Meaning of contre-jour

con•tre-jour

Pronunciation: (kon"tru zhoor' Fr. kôntr&supschwa zh&oomacrr'), [key]
— adj.
  1. (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.
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