Earle Burrows was born in 1989 in Sydney, Australia. After acquiring a degree in finance in 2011 from the University of Sydney, Earle pursued a career in aviation and became a pilot. Today, Burrows primarily flies a Cessna 152/172, Cessna 404, and King Air 200/350; he holds a FAA Commercial Pilots License (CPL) which he achieved in Nevada, as well as his ATPL and Australian CPL.
In addition to flying, Earle enjoys taking pictures from the sky. He specializes in photographing commercial buildings, but also enjoys taking pictures of Australia’s beautiful scenery.
In his spare time, Earle enjoys tennis with his friends and plays the guitar. Burrows also uses his time to volunteer at a non-denominational Christian community service organization, called Mission Australia that provides family, community, employment, housing and early learning services throughout Australia.
What do you (or your business) do?
I combined my profession as a pilot with my passion as a photographer which allows me to specialize in aerial photography. So, I take aerial pictures of development sites for commercial contractors, but I also work to take nature photographs from land as well as the sky. I’m really passionate about building my skillset as a fine art photographer and love the idea of working to create a portfolio.
How long have you been in business?
I have been taking pictures for as long as I can remember and I started pursuing my pilot’s license in 2011 after I graduated college. I decided to meld the two together once I started flying professionally on a regular basis.
How do you stay successful in your industry?
Today, anyone with a phone can take pictures, so you really have to separate yourself with the quality of your craft as a photographer. The air creates a unique perspective, so combining a unique perspective with a knowledge of photography is one way to create a specific niche. In my case I like to photograph the development of commercial property throughout the development and construction process.
Have you ever been to Australia?
What part of Australia?
I live in Sydney, Australia.
What is your favorite restaurant to visit while in Australia?
Intermezzo has incredible handmade pasta, and I love Italian food.
What is something someone must-do when in Australia?
Visit the beaches if you get a chance. Australia has some of the loveliest coastline in the world.
Would you come back?
I couldn’t think of a reason to leave.
What has travel taught you that you have applied in both your personal and business life?
Travel has taught me to always test my perceptions and be good to people I don’t know. There are many instances you encounter traveling where you need to depend on the generosity and good intentions of strangers or new acquaintances. Most people are very happy to help you. Business is the same way – treat people well and it will always come back to you.