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Last updated: 2005-06-18

Compiled and written by Philbert Ono

What's this? List of photography-related words in English and Japanese. The Main List has 1100+ words (click on the alphabet links). Many of the words are also categorized in separate lists (General, Camera, etc.). Meanwhile, the J-E List is a separate Japanese-to-English list of essential words not included in the Main List. And Signs is a photo gallery of Japanese signs explained in English.

Note: If the Japanese term contains an English word, the English word is spelled in normal English in the romanization. This is for easier recognition and maybe easier pronunciation and understanding. If the Japanese term is identical to the Engiish, a left arrow <- is displayed (you still have to pronounce it in the Japanese katakana way). Macrons are provided to indicate long vowel sounds. Credits here.

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gelatin developing out paper zerachin genzō-shi ゼラチン現像Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.ゲンゾウカミ Vintage photos.
gelatin print <- セラチン・プリント A fancy name for the modern black-and-white print.
gelatin-silver print <- セラチン・シルバー・プリント A fancy name for the modern black-and-white print.
ghost photos yūrei shashin 幽霊写真 Showing ghost photos is popular in Japan especially during the summer to give you chills up and down your spine to cool you off.
glossy and borderless print kōtaku fuchi-nashi 光沢縁なし
glossy paper kōtaku-shi 光沢紙Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.コウタクシ
go on sale hatsubai suru 発売する
good/skilled photographer  ude no yoi cameraman Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.ウデのよいカメラマン
gradation kaichō, <- 階調、グラデーション
graduation photo sotsugyō shashin 卒業Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.ソツギョウ写真シャシン Japan does not have the custom of exchanging graduation photos among classmates. They usually don't sign their photograph at all.
grain (of a photo) ryūshi 粒子  
grainy photo ryūshi no arai shashin 粒子の粗い写真
gray card (18%) jūhachi pasento gray hansha-ban 18%グレー反射Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.ハンシャバン
gray scale <- グレースケール
green green, midori グリーン、緑Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.ミドリ
group photo (of people) shūgō shashin 集合写真 Image here
Guide No. (flash unit) <- ガイドナンバー

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