2013 Workshop and Photography Class Schedule Now Published

The 2013 Workshop and Photography class schedule is now published (see “Scheduled Classes”) and this year I’m offering a Bird and Hummingbird photo workshop!

Excerpt:  “We’ll travel to selected locations around the area to stake out positions to photograph these and other birds. Session includes image review and demonstration of post processing techniques using Lightroom and Photoshop. Telephoto lenses, tripods and DSLRs highly recommended but not required. Bring your laptop (recommended but no required). Intermediate to advanced. Beginners welcomed. Please contact me on “Contact” page if interested and we’ll coordinate the trip so you can take home some winners!”

One whole day, $175.00. Lunch included!

Some images from last year:

A Ruby-Throated hummer sips nectar from a butterfly bush









Male American Goldfinch

A Female Ruby-Throated hummer checks out what all the fuss is about

To Order Prints, Cards, and Other Things…

1. Click on the “Photo Gallery” link at top of page and browse my galleries, or click the “Products” tab for note card sets and photo magnets.

2. Select “Add to Cart” for each photo you want to order.

3. Select a print size, paper type and quantity for each photo.

4. Proceed to check out and follow instructions (located in shopping cart).

I also offer framing services. Just let me know what you’re interested in and I’ll provide you with a quote.

Framing Choices













ALSO, you can go to my Flickr site to view over 1,800 of my images (opens in new window) http://www.flickr.com/photos/rob_travis/sets 

If you find something you like there, just email me the page’s URL (copy/paste) and email me at rob_travis@me.com (or go to my contact page and paste it there).

Fine Art prints (printed on fine art paper you frame behind glass) and Canvas (coated with protective laminate and stretched on a stretcher bar frame by me,  ready to hang) are printed by myself on an Epson Pro 7900 Inkjet printer. Photo prints are ordered from one of the  photo labs I use and are printed on photo paper. Fine Art and Canvas have a color permanence rating of over 100 years. Photo paper will fade after several years.

Featured Photographer, Views Magazine October 2012

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I’m the featured photographer for in the September 2012 edition of Views Magazine!

You can see the rest of the spread in my gallery, http://robtravis.com/photos?g2_itemId=3499

Hit the “View Slideshow” icon bottom right-hand side of page for easier viewing…Close browser window when you’re finished, as gallery opens in a new window.


Hendersonville Times-News article – Local photographer wins contest, appears on magazine cover

From staff reports
Published: Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 11:15 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 9:26 p.m.
Professional nature photographer Rob Travis of Cedar Mountain took top honors in the Mountains’ Majesty photo contest, winning a $200 cash prize.
Travis’ work and the photos of eight other finalists have been published in Mountain Traditions magazine, which will be distributed to Times-News home delivery subscribers on Sunday. Additional copies may be purchased at the Times-News office in Henderson Crossing Plaza.

Travis won first prize for “Autumn Dream on the Parkway,” a layered sunset photographed from the Cowee Mountain overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Travis also shot the cover image, “Spirit of the Lake,” a golden tree captured at Beaver Lake in

November 2010. “I’m just blessed by being willing to be in the right place at the right time,” Travis said in an interview this week. “Autumn Dream” and “Spirit of the Lake” were photographed in locations that Travis has visited repeatedly, at different times of the day (and sometimes night), in his quest to capture exceptional images. “I’m doing what I love to do,” said Travis, 52. “I love crafting beautiful images. I can’t wait to take my next picture.” Before a business restructuring in 2001, Travis worked as a project manager for a Fortune 500 company in Asheville. After he turned down a transfer to Wisconsin, Travis started helping out at Glass Feather Studio Gallery, where he learned how to make kiln-fired fused glass from his father, the late Robert Travis, and his stepmother, Patricia Travis. In addition to exhibiting and selling his work at Glass Feather Studio Gallery on Cedar Mountain, Travis is a guest exhibitor at French Broad Place in Brevard.

Travis’ work also has appeared in WNC Magazine, Blue Ridge Country and Views Magazine. He is a member of the Land of Waterfalls Camera Club in Transylvania County, whose members helped him learn many of the technical aspects of photography. Several finalists in the Mountain Traditions photo contest are members of camera clubs in Transylvania and Henderson counties. The finalists — whose photos are published in the magazine — are John Ayre, Bonnie Cooper, Patricia Disbrow, Peter Jones, Doris Haydock King, Ed Law, Kimberly Maxwell and Mark Turnau. All photos submitted to the contest are in a photo gallery that may be viewed at BlueRidgeNow.com. More of Travis’ photos may be viewed at www.robtravis.com. http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20121025/ARTICLES/121029842/1151?p=1&tc=pg

First Place Winner, The Bascom Center for the Visual Arts

Press Release:


Fine Art Photographer Rob Travis Selected First Place Winner

Transylvania County photographer Rob Travis was selected as first place winner in the “Floral” category in The 13th Annual Mountains In Bloom Flower Show and Photography Competition, recently held at the Bascom Center for the Visual Arts in Highlands, NC.

Judging for this July to August 2012 event was held on July 7th, 2012. All the entered photography will be exhibited in the Bascom Center until August 5th, 2012.

This regional photography competition received over seventy entries in two  different categories which included “Focus on Flora” and “Scenic Settings”.

Mr. Clay Bolt, an award-winning natural history and conservation photographer from Greenville, SC judged the competition. His work has been featured by The Nature Conservancy, Scientific American, Outdoor Photographer, Audubon Magazine, The Telegraph, Outdoor Photography and Digital Photographer among others.

Travis is a digital photographer whose work is exhibited throughout the year at the Glass Feather Studio Gallery in Cedar Mountain, NC.  He takes images of the majestic and the minute – always seeking to capture the spirit within.

You may view his winning image and many others at www.robtravis.com. Travis’ work has been featured in publications such as WNC Magazine and the Laurel of Asheville, and has received numerous awards in local, regional and national photography contests. He offers classes in photography for all skill levels and age groups.

Winner of the "Focus on Flora" category