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Welcome to the site operated by Andrew Kielbowicz, photography instructor offering group photography courses and one-on-one practical digital photography lessons for students in the area of Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

call or text me at: 250-884-4012


  • effective one-on-one (or two) lessons
  • photography classes and workshops limited to 10 students
  • beginners, intermediate, advanced
  • Photoshop hands-on lessons
  • Organization of your photos in your computer using Lightrom
  • Lightroom photo editing
  • programs tailored to students' 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 equipment purchase advice for present, past and future students

Hi! My name is Andrew Kielbowicz, I am digital photography instructor and professional photographer, My experience includes 10 years of teaching photography, 12 years of full-time work as a photojournalist and photo editor, and many years as a portrait and editorial photographer, I also worked as a graphic designer for DDB Needham, Warsaw. For over 20 years, I use Photoshop© on Mac and Windows computers for professional post-production and editing. I worked as a Photoshop editor for variety of environmental organizations including David Suzuki Foundation, WWF, Tides Canada, BC Ministry of Environment, and the University of Victoria.
I love to travel, observing people, good music and art of old masters.

Please check the outlines of my most popular classes at the courses page.
Mentorship for young, 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, developed, designed and copyrighted © 2007-2018 by Andrew Kielbowicz


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

at Monterey Rec Centre. To register please call: 250-370-7300

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

Monday -Thursday 10:30-1pm July 16-July 19 $179/4

Min: 4 students, max: 10

at Monterey Rec Centre. To register please call: 250-370-7300

All aspects of successful travel photography will be discussed and presented with photos from my portfolio. Tips and tricks how to have safe and enjoyable photo journeys, You will also learn basic rules of composition and lighting for memorable travel photos. For users of all kind of cameras including smartphones.

INSTRUCTOR: Andrew Kielbowicz

Wed-Thur Aug 8-Aug 9 6:00-8:30pm $89/2

Min: 4 students, max: 10

Please visit my galleries on Smugmug

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