Long Exposure Photography using Fujifilm X-T2 and XF16mm f/1.4


This is my first photography related post in this blog. As this is my personal blog, I thought  why not share some of my photography experience. I love taking photos so from now on I often will write photography related post beside tech posts. Today I will discuss about 3 images I taken using long exposure techniques. All of these 3 photos are taken by Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless camera with XF16mm f/1.4 lens in RAW format and post processed by Adobe Lightroom.

Normally I don’t get chance to take photos during golden hour (sunrise and sunset time). So one day I decided I will go as the sky looks very nice from my home. I went to the nearest beach 30 minutes before sunset. I looked here and there and thought for a while where to shoot. So first I came to this point below image, and set my tripod and camera. I started composing random shots to check the framing. Then I started some long exposure shots in different aperture and shutter speed. Finally before 15 minutes of sunset I got this shot.

 ƒ/8 | 15s | ISO 100

End of Destination by Mahmud Ahsan on 500px.com

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I was continuously shooting and finally got below shot after 15 minutes of sunset. It was a 60 seconds exposure which bring out the calm and quiet feelings of the sea with nice colorful sky.
 ƒ/4 | 60s | ISO 400

Calm and Quiet by Mahmud Ahsan on 500px.com

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After 25 minutes of sunset I captured this moment where the sky looks very dramatic.  In this time the sky looks more beautiful in camera eye than human eye.
 ƒ/8 | 20s | ISO 200

Colorful Sky by Mahmud Ahsan on 500px.com

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On that day in 1 hour I shoot above 100 shots  with different exposures and selected these 3 shots which I like most. All of these shots are single shots, no stacking or HDR. I noticed the long exposures shots using my X-T2 has and XF16mm lens got some 3~4 noise which I fixed in post process. I love my X-T2 camera with the XF16mm f/1.4 lens as its very lighter to carry. Fixed focal length has some limitation but it also helps to think more creative composition.

mahmud ahsan

Computer programmer and hobbyist photographer from Bangladesh, lives in Malaysia. My [Github | Business | Twitter | Linkedin | Instagram | Flickr | 500px]

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3 Comments

  • Lily
    April 7, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Hi. Your pictures are beautiful. I’ve just bought the X-T2 with XF18-55 kit lens. Hence searching for tips and stumbled upon your blog.

    • mahmud ahsan
      mahmud ahsan
      July 16, 2017 at 9:35 am

      Hi, Recently I purchased XF 16-55 F/2.8 and mainly using this one with my X-T2. The reason I sold my XF 16 f/1.4 is that, sometimes you really need to take portrait or landscape and its not convenient always to change lens. XF 16-55 f/2.8 is awesome lens quality is same like prime. May be you can try

  • Salva hexipee
    August 12, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Thanx mr mahmud ahsan

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