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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

Photography Gift Certificate

Three one-on-one 2 hours sessions, 6 hours total, with pro photographer and instructor
Click here to see your Christmas Gift-certificate-2018

Special price $299!

(Five session for 10 hours total is also available for $499)

Lessons tailored for students needs and level.

This time give someone you love, inspiration, door to new creative hobby and joy of seeing the world in a different way. Passion for photography can do it and I share my passion, knowledge and 40 years of experience with my students. Three sessions, 2 hours each is a great startup package to use in more effective way DSLR, Mirrorless and Smartphone cameras, and foundation to the creative exploration of the visual world.
Please call or text me now to arrange the purchase or for more details. 250-884-4012

PRACTICAL DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY at Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre
Part I – Beginner Level

You will learn crucial camera settings. Technical and artistic components of digital
photography are discussed, demonstrated and practiced under the instruction of a
professional photographer. Learn pro tips and tricks for nature, people and travel photography.
INSTRUCTOR: Andrew Kielbowicz
M 6:00pm-8:30pm Feb 25-Mar 25 $225/5 sessions

PRACTICAL DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY at Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre
Part II – Composition and Lighting

The composition is not only important to achieve aesthetic balance and harmony, but also to make an emotional impact on viewers of your photos. Light is the “language of photography” Creates the mood, and
the atmosphere of successful photographs. At the second class we will evaluate your photos. For all digital cameras including smartphones.
INSTRUCTOR: Andrew Kielbowicz
Sa 11:00am-1:30pm Mar 02-Mar 09 $90/2 sessions

PRACTICAL DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY at Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre
Part III – Advanced Beginner
For those with basic knowledge of shooting in P, A, and S(Tv) modes on DSLR or mirrorless
camera. Topics: Six golden ingredients of successful photography, The art of seeing.
Shooting like a pro with different lenses. Learning from Masters. Travel Photography Tips. Intro to file formats and organizing your photo collection on the computer.
INSTRUCTOR: Andrew Kielbowicz
M 6:00pm-8:30pm Apr 01-Apr 15 $145/3 sessions

Please visit my galleries on Smugmug

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