Lisa Bettany is a renowned landscape photographer whose career began as she was recovering from a traumatic injury. Born in Canada, she was a competitive figure skater until the age of 21 when she suffered a back injury while skating. Years into her recovery it was still extremely difficult to walk and sit up, but when she acquired a camera things started to change for the better. One day at a time she ventured farther and farther from home, increasing each trip minute by minute, growing stronger and learning the art of photography. For her, learning photography was very much a journey from darkness into light, and nothing has slowed her down since then.

You can read the inspiring account of how her career started and the success she's achieved as a pro photographer over on Resource Travel. You can also take a look at a few of her images above.

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