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shutter release

noun, Photography
a button or similar device used to actuate a camera shutter.
Origin of shutter release
1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Melissa set up the camera and went back to pose, and her husband held the remote shutter release.
  • Jacobs throws cards into the air while a fellow graduate student presses the shutter release.
  • His clenched left hand, probably holding the shutter release, provides the final touch.
  • Difficulty with fine motor skills often causes her to miss the shutter release on the camera.
  • The shutter release button snaps still pics, or starts a video recording.
  • The shutter release cable is especially useful because it allows you to depress the shutter button without touching the camera.
  • Brace the camera with both hands against your forehead and smoothly press the shutter release.
  • The switch communicates with a set of dry cells, and thence to a shutter release.

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