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Canon Creator Lab Presents: Stories of Things w/ Luis Mora

6:30pm to 9:30pm
Free Space

68 Claremont Street
3rd Floor

We all have objects in our life that hold great meaning for us. We animate them with our emotions, memories, and unique way of seeing them as characters in our own story.

Still life has long been a fascination of painters and photographers as a way to study a subject and arrange the world in a way that tells us something more than the sum of its parts.

Luis Mora is a Columbia-born artist and commercial photographer based in Toronto. His incredible, eclectic portfolio of work includes covers for Toronto Life, lookbooks for OVO, celebrity portraits for the Toronto International Film Festival’s annual portrait studio, and countless others. Most recently, he was the recipient of the Edward Burtynsky Photobook Grant which allowed him to publish his first book and photo exhibit Say it with Flowers at the CONTACT Gallery.

For this Creator Class Session, Luis will share his approach to shooting still life photography and show you how to tell a compelling story about anything, including the objects that are laying around your house. He will delve into the photographic practices that sharpen our abilities to create compelling images, and share techniques, gear choices, and other tips. The Session will also include a practical component where participants will shoot various still life set-ups in the Canon Creator Lab.

Session begins at 6:30pm sharp in the Canon Creator Lab at Free Space.

Want to try out new gear at Pre-Sesh?

Interested in using Canon DSLR and Mirrorless bodies and lenses? Join us for Pre-Sesh at 5:30pm before the Session. An educator will be on hand to help you try innovative new gear from Canon, including their brand new EOSR and EOSRP bodies RF lenses. If you’d like to borrow a Canon Camera to shoot in our Studio, please bring your own SD Card and a valid piece of government ID.


Do I have to be a Canon camera shooter to attend? No, anyone who loves photography is welcome regardless of brand.
I don’t have a camera, can I borrow one to shoot the practical assignment? Yes, we have Canon SLRs and Mirrorless Cameras to lend out during the Session. Please bring a valid Driver’s License or Passport, which we will hold and return once the camera is returned at the end of the Session.
Can I borrow an SD card for my Camera or loaner camera? Unfortunately we don’t have SD cards to lend out.