We Are Tdot Shots:
A Photo Community
in Toronto, CA
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 2019
Tdot Shots aka @tdot_shots hosts an annual photo contest on Instagram. This year’s event takes place from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15. Awards will be announced at the winter photo walk on Dec. 22. Enter by using the hashtag #tdot_shots_contest19. Read the full rules at the contest web page.
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 micro-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 sponsors in the photo and creative industries.
Collaborations & Partnerships
Interested in collaboration? Tdot Shots works with sponsors and develops branded content for partners and advertisers.
Our newest endeavour is 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
I love this city. I’ve lived in Toronto all my life. I’ve been passionate about photography since the 90s and I am so thankful for the amazing support so many people have shown Tdot Shots.
Stay tuned, as we have big plans. In the next year we will develop:
Iconic Toronto – Toronto Photo Exhibit
Tdot Talks – Photography and image editing training (a workshop series)
(Location and dates to be announced, some content published online).
Cheers! I hope to see you on an upcoming photo walk or at one of our workshops!
– Mike Simpson
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