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6 Things You Need To Know in Game Photography This Week

6 Things you need to know in Video Game Photography this week

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Hello Game Photography Enthusiasts! Hope you have had a great week.

1. International Women’s Day!

This week we paid tribute to all the women in the world on International Women’s day! There are so many women out there in gaming and game photography, so we would just like to take this chance to thank you all and wish you a happy International Women’s Day!

Elisa Art Creations (@elisa_art93) with a great tweet on the day!

 

2.  Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice could be headed to Xbox One soon!

One of the best photo modes in the business could be heading to Xbox One in the near future!

Some very astute person watching the Taiwanese Game Software Rating Regulators website noticed that a listing for Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice has appeared, along with cover art.

If this isn’t a a hoax or a blunder, it’s great news for everyone on the Xbox  platform, as this is an amazing, critically acclaimed game with some of the best in-game photography features going around.

 

3. “1979 Revolution: Black Friday” coming to PS4 and Xbox One in the coming months!

1979 Revolution: Black Friday coming to PS4 and XBONE

1979 Revolution: Black Friday is a game based on the drama unfolding in Iran in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. You play as an aspiring photo journalist through this BAFTA nominated story, written by an industry veteran that brought you GTA Vice City, Alan Wake and Resident Evil 7.

One of the key features of the game is photography. Take photos of the period accurate in-game world and compare them to the original archival photos captured by celebrated photojournalists.

It’s great to see more photography based games coming to consoles, especially a game with as many awards as this one has!

4.  Rad Rogers released with Photo Mode

Rad Rodgers is a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised $81,000 to build a 90’s era platform game!

This Commander Keen type precision platformer is a nod to the past with all the things we loved about old school gaming.

One thing that isn’t from the past though is it’s Photo Mode! An excerpt from a review by ShackNews says about photo mode:

Rad Rodgers’ Photo Mode is a pretty robust method for taking screenshots if you want to have more control over the angle, saturation, coloring, and more of the screenshot you want to take. It makes capturing fun moments a blast, and I appreciated that it was thrown into the mix for good measure. 

5. PSVR Game with a Secret Photo Mode?

Not quite, but it is a step in the right direction! The game Moss, by Polyarc, is a PSVR game that is one of the most immersive and well thought out games available. It has now been revealed that there is a ‘secret photo mode’.

Chad Taylor, one of the games developers, recently tweeted that by pressing R3 button while paused will remove the menu, allowing you to take a clean shot!

Not a full photo mode, as there is no editing available, but it is pretty cool that you can just point your face in the right direction to get a good shot!

6. Tools for Taking Screenshots on PC

For those of you out there looking for more tools to take screenshots and game photos, Kotaku has written an in depth article on 8 tools worth having a look at.

These include:

  1.  AMD ReLive / NVIDIA Shadowplay
  2. NVIDIA Ansel
  3. Photoshop / Premiere
  4. Steam
  5. Open Broadcaster Software (OBS Studio/OBS Classic)
  6. XSplit Gamecaster / Broadcaster
  7. Flashback Express / FBX
  8. DXTory

Head on over and take a look, and let us know if you use any of these tools and what your experience is with them!

Thanks for reading, see you next week!

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