Hey, my name is Sam Cherubin and I am from Saratoga Springs, NY, a mid-sized city 30 minutes north of Albany. I am currently a junior at college at SUNY Brockport, which is 20 minutes west of Rochester, NY in the western part of NYS. I am majoring in meteorology.
I have been a photographer since about 2014, when I got my first DSLR, which was a small mirrorless Sony camera. At that time, I didn't have much experience with cameras, settings, lighting, etc., and pretty much taught myself over time. I picked up a few small gigs shooting sports photos for my high school's basketball and ice hockey team, as of today I am still the hockey team's photographer. I also have done some video work on the side, including the Saratoga High School graduation DVD, which I am still a part of today.
My primary focus for photography is sports and landscape/outdoors. As I am only 30 minutes away from the Adirondack Mountains, I am extremely lucky to have beautiful sceneries and quiet nature photo scenes to work with. In the summer of 2016, I started hiking and have accomplished 21 High Peaks, and looking to finish all 46 Adirondack High Peaks by the fall of 2020. I have had most of my photo opportunities from hiking the mountains in the Adirondacks, where a lot of my photos are taken from.
My secondary focus for photography is of sports, mainly high school and college level. Right now, I am going to be entering my third year of working with Brockport Athletics as one of two staff sports photographer, where I cover all 23 NCAA Division III sports. It has been an unreal experience through working with NCAA sports and the opportunities I have been handed through my job.
I also enjoy shooting architecture, especially churches & cathedrals, time-lapse photography and severe weather; lightning and thunderstorms. I do like to "storm chase" over the summer in my area as we are prone to get severe weather frequently.
Sam Cherubin Photography email@example.com