Virtual Photographer of the Year offers a stunning display of in-game art

Your favorite games seen through a new lens.

Having the tools available isn’t the same as knowing how to use them. Pretty much every major game these days comes with a photo mode included, but some players out there are elevating their in-game captures to an unbelievable level. This weekend saw the London Games Festival host the Virtual Photographer of the Year Award, providing a flood of gorgeous screenshots from video games new and old.

The winner, highlighted on Twitter, earned a beefy gaming laptop as a reward, but the other finalist entries are well worth admiring too. We’ve rounded up the full collection of finalist submissions below, for your eyeballs to appreciate.

Virtual Photographer of the Year winner & finalists

Submissions to the competition were judged by a team at Nvidia and The Fourth Focus. Multiple submissions by a single entrant were allowed, and post-processing adjustments were accepted though not essential.

Winner - “Far Away” in Red Dead Redemption 2

Submitted by: Joe Menzies

Virtual Photographer of the year winner Red Dead Redemption 2

Finalist - Batman Arkham Knight

Submitted by: Andrew Thomas

Virtual Photographer of the Year finalist

Finalist - The Last of Us Part 2

Submitted by: Emilli

Virtual Photographer of the Year finalist

Finalist - Horizon Forbidden West

Submitted by: GamescapeV

Virtual Photographer of the Year finalist

Finalist - Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Submitted by: Cameron

Virtual Photographer of the Year award

Finalist - Horizon Forbidden West

Submitted by: Dani Lion

Virtual Photographer of the year award

Finalist - Cyberpunk 2077

Submitted by: Gabriella

Virtual Photographer of the Year winner

Finalist - Ghost of Tsushima

Submitted by: Unknown

Virtual Photographer of the Year finalist

Finalist - Horizon Forbidden West

Submitted by: Nuka Bliss

Virtual Photographer of the Year finalist

Finalist - Ghostwire: Tokyo

Submitted by: Paolo Mantoan

Virtual Photographer of the Year finalist

Finalist - Control

Submitted by: Nemanja Belgrade

Virtual Photographer of the year award

Finalist - Outriders

Submitted by: Ilias Feizidis

Virtual Photographer of the year award

Finalist - Ghostwire: Tokyo

Submitted by: Cam

Virtual Photographer of the year award

Finalist - Horizon Forbidden West

Submitted by: Hazzani

Virtual Photographer of the year award

Finalist - The Division 2

Submitted by: Agent00Wuschel

Virtual Photographer of the year award

Finalist - Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Submitted by: Joe Menzies

Virtual Photographer of the year award

Finalist - Cyberpunk 2077

Submitted by: Andrew Thomas

Virtual Photographer of the year award

Finalist - Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Submitted by: Jack Heisenberg

Virtual Photographer of the year award

Finalist - Ghostwire: Tokyo

Submitted by: Hermes

Virtual Photographer of the year award

Finalist - NieR Automata

Submitted by: Ichisake

Virtual Photographer of the year award

Finalist - Red Dead Redemption 2

Submitted by: Photographer

Virtual Photographer of the year award

Finalist - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Submitted by: Skylar

Virtual Photographer of the year award

Finalist - Horizon Zero Dawn

Submitted by: Carmo Fernandes

Virtual Photographer of the year award

Which submission was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below. You can access the full resolution images for all the submissions above here in a Google Drive folder.

Associate Editor

Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at henry.stenhouse@allgamers.com, or catch him on Twitter.

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