Forza will eliminate photographers

Short Article about Forza photography

Since the 2014 release of Forza Horizon, enthusiasts and gamers alike have indulged themselves in the ability to take photos of cars in-game, you could tell by how bad quality is that it is still in game, To many, this isn’t an issue; however, it poses a major issue to real photographers. In Forza Horizon 4, people started taking a lot more photos in game, pretty nice photos, but it still didn't look as real as outside the game. Cars in the game all look crisp and sharp, while in real life the lighting is softer and not as crisp, the edges look more round.

And then Forza Horizon 5 was released. Suddenly Porsche and other big brands started posting pictures from Forza Horizon 5. .They look real. The threat to photographers is real. Twelve year old kids can take photos of cars like the Ferrari 250 GTO, without spending any money, they don't have to learn how to take photos, they don't have to plan for months. So why should brands hire professional photographers when they can do it for free in 5 minutes?

Of course the art of photography is irreplaceable as no matter how good gaming photos are they’ll never master the fine tuning. Knowing that, the image itself looks far from that in real life, the actual lack of equipment shows how Forza’s photography system could eliminate IRL photographers. Will Forza improve so much we would not need photographers? Will Forza Horizon 6 be as good as real life? Your guess is as good as mine. Written by help of @Mason Bloom

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  • i don't think it is going to rip apart the real photographers, infact to the contrary it might help people gain an interest in photography.

      24 days ago
    • Same here, totally agree with you!

        24 days ago
    • Agree, I use games as my photographic medium to great effect, I do it for enjoyment rather than likes

        23 days ago
  • A casual racing game possibly getting rid of actual car photography?

    Not trying to be rude or anything, but that will never happen, no matter how realistic games become. In that same vein, would that mean real life racing will eventually become nonexistent as sims like IRacing become more realistic and popular? I don't think so.

      22 days ago
  • Im not sure that it's going to rip apart the car photography industry like you suggested in that headline, I can however see it as being a new niché

      24 days ago
  • As someone who is taking photography courses, I believe that in Forza it’s more convenient to get a car you like. Also, if you live in a country where cars are generally not very cool, then Forza has anything you want.

      24 days ago
    • But that is the thing, it is to easy, photography shouldn’t be just for a photo, it should be some challenge, a journey. for example, i find it easy to find a supra, and do photos of it i, have like 100s of photos of them, all kinds, mk3,mk4,mk5,...

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        24 days ago
    • I can see where you’re coming from, but if I wanted to photograph my favourite car ever made (McLaren F1 LM) there’s no way I’m going to find one anywhere so I turn to Forza, if you see what I mean.

        24 days ago
  • This reminds me about the discussion of the google maps images in the spots section, good to see but will not kill the photo scene, to many of us car nuts love real car shows/meets and talking to real people, it not the same on a computer game and a headset 😁

      24 days ago