Look, I know it's all triple A and blockbuster-y and third person cover shooter-y and we're not allowed to like that stuff anymore because it's big and stupid, but Uncharted 4 is very beautiful and worth your time. I'm obsessed with the lighting in it, it's incredible, as you might imagine from a team like Naughty Dog.
The photo mode, as seen in the remaster of The Last of Us (and used by me) was where I could put on my photographer's hat (it's got a little picture of a camera on it) and make more cinematic looking shots - mainly portraits - to make full use of all those polygons and ambient occlusion and all the other shit that Digital Foundry go mental over.
I make these photo series to celebrate the artistic potential of exploring these worlds from a photographer's perspective. Action games in particular demand that we rip through them at speed, shooting lads in the face, driving motorised shit off the edge of tall stuff and generally experiencing explosions. That's brilliant and all but it's sort of a shame that all the excruciating effort the artists put into every detail is so good and so believable that it is forgotten about.
Here's a closer look at the things you might have missed when belting about, gunning people's gobs clean off their heads. All these photos were taken in Uncharted 4's photo mode, no fancy tricks.
Click on the thumbnails in the grid images for a larger version