Peter Levey founded Advanced Digital Training 15 years ago, an event that coincided with the explosion of interest in a new innovation - the digital camera. The potential that these new devices promised aroused great public interest, and the school began in the early days by holding information sessions that helped people understand just how these new, exciting devices worked, and could benefit them.
Today, with 15 successful years behind us, we focus on two very important aspects of digital photography: understanding the specifics of different makes and models of cameras; and second, teaching students how to fix and share the best of their photos using great software tools such as Photoshop Elements and Adobe Lightroom.
The decision to locate on the North Shore was taken due to its' intersection of large populations to the west (Squamish, West Vancouver etc), to the east (Coquitlam, Burnaby and outlying regions) and the Downtown metropolitan area.
Aside from location, we chose to keep our classes small. Introductory camera classes are limited to 8 people, but the more in-depth classes that deal with computer manipulation of images are limited to just 3 students - almost unheard of in typical schools. Our mandate is to offer students personalized instruction in very small class settings as our belief is that people both learn less, and are more easily intimidated in larger classes. That belief has proved correct as demonstrated by the feedback that we routinely get from our students.
Peter has spent a lifetime in education - high school, scuba instruction (one of the greatest loves in his life), software instruction, culminating in his role as owner and sole instructor at Advanced Digital Training. His lecturing style and ability to make difficult concepts seem clear and simple, has endeared him to students who frequently return for follow up courses, or one-on-one instruction.
One-on-one personalized instruction, trouble-shooting, training or computer repairs is one of the lesser known activities that Peter undertakes at the request of students who are in need of more direct and specific assistance.
Call Janine on 604-982-0919 to set up time with Peter either in the school or at your home or office.