The premise is simple, every Tuesday I will give you two virtual photography related topics to choose between. This could be a favourite photo mode feature, a preferred format for your work or a head-to-head between two popular characters or games. All you have to do is choose your favourite!



Look out for a new choice every Tuesday on Twitter via the hashtag # VPChooseDay and join in with the conversation. This post will be updated with an archive of the previous pairings and the collective decision on which was the "winner".


The only rules are to be nice to each other, give your honest opinion, and you can't choose both! I look forward to hearing more of your thoughts. See you on Tuesday...


Mik

Archive:

001 | Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales vs Horizon Forbidden West

| Only one gets a photo mode; which do you choose?

| Winner: Horizon Zero Dawn

Lots of love for Spider-Man but the rich variety of Horizon was the most popular choice here.

002 | Ellie exploring Midgard vs Atreus in the post-apocalypse

| Character swap; choose the best photo opportunity!

| Winner: Atreus

Ellie didn't really get a look in, you'd all rather see Atreus wielding his bow in the real world like Hercules in New York.

003 | Orbit Camera vs Free Camera

| Character tethered or free to roam; choose the best photo mode camera type!

| Winner: Free Camera

Absolutely no contest, free camera was the overwhelming preference here. Makes you wonder why we are still seeing photo modes with restricted orbit camera implementations.

004 | Photos First vs Story First

| Story-driven games with photo modes; how do you choose to approach them?

| Winner: Story First

By the narrowest of margins, you still try to put the story ahead of the photography, at lease on the first play through, but the irresistible lure of the photo mode is almost impossible to ignore.

005 | Ellie vs Abby

| Fight! Choose your favourite between these two girls!

| Winner: Abby

A hard choice and you're not ready to abandon Ellie just yet, but it looks like Abby is the more popular here.

006 | Still image vs Moving image

| As photo mode scenes are coming to life, choose your favourite presentation!

| Winner: Still image

There is no doubt that moving images can add an extra dimension, just not enough to outweigh the simpler presentation and outright quality of a static shot.

007 | Landscape vs Portrait

| What's your favourite image orientation, choose one!

| Winner: Portrait

Definitely a split decision with plenty of acknowledgment for the uses of both but on this day, it was a narrow victory for portrait orientation and its propensity for viewing on mobile devices.


008 | Ghost of Tsushima vs Death Stranding

| The next photo mode contest, choose which you most want to happen!!

| Winner: Ghost of Tsushima

The outright beauty and more varied content of Tsushima seems to capture more of your imagination, making it the popular choice here. Of course, both would be great...

009 | Logo vs No-go

| Game logos in photo modes, are they something you choose to use?

| Winner: Draw

No clear winner hear and you like to use logos in some shots while keeping others clean. What was clear is that the most popular logos are those that blend well with the image subject.

010 | Killzone Shadow Fall vs The Last Guardian

| If one could have a photo mode added, which would you choose?

| Winner: The Last Guardian

While the prospect of Horizon Zero Dawn's photo mode in a world like Killzone's was interesting, it seems the lure of photographing a boy and his giant dog-bird companion is too great. It's a win for Trico here.


011 | YouTube Channel vs Printed Magazine

| If you could choose, which media coverage would you rather see for your virtual photography?

| Winner: Printed Magazine

The prospect of seeing your work in print evidently retains a greater sense of prestige and permanence that made magazines a clear winner here, despite the potentially larger audience of a YouTube channel.

012 | System level vs Bespoke photo mode tools

| A single consistent UI or unique features for each game, which implementation would you choose?

| Winner: System level photo mode

As much as everybody loves getting to grips with the unique aspects of each game's photo mode, there is an obvious desire to standardise things with a common control scheme. Perhaps an integrated photo mode with modular customisation could bring the best of both.

013 | Cyberpunk 2077 vs The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

| Choose which CD Projekt Red's title you'd most like to have a photo mode on next-gen consoles?

| Winner: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

While Cyberpunk 2077 is hotly anticipated, it seems that it hasn't quite stolen the place of your existing sweetheart and The Witcher 3 remains the most popular. At least until you get your hands on Cyberpunk.

014 | A personal VP profile vs A branded VP profile

| How do you choose to represent your own virtual photography?

| Winner: A personal profile

An increasing number of you choose to use a dedicated account to share your virtual photography, but there is still a preference towards maintaining a personal image rather than a branded page.

015 | PlayStation 5 vs Xbox Series X vs PlayStation 5 Digital Edition vs Xbox Series S

| Will you be upgrading your console for VP and if so, which will you choose?

| Winner: ...?

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