Focal Point photography school closes after 39 years
Lots of aspiring photographers have taken classes at Focal Point in Vancouver over the years. I'm one of them.
Unfortunately, other would-be students will now have to look elsewhere, as the photography school at 4474 West 10th Avenue closed its doors earlier this month.
My email to the school today (September 17) received the following auto-reply:
Focal Point is now closed.
Thanks for 39 years!
It was great to be able to help all the thousands of photography students!
We wish you the best in your photographic endeavours!
Established in 1973, Focal Point offered a full-time diploma program as well as part-time courses in genres such as street and night photography. The school was accredited with B.C.'s Private Career Training Institutions Agency.
In any case, I'm sure I'm not the only photo enthusiast who will miss shooting the interesting characters who often served as models in Focal Point's downstairs studios.