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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 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...

14 Photogenic Winter Destinations in Europe

Where to go in Europe for amazing winter photos! There’s a chill in the air, snow in the mountains and magic in the sky. Winter is perhaps the most photogenic season in Europe and...

Aerial Photography: Hot Air Ballooning in Dubai

Dubai Hot Air Balloon – Photography Experience Aerial photography has long been one of my fascinations. Seeing the world from above; the patterns, formations and colours of nature, it’s like mother nature has creatively...

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...

I know a place…Where magic happens

I know a place… Where frozen landscapes blend with sunset skies… Where reindeer forage in snow covered forests… Where the darkness is illuminated by dancing waves of green magic… Lapland is a paradise of...

Top 10 Places to Photograph Sunset

Where are the best Places to Photograph Sunset? As the day comes to and end and the sky erupts into a palette of pinks, oranges and reds you want to be in the right...

Hiking Saint-Véran and Lac Miroir, France

Queyras National Park – Hautes-Alpes Region, France There’s something about being in the mountains that lets your mind relax and creativity reign. Sure it could be the altitude making you a little loopy but...

Setting the Scene: Creating Star Trails with Live Composite

How to Take Star Trails The magic that exists once you learn how to capture astrophotography and star trails is immeasurable. Astrophotography is about capturing long exposures that bring out the available light and...

STAY: luxury in europe’s highest village

VISUAL HOTEL REVIEW – HOTEL ALTA PEYRA High up in the clouds where the air is crisp and the mountain scenery dramatic, lies a little village called Saint-Véran. It’s in fact the highest village...

The 6 Best Apps for Travel Photographers

Photo Editing Apps + Handy Apps for Travel Photographers Planning a photoshoot, capturing the shot and publishing the results are all components of photography. Having the ability to research, photograph and then share your...

A Scottish Bothy – I Know A Place…

I Know A Place… Where waves rumble against craggy cliffs as the wild Atlantic Ocean meets the rugged Scottish Coast. Where the salty breeze curls your hair and the windswept scenery takes your breath...

Lanzarote Photography Locations + Travel Guide

Lanzarote  – A Volcanic Beauty of the Canary Islands As far as landscapes are concerned, Lanzarote looks a little like the planet Mars blended with the Mediterranean Coast. It’s barren and rocky scenery is...

Diving at Europe’s First Underwater Museum

Scuba Diving at Europe’s First Underwater Museum The water has an effect on me like no other environment. There’s an instant calm from the moment I jump in and take a dive beneath the...

Japan Photo Tour – November 2018

Japan Photography Autumn Tour The 2017 Photo Tour was such a success that I’ll be doing it all again in 2018! We had a great group join for the adventures in 2017 and mixed...

How Lonely Planet Changed My Life Ten Years Ago

My Path to Becoming a Travel Photographer I had always been obsessed with travel but ten years ago something happened that changed my life forever. I don’t normally write personal posts on The Wandering...

Lavender Fields of Provence – 2017 Season Review

The lavender fields of Valensole were purple perfection this season. Rows stretching toward the mountains, glowing in the warm afternoon light and contrasting with neighbouring wheat fields. Pretty picture perfect! Okay, I’ll drop the...

Setting the Scene: Street Photography in Paris

Photographing Paris with a 50mm lens! Where bicycles pedal past boulangeries, buildings exude elegance and your camera will be snap happy all day long. This month it’s a special ‘Setting the Scene’ post because...

Interview: Wildlife Photography with Alison Langevad

Every now and then I see the work of a photographer and am blown away. That happened when I saw an image of two buffalo drinking at a waterhole in South Africa under the...

Editing Tips: Creating Pastel Skies in Photoshop

How to edit in Photoshop to create Pastel Colours Learn how to create pastel skies in Photoshop and transform your photographs with dreamy tones. Pastel skies and Photoshop are a match made in photography...

The Photogenic Beauty of France in 30 Photos

TRAVEL FRANCE IN PHOTOS France is a country of diverse beauty, culture and natural wonders. Sure it’s home to all the goodies like croissants, macaroons and the Eiffel Tower but as someone who prefers...
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