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French Photography Vocabulary

French Photography Vocabulary

Lexique de la photographie

This page contains a list of French photography vocabulary words including words such as la photographie (photography), la photo (picture) and l’appareil photo (camera). If you travel to France and happen to find yourself in a photography shop needing assistance then you’ll find these words very useful.

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

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