Art

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Member Features at Our Online Community Tdot Studio

A Diverse Network of Creators in Toronto Through Tdot Shots and Tdot Studio we have met many amazing creative people in this city, and we support them through our social media and blog. We have featured 3 member posts on our blog and social recently. Our contributors include: Michelle Thompson, Frida Vokshi and Donna Chong….

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Tdot Shots presents the Iconic Toronto Photo Contest 2021

Tdot Shots presents the Iconic Toronto Photo Contest! Are you going to enter? Let us know!.Contest is from September 15 to October 31 / use contest hashtag #iconictoronto.Let us know if you are able to volunteer to help with our website or social media marketing or events .During the contest please follow public health guidelines and use…

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Create a Photo Animation from an Image Sequence in Photoshop (Make a GIF or Video)

Want to make a photo animation for social media or your website? I’ll walk you through it. Situation: You have 3-4 images or more that you’d like to create an animated photo sequence from. You may have shot with motor drive or just shot a very quick continuous series with the same composition. You can…

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The Thrill of Storm Chasing and Weather Photography

Photography is all about the light. Sometimes you get the best light during bad weather, especially when storms are occurring at sunset. While photographing bad weather, I have seen colours that had to be seen to be believed. Not many things compare to the excitement of waiting for the special light and cloud forms of an approaching storm

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Interview with Toronto area landscape and nature photographer Taku Kumabe (updated)

Read our updated interview with acclaimed Toronto photographer Taku Kumabe, aka @smaku. Learn about Taku’s philosophy and approaches to urban landscape and bird photography.

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Interview with Toronto Black and White Photographer Paulo Carvalho aka @the10minus4

The Tdot Shots Five Questions Interview series profiles Toronto area photographers. Paulo Carvalho’s photography is notable for its strong geometric forms and creative compositions featuring reflections and high contrast lighting.

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Technology Break: Why It’s Important to Unplug

It’s important to unplug but it might leave you feeling disconnected. Especially during a time when we can’t see our friends and family, wanting to go offline might make you feel like an outsider. If you’re like me, you often crave a simpler time when technology didn’t rule our lives, yet you can appreciate all of the opportunities available to us as a result of it.

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Back to School: The Ups and Downs of Studying Photography During the Pandemic

By Scott Harrald aka @scott_harrald Note: Currently colleges are evaluating the viability of limited in-person classes (depending on public health guidelines during this stage of the pandemic) 2020: An Interesting and Challenging Year to Go Back to School The year of 2020 has certainly thrown us all some curveballs and challenges both personally and professionally. …

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Toronto Public Art: Exploring Downtown Parks, Sculpture and Murals

Toronto public art is at once beautiful and thought provoking and sometimes controversial. Often tied to development it tends to appear in areas with new buildings. Our writer Donna Chong explores some new and classic favourite public art works, between City Hall, the Financial district and Canary District. Read on for background on TO public art and a mini tour of each location.