time exposure

  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

Other words from time exposure

  • time-ex·po·sure, adjective

Words Nearby time exposure

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How to use time exposure in a sentence

  • 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
  • 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.

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

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

    Life's Minor Collisions | Frances Warner

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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