Gametography: More Than A Screenshot

Britt Andrews

For as long as I can remember, photography has been important to me. And this can all be linked back to one game – Pokemon Snap. Hours upon hours of my childhood were spent photographing Pokemon to the point where every level just became muscle memory to me. From there, my passion turned into what I am now: a freelance live music photographer, and a passionate amateur gametographer.

In-game photography is more than pretty screenshots, it’s about breaking rules and making memories

– Spencer, 2016

Gametography (virtual photography, in-game photography) is a new media art form involved with taking screenshots (or photos) in a game – particularly open world games, with the support of an in game photo mode. Photo mode is now starting to become standard in AAA games, and for good reason: it allows players to create their own art within a virtual world. For my…

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