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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.

Your Dubrovnik Guide to the Best Photography Locations

A Map + Photographer’s Guide to Photo spots in Dubrovnik, Croatia *Updated July 2018* A medieval wonder bordered by ancient city walls built to protect the character filled gem within. Dubrovnik has a way...

Where + When to Photograph Lavender Fields in Provence

The most beautiful lavender fields in France are found scattered across the landscapes of Provence. Rolling hills of purple lavender stretch into the distance contrasting with wheat and sunflower fields that make photographers go...

The Best Photography Locations in Venice, Italy

Your guide to the Best Photo Spots in Venice Want to know where to take good photos in Venice? Scroll down to read this guide which lists all the best photography spots in this...

Underwater Photography: Kayaking Glacial Meltwater in Canada

Hidden high in the Lillooet Range of British Columbia, Canada you’ll find vibrant turquoise streams of glacial meltwater. This natural phenomenon only happens for a few weeks each year and I have to say,...

A Guide to Tropical North Queensland Photography Experiences

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 Cape Tribulation. Growing up in Australia, there...

Behind the Lens… The Duck Photo, Queenstown

The sun was shining, snow had fallen on the peaks overnight and the lake was clear and still. Driving to Wilson Bay from Queenstown I was getting so excited by the snow capped mountains...

The Great Barrier Reef – Photographing Above and Below

Cairns, Australia Every shade of blue from teal to navy appeared beneath me as we flew over the Great Barrier Reef east of Cairns in Queensland, Australia. As one of the world’s natural wonders,...

Your Guide to Photographing the Lavender Fields of Valensole

Provence Lavender Fields – Valensole Plateau Want to skip through purple fields of lavender as bees buzz happily around you and the warm summer sunshine lights up the sky above? Provence, France is glowing...

50 Photos: A Photographic Journey along The Western Front

At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them. It’s an ode read aloud every April 25th, in commemoration of ANZAC Day and the thousands of soldiers who...

Behind the Lens – The Historic Discovery of Vignacourt Photographs

an attic with crumbling floor boards and cracking walls lay untouched for years in vignacourt, france. Vignacourt, France Coordinates – 50.0123° N, 2.1973° E Sunlight peeked through the cobwebs on occasion, but little did...

Landscape Highlights of the Highest Road in France

The Col de la Bonette Coordinates – 44.3216° N, 6.8069° E I’ll confess, I didn’t actually realise we were driving on the highest paved road in France until we were nearly at the very...

Photographing the French Alps of Briançon in Summer

Once the snow melts and summer arrives the landscapes and alpine scenery around Briançon flourish. If you’re planning a visit to France this year, save a little time in your itinerary for a visit...

How to creatively compose travel images

Want to create photographs that make your friends want to jump in the image and be there with you? When visiting a new destination there is always a check list of major attractions, monuments...

Japan: A Complete Guide to Kyoto Photography Locations

A photographer’s guide to kyoto, JAPAN The true beauty of Japanese culture comes to life in the traditional city of Kyoto. Wooded forests hide ornate temples and shrines, Geisha scurry into historic merchant houses...

Itinerary: Singapore’s Most Photogenic Sights in One Day

A Photographer’s Itinerary for Singapore Planning to visit a new city can be a little daunting, especially when you want to make sure you get to see the best places and of course, the...

Autumn in Japan – Landscape Photography Tips

Japan Travel: The Beauty of Autumn As a landscape photographer, at any given time of the year there’s always somewhere in the world that’s exactly where you want to be. Whether it’s shooting aurora...

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...

Shooting Sunrise at Sensoji Temple, Tokyo

Japan Photo Tour – Day One Sunrise at Sensoji Temple Walking through the historic streets of Asakusa at 5:30am, it was hard not to wonder what on earth we were doing awake. Usually buzzing...

Photographing the Colours of the Cook Islands

Photographing the Cook Islands of Rarotonga + Aitutaki The Cook Islands are a bright, visual playground of tropical tones. From the sea to the sky, you’re spoilt for ever changing landscapes to photograph and...

The World from The Water – Dubai

Underwater Photography Project – Dubai With a skyline of towering man-made monsters, the coastline of Dubai is impressive from almost any angle. If you’ve been reading The Wandering Lens for a little while you’ll...

The 48hr Guide to Queenstown’s Photo Spots

Queenstown Photography Locations Queenstown, New Zealand is somewhere I’d usually recommend you spend a lifetime in preference to a weekend. It’s the kind of place you arrive and instantly realise you’re somewhere special. That...

Never Stop The Journey – Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III

Travelling as a photographer is a journey like no other. There’s the moments of light peeking over mountain tops, wispy clouds of all shapes and sizes filling the sky, cities filled with culture and...

A Guide to the Best Dubai Photography Locations

Dubai with its dominating skyline and desert mysteries is somewhere that’s been on my radar for years. As a city known for its excessive wealth, glitz and the world’s biggest, greatest and grandest everything,...

Setting the Scene: How to Use White Balance

How to Set Your White Balance It’s a simple function that will change the way you photograph forever. If you’ve been using automatic settings on your camera and notice that sometimes the colours are...
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