‘You Still Need a Photographer’s Eye’: Stunning Video Game Pictures

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A virtual photographer has built an online following thanks to his stunning video game captures.

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Instead of picking up a DSLR or mirrorless camera, Frederic Verdickt explores games like God of War, The Last of Us, and A Plague Tale using the in-game camera.

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“The ideal virtual photo speaks to the viewer, draws them in and maybe even convinces them to start playing the game,” he tells PetaPixel.

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“When I get a comment saying they weren’t really interested in the game but my shots made them put it on their wishlist or even buy it, I know I did a good job.”

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Verdickt says that virtual photography was a hobby that turned into a passion. But he knows of professional virtual photographers who advise and take shots for gaming companies.

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“I can’t compare myself to real-life photographers,” he says. “We have all these tools at our disposal to make shooting easier.

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