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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.

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Setting the Scene: Aerial Photography

Aerial Photography Tips, Camera Settings + Gear Advice Capturing an alternate perspective of a scene is always exciting, perhaps never more so than when taking aerial photos. With the world beneath and a never...

Gear Talk – A Review of the new Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Hello Gorgeous – The Olympus OM-D E-M1X has arrived! Hiking through the frozen tundra of Finnish Lapland in -20degrees, the Olympus OM-D E-M1X slung over my shoulder, I was in awe of the pastel...

Perspectives: Photographing Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto

Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto for Photographers Fushimi Inari Shrine aka Fushimi Inari Taisha is that oh so photogenic place where bold red torii gates weave their way into the foothills of Kyoto’s Higashiyama Mountains....

The Best Photography Locations in the Lofoten Islands

A Guide to Photo Spots in the Lofoten Islands, Norway They’re rugged, wild and oh so beautiful. The Lofoten Islands are fast becoming one of the most popular destinations for photographers and this guide...

I Know A Place – Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

I know a place… Where the animal kingdom roams as far as your eyes can see… Where stars have an extra twinkle and the sun exudes a blanket-like warmth… Where roars, quacks and trumpets...

Paris Photography Locations – A Guide to the Best Paris Photo Spots

A Photographer’s Guide to the Best Paris Photography Locations, France *Updated December 18th, 2018 Paris evokes a feeling of wonder. Avenues exude French character; monuments portray elegance with gothic architecture, not to mention the...

Step inside the Hoshinoya Tokyo – A Visual Hotel Review

An oasis where contemporary Japanese architecture is fused with inspired elements of a traditional Tokyo ryokan… Zeitaku. Luxury is typically associated with lavish décor, fancy restaurants and extravagance sans limit but hidden within the...

A Photographer’s Guide to Tokyo, Japan

Your curated list of Tokyo Photography Locations Tokyo is Japan’s bright shining star; a city of neon lights, towering skyscrapers, Japanese cuisine (yum!) and a culture that’s a magical blend of quirky and quaint....

Gear Talk: The Freedom of Photographing Tripod Free

It’s a question most photographers ask themselves while packing for a photo trip; will I need my tripod? Personally, to be totally honest, about 95% of the time my answer will be no. The...
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