CAPTURING THE MOMENT EARLY
Freshman Stephenn Goldsmith’s is a Rising Sports Photographer Here at Lynn
By SYDNEY PUTNAM
Freshman Stephen Goldsmith has become an involved member of the Lynn community. He is studying to receive a degree in sports management, is the boys basketball manager and a published Sports Illustrated photographer.
“I took photos in high school for a Princeton basketball game,” he said. “Someone then contacted [a man working for] PrincetonBasketball. com, and the rest is history.” After one simple contact, and before Goldsmith knew it, he was a published photographer in Sports Illustrated.
His proficiency in sports photography dates back to eighth grade when a substitute teacher, who happened to know a lot about Princeton basketball, said her husband had a website for sports photography. “I came to like photography because I couldn’t play sports, so this was exciting news,” shared Goldsmith.
Being at Lynn and experiencing sports photography at a competitive level has helped Goldsmith realize all the opportunities available related to one’s major. “Lynn offers great quality in the majors,” he said. “I have already [gained] experience working with sports teams, [and experience with] the Final 4 and Winter X Games [are soon to come].”
“I think [Lynn] will provide me a step up in competing for jobs,” said Goldsmith. “Some of the experiences and classes Lynn offers will definitely benefit me.”
Although he is a great photographer, that is going to be a sideline career. “Even though there are doubters out there who say soccer won’t be a big sport in the United States, it is up and coming,” he said. “When I graduate I want to either work in professional soccer as a commissioner of the major league or as a sports agent.”