contre jour

contre-jour

[kon-truh-zhoor; French kawntruh-zhoor]
adjective
(of a photograph) taken with the camera pointed more or less in the direction of the principal light source or with the strongest light behind the subject.

Origin:
1920–25; < French, equivalent to contre counter- + jour daylight, day; see journey

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contre-jour (ˈkɒntrəˌʒʊə)
 
n
photog
 a.  the technique of taking photographs into the light, with the light source behind the subject
 b.  (as modifier): a contre-jour shot
 
[C20: from French, literally: against day(light)]

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