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Tdot Shots supports the Toronto photography community with features, interviews, photo contests, photo walk meetups and a blog. Check out our online community Tdot Studio and our photo contest Iconic Toronto.
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Get to Know Eight Favourite Toronto Neighbourhoods and BIAs

Featured image by Norm Li / Centrecourt Toronto is a city of dozens of unique and inspiring neighbourhoods, each offering a special aspect that makes them original. Here’s our profile of eight of our editors favourites. Read on and then get out there and explore! What is a BIA? The City of Toronto describes them…

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Shoot Wide / Landscape and Crop to Portrait or Square Aspect Ratio (Photography and Social Media Tips)

It’s important to capture your images and save your work at high resolution, even if the final destination is social media, which is very much a low res medium. As a photographer, I prefer to shoot in landscape mode, which is more natural to me. I can then post landscape images online to my website or Flickr, and optionally post portrait crop images to social media such as Instagram. In this post I’ll explain my process and share examples.

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Video of the Tdot Shots Toronto Street Photography Walk with David Paul aka @dp.ey

In December Tdot shots collaborated with David Paul on a special photo walk with a street photography theme. It was a chilly day and COVID was on the rise but 19 intrepid photographers from the Greater Toronto photography community came out to enjoy the walk. Read the article to find out more about this special meetup.

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Tdot Shots Winter Photo Walks: Street Photography with Dave Paul aka @dp.ey

Images by David Paul aka @dp.ey Photo Walks are back! We’re launching the winter series with a special event. We are excited to announce our winter photo walks with a special guest for our first event on Dec. 19. Dave Paul, Toronto-based photographer and instructor will join our meetup. Event is $5 and runs from…

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Iconic Toronto Photo Contest Announcement: Congratulations to Winners and Finalists

🏆 Winners and Finalists! We offer congratulations! 🎉 We are happy to announce the winners of the contest. We posted the winners and finalist selections on Instagram through November. Here they are! What an amazing group of images! Our judges had a difficult task. Congrats to the winners! Purav Desai – Historic and ArchivalAlex Glinka…

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Level Up Your Digital Media Skills with Our Photo Video Online Course

These days there is a lot of need for people in diverse industries to have skills with websites, social and digital media. Once upon a time there were experts who worked as photographers, designers and video editors, but now just about anyone with some skills in media can get the job done with the right…

Theatres and Live Music Venues in Toronto Went Dark: Now They Reopen (Photos by Paul Flynn)

It’s an exciting time for concert goers and fans of live theatre as this month we collectively emerge from the dark and into the light of live performance. Of course, with provincial mandates in place, you will need to bring your mask and provide proof of vaccination, but you will be able to revisit those…

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Tdot Shots 3-Year Photo Walk Anniversary and CN Tower Meetup

What a great opportunity to mark and celebrate our three-year anniversary of Tdot Shots Toronto photo walks with the CN Tower meetup which took place October 24. It was a perfect-sized group. 14 participants were invited, based on a giveaway we offered in early October. Big THANK YOU to the CN Tower for providing complementary passes and…

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Fall Tours, Field Trips, and Seasonal Photo Spots in Toronto and Ontario

Article by Mike Simpson Fall in Toronto and Ontario, Canada, can be epic. It’s a beautiful time for a road trip or local outing to witness the splendor of this amazing season. Have you got any plans for field trips or outings around the city? Do you like to shoot fall photos? Let me take…