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Welcome to TheFourthFocus, your resource for all things to do with the modern art of video game photography, and home of The Virtual Photography Awards


Here you'll find feature articles, guides and in-depth photo mode reviews to help you get the best out of your own creativity or build a supportive community for your game.

Horizon Zero Dawn Landscape
Hellblade Portrait

Also known as game photography or capture art, virtual photography is a natural extension of regular photography. Using fully featured camera tools and photo modes, it is possible to explore virtual worlds to capture unique and compelling photographic images.


From stunning landscape to intimate portrait, candid street to abstract architecture or historical to sci-fi fantasy, there is a genre for every artist; all you need is a little inspiration...


My name is Michael, Mik for short, and I am the owner, writer and editor of 


Based in the UK, I am a virtual photographer & capture artist, as well as a real world photographer with over 15 years experience. As a life-long gamer too, the collision of my interests was inevitable, and I now have a common desire to capture inspiring images, whether real or virtual.

Through TheFourthFocus, I share my knowledge and experience in virtual photography guides and in-depth photo mode analysis & reviews that aim to inform users and developers alike. You can follow my work here and also on Twitter and Instagram.

If you are looking to collaborate or for consultation on an upcoming photo mode project, please get in touch via the form below. My previous collaborations include working closely with PlayStation Studios, Red Bull Media House and independent studios to deliver developmental feedback, commission artwork and community-focused events.



You may not realise it but, TheFourthFocus is an entirely solo project and takes up a lot of my time. Although I love what I do, it doesn't happen by magic and anyone who knows me will tell you that biscuits keep me going.

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I'd love to hear from you so please get in touch with any comments, questions, commission requests or enquiries and I will always get back to you.

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