Category talk:Contre-jour photography

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I am afraid many of photo examples shown here might not be real contre-jour shots. I'd suggest taking into account the following:

According to the definition, contre-jour techinque is photographing with the source of light directed towards the camera. Any shot with a dark (deliberately underexposed) object against some brighter background does not automatically qualify as a contre-jour shot - it is just a silhouette shot - and these two terms should not be confused.

Also, contre-jour shots should not be mistaken with the "dramatic light effect" sceneries, what happens while one part of the landscape (e.g. skyscrapers) is already in the dark, and another (e.g. clouds) is still lit by the setting sun - with the light not in front of, but behind the camera. Though such an image may look appealing, it should not be referred to as contre-jour.

By the way, some images in this media gallery are unnecessarily doubled.