Urban Exploration

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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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Photography Tips and Interview with Toronto Street Photographer Ravi Maharaj

Are you curious about how to go about shooting strangers on the street? So are we! Read on for tips from a pro. We love the work and approach of Toronto Street photographer Ravi Maharaj. Ravi was kind enough the share insights about the process of getting up close and personal with your subjects in…

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Tdot Shots Photo Walks in Toronto (Graffiti Alley to CityPlace)

Are you interested in Tdot Shots photo walks? Comment on this Instagram post and subscribe to our newsletter if you’d like to join us next time. Walks are by invitation to our supporters and take place throughout the summer and fall. . In the IG post are some images from the walk last Sunday, July…

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The Bridges of Toronto, Ontario (Photography Meets Architecture)

Do a google search on the number of bridges in this city. You will be blown away. There are more than 1055 bridges in the city. With 2 rivers and ravines, the Don and Humber, train tracks going in and out of the city, and major highways like the 401, the DVP, and the Gardiner intersecting the city, there must be bridges, and lots of them, for vehicles and pedestrians to traverse all these obstacles.

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Tdot Shots Photo Walk Meetups in Toronto (Summer 2021)

We are pleased to announce our photo walks start in July. Our first one will be July 18. They are opportunities to shoot new spots, and network with fellow creators. We plan to host about 6 walks through July and August. Dates and locations to be announced. Walks are Sunday evenings at sunset. Registration Because…

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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

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The Beauty and Challenge of Architectural Photography (with Tips for Gear and Composition)

In a beautiful and bustling city like Toronto, there is no shortage of inspiration to draw from for your camera to capture. Luckily in a metropolis that is home to the iconic CN tower, one such source of inspiration is, of course, architectural photography.

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Nature in the City: Why Photographers Love The Rouge National Urban Park

Be it landscape, portrait, nature, macro, skyline or just getting out for a relaxing stroll, the Rouge has it all. Rouge National Urban Park is North America’s largest urban protected park and it’s right here in the GTA. All year round it’s an amazing place for a quick hike or if you’re passionate about photography it’s an awesome place for landscape or nature photos

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Spring Blog Series: Exploring Photography Niches from Street to Aerial to Landscape and More

Photography genres are pretty wide and many photographers pick one and dive deep into it. But there are questions around this process. Should you pick a specific style of photography or branch out and explore? Learn how you can contribute to the new series.

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Toronto Public Art: Exploring Downtown Parks, Sculpture and Murals

Toronto public art is at once beautiful and thought provoking and sometimes controversial. Often tied to development it tends to appear in areas with new buildings. Our writer Donna Chong explores some new and classic favourite public art works, between City Hall, the Financial district and Canary District. Read on for background on TO public art and a mini tour of each location.