Quick synopsis for the non-gamers out there: Uncharted 4 is a brand new game available on the Playstation 4. It is, according to most reviews I've seen, an excellent game. I can't vouch for this personally, as I sold my PS4 last year and got an Xbox, but I do know that the first three Uncharted games were pretty stellar. Uncharted 4 follows in the footsteps of recent games such as The Last Of Us: Remastered and Grand Theft Auto V with the inclusion of an in-game photo mode: a tool that lets players go above and beyond a standard screenshot and capture images that they would not be capable of recording within the game's standard mode of play.
The visual design and graphic capabilities of modern video games are at an all-time high, allowing for some of the truly stunning images you can see below. User Prototype Viktor on the gaming forum Neogaf is currently running an Uncharted 4 photo competition where users can submit their best in-game photos and win some real-life prizes. The contest runs through the end of May, but there have already been a number of fantastic submissions.
The photo mode tools in modern games allow for almost all of the functions you've come to expect from a modern camera. You can adjust exposure, composition, and depth of field, as well as edit the images afterwards to achieve various effects. So, what do you think? As video games become larger and more immersive, will we begin to see an even greater growth of "digital" digital photography?