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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.

Creative Photography Course – Information + FAQ

Online Photography Course 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...

05 Green – The Wandering Lens Monthly Collection

Monthly Collection 05 ‘Green’ within the Environment. Whether it’s a stroll in the countryside, a wander through dense rainforest or just an afternoon spent photographing waterfalls or wildlife, the colour green is evident in...

The Best Photography Locations in Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown Photography Locations, New Zealand Be prepared to have your breath taken away by mountain scenery that’s simply inspiring from all angles. Flying into Queenstown is an experience in itself but the winding roads...

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...

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...

04 Water – The Wandering Lens Community Collection

Monthly Collection 04 Water Working with the element of water is something that inspires my work whenever I’m out shooting landscapes. Ocean swells, calm lakes, waterfalls, rain storms and puddles. From the Aussie shores...

Beneath the Surface – Underwater Portrait Photography

The underwater world is like a blue watery canvas ready and waiting for your creative ideas. Of course there’s marine life and natural formations like rocks and coral to photograph but adding your own...

Setting the Scene: Underwater Photography

Getting Started with Underwater Photography Taking your photography below the surface opens up so many creative opportunities. Water is my favourite element to work with and once you’ve got the gear and some technical...

03 Sunset – The Wandering Lens Community Collection

Monthly Collection 03 Sunset Sunset, that time of day we’re drawn to photograph as the light turns from a golden glow to a soft dusk. The inspiring conditions lend themselves to capturing epic landscapes...

Perspectives: 14 Places to take Eiffel Tower Photos

Paris Photography: Eiffel Tower Photos Where to take the best Eiffel Tower Pictures… Paris is somewhere that always manages to sparkle no matter how many times you photograph it. It’s one of those fascinating...

Setting the Scene: How to Use White Balance

White Balance Photography – A quick guide to adjusting White Balance Settings White Balance is simple function that will change the way you photograph forever. If you’ve been using automatic settings on your camera...

Perspectives: The Magic of Jökulsárlón Lagoon, Iceland

Iceland Travel Inspiration – 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...

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...

Minimalist Landscape Photography – A Quick Guide to taking Minimalist Photos

Minimalist Photography: How to take Minimalist Landscape Photos Minimalist landscape photography is one of the most inspiring forms of photography to capture. Those empty spaces that work to highlight a beautiful subject and scene....

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...

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...
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