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ONLINE or Face to Face photo courses, one-on-one or one-on-two photography and Lightroom and Photoshop editing classes!

My name is Andrew Kielbowicz. Photography and photo editing consultant 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 since the late seventies. Former graphic designer with strong knowledge of pre-press.

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.

Photography mentorship for existing and 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 8 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


photo-courses-victoria From the project: The Theatre of Daily Life. San Juan, La Union, Philippines © Andrew Kielbowicz


ONLINE and Face to Face photo courses, one-on-one photography and Lightroom and Photoshop editing classes are available! Text: 250-884-4012

New schedule will be announced soon!

I am proudly introducing NEW COURSE at University of Victoria!

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.

Prerequisites: DSLR or mirrorless camera is required for this course or high quality new
smartphone (released fall 2017 and later) with at least two cameras and some manual settings —
i.e. Google Pixel 2 and up, Huawei P30, Samsung 10, iPhone 8plus and up.

Instructor: Andrew Kielbowicz

Mondays, March 16 - April 20 | 6:30 to 8:45 pm (no class on April
13) and Saturday, April 4, photowalk in Chinatown 10:30 am to 12:45 pm
Duration: 6 sessions
Fee: $155 plus $7.75 GST


Monterey Recreation Centre | WINTER/SPRING 2020 Program
To register please call: 250-370-7300

For those with basic knowledge of shooting in P, A, and S(Tv) modes on DSLR or mirrorless camera. Topics: The art of seeing. Six golden ingredients of successful photography. Lenses’ characteristics and futures. Learning from Masters. Travel Photography Tips. Easy ways for organizing your photo collection.

INSTRUCTOR: Andrew Kielbowicz

Wed 6:00pm-8:30pm | April 8- April 22 $145/3 sessions

Min 4. Max 12


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

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

Sunday 10:00am - 12:00pm and 12:45pm-2:45pm | March 29 $95/2 x 2 hour sessions

Min 4 | Max 12

2805 Carlow Road in Langford
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 | March 26 - April 30 $225/4 (no class on Thursday, April 9 before Good Friday)

Min 4. Max 12