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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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Canadian Geographic 2022 Photos and Photographer of the Year Competition

This week, Canadian Geographic magazine announced the winners of the 2022 Photo of the Year competition and the finalists and winners’ images are stunning. We suggest you have a look at the amazing photography. Congrats to the winners! We understand the importance of recognizing accomplishment and mastery in the photographic arts, as host our own…

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Warm Winter City Photography by the GTA Photo Community (Iconic Toronto Picks)

Thanks to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) photo community for using our hashtag #tdot_shots. Reviewing the images under this tag is one of the primary ways we select images to share with our followers. Recently we noticed a trend: warm tones, whether from the streets at night or iconic architecture of landmark buildings. So we…

Call for Contributors: Tdot Photographers, Artists, and all Toronto Creators

Are you interested in getting published and contributing to a wide audience of artists, photographers and creators in the Toronto area? Please consider contributing to Tdot Shots and Tdot Studio. You can use #tdot_shots on your Instagram posts or take it a step further and email us a story idea, draft of a blog post,…

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Announcement: Join our First Photo Walk of 2023 at the University of Toronto

Date: Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023Time: 3:30 – 5:30 pmLocation: University of Toronto, St. George campus Cost: FreeHost: Mike Simpson of @tdot_shots Our first meetup of 2023 is at the lovely U of T campus in downtown Toronto. The university’s St. George campus is historic and centrally located, easy to get to and chock full of…

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Photography Tips and Hot Spots for Christmas and Holiday Shoots in Toronto

Photography by Kevin Braganza / Writing by Tdot Shots Do you want to take holiday photography in Toronto? It’s an absolutely wonderful time of the year for shooting, as the colourful lights brighten the dark winter days and nights. Toronto is chock full of spots to shoot, and our community member Kevin Braganza has lots…

Welcome to Tdot Shots: Join our Toronto Photo and Creative Community

Welcome to Tdot Shots: Join our Toronto Photo and Creative Community

Sincere greetings to you and welcome to our site. We are Tdot Shots, a photography and creative community in Toronto, Canada. Since 2018 we have been featuring the photography and art of Greater Toronto area creatives on our social media and websites. We have shared the photography of over 500 creators in the city. Hundreds…

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The Decline of Instagram as a Photography Platform (Video Killed the Social Networking Star)

Instagram may not be dead but I feel like it’s dying or in decline. And I know I’m not alone in saying that. IG has lost its ability to spark joy and is way too commercial and bloated with features. Do we need to become video editors to compete in the reels arena or connect…

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Congrats to Winners of the Iconic Toronto Photo Contest 2022

Wow we have wrapped another amazing photo contest. Thanks for supporting us this year! We had over 2000 entries and many were spectacular. Toronto is an awesome city and the GTA photography community really cares about capturing this special city from so many unique spots. We wrote a detailed critique about the winners at our…

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Buyer’s Guide: Best Mirrorless Cameras on a Mid-range Budget ($1,200 – $1,700)

Are you shopping for a new camera? It’s a very exciting process and one that rewards those who “shop around.” In this post, we compare features and reviews of affordable mirrorless cameras. We distill the essence to save you time. We look at a range of cameras appropriate for the prosumer market, which is pros,…

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Announcement: Join the Iconic Toronto Photo Contest Awards Meetup and Photo Walk on December 11

We wrapped up our annual Toronto photo contest on November 30. Huge thanks to everyone who entered their images! We hope you will be able to join us December 11 for a photo walk in downtown Toronto. We will announce the contest winners at the end of the meetup! The walk will be focused on…