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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.

Photographing the Lunar Landscapes of Valle de la Luna, Chile

Landscape Photography Adventures in Valle de la Luna, Chile. Declared a natural sanctuary in 1982, Chile’s Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon) is home to an other-worldly landscape of salt flats, craters,...

Visual Hotel Review – Alto Atacama Desert Lodge, Chile

On approach to Alto Atacama, my eyes were glued to the window and mouth stuck in the wow position, stunned by the Mars-like scenery we were driving through. Smacking my jet lagged face with...

The 6 Best Social Platforms for Photographers

Social Media for Photographers – Improve your Social Media Photography Now more than ever there are so many opportunities for photographers to have their work seen. Originally this article listed only the 6 best...

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...

Experience The Great Bear Rainforest at Farewell Harbour Lodge

Visual Hotel Review: Farewell Harbour Lodge, Canada Taking a deep breath as I sat on the boat’s bow, sunshine as warm as the tea in my hand beaming down, water lapping gently on the...

Photogenic Experiences in Whistler, Canada

Getting snap happy in Whistler this summer! Fresh mountain air…there’s something so inspiring about being surrounded by it, letting it fill your lungs as you hike, paddle or simply sit and stare at the...

A Photographer’s Guide to Antelope Canyon

Photographing Upper Antelope Canyon + Photo Tips for Inside Long before photography became part of my life I saw an image of Antelope Canyon that drew me in. The lines, the light, tones, vibrancy...

Photographing the Secret Slot Canyon of Horseshoe Bend

Photographing the Secret Slot Canyon of Horseshoe Bend Slot canyons are a magnet for photographers and if you’ve read my previous article, you’ll know most flock to just one, Antelope Canyon. However, I’m going...

A Photographer’s Guide to Northern Arizona, USA

Northern Arizona Photography Locations Expansive, inspirational and naturally beautiful, Arizona had me at A. Arizona photography locations include desert landscapes that meet canyons, mountains and even lakes to form one of the most photogenic...

Where to Stay in Death Valley? An Oasis of Course!

A Visual Hotel Review: The Oasis at Death Valley Picture this, you’re driving for over an hour amongst some of the harshest scenery in the world. It’s dry, it’s dusty, there’s nothing but shades...

A Photographer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park

Where to Photograph + Things to do in Death Valley Planetesque landscapes await within the depths of Death Valley, officially the hottest place on earth and surprisingly accessible. Within two hours from Las Vegas...

How to Use Your Camera in Extreme Climates

Photo Tips – Camera Care in Extreme Climates When venturing away on a trip with your camera you’ll probably check to see what weather you’re expecting beforehand. If you’re like me, weather forecasting is...

7 Travel Photography Jobs to take you around the World

Travel Photography Jobs + Tips for Becoming a Travel Photographer Travel photography offers a broad range of potential career paths that can see you and your camera heading off for endless adventures around the...

14 Photogenic Experiences in Provence, France

Travel in France – Photo spots + Experiences in Provence From the shores of the Mediterranean to the peaks of the alps, France is filled with photogenic natural wonders. When moving to France over...

Perspectives: Photographing the Supertree Grove in Singapore

Supertree Grove – Singapore Welcome to the Singapore Supertree Grove where you’ll be wandering beneath innovative man-made structures designed to blend the modern and natural world together. It’s tropical, a little crazy and oh...

Photogenic Things to Do in Dubrovnik

Things to do in Dubrovnik with your Camera! Few cities conjure up the feeling of centuries past like Dubrovnik. With it’s coastal location, towering fortress, narrow alleys and old city sights, you’re spoilt for...

How to Plan a Travel Photography Trip

Prepare for your next Photography Adventure! We’ve all got those dream photography missions that one day we’ll accomplish. It could be capturing the frozen beauty of Iceland (yes please!), or photographing gorillas in the...

Buggy Beautiful – An Insight into Macro Photography with Geraint Radford

Macro Photography – An Interview with Geraint Radford Have you ever gone for a walk outside, stood still and wondered how many hidden creatures are all around you? Not in a creepy way but...

Photographing on Safari – A Bucket List Adventure in Africa

A whirlwind adventure where the wild things roam… The grassland opens up as your safari vehicle cruises through the African savannah. Suddenly a shape forms in the distance and you see it. Its regal...

20 Photos of Paris – The Left Bank + Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Step into the streets where boutiques blend with galleries, museums and national monuments, the Left Bank of Paris… Walking in Paris along the left bank of the Seine feels a little like floating on...

The Power of Instagram – How It’s Changing The Way We Create + Travel

A few thoughts and observations on the impact of social media for photographers… Designed as a tool to share visual art, Instagram is used by over 500 million people each day. From those users,...

Santorini Sunset Photography Locations

Where to photograph in Santorini during Golden Hour! When the sun dips into the Aegean Sea of Santorini you want to make sure you’re in the best spot possible to capture this iconic scene...

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...

A Guide to Photography Locations in Banff National Park

A Photographer’s Guide to Beautiful Places in Banff National Park… Glacial Lakes – Waterfalls – Rugged Peaks + so much more! By Lisa Michele Burns As mist wafts through the valley and snow capped...
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