Why you should swap your camera for a joypad with virtual photography

Samurai in long grass
(Image credit: Alistair Campbell)

Having the ability to take screenshots while playing games is something that's been around for a while now, but the genre of virtual photography has only recently started to gain real traction. In 2013 the launch of the Playstation 4 saw a dedicated 'Share' button added to it's controller to share what games you were playing with friends. 

Now, in the last couple of years, this option has been taken to new heights with games such as Ghosts of Tsushima, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Death Stranding adding in a completely controllable free moving camera – as if you were there in the landscape yourself.

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Alistair Campbell

Alistair is the Features Editor of Digital Camera magazine, and has worked as a professional photographer and video producer.