Cyberpunk 2077 Photo Mode Guide


We've seen numerous variants of the 'photo mode' feature in video games to date, but Cyberpunk 2077's photo mode blows each of them out of the water. You might be thinking to yourself that that is quite a bold claim. However, trust us when we say that it is absolutely true.

Do note that the screenshots we've used throughout were all shot at the "High" preset with an Nvidia GTX 1660 for photo purposes only.

Based on what we know about character customization, you can take hours and hours to create your character. Many players questioned the intricacies of character creation given the game is played in the first-person mode throughout, and this photo mode is your answer to that. You might want to stop from time to time for a quick photoshoot around the aesthetically beautiful neon-lit Night City.

Cyberpunk 2077 offers a wide array of features in its photo mode. It has five main categories with various sub-categories. Here's everything that the new photo mode has to offer in Cyberpunk 2077.

Camera

The Camera category has five sub-categories that lets you customise your camera angles, camera type and Field of View (FOV) that include:

  • Camera Type
  • Preset
  • Field of View
  • Rotate

Depth of Field

Depth of Field helps you determine the focus by adjusting the following:

  • Enabled
  • Auto Focus
  • Aperture

Pose

As the name suggests, you can choose different poses for your character. This is one of the powerful new features introduced in Cyberpunk 2077's photo mode. Generally, you would need to move your character a certain way manually and get into photo mode to capture a certain pose.

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That is not the case here as Cyberpunk 2077's photo mode gives you full authority to change whatever you desire. On top of that, it also allows you to customize your weapons' muzzle flash and character expressions. These are the options available under the 'Pose' tab:

  • Category
  • Pose
  • Muzzle Flash
  • Expression
  • Look at Camera
  • Rotate
  • Left/Right
  • Close/Far
  • Character Visible

Here are the names of some of the poses as seen in the photo mode trailer:

  • My name is V. Just V.
  • Run the Jewels
  • Waiting for Godot
  • The pensive philosophizer
  • C’mere, Gankbrain
  • In the Name of the Moon, I’ll punish you!
  • V’s bizarre pose
  • What Can I Get Ya?
  • Dead End, Amigo
  • Run the Jewels
  • Selfie Time
  • Knuckle Sandwich
  • Talk to the Hand
  • With a Katana
  • With a Knife

And a lot more!

Effect

This is where you can adjust your 'filter' options and make the overall magic happen. The following features will help you 'enhance' your picture:

  • Exposure
  • Contrast
  • Highlights
  • Vignette
  • Chromatic Aberration
  • Grain
  • Effect

Stickers

To add finishing touches to your photo, you can add some stickers or a subtle frame. You can even change the background.

  • Stickers 1-5 (can have up to five stickers enabled)
  • Frame
  • Background

You can access the photo mode anywhere at any time in the game. This can be seen in the trailer when a player causes an explosion by blowing up an oil tank, followed by entering the photo mode immediately after. This shows how accessible and innovative the photo mode can get in Cyberpunk 2077 and future games in general.

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