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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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New Photo Walk Meetup at Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto

We are delighted to announce our upcoming Photo Walk Tour at one of the classic natural and historical spaces in the city: Evergreen Brickworks. This will be a perfect walk for photographers and those who love a good urban hike. The meetup is co-presented with Tdot Shots. Please RSVP via our ticket site: tdot.com/events. Nestled…

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Long Exposure Photography in Toronto: Steel Wool Spinning and Light Painting Events

Steel wool spinning is an absolutely stunning visual display that looks incredible in person and phenomenal in long exposure photography. The same is true for other kinds of light painting, particularly in the hands of someone who has had opportunity to practice and delve deeply into the art form. In August 2022 I collaborated with…

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Interview with Toronto Smartphone and Drone Photographer Kanchan Kumar (Community Member Feature)

Welcome to the Tdot Shots Five Questions interview series, where we profile local Toronto area photographers who are part of our community. Our community member, Kanchan Kumar, is a photographer with a great gallery of Toronto and GTA sights. All of the artists’s images are captured with smartphone and drone. Please consider coming out to…

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Experiments with Long Exposure and Light Painting Photography (Tips and Events)

Have you tried long exposure photography? Without a doubt this technique can yield incredible results. You can try it with any kind of camera, even a smartphone. All you need is a tripod. If you go out at night the long exposures can be lengthened and your creativity can have no limit. The ultimate long…

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Toronto Public Art and Architecture Photo Walks and Downtown Tours (Community Events)

We are pleased to announce our summer photo walk and walking tour event schedule. Our events present opportunities that combine creativity, city exploration and networking. Our walks, led by photographer and city enthusiast, Mike Simpson, take place in central Toronto, and explore culture, history, architecture and art. More than 300 participants have explored with Mike…

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Steel Wool Photography – Spinning with Fire!

Join our Light Painting Photo Walk on August 7, 2022 (Tickets are $8 / limit of 20 participants) Steel wool photography is a style of long exposure photography. Similar to capturing car light trails with a long shutter speed, we use this similar technique to capture sparks coming off of the spinning steel wool. Sounds…

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New Course at Tdot Studio: Video Editing with DaVinci Resolve

Announcement: We are pleased to announce our new course, “Video editing with DaVinci Resolve,” will launch in September, 2022. This course will offer you a solid introduction that will get you up and running fast. It runs weekly over 8 weeks until end of October. About the software DaVinci Resolve is absolutely one of the…

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Toronto Public Art Photo Walk and Walking Tours

It’s very exciting to announce our first Iconic Toronto event of 2022. For 4 years we have led photo walk meetups as Tdot Shots. Now we are evolving to co-promote the events as Iconic Toronto. Interested in this photo walk and walking tour? You can buy a ticket at our new events site: Tdot Events…

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University of Toronto (U of T) Photo Walk and Walking Tour during Doors Open Toronto

Doors Open is a Special Opportunity to See Toronto in a New Light Doors Open Toronto, May 28 and 29, is a springtime ritual that many people love. Most of the venues are free, accessible and worth waiting in line to see. Favourites around the city include historic Osgoode Hall, mysterious Lower Bay station and…

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Transit Timewarp – Historical Photo Comparisons of TTC Streetcars in Toronto

“Transit Timewarp: Toronto and Beyond!” is a photography project by Trevor Parkins-Sciberras, a.k.a. “Trevor the Time-Traveller.” He created his first couple of “past and present” comparisons in 2012 but it wasn’t until 2015 that his interest in local history, transit, and old photos really took off. Trevor’s goal is to make transit history more appealing…