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This Video Game’s ‘Lightroom Mode’ is a Car Photographer’s Dream

The graphics in games are becoming so good nowadays that a number of games have ultra-realistic "photo modes" that allow you to freeze frame and capture high resolution stills that can easily look like actual photos at first glance. Gran Turismo Sport's new "Scape" mode is one just mode that car photographers may enjoy: it employs a host of features you'd expect more from Adobe Lightroom than a video game.

How Pokémon GO Has Encouraged Me to Take More Photos

I’ve avoided writing about Pokémon GO for a whole four days, trying my best to keep from inundating the Internet with yet another think-piece. However, something interesting has happened the last two times I have played the game with friends: I have taken some exceptional photos.

Video Game Photos by a Top Wedding Photographer

Ray Soemarsono of Apertura is a wedding photographer from Southern California who has received major accolades and awards for his work. More recently, Soemarsono has been receiving attention for a different kind of photography: photos shot inside the virtual world of a video game.

NVIDIA Unveils ‘Ansel’ to Transform Video Game Photography

As video games become more and more realistic, some artists have made names for themselves by shooting artistic in-game photographs (AKA screenshots). Now NVIDIA wants to bring in-game photography to the masses: the graphics company just announced "Ansel," a new virtual photography tool that's ready to appear in many future games.

‘Firewatch’ Turns Your In-Game Camera Snapshots Into Real Life Photo Prints

There are a number of video and computer games out there that feature photography as a prominent in-game element. "Firewatch" takes the idea a step further.

The new first-person open-world game has a groundbreaking feature in its PC version. After you find an in-game disposable camera and take some pictures with it, you're given the option of having your in-game photos printed as real-life prints and mailed to your doorstep.

New Tony Hawk Video Game Asks Players to Destroy Camera Drones

There's a good deal of hatred toward camera drones these days, and there are regularly stories of people destroying other people's drones in crazy ways. In July, another man was arrested for shooting down a drone with a shotgun. The following month, a man was filmed hooking a drone with his fishing line.

It seems the video game developer Robomodo doesn't care much for drones either. In Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5, the popular franchise's latest installment that was released this week, there's a challenge called "Attack of the Drones." Players are tasked with destroying camera drones as quickly as they can.

Fear and Loathing in GTA V

Sometimes I make brief escapes from the humdrum of city life and venture into the woods to capture the majesty of nature. I ride around on my bicycle like a madman looking for interesting subjects to capture. The last time I did this, my beloved camera bounced out of my pocket somewhere along the bumpy road; I’d gotten some good shots that day, quite a few actually, and keeping a stoic attitude while backtracking in search of my lost camera became increasingly difficult. Not only was the camera lost, I was lost.

Selfie Assault! A Simple Game of Taking Snapshots with Green Blocks

For the Ludum Dare 32 game jam event, game developers from around the world came together for a weekend to create the best games they could based on the theme "An Unconventional Weapon." The game developer known as mint created a game called "Selfie Assault!" that involves walking around in a room of blocks, finding green blocks, and taking selfies with them.

Call of Duty Ad Imagines the Crazy Man Behind the KillCam Camera

A common feature of first person shooter video games is an instant replay that pops up every time your character is killed, showing you exactly how you met your demise. Above is a new ad for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare that features Randal Higgins, the imaginary cameraman behind the game's "KillCam". (Warning: There's some strong language).

Using Printed Video Game Screenshots to Creatively Juxtapose 1790s and Modern Day Paris

Then & Now style photo series are anything but uncommon, but what if the "then" you want to compare to "now" happened before the invention of photography? You would think that would be a deal-breaker, but one computer graphics manager and gaming enthusiast found a way around this issue.

For his 'Then & Now' series, Damien Hypolite printed out screenshots from the game Assassin's Creed Unity -- which is based during the French Revolution -- and then went around holding them up against modern-day Paris.

Photobomb: A Game About Solving a Crime Through Social Media Photos

After the Boston Marathon Bombings in April 2014, both law enforcement and the public turned to photos from bystanders and security cameras to find clues about the perpetrators.

Inspired by this concept of using social media photos to solve crime, game programmer Matt Rix decided to create a game called "Photobomb."

TIME Sends War Photographer to Shoot Zombies in a Video Game

Conflict photographer Ashley Gilbertson was recently sent into a very different war zone by TIME. Instead of capturing images of human versus human conflict in real life, Gilbertson was told to document the main characters in the video game The Last of Us Remastered.

This Virtual Reality Game Could Help Teach Photojournalists to Survive in War Zones

Each year, hundreds of photojournalists put themselves in harm's way to offer us a glimpse into the horrors of war, and too many of them are going in unprepared, not knowing even rudimentary survival and first aid skills that could mean the difference between life and death when they're out in the field.

That's where the Oculus Rift virtual reality game "Stringer" hopes to intercede, providing rudimentary training for conflict journalists that may just help save their lives.