contre-jour


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contre-jour

(ˈkɒntrəˌʒʊə)
n
(Photography) 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)]
Translations

contre-jour

adj (Phot) → Gegenlicht-; contre-jour shotGegenlichtaufnahme f
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Brunet's breathtaking style of shooting "contre-jour" or "into the light," in which the photographer shoots toward a light source, has earned him numerous accolades and awards, including a Worldwide Photography Gala Award in 2001, first place at the 2012 International Photo Awards, and the Graphis Photo Annual Silver Award in 2017.
Nous les percevons comme en contre-jour, comme s'ils ne participaient plus vraiment a l'histoire.
C'est-a-dire: toujours la lumiere de dessin, celle d'ambiance, celle de remplissage, celle d'appoint, le contre-jour, enfin le Key-light (la lumiere cle) tel que pratique par les grands maitres de l'image, du temps de Welles, Eisenstein, Murnau, Mizoguchi, Renoir, Bergman, Fellini et tous ceux que tu connais mieux que moi-
What does the photographic term 'contre-jour' mean?
Which playwright wrote She Stoops To Michael Crawford - see Question 7 as contre-jour consist of?
Several sequences shot in contre-jour at the magic hour lend the film an almost fairy-tale quality.
Choose from summery linen curtains from pounds 55, or try the sari-style Contre-Jour muslin curtains in white or deep pink Fuschia, from pounds 27.
Laurie Is Hyperactive, 2000, uses a contre-jour effect as another metaphor for exclusion and lack of knowledge: A family sits around a table, silhouetted against a window; the child's toys, arranged on the sill, are the only compositional elements allowed access to the daylight.
In the following passage, the reflected light of Venice is connected effectively with issues of color: "If Leonardo's High Renaissance art was founded upon conscious mastery of chiaroscuro, Titian's stemmed from daily experience of contre-jour. It may be that when Dolce chose to describe the essential element of colouring as a contendimento between light and dark, he was intuitively picking up on the dynamic of Venetian contre-jour by choosing a word that implies contest more than contrast" (210).
Among his other novels were The Echo Chamber (1980), Conversations in Another Room (1984), Contre-Jour (1986), The Big Glass (1991), and In a Hotel Garden (1993).
Illustrations of this point will be taken from Gabriel Josipovici's novel Contre-jour (1986) and from selected short stories.
What does the photographic technique known as contre-jour consist of?