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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…

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Spring Photo Walks at University of Toronto, Financial District and Waterfront (Trillium Park, Ontario Place)

Our photo walk meetups are underway and we are happy to announce the newest walks for May 2022. Walks will continue through spring, summer and fall. We have many awesome walks planned for this year. We will return to some of our favourite spots like downtown Toronto and the University of Toronto, and plan to…

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Photo Walks and Architecture Tours at the University of Toronto

We have launched our spring photo walk meetups. So far we have held two walks, one in downtown Toronto and one at the gorgeous St. George, U of T campus. Our walks continue through spring, summer and fall 2022. Are you interested in joining us? Our photo community is supportive and welcoming. Our group leader,…

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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…

Launch Your Website (Take Our WordPress Course at Tdot Studio)

Do you have a website? Interested in creating one easily and professionally? Consider taking our WordPress course, offered at our community and courses site, Tdot Studio. Not long ago Google published results of a survey that showed 50% of Canadian small business did not have a website. I was shocked but on some level not…

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What is Toronto Henge and How do I Shoot It? (Photo Tips)

Twice a year the Toronto media perks up to announce the incredible event known as Toronto Henge sunset. The next occurrence is today. Though it’s good for a few days up to a week before or after the perfect alignment.  What is Toronto Henge? The sun aligns with the East and West streets to create an…

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Shoot Wide / Landscape and Crop to Portrait or Square Aspect Ratio (Photography and Social Media Tips)

As a photographer, I prefer to shoot in landscape mode, which is more natural to me. I can then post landscape images online to my website or Flickr, and optionally post portrait crop images to social media such as Instagram. In this post I’ll explain my process and share examples.

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Free Website Tools (Easy Ways to Check Speed and Reliability)

Recently I was working on some web design related projects for some friends and clients. There were two websites that were starkly different. to make a long story short, one site, created by me was loading fast and the other was super slow….. yikes! How did I know? I used a simple website speed test…