The most powerful in-game photography tool ever? That's Eric Adams' main argument in his long video essay:
Thanks to its fast "slew mode" and clever drone functionality, it allows users to move through the earth precisely, and to set up scenes with their preferred time, date, and weather conditions, giving photographers the ability to scout locations remotely in ways that Google Earth can’t even touch. You can experiment with lighting and weather to find out when you want to be there, how much time you’ll have to do your shooting before the light disappears, and what your optimal compositions might be as you slew around the environment exploring different angles and elevations and viewpoints. You can move with spooky ease to find your absolute best compositions.
Eric Adams is a professional photographer and writer living in the United States. His work - text and images - was featured in Wired, The Drive, Gear Patrol, Men's Health, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Forbes, and other magazines. His photographs also appear in the upcoming book Air Time: Watches Inspired by Aviation (Rizzoli, 2021).