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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.

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...

A Photo flight above Sermeq Kujalleq

A Scenic Flight over Sermeq Kujalleq, Greenland With two cameras on my lap, excitement levels were almost out of control as the plane took off from the tiny runway at Ilulissat. Flying over Greenland’s...

Perspectives: The Magic of Jökulsárlón Lagoon, Iceland

Iceland Travel Guide – 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...

5 Photography Experiences to have in the Whitsundays

Exploring the Photogenic Whitsunday Islands Bring your camera along for the adventures as you explore one of Australia’s most beautiful collection of landscapes throughout the Whitsunday Islands. From sea to sky and all the...

Behind the Lens – The Olympus Photographers

Photography Inspiration: Behind the Professional Lens You’ve heard me say it before and I’ll say it again to kick off this article; photography isn’t only about what gear you have but how you use...

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...

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...

Behind the Lens: Flying a DJI Mavic Air in -21 degrees

Flying a Drone in Cold Weather – Really cold weather. As the pain became unbearable, my hand quickly resembling a rigid claw, I used my thumb to maneuver the joystick and land the drone....

How to Improve your Photography While in Isolation

Learn and Improve Your Photography at Home! One common misconception in photography is that you need to be somewhere to get a good photo. Somewhere outside, somewhere with stunning landscapes and somewhere far from...

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...

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,...
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