The Art of Long Exposure with David Cleland

David Cleland ( is a landscape and reportage photographer based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is best known for his landscape and documentary photography, which has been featured in a number of photographic exhibitions. David also teaches film and animation applying the rules of still photography to the art of moving image. David’s work has been accepted by Getty Images and been published in a number of national publications and used in numerous book covers.

We asked David to talk with us about The Long Exposure Photography e-book he just published, which features phenomenal images all taken with his FujiFilm X-Pro1.

Long exposure photography is about capturing space and silence, like visually holding your breath; it is about capturing the beauty and calmness of a scene.

Every week I receive two to three emails asking about the best way to capture long exposure landscape images and so I’ve decided to create a guide to creating ‘The Long Exposure’ landscape. I have aptly entitled it "The Long Exposure Photography eBook" and it gives a complete beginners guide on getting started with capturing long exposure images. All the long exposure photographs contained in the eBook are captured with the X-Pro1.

The aim of this e-book is to offer an introduction to the process of capturing long exposure photographs. It documents the simple steps I employ each time I embark on a long exposure photo shoot.

The e-book covers everything from the equipment you will need right through to post-production processing in Adobe’s brilliant Lightroom 4. This guide has been written with the beginner to the long exposure process in mind; however, the enthusiast and professional alike may find something of relevance also. The know-how in this book will enable you to capture stunning long exposure images on even the simplest of camera set-ups.

This e-book should be the start on your long exposure journey, and all it takes is a camera, tripod, Neutral Density (ND) filter and patience. Once you have understood the basics, you will be able to develop your style and create dramatic long exposure landscape images.

The Long Exposure e-book is on sale for just $4 through October 6th, 2012 with code longoffer. To read more about the e-book and get your own copy, click here.

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