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Lisa Michele Burns

Hello! I'm the founder and photographer behind The Wandering Lens. With 14+yrs experience as a professional travel and landscape photographer, all advice found on this site is from my personal experience on the road. I hope it's useful for your own travels and would love to hear in the comments about your trips and experiences around the world.

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...

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...

How to Sell Photos Online

Sell Photos Online – Your Quick Guide to Making Money from your Photography Online Selling photos online is a great way to make additional income as a photographer. How do you sell photos online...

The Business of Blogging – An Interview with Becky van Dijk

An Interview with Becky van Dijk, Travel Blogger Blogging allows that beautiful blend of creativity and business. With your own blog you can create a little corner of the internet dedicated purely to whatever...

Working as a Travel Photographer in 2021

Travel Photography Jobs in 2021 – Let’s start the conversation… Travel, ah that word conjures up so many butterflies, memories and immediately puts a smile on my face. Unfortunately, most of us didn’t use...

Perspectives: The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Kyoto

Photographing the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove The immense size of bamboo stalks rising above is enough to overwhelm you in the best possible way. Natural beauty is on full display here at the Arashiyama Bamboo...

6 Unpopular Opinions About Photography

Musings + unpopular opinions related to photography I’m not sure about you but I love reading or hearing about unpopular opinions. There’s even an entire radio show dedicated to it in the UK and...

Creative Photography Course – Information + FAQ

The Creative Photography Course Online Learning | Six Monthly Workbooks | Creative Focus *For beginners and intermediate photographers looking to take their photography to the next level. I’m so excited to launch The Creative...

Setting the Scene – Intentional Camera Movement (ICM)

Intentional Camera Movement – ICM Photography: Learn how to create beautiful blurred motion! Blur in photography isn’t usually a good thing. We all want sharp, clear images with plenty of detail to showcase the...

Bryce Canyon National Park – A Photographer’s Guide

Perspectives – A Photographer’s Guide to Bryce Canyon National Park Bryce Canyon is like more National Parks in the US, a photogenic gem. Epic landscapes offering such diverse scenes, you could spend years visiting...

Creating Pastel Photos with Photoshop and Lightroom

Pastel Editing Tips for Your Photos When editing an image, I don’t like to push things too far. I’m sure a few people just did a little laugh snort because I do use a...

Creative Photography Techniques to Try with Your Camera 

Creative Photography Techniques – For Beginners to Advanced! Creative photography techniques aren’t only for professionals or advanced photographers, anyone can get started by learning a few nifty little tricks to improve your photography. Your...

A Photo flight above Sermeq Kujalleq

A Scenic Flight over Sermeq Kujalleq, Greenland With two cameras on my lap, excitement levels were almost out of control as the plane took off from the tiny runway at Ilulissat. Flying over Greenland’s...

Perspectives: The Magic of Jökulsárlón Lagoon, Iceland

Iceland Travel Guide – Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Jökulsárlón is the type of place that’s hard to leave. It draws you in with its natural beauty, tranquil silence and overwhelming frozen figures that float throughout...

5 Photography Experiences to have in the Whitsundays

Exploring the Photogenic Whitsunday Islands Bring your camera along for the adventures as you explore one of Australia’s most beautiful collection of landscapes throughout the Whitsunday Islands. From sea to sky and all the...

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...

Setting the Scene: Depth of Field + the Foreground

Photography Tips – Depth of Field + the Foreground Composition is one of the most important elements of photography. The way you see a scene is translated by your creative approach to framing a...

The Business of Photography – Is Creative Talent Enough?

Starting a photography business – What skills you need to become a photographer! *Written based on my own experiences working in the industry for 15+ years and the skills I’ve needed to acquire along...

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....

How to Improve your Photography While in Isolation

Learn and Improve Your Photography at Home! One common misconception in photography is that you need to be somewhere to get a good photo. Somewhere outside, somewhere with stunning landscapes and somewhere far from...

How to Photograph in Freezing Conditions

Photographing in Cold Climates It might be tad chilly outside but photographing in crazy conditions like this can result in some of the best images you’ll ever take – so get out there…after reading...

Glacier Lodge Eqi – Up Close with Greenland’s Calving Wonder

Glacier Lodge Eqi, Greenland Thunderous echoes of crashing ice ripple across the bay like a constant chorus of nature’s beat. Nothing can prepare you for the sound of a glacier calving. It’s a clap,...

Aerial Photography: Floating Above the Namib Desert

Aerial Photography in Namibia Orange hues of all shades pass below as the basket drifts slowly across the Namib Desert. A gentle breeze pushes us over deeply etched sand patterns carved by wind, footprints...

Wilderness Wonders at Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia

Kulala Desert Lodge – A Visual Hotel Review Staring into the distance, sand dunes dance in a haze of heat and oryx are spotted wandering on the horizon.  It’s a desert scene of dreams,...
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