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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES for SLR, Mirrorless and Smartphone Cameras — Victoria, BC, Canada.
Face to face and online.

Digital and Smartphone Photography for beginners, intermediate and advanced photography enthusiasts. LIGHTROOM and PHOTOSHOP editing courses for beginners, intermediate amateurs and pro photographers.

My name is Andrzej Kielbowicz. I am a professional photographer with over 40 years of experience. I offer intensive group photography courses, workshops and one-on-one practical digital photography lessons for students in Victoria and Southern Vancouver Island, as well as Vancouver, BC, Canada.

My courses are designed to give you shortcuts to WOW photography and a quick transition from a confused beginner to a thriving advanced photographer. 

I have been a photography and photo editing educator since 2007—a professional photographer and photojournalist since the late seventies. I also worked as a graphic designer, so I am an experienced logo and corporate identity designer with pre-press and printing production knowledge.


One-on-one (or two) FACE TO FACE or ONLINE photography and Lightroom or Photoshop editing classes available at any level. Please check schedules and rates. I also do portraits, family, events, and journalist style wedding photography. Visit services

Contact: info@goingdigital.ca
or call/text +1 250 884 4012


PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING INCLUDES:

  • Effective one-on-one private lessons
  • Photography courses and workshops limited to 10 students
  • Beginners, intermediate, advanced
  • Organization of photos in Lightroom
  • Lightroom professional photo editing
  • Photoshop professional photo editing
  • Easy programs tailored to your needs
  • High-quality visual presentation
  • Professional methods for success
  • 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

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 traveling, socializing, listening to good music, and watching great movies. I enjoy studying the art of masters of painting and photography, always finding new inspirations in it. I work on an ongoing photo project called "The Theatre of Daily Life" Recently, I produced, designed and published over four photo albums from the Philippines, Cambodia and Mexico containing over 400 images. Here is one of them: http://www.blurb.ca/b/8938896-the-philippines-natural-beauty

The whole project—including a program of the courses, handouts, website, and logo was created, designed, developed, and copyrighted © 2007-2023 by Andrzej Kielbowicz.


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BETTER PEOPLE PHOTOGRAPHY

Would you like to have artistic pictures of your children, grandchildren, or parents? What about spontaneous images of friends or people met when you travel? This course teaches you how to photograph people and capture their emotions and character. We will focus on lifestyle, unposed photos as well as traditional posed portraits. Basic camera or smartphone settings and composition will be presented and practiced. This course requires a DSLR or MIRRORLESS digital camera with telephoto or SMARTPHONES with two or three lenses and portrait mode.

Monterey Recreation Centre — Registration at (250) 370 7300
Four sessions in class. Wed, Feb 7 - Feb 28, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre — Registration at (250) 474-8650
Four sessions in class. Thur, Feb 8 - Feb 29, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Total hours: 8

Maximum of participants: 12

Cost: $150

Instructor: Andrew Kielbowicz

PRACTICAL DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY for BEGINNERS
 
Students will learn crucial camera or smartphone settings. Technical and artistic components of digital photography will be demonstrated, and practiced under the instruction of a professional photographer with over 40 years of experience. Enrol to get a solid intro to composition rules, lighting and professional tips for nature, landscape, people, travel and street photography.

This course requires a DSLR or MIRRORLESS digital camera.

Monterey Recreation Centre — Registration at (250) 370 7300
Four sessions in class. Wed, Mar 6 - March 27, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Photo walk Saturday, Mar 9, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre — Registration at (250) 474-8650
Four sessions in class. Thur, Mar 7 - March 28, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Photo walk Saturday, Mar 16, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Total hours: 10

Maximum of participants: 12

Cost: $180

CAPTURE BETTER SMARTPHONE PHOTOS

Improve your composition skills by learning to capture and control the light. Unleash your artistic potential using the medium which revolutionizes the world of photography. Learn the new techniques to shoot like a pro with your smartphone and how to take better nature, architecture, people and travel photos. Requirements: The SMARTPHONE with at least two, preferably three, camera lenses.

Four sessions in class. Monday, April 8 - April 29, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Photo walk Sat, April 13, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Total hours: 10

Maximum of participants: 12

Cost: $190

My courses at University of Victoria — SPRING 2024

TRAVEL AND STREET PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS — six sessions

How do I learn to overcome shyness when photographing people? Why are my landscape photos pale and lifeless? How do I select photos for Instagram or travel photo books? Pro-photographer Andrew Kielbowicz will answer those and other essential photography questions. You will also learn what gear is best for street and travel photography, how to set up your camera for fast shooting, how to use composition rules and lighting for natural vistas or cityscapes, and how to capture the genuine emotions of people. We will analyze masters of photography for inspiration and take a photo walk in downtown Victoria.

DSLR or mirrorless camera with manual controls is required for this course or smartphone with three camera lenses.

Thursdays, April 4 to May 2, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm (5 classroom sessions)
Saturday, April 6, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm (1 photo walk)

Instructor: Andrzej Kielbowicz

Registration link —  click here