About - Microworlds Photography
Daniel Stoupin


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 cinematographer, and I don't like writing about myself in third person.


My interest in photography (especially photomicrography) comes from a 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. Our perception is too limited to be able to appreciate the surrounding world. That is why I use my research skills and knowledge in optics to push the limits and disclose the beauty of nature invisible to our eyes.

Although I am obsessed with marine life (particularly microscopic creatures and whatever glows in the dark), my photographic interests are growing and making my work more diverse and complex over time. Most of my images are not single shots, but sophisticated photography-based digital art that cannot be achieved with automatic processes and requires significant time investments in manual retouching.

Ultimately, I want people to see that we are part of a very big, complex, and beautiful universe that doesn't revolve around us.

Contact


You can either write directly to my email or use the contact form:

Cinematography


My production company routinely deals with high-end documentary projects, TV/Cinema commercials, displays, low-budget and corporate films. Please contact me to explain about your projects and ask about my rates.



Take into account that I am extremely busy having careers in science, photography, and cinematography, and you need to approach me well in advance with time-consuming projects.


Information about licensing and still image use can be found here. Video licensing/stock footage info on this page. My stock footage is available in Full HD, 4k, 5k+, and will soon be produced in 4k stereoscopic 3d.

Ocean Ark Alliance


Ocean Ark Alliance is not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and sponsoring marine education and the conservation of oceanic environments. I participate in its mission as a contributing Development Partner and also serve as its Director of Global Educational Endowments.




Ocean Art and Fine Art Prints


For those interested in purchasing a print: click here and find out more. The best way to fully appreciate the effort I have put in over years of hard work is to view large museum-quality pieces of my artwork. Most of my photographs were initially designed for large-print format, and meant to excite viewers from both long distance and upon close-up inspection - where numerous hidden details pop up. These details are invisible on tiny website previews.


Ocean lovers should also visit our Ocean Ark Alliance store that features top ocean artists and some of their exclusive works. The site is currently under construction.



Please care about the dying reefs!


The oceans are in very bad state, suffer from overfishing, global warning, oil and mining industry greed, and poor management in most countries, including, surprisingly Australia whose government approved large-scale industrialization of the Great Barrier Reef. Even without this additional pressure, the reef will not last another 3 decades.

Please visit Australian Marine Conservation Society and support their activity.


Lastly, don't blame China and South-East Asian counties for pollution, lack of recycling, and poor environmental management. These countries might have the worst environmental problems in the world. But you want your smartphones, cameras, computers, and screens, you want them in better quality, and you want them cheap. Not to mention cheap travel. That is part of the world where your desires are made and that is the price we all pay for the cheap technology.

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