days. Today, my focus is high school and organized sports, high school senior, family and pet portraiture and more recently, landscape & dronescape photography. In June 2023 I became a Part 107 certified licensed sUAS pilot and now offer commercial drone photography & videography services.
If you're interested in setting up a photo session or just have questions about an upcoming event or project, feel free to, I'd love to hear from you!"