How to Use Photo Mode in Red Dead Redemption 2

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With Red Dead Redemption 2‘s world being so beautiful, of course you’re going to want to take some photos while playing.

Unfortunately, the game doesn’t have a photo mode like many others these days, where you can just push a button to freeze time and take as many pictures as you like. Instead, it has a camera that you can equip and use to take photos.

To use Red Dead Redemption 2‘s photo mode, during gameplay you need to hold the left shoulder button, access the items menu with the right shoulder button, and then equip the camera by selecting it on the right hand side of the radial menu. Once it’s equipped, you can press the left trigger to raise it and enter photo mode.

You can also take pictures of yourself in photo mode. With the camera raised, enter Self Portrait mode to presumably place the camera on a tripod. You can move the camera around to get the perfect shot, and even change your character’s pose and expression. Play around to see what amusing shots you can create.

Of course, you can also use the screenshot capabilities of both the Xbox One and PS4 to capture photos as well. You can even turn off pretty much all HUD elements to make them free of any clutter.


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