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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.

The Best Places to Photograph in 2022

Photogenic Destinations to put on your wish list for 2022 The start of a new year calls for a fresh list of places to dream about photographing! The past two years have put quite...

A Photographer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park Where to Photograph + Things to do in Death Valley Planetesque landscapes await within the depths of Death Valley National Park, officially home to the hottest place on earth and...

Iceland Photography Locations on the South Coast

Iceland Photography Location Guide – Reykjavik to Hofn It’s a country where waterfalls, icebergs and volcanoes converge to create otherworldly landscapes. Iceland will take your breath away with natural beauty from the moment you...

Hoanib Skeleton Coast – The True Desert Oasis

Hoanib Skeleton Coast – Wilderness Safaris Let’s start with this statement – once you’ve experienced Hoanib, you’ll forever want to return.  I promise. Be mesmerised and intrigued by the landscapes, animals and the atmosphere...

Free Photography Course – The Composition Challenge

Online Photography Course Join the free short course and improve your composition skills! To kick start 2022 with a creative boost, this online photography course is designed to guide you through 5-days of creative...

Social Media Tips: Instagram Hashtags for Photography

The Best Instagram Hashtags for Photography Instagram hashtags for photography have been said to help boost your growth, but are you taking advantage of them in the right way? As photographers, we tend to...

Creative Escapes – Eden Health Retreat, Gold Coast

Eden Health Retreat – A Visual Hotel Review If you could conjure up the perfect surroundings for relaxation and rejuvenation, what would they be? Perhaps a dash of morning birdsong, a sprinkle of lush...

11 Inspiring Books for Photographers and Creative Souls

A list of recommended photography books and inspiring business books Flicking through the pages of a book can be so inspiring for creative souls. Turning the cover reveals new insights, moments of self-reflection, motivation...

How to Choose a Drone – A Guide to the Best DJI Drones for Travel Photography

Which drone is the best choice for you? DJI Drones have settled into the world of photography as industry leaders and have become one of the first considerations for those keen to pursue an...

A Guide to the Photogenic Wonders + Experiences on Fraser Island

Fraser Island Photography Location Guide Imagine somewhere with a colour palette featuring many of the world’s natural wonders. Ocean blues, rainforest greens, sandy whites, mineral reds, sunset yellows and pink pastel dusks…they’re all here....

Wildlife Photography – An Interview with Rob Cottle

Wildlife Photography – An Interview with Rob Cottle Few of us have the kind of dedication that sees us wade up to our chest in chilly water to sit and wait for the perfect...

06 Coastal – The Wandering Lens Community Collection

Monthly Collection 06 ‘Coastal’ As one of my favourite photography subjects, coastlines provide something so inspiring and intriguing to capture. The endless movement of crashing waves, ever-changing tides, cliffs, sandy shores…I could go on...

Photo Editing: How to Remove Subjects from Photos

Editing Tips – Remove an Object from a Photo Removing a subject or item from your photo can help enhance the scene and allow your image to remain clutter free. Perhaps you want to...

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...

A Guide to Tropical North Queensland Photography Experiences

Travel in Queensland – The Tropical North Rainforest to Reef – Experience the natural beauty of Queensland, Australia with this guide to the most photogenic outdoor experiences you can have from the Atherton Tablelands to...

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...
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