I'm a photographer, and I took STUNNING cinematic photos in The Last of Us game

The Last of Us Part I Photo mode examples
(Image credit: Beth Nicholls)

The post-apocalyptic world of The Last of Us game (and now TV) franchise is actually pretty beautiful with all things considered, and if you take a break from killing clickers in the game, the surroundings make for some stunning cinematic portraits of the main character Joel when using the games built-in photo mode and customizable lighting adjustments. It's undoubtedly one of the most picturesque videogames for virtual photographers.

I’m having a replay of the first-ever The Last of Us (TLOU) Part I game, purely for nostalgia purposes while waiting patiently for the next episode of the series, and thought I’d share some tips I’ve found for how to make the most out of the game’s underappreciated photo mode which is adept for use by in-game photographers. 

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.