"Slow Life" by Daniel Stoupin

"Slow Life" by Daniel Stoupin

Daniel Stoupin says,
"I am a PhD student in the University of Queensland and my research is in the field of marine biology. Coincidentally, I am also a nature photographer and videographer.

My interest in photography, especially in photomicrography, came from the scientific background. Working with microscopic protists during my first research years and later swimming countless nights with glowing plankton in the ocean opened my eyes on the diversity and complexity of life that we can't see without tools.

Although I am obsessed with marine life, particularly microscopic one and whatever glows in the dark, my photography interests are growing and eventually this website will change its name and become a lot more diverse in content.

Time lapse clip revealing the secret life of corals and sponges. These representatives of marine fauna are very mobile creatures, but their motion is only detectable at different time scales compared to ours. Learn more about details of coral and sponge life seen in this clip in my blog  here .

I made 150000 shots to create this clip. Why so many? Because macro photography involves shallow depth of field. To extend it, I used focus stacking. Each frame of the video is actually a stack that consists of 3-12 shots where in-focus areas are merged. Just the intro and last scene are regular real-time footage. One frame required about 10 minutes of processing time (raw conversion + stacking). Overall, I spend about 9 months on this project."

To see more "slow life" and learn more about this very talented marine biologist and photographic artist click here.

Slow Life by Daniel Stoupin on Vimeo.