Over The Edge, Long Exposure Photos–Fuji X-Pro 1

One of the techniques in photography I’ve always wanted to develop in my skill set was that of long exposure photography. Long exposure photos have a different look to them and, in my opinion, are not always easy to take properly. I’ve acquired all the right tools to take these types of photos but I used a different tool this time that I thought was better than anything in my bag.

Over The Edge, Long Exposure Photos with the Fuji X-Pro 1

Exposure: 20 seconds at f/16 and ISO 200

 Tools for Long Exposure Photos

David Cleland, also known as @flixelpix on Twitter recently published an eBook aptly titled “The Long Exposure” eBook. In his eBook, David, a Fujifilm X-Pro 1 user, talks about the tools and techniques associated with taking great long exposure photos.

FlixelPix Long Exposure Photos eBook

David covers a great deal of information in the eBook, including exposure, composition and the use of neutral density filters. David also includes 6 Lightroom 4 presets he personally developed. These presets are designed specifically for the processing of long exposure photos in Lightroom 4. For me, the section on post processing was most valuable, especially the discussion on the usage of the Clarity slider.

Waterfall long exposure photos with the Fuji X-Pro 1

Exposure: 12 seconds at f/16 and ISO 200

Equipment and Processing

For today’s images, I used the tripod mounted Fujifilm X-Pro 1 with the Fujifilm XF 18mm F/2.0 lens. In addition, I used a 6 stop B+W Neutral Density filter.  The first image was processed by starting with David’s Long Mono preset. The second image utilized the Ethereal preset as a starting point.


© 2012, The F/Stop Guy: Over The Edge, Long Exposure Photos–Fuji X-Pro 1

  • Aperture: ƒ/16
  • Credit: Ken Rowland
  • Camera: X-Pro1
  • Taken: 11 November, 2012
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 20s
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  1. Jimi Jones November 12, 2012 at 8:29 AM #

    Great work on these images, Ken. Long exposures are so much fun because you never know exactly how they will turn out but they always seem to reward us.

    Good stuff!
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  2. Len Saltiel November 12, 2012 at 8:54 AM #

    Excellent work Ken. Love the silky water. You can’t beat long exposures.
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  3. Mark Neal November 12, 2012 at 11:59 AM #

    Beautiful images, Ken. That first is especially nice. You’ve worked the exposure perfectly for the water without getting the typical blowout.
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  4. Mark Summerfield November 12, 2012 at 2:17 PM #

    Nice shots, Ken. Like Mark, I really like the first image and the way you have managed to retain detail in the waterfall itself with no blown highlights.
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