Meet Outdoor Adventure Photographer and APASD member, Travis Burke.
Who are you following on Instagram?
@redbull, @jimmy_chin, @metroskateboarding, @kookslams, @handsomerobinson
What is your camera of choice?
I just got the Sony A7riii. It’s just an all-around powerhouse for the diversity of things that I shoot.
What do you listen to when you’re shooting?
I’m shooting in nature most of the time, so I want to be present in the moment and just absorb the sounds around me instead of listening to music.
Who were your biggest influencers?
My parents and my grandmother, who inspired me to be creative and to do something that I was passionate about. I even named my adventure mobile after my grandmother Betty.
What were you doing before you became a Photographer?
I had a number of different jobs, everything from scraping grease out of restaurant vents late at night to professionally editing photos.
What 3 words describe your photography style?
Nature, vibrancy, inspiration.
When were you first introduced to Photography?
10 years ago while planning my first road trip to Yosemite.
If you weren’t a Photographer, what would you be doing?
I would still be doing something creative and artistic—something using my hands.
What do you do when you get stuck?
I usually try to disconnect and spend some time alone in nature, often on a road trip where I have a lot of time to myself. I always try to disconnect from technology for awhile and be more present in the moment.
Do you have a favorite podcast?
How I Built This with Guy Raz. He interviews highly successful business owners and tells their backstory of how they got to where they are.
What is your favorite curse word?
I make it a pretty big point to never swear.
What is your best marketing advice for your peers?
To stay true to yourself and to keep things organic. Marketing or advertising is often overdone and becomes really inauthentic.
What advice would you give to yourself if you could go back 10 years? 20 years?
Facing your fears will lead to some of the best experiences of your life.