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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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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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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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Tdot Shots 5 Questions Interview with Photographer-Artist Todd Murrison

We are grateful to the photographer for sharing their thoughts and experience about photography. Please support the artist by checking out their website or Instagram! Interview and photo selection by Mike Simpson. Who are you?   I am Todd Murrison, a semi-retired illustrator who has worked in the North American advertising industry since 1984. The majority…

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Member Features at Our Online Community Tdot Studio

We have 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. Check out their work!

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Tdot Shots presents the Iconic Toronto Photo Contest 2021

Tdot Shots presents the Iconic Toronto Photo Contest! Are you going to enter? Let us know!.Contest is from September 15 to October 31 / use contest hashtag #iconictoronto.Let us know if you are able to volunteer to help with our website or social media marketing or events .During the contest please follow public health guidelines and use…

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Create a Photo Animation from an Image Sequence in Photoshop (Make a GIF or Video)

Want to make a photo animation for social media or your website? I’ll walk you through it. Situation: You have 3-4 images or more that you’d like to create an animated photo sequence from. You may have shot with motor drive or just shot a very quick continuous series with the same composition. You can…

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The Thrill of Storm Chasing and Weather Photography

Photography is all about the light. Sometimes you get the best light during bad weather, especially when storms are occurring at sunset. While photographing bad weather, I have seen colours that had to be seen to be believed. Not many things compare to the excitement of waiting for the special light and cloud forms of an approaching storm