Photography

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Toronto Street Photography Part 1 (Killer Black and White Pics Found on Flickr)

Toronto is a hotbed for street photography. Now we have our personal favourites, from our Instagram community friends, but we also like looking further afield. To be frank some of what passes for street photography on Insta is watered-down non-interaction bokeh loving or zoom lens scenes where there’s beauty but a lack of human interest…

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Meet Our Photo Contest Judge Taku Kumabe (Toronto Landscape and Nature Photographer)

We have known and collaborated with Taku since we launched in 2018. We are grateful to the photographer for assisting us with judging again this year. Taku Kumabe is well known for his landscape and nature photography in Toronto and beyond. He explores locales around the world including North West Territories (northern lights), Japan and…

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Meet our Photo Contest Judge Mr. Brian James (Toronto Portrait and Street Photographer)

It’s November and the Iconic Toronto Photo Contest is here! 🏆 It is with pleasure we have the opportunity to introduce our volunteer judge, Mr. Brian James, a talented photographer from Toronto, specializing in street and portraiture. The Iconic Toronto photo contest will have thousands of entries under the hashtag #iconictoronto so we are grateful…