Paul Burwell is a professional photographer, writer, educator and enthusiastic naturalist with over twenty years experience working with and educating adults. Paul’s foray into serious photography began during high school when he constructed a dark room in his closet where chemical spills stain the floor to this day. When it came time to choose an initial career Paul was torn between photography and computers and ultimately it was the remuneration rewards of an information technology career that won out. Paul woke up some years ago to discover the Internet company he’d built from the ground up was sold and it was time to find something else to do with his life.
Before leaving a 20 year career in the computer world, Paul was the President of an Internet service provider. While working on new business plans for a new Internet company, he investigated becoming a professional nature photographer and quickly discovered that it was almost impossible to make a living as one. Naturally, he immediately dropped his plans for Internet dominance and began an earnest pursuit at making a living as a professional photographer.
Now Paul has built a career in the world of nature photography with a passion for wildlife. He is a contributing editor and regular columnist with Outdoor Photography Canada Magazine and he owns his own photography school, the Burwell School of Photography located in Edmonton. Paul has been a finalist in the Veolia ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ worldwide competition both in 2009 and 2010 and was named “a top wildlife shooter” by Popular Photography Magazine in 2010. Paul conducts a number of photography workshops each year to rave reviews through his company, the Burwell School of Photography.
Paul currently resides with his wife in the beautiful prairie city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada nicely situated between the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains and the Boreal Forest.
Paul currently teaches courses on DSLR Fundamentals, Photography Fundamentals, Lightroom for Photographers, Photoshop Elements for Photographers, Loon Photography, Wildlife Intensive Weekend and a variety of Wildlife Instructional Photography Workshops at the Burwell School of Photography.