contre-jour

adjective
con·​tre-jour | \ ¦kōn‧trə¦zhu̇(ə)r \

Definition of contre-jour

of a photograph
: taken with the camera pointed toward or nearly toward the chief source of light

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History and Etymology for contre-jour

French, literally, counter-daylight

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“Contre-jour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contre-jour. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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