Uncharted: Golden Abyss (SIE Bend Studio, 2011) is a game for Playstation Vita, where photos are implemented as a collectible item.
Photos are the most complex of the Collectibles. You can see black and white versions of Photos in the Mysteries menu, but it is still difficult to track down Photo locations. When you find a Photo spot, a camera icon appears. Activate the Camera and you will be able to set the Zoom (the Camera screen displays the correct Zoom you should use for each photo).
Once the Zoom is set and you are in the correct position, you can snap a shot. Your shot will then be rated. If you get 100%, you can tap the check mark and save the Photo to the appropriate Mysteries menu. If you don’t get 100%, make sure your Zoom and position are correct, find a good element of the black and white photo to help line up your shot and try again. This takes practice!
In Shoot the Bullet, unlike other shoot ’em ups, the player cannot shoot projectiles at enemies; instead, Aya, the main character, must shoot photographs to clear the screen of bullets and take down bosses (hence “Shoot” the Bullet). Scores are determined by the aesthetics of each photograph taken, such as colours and bullet density, and the risk taken to take these photos. For each “scene”, Aya is only given one life to complete the objective — to take a certain number of pictures of the boss without being hit in a limited amount of time.
To take pictures, the film must be fully loaded into the camera (100%). The player can move at three speeds, the normal speed, the focused speed, and a super-focused speed which also allows for high speed film loading. When taking pictures, the player can hold the shoot button to control the viewfinder while the picture frame shrinks — this can be used to zoom in on the boss. During this time, all bullets on screen are slowed down and Aya cannot move. If the shoot button is held for too long, the film will get overexposed and Aya would have to reload the film. The player can also press the shoot button once without holding to take a snapshot around Aya. For every picture taken, Aya will need to reload the film from 0% again before she can take another picture. Only photos that contain an image of the boss (“Success” pictures) will be taken into account when tallying up the score.
Double spoiler is the sequel of Shoot the Bullet. It inherits all the mechanics from its predecessor, but adds camera orientations modes.
New to Double Spoiler over Shoot the Bullet is the option to change the orientation of the shot between landscape to portrait. The angle of the shot is automatically adjusted depending on where the player is in relation to the boss.
Game Underwater Photography is a free web-game where the player is an underwater photographer. Simple camera simulation allows the player to frame and shoot. Pictures are evaluated based on centering of the target and multiple fishes within the frame.
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude is a 2004 adult-themed video game developed by High Voltage Software, part of the Leisure Suit Larry series. In this game the main character can take photographs that can be sold to collectors, mini games involving photographing (photo shoot games) also exist.
The camera mode, switch to a basic viewfinder interface, with zooming capability. A super camera lens can be unlocked, that adds 10x zoom ability to your camera, instead of 5x.
Photos are evaluated by an algorithm and rewarded based on wide/close shot (close ups award higher points), and the movement of the character:
Money with pictures
[…]The best money is paid for close-up shots of breasts when she raises her arms above her head or when she is three quarters to full profile, in 90+% of the camera frame. For these, pay is $7 each, or $4 for those not just right. Patience for the correct shot and angle makes this a little time consuming, but you can make over $30 for each roll after the assessment fee, and you can do it as long as desired.
The tenured professor in the Library likes Morgan’s boobs, and will pay $7 each. The person in the Greek Quad, once you can get into the Sorority house, likes Bettie Jo’s boobs and Zanna’s crotch, and will pay $7 each. The person in the Dance Hall likes Luba’s boobs and will pay $7 each. The person in Spartacus loves Helmut’s crotch and goes up to $8 when he is moving. Once again, the subject being in motion is the key to high pay — watch for their movement patterns before snapping pictures.