Toronto, ON, Canada
Grant Stirton is a Canadian photographer focused aerial, underwater and expedition related projects. He is a passionate advocate for stories that showcase and bring awareness to the need for stewardship of our ocean and freshwater environments.
An experienced outdoor instructor and scuba diving guide, his connection with conservation began with a volunteership in a remote part of Indonesia. This lead him across South East Asia and the Red Sea, where he witnessed the pressures being placed on our oceans first hand. As an outdoor specialist, Grant's work has taken him from 6,000 metre peaks in the Himalayas to sea caves in the Canary Islands, learning Muay Thai in the rainforest and delivering shark tours in Thailand.
He has most recently been published by CNN Photo Blog, Toronto Star, TerraMater - RedBull Media House, PhotoEd & DivePhotoGuide, and as part of a team providing aerial cinematography featured on Global TV's 'Rookie Blue' and BBC America's 'Orphan Black'. As an educator he recently taught a series of courses on 'Drone Filmmaking' with Humber College and has spoken at SIRT (Screen Industries Research Institute) about commercial UAVs in the film industry in Toronto, Canada.
Grant is a graduate of the SPEOS Photographic Institute (Post-Graduate Photojournalism) and University of Toronto (Honours BBA) Management and Corporate Finance. He is a member of IATSE 667 Cinematographers Guild and certified UAV Pilot. He previously held roles in Canada and South East Asia in investment banking and corporate development.
He is available for assignments, collaborations, speaking engagements or simply to share my passion for the natural world.
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