All Posts By

Lisa Michele Burns

  • Home
  • Lisa Michele Burns

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.

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...

Visual Hotel Review – Step Inside the Six Senses Maxwell

Six Senses Maxwell Singapore Chimes dance around my head as vibrations echo through my body; it’s a welcome like no other as I stand barefoot in the singing bowl of Six Senses Maxwell. Outside...

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,...

Photographing the Dunes of Sossusvlei + The Namib Desert

Photographing Deadvlei with Wilderness Safaris – Namibia Departing in darkness, a slight glow simmered on the horizon, a tiny hint of the magic soon to be revealed across the Namib Desert.  With Kulala Desert...

I know a place – Hoshinoya Kyoto, Japan

Hoshinoya Kyoto – A Visual Hotel Review I know a place… Where a turquoise river leads to tranquility. Where Japanese maples drape traditional wooden pavilions and the sound of water brings an instant serenity....

Behind the Lens: Photographing Zabriskie Point, Death Valley

Heat, gale force winds and giggle fits at Zabriskie Point, California. As the car door opened and a gush of warmth swarmed my face I suddenly realised, oh gosh, I’m in Death Valley…and it’s...

Visual Hotel Review – Kapama Karula, Wild Luxury at its Finest

Lodge: Kapama Karula, South Africa Whisked away in a safari vehicle minutes after arriving to Hoedspruit airport we were immediately on safari. Bam, an impala, next up a Zebra…there’s no shortage of wildlife sightings...

Photogenic Experiences around Hoedspruit, South Africa

Blend Conservation + Wildlife Photography As the plane descends closer to the ground the air of anticipation rises…is that an elephant or a rock? Ooo zebra, nope…road grate. Perhaps I was a little too...

Ilulissat, Greenland – A Guide to Photogenic Experiences

Capture the Magic of Greenland in Ilulissat Ilulissat is somewhere you need to visit in your lifetime if you’re into icebergs and all things arctic. Frozen natural wonders meet a culture that’s as fascinating...

How to Create a Photography Website with Wix

Showcase your work with a Wix website for photographers! As a photographer today, you need to have your work available to view online. It’s as simple as that. A well-designed online portfolio website will...

Behind the Lens – Rhino Notching in South Africa

Conservation Efforts in South Africa – Kapama Private Game Reserve *Please note – The photos within this article may be distressing for some but please know this is a method of conservation and everything...

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...
error: Content and photographs on this site are protect. Contact hello@thewanderinglens.com