Fresh new Tdot logo for 2021
We Are Tdot Shots:
We Support Creators in Toronto, Canada
Toronto is one of the world’s most active cities for photography, art, design and media creation. Creativity fuels culture and powers new ideas.
Tdot Shots plays a role in this creative culture by supporting photographers and artists via photo and interview features, photo walks, workshops and photo contests. Tdot Shots is curated by designer-educator Mike Simpson.
You can find us on Instagram! Our user name is @tdot_shots (our hashtag is #tdot_shots). Read on to learn more!
Tdot Shots by the Numbers
Number of supporters (we count on our followers as supporters). We have grown quickly since our founding in May 2018.
Number of photographers and artists we have featured. We feature new and upcoming talent in the City of Toronto and GTA (Greater Toronto Area).
Number of photos tagged with our main hashtag #tdot_shots. For a chance to be featured include this in your caption.
From the blog
Tdot Shots Photography Contest 2020
Very happy to announce the finalists for the City & Town category! Congratulations to all and good luck! Our panel of judges short listed about two dozen images for this category and then chose 2-3 favourites. We compromised on a final list of 5 and published them...
Tdot Shots Photo Walks
We lead photo walk meet-ups 6-8 times per year. The walks are informal and take place in downtown neighbourhoods: U of T’s St. George Campus, High Park and the Downtown / Central Business District are a few of our favourites! Our 2020 Schedule is full of great outings! Hope to see you on a walk!
Tdot Shots On Instagram (@tdot_shots)
The Instagram grid reflects our interest in a diverse gallery. We feature photographs in the following categories: landscape, cityscape, street, architecture, art, and environmental portrait. Images also promote our events such as the annual photo contest and seasonal photo walks.
Our engagement rate is higher than similar Toronto-area feature accounts. We are an elite influencer. We get similar numbers of likes and comments to accounts 3X as big but we get much higher quality engagement. Bonus: our audience doesn’t have ad fatigue and we mainly work with unique, non-mainstream sponsors.
Get in touch if you’d like to collaborate!
Collaborations & Partnerships
Interested in collaboration? Tdot Shots works with sponsors and develops branded content for partners and advertisers.
We launched a blog series of long form posts covering themes of art, photography and travel around Toronto and the GTA. We are grateful to series sponsor ego ride share.
Our longest running endeavour has been our annual photo contest, launched in November 2019. We are grateful for the involvement of our sponsor ProLab Canada.
To inquire about working with us, please drop us a line via email ([email protected]) or shoot us a DM on Instagram.
Thank You / Future Plans
Hi. I’m Mike – the founder and publisher of Tdot Shots and Tdot.com. I founded Tdot Shots on Instagram in May 2018.
It’s now 2021. Reflecting on 2020, it was a strange and difficult year. As a community, we found light in the dark via our photo contest and our special fall blog post series. One of my personal highlights was hosting our supporters for some wonderful fall photo walks at the U of T. These small gatherings were safe recreation and networking opportunities – and lots of fun!
End of year was special. In December we hit 20k followers on Instagram! I am so thankful for the amazing support so many people have shown Tdot Shots.
Stay tuned, as we have big plans. In 2021-2022 we will develop:
- Tdot.com Community – Network, forums and events for creatives
- Tdot Shots Exhibit – Toronto photo exhibit featuring shots of classic Toronto
We hope to return to live events safely in mid 2021 and host a few virtual events via the community pages.
I hope to see you on an upcoming photo walk or at one of our events in 2021!
All the best,
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