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Hi! So, you have new, sophisticated DSLR, mirrorless or long zoom camera and your photos are worse than from your smartphone...? Here I am to help!

My name is Andrzej (Andrew) Kielbowicz, I am photography instructor offering, since 2007, effective group photography courses and one-on-one practical digital photography lessons for students in the area of Victoria, Vancouver and Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

call or text me at: 250-884-4012


  • effective one-on-one (or two) lessons
  • photography courses and workshops limited to 10 students
  • beginners, intermediate, advanced
  • Photoshop hands-on lessons
  • Organization of photos in Lightroom
  • Lightroom photo editing
  • Photoshop 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

Experience of your instructor:
10 years of teaching photography, 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.

At my photojournalist times in Poland I had a priviledge and pleausere 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 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

Mentorship for existing and aspiring photographers and photojournalists is also available.

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

Whole project—including program of the courses, handouts, website, and logo—exclusively created, designed, developed, and copyrighted © 2007-2018 by Andrzej Kielbowicz


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


To register please call or text: 250-884-4012

Both technical and artistic components of digital photography are discussed, demonstrated and practised under the instruction of a professional photographer. Learn how to set up your camera plus secrets of composition and lighting whether photographing landscape, nature, people or travel. Digital camera, DSLR or mirrorless, with manual settings is required for this class.

INSTRUCTOR: Andrew Kielbowicz

Max 4 students

WEDNESDAYS: 6:30PM- 9:00PM November 7-28

Cost: $250 for four sessions, 2.5 hour each (printed handouts included)

Total hours: 10

Location: Hillside Mall area, please call for more info: 250-884-4012


Inroductory price till the end of 2018— $60 USD or 80 CAD for 2 hour session.
Please text me at 250-884-401


Please visit my galleries on Smugmug

If you wish to study now, please join my one-on-one or one-on-two programs