inadequate exposure, as of photographic film.
a photographic negative or print that is imperfect because of insufficient exposure.

1870–75; under- + exposure

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To underexposure
World English Dictionary
underexposure (ˌʌndərɪkˈspəʊʒə)
1.  photog
 a.  inadequate exposure to light
 b.  an underexposed negative, print, or transparency
2.  insufficient attention or publicity

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
If the subject is predominantly light, then underexposure is the way to go.
The use of one shutter speed limits the camera to a narrow dynamic range and increases the risk of over- or underexposure.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature