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.
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Origin of time exposure
First recorded in 1890–95
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Historical Examples of time exposure
Scattered and shifting observations produce hazy impressions just as a moving camera spoils the time-exposure.The Art of Public Speaking
Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
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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