Hi, I am Paul Darvell and I am the luckiest man alive as I get to combine my two favourite things: coaching and photography. Running Henley-on-Thames Photo Walks is the best job and I get to meet some great people. I live just over the river in Berkshire but love spending my time in the picturesque Henley on Thames delivering my Photo Walks.
Having been a keen photographer since a child, I was always destine to run a Photo Walks company. Photography is in my genes, my father was a keen competition photographer.
I ignored my passion for photography for a long time and built a career in the corporate world. However, the desire to indulge my passion for photography was always there. In the end, I could ignore it no longer. I qualified as a Photographer but then I needed to decide what I was going to do. There was no point exchanging one job I disliked for another. If I was going to make the leap, I had to enjoy what I was doing.
Why Photo Walks?
I often get asked, why did I decide to create Henley-on-Thames Photo Walks. I love watching people grow as they go through the Photo Walk. Their confidence as a photographer grows massively.
I also do stock photography as it allows me to take the sort of photos I love to take. I am thinking about creating an online gallery in the future offering printed and framed versions of my work.
As well as being a Photography coach of photo walks, I am also a published author in Photography. Click here to find out more about my book.