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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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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…

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…

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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 Spots: 6ix Iconic Photo Locations to Shoot in Toronto (Classics for Instagram)

On Instagram I run a hub or community for photographers called Tdot Shots. I see a lot of amazing photos of classic spots in the city. I decided to share a few spots and images with you – here they are! Skyline from Waterfront (Polson Pier, Islands, Humber Bay) View this post on Instagram A…

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Photography Tips and Interview with Toronto Street Photographer Ravi Maharaj

Are you curious about how to go about shooting strangers on the street? So are we! Read on for tips from a pro. We love the work and approach of Toronto Street photographer Ravi Maharaj. Ravi was kind enough the share insights about the process of getting up close and personal with your subjects in…

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The Bridges of Toronto, Ontario (Photography Meets Architecture)

Do a google search on the number of bridges in this city. You will be blown away. There are more than 1055 bridges in the city. With 2 rivers and ravines, the Don and Humber, train tracks going in and out of the city, and major highways like the 401, the DVP, and the Gardiner intersecting the city, there must be bridges, and lots of them, for vehicles and pedestrians to traverse all these obstacles.

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Tdot Shots Photo Walk Meetups in Toronto (Summer 2021)

We are pleased to announce our photo walks start in July. Our first one will be July 18. They are opportunities to shoot new spots, and network with fellow creators. We plan to host about 6 walks through July and August. Dates and locations to be announced. Walks are Sunday evenings at sunset. Registration Because…