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Behind the Lens – Working with Water

If you’ve been a long-time reader of The Wandering Lens you will have seen me mention many times how much I love incorporating the element of water into my work. Photographing water, being in...

Behind the Lens – The Olympus Photographers

Photography Inspiration: Behind the Professional Lens You’ve heard me say it before and I’ll say it again to kick off this article; photography isn’t only about what gear you have but how you use...

Behind the Lens: Flying a DJI Mavic Air in -21 degrees

Flying a Drone in Cold Weather – Really cold weather. As the pain became unbearable, my hand quickly resembling a rigid claw, I used my thumb to maneuver the joystick and land the drone....

Behind the Lens – Flying Over Greenland

A flight I’ll never forget. “As we flew closer to the mainland the drift ice was forming patterns, no doubt shaped by currents swirling along the coast. It was beautiful, mesmerising, astonishing…all those descriptive...

Behind the Lens: Photographing Zabriskie Point, Death Valley

Heat, gale force winds and giggle fits at Zabriskie Point, California. As the car door opened and a gush of warmth swarmed my face I suddenly realised, oh gosh, I’m in Death Valley…and it’s...

Behind the Lens – Rhino Notching in South Africa

Conservation Efforts in South Africa – Kapama Private Game Reserve *Please note – The photos within this article may be distressing for some but please know this is a method of conservation and everything...

Behind the Lens: The Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes of Death Valley

Hot, steamy, swelteringly muggy and well, pretty uncomfortable. The heat of Death Valley National Park in California’s west needs to be experienced to be believed. As the hottest place on earth, Death Valley is...

Behind the Lens – Policeman’s Creek, Canmore

A Canadian Rockies photography location you have to see! Where alpine scenery rises above a calm, reflective creek, home to one chunky little beaver. I had heard about this spot from every photographer I...

Behind the Lens: Creative Phases + My Current Obsession

Creative Photography + Stories Behind the Lens Throughout my career as a photographer I’ve gone through a number of phases that at the time I’ve thought are just the coolest thing ever. There was...

Behind the Lens… The Duck Photo, Queenstown

The sun was shining, snow had fallen on the peaks overnight and the lake was clear and still. Driving to Wilson Bay from Queenstown I was getting so excited by the snow capped mountains...

Behind the Lens – The Historic Discovery of Vignacourt Photographs

[hygge_custom_banner title=”Behind the Lens” description=”The Historic Discovery of Vignacourt Photographs” image=”https://www.thewanderinglens.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Vignacourt-Photographs-08.jpg|1200|800″] an attic with crumbling floor boards and cracking walls lay untouched for years in vignacourt, france. Vignacourt, France [hygge_icon icon=”flag”]Coordinates – 50.0123° N,...

Behind the Lens: Turning Trash into Photography Equipment

So trash might not always be the word to use here but for the following story it is. In photography, part of the fun is attempting to create new angles, seek unique perspectives or...

Behind the Lens: Lake Blausee, Switzerland

When I started my photography project ‘The World from The Water’ two years ago, Blausee was on my list of places to capture. I had seen photos of its teal blue waters fed underground...

Behind the Lens: Lake Hawea, New Zealand

When visiting New Zealand I always buy a pair of gum boots upon arrival for this very location. Lake Hawea is my special spot. A landscape that never fails to wow me even though...

Behind The Lens: Watching Avalanches in Switzerland

We’ve just got back from a week-long trip to the Jungfrau Region in Switzerland and wow was it packed with adventures. I was photographing the region to create a guide for visitors that lists...

Prague, Czech Republic: Behind the Lens

Imagine a skyline of castles, twinkling lights leading across a gothic bridge as boats float slowly along the river and hundreds of birds fly above. Yep, it’s a real scene. It happens every evening...

Behind the Lens: The White Horse Photo, New Zealand

It was one of those days… The previous night I had been out photographing the Aurora Australis in Lake Wanaka and thought no moment could possibly top that. Completely content with my photographs from the...

The Twelve Apostles – Behind the lens

Growing up in Australia there have always been a few special places I’ve wanted to visit but somehow I ended up on the other side of the world instead. The Great Ocean Road sat...

Behind the lens: Arashiyama, Bamboo Grove

It was a humid, hot and sweaty walk in search of the immensely beautiful Bamboo Grove I had heard so much about. Being July, we had chosen to visit Arashiyama, Japan on a beautiful...

Behind the lens: Marrakech, Morocco

As the sun set over the red city, the magical world of the Djemma el-Fna came to life with sensory spectacles from snake charming to ancient story telling. Sitting with a mint tea on...

02 Sand – The Wandering Lens Community Collection

Monthly Collection 02 Sand We long for days by the sea with sand in our toes and the sun on our skin. To explore desert dunes, piled to the sky with sand as far...

The Print Collection – Behind the Project

How the print collection came to life… A humpback whale appeared just meters away as I sat on the rocky shores of the Ilulissat Icefjord in Greenland. On the final day of my three...

Behind the Scenes: Hiking in Kari Gorge, Atacama Desert

Crackling walls of salt crystals and sand dunes… Standing on the edge of the Salt Mountain range, we peered into the valley below where patterns weaved throughout a dry, river floor. Rugged, rocky, part...

Gear Talk: How to Choose a Great Travel Lens

What is the best lens for travel photography? Read on curious one… Travel photographers typically opt for three main features when choosing a great lens to take with them on the road. Versatility, performance...