Action and sports photographer, Tim Kemple took over our Instagram account showing us his work with the XF 100MP Camera System on a journey around the world. It’s all about authenticity, rawness, passion, and place.
Shooting a dare-devil
Tim Kemple shoots dare-devil slackline walker in the Moab Desert, Utah, with the XF 100MP and 28mm Schneider lens.
“This image was shot near the summit of ‘The Rectory’ formation were we climbed about 100m up to get this incredible perspective with the famous ‘Castleton Tower’ in the background. Théo Sanson walking a world record 493 meters between Castleton Tower and the Rectory near Moab, UT.
Something I learned this weekend: in order to walk these new long lines, the webbing isn’t rigged as tightly as it was in the past. The ‘slack’ in the system keeps the line from bucking you off as easily. During this walk, Théo was almost 30m below the start and finish points while in the middle of the line.”
“Watching Théo Sanson spend what seemed like an hour of complete focus and determination, several hundred feet above the ground with nothing but 1″ of high tech webbing below his feet was mind melting. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought a slackline of this length, of this exposure, was possible. Congrats to the whole crew for such an inspirational effort.”
Taking it over Iceland
“‘What’s going on here?’, you might ask. To which I’d respond, ‘Just mounting a perfectly good XF100MP on a drone in Iceland.”
“In a world that’s saturated with amazing photography and film — it’s hard to create imagery that evokes an immediate emotional reaction with an audience that’s ‘seen everything’. One of the best ways to rise above the noise is to capture the world in ways that are less familiar.
Underwater, with off-camera lighting, or in this case from the air can be a great lens to see the world through. Remember a camera is just a tool to tell a story… And if that means flying it around on a drone then I say by all means… Do it, that’s what insurance is for!”
“Triggering the XF 100MP remotely using the Capture Pilot software on my iPhone I was able to capture this unique perspective of Godafoss and dropping in from a drone”
“The image (below) was captured with the XF100MP and 40-80mm lens (I love this lens) with a shutter of 1 second.”
Castle Hill, New Zealand
“Wrapping up ‘my adventures with the XF100MP’ with an image from one of the most unique landscapes I’ve laid eyes on: Castle Hill, New Zealand.
A climber’s and photographer’s paradise not far from Christchurch on the South Island. Make sure you put it on your bucket list!”