shutter release

noun Photography.
a button or similar device used to actuate a camera shutter.

1955–60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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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.
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