French Photography Words

Here you will find a complete list of French photography vocabulary words. If you travel to France and happen to find yourself in a photography shop needing assistance then you’ll find these words very useful. Note that usage of many of these words is outdated given the increasing popularity of the digital camera over traditional film cameras.

la photographie photography l’appareil photo camera l’appareil numbérique digital camera
la photo photograph/picture l’objectif lens le flash flash
le déclencheur shutter release
le compteur de vues frame counter
le réglage du temps de pose shutter-speed dial
le réglage de l’ouverture aperature dial le filtre filter le bouchon d’objectif lens cap
l’appareil réflex mono-objectif SLR camera
le trépied tripod le flash compact flash gun
le posemètre lightmeter le zoom zoom l’appareil photo APS APS camera
l’appareil instantané instant camera
l’appareil jetable disposable camera
la pellicule film
le rouleau de pellicule film spool/roll
mettre au point to focus
le paysage landscape
le portrait portrait déveloper to develop
le négatif negative
la chambre noir darkroom l’épreuve print mat mat
le sac d’appareil photo camera bag
la pose exposure brillant gloss
sous-exposé underexposed surexposé overexposed flou out of focus
la tache rouge red eye
le logiciel pour modifier les photos photo editing software
l’agrandissement enlargement

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