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Phainting (Feyn-ting) is the practice of using slow shutter with or without a combination of camera movements to either isolate and create motion around a subject(s), or offer a study of subjects in motion for a painterly effect.

A hybrid combination of photography and painting.

Adjective, Phainting: Motion captured in camera by a slow shutter creating painterly style.
Noun, Phainter: One who captures motion in camera using a slow shutter creating painterly style.
Noun, Phainting: An image of motion captured in camera using a slow shutter for painterly effect.
Adverb, Phainterly. Having the quality of an image capturing motion in camera through a slow shutter for a painterly effect.
Verb, Phainting.

"The photographer is phainting the ocean waves along the cliffs by the lighthouse."
"The phainting of car lights down the highway illuminate the traffic patterns."
The phainting of car lights down the highway illuminate the traffic patterns."
by Iutterthereforeiam January 15, 2015

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