time exposure

noun Photography.
  1. 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 formstime-ex·po·sure, adjective
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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

British Dictionary definitions for time exposure

time exposure

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