SmugMug Films

At SmugMug, photography is our passion.
SmugMug Films is a celebration of the photographers who inspire and amaze us.
Photographer Tim Kemple

Climbing Ice - The Iceland Trifecta

Photographer Tim Kemple and two world-class climbers push the boundaries of their comfort zone by attempting to climb Iceland as it's never been climbed before.

Photographer Renee Robyn

Dreams of a Digital Artist

After a devastating motorcycle crash left her almost paralyzed, Renee Robyn turned to Photoshop to create surreal and mysterious worlds that stretch the boundaries of imagination. Though her body was immobile, her mind was free to fly.

Photographer Elena Shumilova

Capturing the Magic of Youth

Last year, Elena Shumilova took photos of her sons in the Russian countryside and put them online. Those photos struck magic and went viral with over 60 million views. She invited SmugMug onto her farm in Russia, where we got a behind-the-scenes look at how she captures these beautifully nostalgic photos.

Photographer Chris Burkard

Arctic Swell—Surfing the
Ends of the Earth

Photographer Chris Burkard and Professional Surfers Patrick Millin, Brett Barley, and Chadd Konig brave sub-zero temperatures in the Arctic Circle to capture moments of raw beauty in conditions that rank among the harshest in the natural world. The bitterly cold seas and wind exact a large price on their minds and bodies, but the reward - adventure, amazement, and self-knowledge - draws them closer together and pushes them to tackle the next frontier in surfing.

Photographer Benjamin Von Wong

Creativity Is a Way of Life

Benjamin Von Wong quit his high-paid day job as a Mining Engineer to create photography full-time. His images transport viewers to another world of fantasy and mystery, thereby stretching their understanding of what's possible. For his part, Benjamin lives every day knowing that he's doing what he's meant to be doing.

Photographer Jessica Ambats

Pulse-Pounding Aerial Photography

A behind-the-scenes look at how photographer Jessica Ambats captures the beauty of flight. Jessica specializes in air-to-air photography, a high-stakes type of aerial photography that involves shooting from an airplane with the doors removed while the plane being photographed flies as close as 20 feet away. Do not try this at home.

Photographer Scott Kelby

Photographer. Author. Educator.

Scott Kelby believes "you never go wrong by doing the right thing." And from what we've seen, he's done a lot of things right. Peek behind the curtain to learn more about the man who built an educational empire - while staying true to his passions as a photographer and family man.

Photographer Sarah Lee

Capturing What You Can't Control

Water photographer Sarah Lee loves the unpredictability of nature and creates art that captures the interplay of people, water, and light. Unlike other forms of photography, where pixels are painstakingly crafted, Sarah embraces what she can't control and uses her photography to find beauty in the chaos.


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