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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.

A Guide to Photogenic Landscapes + Locations in the Whitsundays

In the calm waters of the Coral Sea, a collection of 74 Whitsunday islands await visitors with their fish filled waters, snorkelling hot spots and lush coves aplenty ready for sailors to float on...

Improve Your Photographic Eye in Ten Steps

Developing A Photographic Eye – One of the most important elements of photography Travel photography isn’t all about having the biggest and best camera. Sure some nice equipment and a great lens can help...

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...

Isle of Skye Photography Location Guide

A Photographers Guide to The Isle of Skye, Scotland A little like crossing to Jurassic Park, the Isle of Skye appears like a land of mystery, intrigue and complete natural beauty. Whether you’re arriving...

Setting the Scene: Golden Hour Photography

As the afternoon draws to a close sunlight appears warmer, softer and so much more beautiful. This is the golden hour and you don’t want to be staring blankly at your camera not knowing...

Gear Talk: How to Choose a Great Travel Lens

What is the best lens for travel photography? Read on curious one… Travel photographers typically opt for three main features when choosing a great lens to take with them on the road. Versatility, performance...

Visual Hotel Review: Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver

Where pulling back the curtains reveals the bustling waterway, rugged mountain peaks and stunning scenery of Vancouver, Canada. Welcome to Fairmont Waterfront, it’s beeutiful (you’ll see why 😉). Few hotels offer the ability to...

7 Easy Ways to Improve Your Travel Photography

Travel Photography Tips – Improve Your Travel Photography! Travel photography is about so much more than following a step by step guide and visiting popular destinations. It’s about stepping off the beaten path in...

Food Photography: Photographing the Flavours of Macao

There’s a saying all about eating the rainbow but I’m going to add one little word at the start, photograph; THEN you can eat all the rainbows you like. Photographing food is like seeing...

The Complete Guide to Macao Photography Locations

Macao Photo Spots, Vantage Points + Cultural Districts Where Portuguese influence is displayed in all colours of the rainbow and Chinese heritage is visible via ornate details and historic beauty, Macao is a cultural...

The Best Photography Locations in Dubrovnik

A Map + Photographer’s Guide to Photo spots in Dubrovnik, Croatia *Updated April 2019* 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 Provence lavender fields are a photogenic landscape you need to visit this summer! Rolling hills of purple lavender stretch into the distance contrasting with wheat and sunflower fields that make photographers go gaga....

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,...

Provence Lavender Fields – A Photographer’s Guide to the Lavender Fields of Valensole

Provence Lavender Fields – The Best Locations to visit on the Valensole Plateau… Want to skip through purple fields of Provence lavender as bees buzz happily around you and the warm summer sunshine lights...

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

[hygge_custom_banner title=”Behind the Lens” description=”The Historic Discovery of Vignacourt Photographs” image=”https://www.thewanderinglens.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Vignacourt-Photographs-08.jpg|1200|800″] an attic with crumbling floor boards and cracking walls lay untouched for years in vignacourt, france. Vignacourt, France [hygge_icon icon=”flag”]Coordinates – 50.0123° N,...

Landscape Highlights of the Highest Road in France

The Col de la Bonette [hygge_icon icon=”flag”] 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...

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

More details hereA 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...
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