Group DescriptionIn-game photography - screenshots of virtual places, preferrably with a focus on photographic quality.
Games are spaces of experience as much as entertainment. It shouldn’t surprise us that the photographic gaze, that eye for composition and purely visual aesthetic, finds ample opportunity for snapshots in these virtual spaces. In fact, it’s surprising that in-game-photography - for purely aesthetical reasons as opposed to documenting victories or snapping a pic of an impressive vista for use as a desktop wallpaper - is still as unexplored a country as it seems to be.
The art of in-game-photography is still in its infancy, but it seems obvious that, with constantly increasing photorealism and the popularity of open-world-games, more and more photographers will also look for inspiration and picture opportunities in virtual worlds. Games are places as well as entertainment; and after all, as Elliott Erwitt's quote reminds us: Photography has little to do with the things we see -, and everything to do with the way we see them.
Austrian games culture blog videogametourism.at hosts a weekly feature called "Screenshot deluxe", showcasing exceptional in-game photography, one pic a week. This Flickr-Group is used as a pool and showcase of these amazing photographies - feel free to contribute your own pictures.
- no more than 5 uploads per day.
- if possible, no HUDs
- no matter how stunning the graphics, we're looking for good photography first and foremost. The focus is on composition, mood and angle, not necessarily on graphics quality.
- please include a description: name of game, postprocessing, tools used.
- This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
- Members can post 5 things to the pool each day.
- Accepted content types: Photos, Images, Screenshots
- Accepted safety levels: Safe