Want to learn the basics of photography? Try using a video game!

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(Image credit: Mir-or-Image/ God of War)

When you're trying to learn the basics of photography, experimenting with different focal lengths, apertures, exposure settings and more can become a little confusing. However, one photographer is helping to demystify these key photography essentials with an unusual tool – video games. 

Photographer Mir-or-Image has recently created a new YouTube series called 'Photo Mode Perspective', where he uses photo modes in video games to teach photography concepts.

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.