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GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR CHRISTMAS NOW AVAILABLE!
I am on my working holidays in SE Asia, so please send an email with request to: info@goingdigital.ca

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES

So, you have this new, sophisticated DSLR, mirrorless or long zoom camera and your photos are worse than those from your smartphone...?

Here I am to help! My name is Andrew Kielbowicz. I am photography instructor since 2007, and professional photographer since late seventies.

I offer intensive group photography courses and one-on-one practical digital photography lessons for students in the area of Victoria area, including Lanfgord Sidney, Sooke on Vancouver Island, as well as Vancouver, BC, Canada. I am also available for journalist style wedding photography, family events and portraiture.

Contact: info@goingdigital.ca
call or text me at: 250-884-4012

PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING BENEFITS:

  • effective one-on-one private lessons
  • photography courses and workshops limited to 10 students
  • beginners, intermediate, advanced
  • Photoshop Elements hands-on lessons
  • Organization of photos in Lightroom
  • Lightroom pro photo editing
  • Photoshop pro photo editing
  • 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
  • NEW! training for in-house photographers for variety of the companies

EXPERIENCE OF YOUR INSTRUCTOR:
Over 10 years of photography teaching,
12 years of full-time work as a photojournalist and photo editor, and after over 30 years as a portrait and editorial 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. http://www.blurb.ca/b/8938896-the-philippines-natural-beauty

 

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

Mentorship for existing and aspiring photographers and photojournalists is also available

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

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

I am proudly introducing NEW COURSE at UVic – 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

Juan de Fuca Recration Centre | WINTER 2020 Program
To register please call: 250-478-8384
http://www.westshorerecreation.ca/register/

PRACTICAL DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY for BEGINNERS
You will learn crucial camera settings. Technical and artistic components of digital photography will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced under the instruction of a professional photographer. Enroll 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

Thur 6:00pm-8:30pm | February 20 - March 19 $225/5 sessions

Min 4 | Max 12

TAKE BETTER SMARTPHONE PHOTOS
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

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

Min 4 | Max 12

NEW LOCATION! CENTENNIAL CENTRE | SPRING 2020 Program

PRACTICAL DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY for BEGINNERS
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

Monterey Recreation Centre | WINTER 2020 Program
To register please call: 250-370-7300
https://www.oakbay.ca/parks-recreation

PRACTICAL DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY for BEGINNERS
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

Wed 6:00pm-8:30pm | Feb 27 - March 27 $225/5 sessions

Min 4. Max 12

PRACTICAL DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY— Beginners Level 2
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 10- April 24 $145/3 sessions

Min 4. Max 12

TAKE BETTER SMARTPHONE PHOTOS

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. Enrol to learn tips and tricks for better nature, people and travel photography. 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

Sat 10:00am - 12:00pm and 12:45pm-2:45pm | March 14 $90/2 sessions

Min 4 | Max 14