Kaj Svensson Biography

Educated in British Columbia and California Kaj has over 25 years experience in commercial, illustrative and stock photography working in all camera formats including 35mm, medium, 4” x 5” and 8” x 10” view cameras, and the latest digital equipment.

Kaj also has extensive knowledge of and experience in lighting techniques and has owned and operated studios for over 20 years. He has been actively involved in teaching for over 20 years, and has taught at institutions such as the University of British Columbia (Centre for Continuing Education), British Columbia Institute of Technology, and other prominent local photography schools.

In 1986 Kaj incorporated Viewpoints West Photofile Ltd., a stock photo agency which today represents over 30 photographers and a file of 150,000 images. Viewpoints West supplies stock images to customers on a worldwide basis for an extensive range of editorial and commercial purposes. Viewpoints West images have appeared regularly in publications such as British Columbia, Canadian Geographic, Dynasty, Future, German Geographic, Globo, Maclean’s, Morning Calm, Outside, Russian Geographic, Western Living and many others.

Kaj Svensson Image Montage
Kajs Teaching Style
"I have, for most of my life, photographed professionally and as my hobby, always with great passion. I love sharing my experiences, ideas and techniques in the hope of inspiring well composed images and with a new found creativity, particularly with people new to the hobby. I do this by demonstrating all of the tools and methods that have been very successful for my photography. Teaching is also a wonderful learning experience for me when I can share with my students' their ideas and creativity."

"The energy in the Studio was amazing, nobody wanted to leave."


"Finally a Workshop that uses equipment that is actually being used in the industry today.

I loved the Beauty Dish and the Ringlite the most. Tons of great experience and lots of fun working with the models."

Kaj Teaches

Stock Photography Workshop

Product and Tabletop Lighting Workshop

Practical Studio Lighting Workshop

Macro Photography Workshop

Rachelles Info

Viewpoints West Photofile Website

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