Photography Technique Challenge ~ Contre jour

by Leslie D April. 27, 2012 1378 views

“Contre-jour, a French word meaning ”against the light,“ refers to the manner of taking a photograph in which a camera more or less faces the light source. In Italian, the technique of contre-jour is known as chiaroscuro, meaning ”light-dark.“ The Italian term refers to the contrast produced by the interplay of shadow and light that contre-jour produces.”

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Sherij 8 years, 7 months ago

Well done theme post!

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Masoud Ahmadpoor 8 years, 7 months ago

well done!

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Beth 8 years, 7 months ago

thought I'd commented on your post earlier but guess not..... I love this shot. the intimacy you captured with the girls' profiles caught in light is just wonderful!

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Lukesmom 8 years, 7 months ago

Really nice photo of two lovely girls with holey jeans! Well done!

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Marsha 8 years, 7 months ago

What a lovely image! They both look so genuinely happy...and friendly! The outside light is lighting their faces perfectly....and the torn jeans, too ;)))

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Dave 8 years, 7 months ago

The technique certainly worked for you.

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Jennifer Litwinowicz 8 years, 7 months ago

great job!

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Moira 8 years, 7 months ago

I'd say this was the best of them all. Great example.

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Sã©Rgio 8 years, 7 months ago

good work

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Gonia 8 years, 7 months ago

this great resultat of doing so! I like it very, very much! congrats

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson 8 years, 7 months ago

Even backlit, the details are just great in their faces. I love this sweet, warm and wonderful capture!

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Mark 8 years, 7 months ago

Wonderful use of the light on this lovey shot of the girls!

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Karman 8 years, 7 months ago

How Wonderful.

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Felecia Eby 8 years, 7 months ago

Awesome shot Les!! Yes, I'm calling you by your name tonight. Lol. I don't have the energy to make something up yet.

8 years, 7 months ago Edited
Patricia Gonzales 8 years, 7 months ago

Superbly done!!!!!
You rock!!!!!

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