Forza Horizon 4 is a beautiful looking game. It really is. And it’s full of astonishing cars that you’re probably going to want to take photos of as you cruise around.
The good news is that Forza Horizon 4 has a brilliant photo mode, which you can use pretty much anytime, anywhere. And you only have to press one button to access it.
To enable photo mode in Forza Horizon 4, all you need to do is simply press “up” on the d-pad. It takes a second or so to get things ready, but you’ll soon find yourself in photo mode, where you’re able to move the camera with both the left and right analogue sticks. The right and left triggers will also raise and lower the camera respectively.
In photo mode you have a range of options to make sure the photos you take are just to your liking. Pressing the left shoulder button, for instance, allows you to reset the cosmetic damage on your vehicle, while the X button allows you to change focus. Additionally, there are a range of effects you can access by pressing the Y button, such as shutter speed, exposure and contrast. Play around with them and find what works for you.
When you’re ready to take your shot, you have two options. You can either press the A button to take your photo via the game, which will add a watermark in one of the corners but allow you to share it with others, or you can remove the user interface by pressing the options button on your controller and then take a screenshot using the Xbox One’s screenshot feature. Both options have their merits.
If you want to get more creative with your photos, why not try using the Drone to grab some shots. Simply press the options button during gameplay and select Drone Mode on the Home tab. Unfortunately you can’t use photo mode in Drone Mode, but you can remove the user interface by pressing the options button, allowing you to take scenic pictures using the Xbox One’s screenshot feature.