Definition of contre-jour in English:
Having or involving the sun or other light source behind the subject: [as adjective]: a glorious contre-jour effect [as adverb]: it is recommended not to use the film contre-jour
More example sentences
- You can see how in this contre-jour scene the dark shadows have been lifted.
- The backlight mode for this camera doesn't work particularly well in a contre-jour portrait situation.
- Shoot toward the light, but expose on your subject—this is the famous contre-jour that can give your model a nice golden glare and will make the photo more abstract.
Early 20th century: French, from contre 'against' + jour 'daylight'.
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