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March Events in Downtown Toronto – Photo Walk Tours on Yonge St (Illuminite Light Festival and Allan Gardens)
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March Events in Downtown Toronto – Photo Walk Tours on Yonge St (Illuminite Light Festival and Allan Gardens)

We are happy to announce two amazing photo walks and tours taking place this March in downtown Toronto. Both are very unique. The night photo walk will explore the “Illuminite” light installation which runs through March on Yonge street and the day time walk is at Allan Gardens (open all year). If you are interested…

Public Art Photo Walk and Toronto Tour from Bentway to Union Station
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Public Art Photo Walk and Toronto Tour from Bentway to Union Station

It’s very exciting to be close to the Sunday event (June 25) when we will explore the west downtown of Toronto, from the Bentway to Union Station. We’ll see some amazing public art, installations and sculptures, and discuss photography, architecture, culture and public space. Please read this page for an overview and and then sign…

Join our Summer Photo Walks and Guided tours of Iconic Toronto Spots and Neighbourhoods
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Join our Summer Photo Walks and Guided tours of Iconic Toronto Spots and Neighbourhoods

Feature image photos by Mike Simpson aka @tdot_mike We’re excited to announce our first events of summer, ranging from casual photo walks to guided walking tours, taking place in some of the most beautiful neighbourhoods of the city. Events are co-hosted with our project Iconic Toronto and we often have special guest co-hosts. On the…

Your Guide to Contact Photo and Doors Open Toronto (Events and Tours in the City)
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Your Guide to Contact Photo and Doors Open Toronto (Events and Tours in the City)

With the arrival of May it means a few things to Torontonians. First of all, spring makes a real appearance, after the chill and teases that appear from late March through April, and warmer weather heralds the beginning of event and festival season in Toronto. Though things will truly start cooking by June and July,…

Toronto People: Interview with Josh Matlow, Councillor and Mayoral Candidate 2023 Election
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Toronto People: Interview with Josh Matlow, Councillor and Mayoral Candidate 2023 Election

Josh Matlow says he wants to be our arts champion and promote a strong Toronto rather than a strong mayor. In this discussion we talk about the arts, theatre scene, strong mayor powers and the relationship of Toronto and the province. Interview conducted by Mike Simpson with Josh Matlow, local councillor (Toronto-St Paul’s) and mayoral…

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

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

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

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

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