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Face to Face or online photography courses, one-on-one or small groups digital photography and Lightroom and Photoshop editing classes!

My name is Andrew Kielbowicz. I offer intensive group photography courses and one-on-one practical digital photography lessons for students in the Victoria area, including Langford Sidney, Sooke on Vancouver Island, as well as Vancouver, BC, Canada.

I am also available for journalist style wedding photography, family events and portraiture.

I am a photography educator and photo editing expert, recently providing services for businesses by training their staff to be cost effective in-house photographers and photo editors.

Photography instructor since 2007. A professional photographer and photojournalist since the late seventies. Former graphic designer with strong knowledge of pre-press production.

Photography mentorship for aspiring photographers and photojournalists is also available.

call or text me at: 250-884-4012


  • NEW! training for in-house photographers for businesses
  • effective one-on-one private lessons
  • photography courses and workshops limited to 12 students
  • beginners, intermediate, advanced
  • Organization of photos in Lightroom
  • Lightroom professional photo editing
  • Photoshop professional photo editing
  • all programs tailored to your needs
  • high quality visual presentation
  • professional tips and tricks
  • friendly critique of your photos
  • stimulating, creative assignments
  • free set of colour handouts in PDF
  • free photographic equipment purchase phone advice for present, past and future photography students

Over 12 years of photography teaching,
12 years of full-time work as a photojournalist. Over 30 years as a portrait and documentarist photographer, I also worked as a graphic designer for DDB Needham, Warsaw. For over 25 years I use Photoshop and recently Lightroom on Mac and Windows computers for professional post-production and editing. I worked as a Photoshop editor for a variety of environmental organizations including the David Suzuki Foundation, WWF, Tides Canada, BC Ministry of Environment, and the University of Victoria.

One-on-one (or two) photography students at all levels are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Check schedules and rates

At my photojournalist times in Poland I had a privilege and pleasure to photographed people like Pope John II, Mother Theresa, Lech Walesa, Ray Charles, Miles Davis and many others.

I love to travel, observe and socialize with people, listen to good music, and enjoy great movies. I enjoy to look at art of masters of painting and photography and always finding new inspirations. I work on ongoing photo project called "The Theatre of Daily Life" Recently I produced, designed and published three photo albums from the Philippines containing over 300 images.


Please check the outlines of my most popular classes at the courses page

Whole project—including program of the courses, handouts, website, and logo—exclusively created, designed, developed, and copyrighted © 2007-2020 by Andrzej Kielbowicz

photo courses Victoria BC

I am proudly introducing my NEW COURSE at University of Victoria!

This is course is not available for registration in Fall Season due to UVic Covid-19 policies.
Please call UVic if you are interested in taking this course in Winter/Spring season.
Or contact me for one-on-one or small group lessons. For more info please text 250-884-4012.

Travel and Street Photography Basics
How to overcome shyness when photographing people?
Why my landscape photos are pale and lifeless?
How do I select photos for Instagram or printed travel photo books?

Your instructor, pro-photographer and traveler with forty years of experience, will answer
those and other essential travel and street photography questions. You will also learn:
• how to set up your camera for travel photography
• how to use composition rules and lighting for gorgeous natural vistas or cityscapes
• how to capture the true emotion of people you will meet on your journey
We will analyze the work of masters of photography for inspiration and have a practical
photo walk in Chinatown— the travel destination for many tourists from all over the world.

Instructor: Andrew Kielbowicz

Fall Season Group Photography and Photography Editing Courses in Victoria 

Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre | FALL 2020 Program
To register please call: 250-478-8384

You will learn all crucial camera settings. Technical and artistic components of digital photography will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced under the instruction of a professional photographer. Enrol to get a solid intro to composition rules, lighting and pro tips for nature, people and travel photography. DSLR or mirrorless digital camera is required for this course.

INSTRUCTOR: Andrew Kielbowicz

Thu 6:00pm - 8:30pm | Sep 24 - Oct 22 $225/5 sessions

Min 4. Max 12 

Lightroom is the most powerful 2 in 1 application for organizing and editing your photos. The first part of this course will give you an effective way to build and organize your countless digital images collection using Lightroom Library Module. The second part will focus on an intro to the editing of your photos in a Lightroom Develop Module.

Requirements: Laptop with Lightroom installed

INSTRUCTOR: Andrew Kielbowicz

Wed 6:00pm-8:30pm | Oct 29 - Nov 19 $195/4 sessions

Min 4. Max 12

Improve your composition skills and learn how to control the light. Technical and artistic components of smartphone photography will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced under the instruction of a professional photographer. Enroll to learn tips and tricks for better nature, people and travel photography. The new model of smartphone introduced in 2017 (e.g.Apple 8plus or Google Pixel 2XL) or newer is required for this course.

INSTRUCTOR: Andrew Kielbowicz

Saturday 10:00am - 12:00pm and 12:30pm-2:30pm | October 24 $90/2 x 2 hour sessions

Min 4 | Max 12



Monterey Recreation Centre | FALL 2020 Program
To register please call: 250-370-7300
Fall courses will be announced soon!