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Commercial & Lifestyle Photography: a Socality x Canon Creator Lab Workshop

  • Revolver Coffee 325 Cambie Street Vancouver, BC, V6B 2N4 Canada (map)

Level up your skills in commercial, lifestyle, and brand photography through this hands-on workshop as we tackle everything from honing your storytelling, business skills, compositions and more. 

WHEN: Sunday, September 29 | Workshop Slot 1: 12PM - 2:30PM / Workshop Slot 2: 3PM - 5:30PM

WHERE: Revolver Coffee - 325 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC

FREE | RSVP online via Eventbrite

Join us on Sunday, September 29th for a hands-on workshop with instruction from Scott Bakken, Jonathan Zoeteman, and Zack Melhus on developing your skills in commercial and lifestyle photography. Two workshop times have been created (both will offer the same topics and format) to retain a small enough group to create more space for conversation, practice, and direct feedback.

The workshop will include a combination of teaching, group Q&A, and hands-on practice with feedback and support from both our instructors and other workshop attendees. Light snacks and beverages will also be provided for workshop attendees.

Just a few of the subjects we’ll cover will include:

  • Developing content for brands and commercial clients

  • Pricing your work

  • Building long-term relationships with clients

  • Leveraging the power of storytelling & honing your creative process

  • Using composition, light, and environment effectively

  • Balancing originality, client expectations, and “what people want”

Along with these topics, we encourage everyone to come with questions or areas you’re looking to improve on. 


This workshop will be valuable for anyone looking to take their photographic work to another level in the realm of lifestyle, commercial, and brand photography. It will  also provide good insights to anyone in the early stages of building a business around their photography or for those looking to develop their technique and creative process further. 

As part of the Canon Creator Lab program, a variety of Canon  gear will be available to use, If you’d like to borrow Canon equipment to shoot during the workshop, please bring your own SD Card and a valid piece of government ID. A limited amount of gear will be available, but we’ll do our best in the smaller groups to offer access to as many people as possible.

More details will continue to be updated and communicated as we get closer to the event. Space is very limited for these due to venue capacity, so RSVP to secure your spot. 



Our host venue for this event is Revolver Coffee in Gastown. We’ll have the cafe all to ourselves for the duration of the workshop and the space and the surrounding area will serve as a great backdrop to put the stuff we discuss and learn during the workshop into practice.

PLEASE NOTE: Both Workshop slots will offer the same teaching, please select the time that works best for you.