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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. 2017.
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  • This time he wanted to make a drawing, not being satisfied with the time exposure he had taken before.

  • At this time exposure and hard work brought the fever into the ship.

  • We're not moving fast enough to cause any measurable contraction in a time exposure.

    Islands of Space John W Campbell
  • She wanted a time exposure, and she said that she was going to need assistance.

    Life's Minor Collisions Frances Warner
  • 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
  • It was a time exposure—the shutter remaining 168 open for a score of seconds before automatically closing again.

  • It wasn't any snap-shot she was takin', it was a time exposure.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • 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
  • It is not possible to hold your camera in your hands and succeed with a time exposure of over one second.

    On the Trail Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
  • I attempted to take a time exposure of the place but a gawky overgrown boy walked in front of the camera, spoiling the picture.

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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