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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY and LIGTROOM and PHOTOSHOP EDITING COURSES for Beginners, Intermediate Amateurs and Pro Photographers.

FACE TO FACE or ONLINE photography courses, and Lightroom or Photoshop editing classes! One-on-one or small groups, any level of experience.

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.

My courses are designed to give you shortcuts to WOW photography and quick transition from confused beginner or intermediate to creative and successful advanced photographer. 

I am a photography and photo editing educator since 2007. A professional photographer and photojournalist since the late seventies. Former graphic designer with strong knowledge of pre-press and printing production.

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 10 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 40 years as a portrait and documentary photographer. I also worked as a graphic designer for leading advertising agency DDB Needham, Warsaw. For over 27 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.


photo courses Victoria BC

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

Learn useful camera settings for a variety of of successful photography scenarios. Technical and artistic components of digital photography will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced under the instruction of a professional photographer with over 40 years of experience. Enroll to get a solid foundation in composition rules, lighting and pro tips for nature, landscape, people, and travel photography. Required: DSLR or mirrorless digital camera released in the last five years

Panorama, Monterey, and Juan de Fuca Recreation Centres. Stay tune for new courses in September 2021.

New course at University of Victoria to be restarted soon!

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

portrait-photography-classesAt 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 study 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 four photo albums from the Philippines and Cambodia containing over 300 images.

Whole project—including program of the courses, handouts, website, and logo was exclusively created, designed, developed, and copyrighted © 2007-2021 by Andrzej Kielbowicz