Shooting with a Leica III and black and white film

I recently put a roll of 400 T-Max Kodak black and white negative film through a 1934 Leica III and developed the film personally. It’s the first roll of film I’ve developed myself in around 15 years. The resulting images aren’t bad for an 83-year-old camera, wielded by a photog who hasn’t shot or developed […]

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iPhone photos thanks to a new bicycle

I’ve started exploring Calgary’s pathways this summer, thanks to recently purchasing a new bicycle – my first in more than 20 years. Here are some photos taken and edited with my iPhone. Feels good to be back on a bike – it’s been too long.


FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015

Here are some of my images from this summer’s 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup that was held in Canada. I was fortunate enough to attend most of the matches in Edmonton this past June and July.

I used my recently purchased Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 Sport lens mounted on a Nikon D7000 for the entire World Cup. The Sigma lens is a nice piece of equipment – solid and with a decent range of focal length that can hold f/2.8 all the way through.

To view more of my Women’s World Cup coverage go to Total Soccer Project.

All images ©2015 Stuart Gradon

















Farewell to the Herald

Farewell to the Herald from Stuart Gradon on Vimeo. After 10 years, today is my final shift at the Calgary Herald. I’m leaving to take a full-time web design course. Not an easy decision, but the right one – with the future in mind. Working for the Herald has afforded me a front row seat […]

2012 Pictures of the year – The things I’ve seen

Hockey, concerts, memorials, scientists, elections, musicians, rodeos, slums, criminals, and more… Here are some of the things I saw in 2012. (in, a sort of, chronological order) All images ©2012 Stuart Gradon/Calgary Herald  Sweden celebrate their overtime win against Russia in sudden death overtime of the gold medal game of the 2012 IIHF World Junior […]

Calgary Centre by-election debate

From left, Dan Meades, NDP, and Chris Turner, Green Party, Harvey Locke, Liberal Party, and Joan Crockatt, Conservative Party, at the final debate in the Calgary Centre by-election at Killarney Glengarry Hall in Calgary, Alberta Saturday, November 24, 2012. The Calgary Centre federal byelection’s final debate was held Saturday evening, ahead of Monday’s vote. Recent […]

iPhone camera = too much fun

I used to turn my nose up at the idea of photos taken on mobile devices – it’s not pure photography, it’s too easy to turn a boring image into something ‘cool’. But with a little time I’ve since had to admit, it’s way too much fun. All that blurring and vignetting of the corners […]

Stamps and shovels

McMahon Stadium was busy Thursday morning as both the Calgary Stampeders and the stadium’s staff prepared for Sunday’s CFL West Final. The Stampeders play the Saskatchewan Roughriders to see who progresses to the 2010 Grey Cup Final and were working their way through their playbooks during team practice. The staff were working their way through […]