SmugMug Film Follows Adventure Photographer Tim Kemple Capturing Ice Climbers in Iceland

SmugMug teamed up with adventure photographer Tim Kemple and traveled out to Iceland with a couple of athletes in search of ice climbing and photographic opportunities unlike any that have been captured before. This film gives the viewer insight into Tim's process, but also captures the landscape and action very elegantly. This film blurs the line between behind-the-scenes, adventure film, and short documentary.

Loaded with drone footage, slow motion, and the epic landscapes found in Iceland, it's no wonder that this country has become a prime destination for photographers and filmmakers the world over.

For a long read all about the trip, the crew, and Tim's approach to creating images, check out this article over at SmugMug.

I could talk more about the film and Tim's process, but he sums things up well in the film, and this quote sums it up nicely:

Of course most of these activities involves a certain amount of risk, but with risk comes reward. We all know what it's like to be afraid of something.  To overcome it, succeed, that's one of the best feelings in the world.

I think all of us would argue that not pushing our own personal comfort levels, that's a far greater risk.

Here are a gallery of images from the trip, all by Tim Kemple. He even did a write up on tips for shooting in cold weather that he applied for this project.

[via SmugMug]

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3 Comments

I love Tim's work and that's a great video, but the whole time I was distracted by a) the SmugMug logo in the corner, and b) how truly terrible SmugMug's logo is. But awesome video.

John Antoniuk's picture

Wow!!! inspiration meter has hit 11!!