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Definition of Shutter


  1. A mechanical device of various forms, attached to a camera for opening and closing to expose the plate.
  2. One who shuts or closes.
  3. A movable cover or screen for a window, designed to shut out the light, to obstruct the view, or to be of some strength as a defense; a blind.
  4. A removable cover, or a gate, for closing an aperture of any kind, as for closing the passageway for molten iron from a ladle.

Shutter Quotations

In my photographs it is apparent that there was no posing at the moment I released the shutter.
Jerzy Kosinski

Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter.
Ansel Adams

When that shutter clicks, anything else that can be done afterward is not worth consideration.
Edward Steichen

Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.
Yousuf Karsh

It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.
Alfred Eisenstaedt
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Shutter Translations

shutter in Dutch is luik
shutter in French is volet
shutter in Italian is imposta
shutter in Portuguese is obturador
shutter in Spanish is contraventana
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