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time exposure

noun, Photography.
a long exposure in which the shutter is opened and closed by hand or by a mechanism other than the automatic mechanism of the shutter.
Origin of time exposure
First recorded in 1890-95
Related forms
time-exposure, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It wasn't any snap-shot she was takin', it was a time exposure.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • At this time exposure and hard work brought the fever into the ship.

  • She wanted a time exposure, and she said that she was going to need assistance.

    Life's Minor Collisions Frances Warner
  • We're not moving fast enough to cause any measurable contraction in a time exposure.

    Islands of Space John W Campbell
  • It was a time exposure—the shutter remaining 168 open for a score of seconds before automatically closing again.

  • There is no possibility of a time exposure on such sensitive birds, and one twenty-fifth of a second is scarcely quick enough.

    The Wild Turkey and Its Hunting Edward A. McIlhenny
  • This time he wanted to make a drawing, not being satisfied with the time exposure he had taken before.

  • I was able to secure a snap-shot, but did not succeed in the time exposure, as the Pygmies would not stand still.

    Man And His Ancestor Charles Morris
  • I attempted to take a time exposure of the place but a gawky overgrown boy walked in front of the camera, spoiling the picture.

  • And at that signal Polly and Eleanor focussed their cameras, and began the time exposure of the pictures.

    Polly's Southern Cruise Lillian Elizabeth Roy
British Dictionary definitions for time exposure

time exposure

an exposure of a photographic film for a relatively long period, usually a few seconds
a photograph produced by such an exposure
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