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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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table-top photography <-, takujō shashin テーブルトップフォト 、卓上Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.タクジョウ写真
tailflash sync See second-curtain sync.
take a photograph
a. have one's photo taken
b. take a photo together
c. take a photo with Mt. Fuji in the background
shashin o toru, satsuei suru
a. shashin o totte morau
b. issho ni shashin o torō
c. Fuji-san o bakku ni shashin o toru
写真を撮る、撮影する
a. 写真を撮ってもらう
b. 一緒に写真を撮ろう
c. 富士山をバックに写真を撮る
Note that the kanji for "take" as in "take a photograph" is different from the kanji for "take" as in "take a piece of cake."
take out (a CF card) toridasu Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.トり出
tax excluded (from the price) zeibetsu 税別
tax included (in the price) zeikomi 税込Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.ゼイコ
telephoto lens See Lens types.
temperature ondo 温度Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.オンド Air temperature is kion 気温.
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this photograph kono shashin この写真Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.シャシン
three-quarter shot (of model) shichibushin-zō 七分身像Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.ゾウ
thumbnails (images) <- サムネイル
TIFF <- ティフ
time-lapse photography koma-tori shashin コマ撮り写真
title (of photo) daimei, <- 題名Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.ダイメイ、タイトル
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography Tokyo-to Shashin Bijutsukan 東京都写真美術館
tongs (for chemical trays) pinsetto ピンセット Same word for tweezers.
top shutter speed saikō shutter sokudo 最高Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.サイコウシャッター速度ソクド
top-of-the-line product saijōi kishu 最上位機種
total amount (money) gōkei 合計Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.ゴウケイ
total pixels sōgasosū Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.ソウゴ画素数 See also effective pixels.
tracing paper tore-pe トレペ
transmission speed (of cable) tsūshin sokudo 通信速度
tray (for chemicals) batto バット From vat.
tripod sankyaku 三脚
tripod collar (on lens) sankyaku-za 三脚座
tripod/monopod head undai 雲台
true color (16.7 million colors) full color フルカラー
TTL TTL TTL
tungsten film <- タングステンフィルム
tungsten light <- タングステンライト
turn (dial, etc.) mawasu Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.マワ
Tv (shutter speed-priority AE) <-, shutter-yūsen AE シャッター優先AE Abbreviation for "Time value" which refers to the shutter speed. Commonly used on camera dials, especially Canon. Nikon just uses "S."
twin-lens reflex camera nigan-refu camera 二眼レフカメラ
two-page photo spread (in magazine/book) mi-hiraki no shashin 見開きの写真

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