Red Bull Capture Point 2022 has come to a close, and what a competition it has been! PlayStation partnered with Red Bull once more for the second edition of this best-in-class virtual photography competition, and we’ve received incredible shots from across the world. Now, the eight best photographers have been decided, and will be whisked away for a once-in-a-lifetime photography experience in New York City – read on to find out how you could join them to see the winning photos in a one night only gallery experience.
If you missed out on Red Bull Capture Point, let’s bring you up to speed. The competition took place between September 5 and October 30, with budding virtual photographers tasked with capturing beautiful, awe-inspiring moments on either PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 in Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7.*
The competition was split into four rounds, with opportunities to show off portraits, landscapes, and technical prowess, as well as a final open category for all entrants. The winners of each round were then moved into the Best of Show, where the four winning entries were judged side by side to determine one overall winner.
Eight countries took part in the competition – Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Chile, France, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the United States – with the best virtual photographers picked out by our panel of judges, led by head judge Mik Bromley. Mik is owner of TheFourthFocus.com, a website dedicated to the modern artistic medium of virtual photography, is a capture artist and web writer based in the UK and has been involved with Capture Point since it debuted in the US in 2021. So, without further ado, let’s meet the Best in Show winners of Red Bull Capture Point.
Argentina – @Ioahnis
Belgium – @Olivier__Cesar
Canada – @PhotogenicPete
Chile – @Sebassimracing
France – @Photoingame
Netherlands – @Photo_Ra_Phy
United Kingdom – @GAMEBLEED_
United States – @AliensElement
“This year, Capture Point winners from all around the world showed off their talent with some skillful use of photo mode features,” says Mik Bromley. “Through careful composition, authentic depth of field, and mastery of the available light, they managed to take advantage of the in-game elements to create some beautifully detailed, stylish and photographic shots.”
The virtual photographers who captured these magnificent pictures will now be flown to New York City, where they’ll get a chance to recreate some of these shots in real life and receive professional photography lessons. And on top of that, they’ll then get to see their creations presented in a gallery setting, all while rubbing shoulders with industry professionals.
You can see all the winning photos from Red Bull Capture Point – both the Best in Show entries and the individual category winners from each country – over on Red Bull’s official Red Bull Capture Point event page. There are some truly stunning photos over there, so be sure to check them out to see two of the PlayStation’s most visually impressive games in ways you’ve never see them before.
You can also see the winning photos at the gallery on the evening of December 10 in the Lower East Side of New York City. Pick up your free ticket right now – they’re first come, first serve, so you’ll want to be quick if you want to see these stunning shots in all their glory.
Thank you again to everyone who took part in Red Bull Capture Point, and to our panel of judges for picking out the winning entries. We’ve seen some truly incredible virtual photographs in this competition, which truly captured the beauty of Gran Turismo 7 and Horizon Forbidden West on PS4 and PS5 consoles. Taking photos in your favorite games couldn’t be easier – go pick up your controller and get snapping.
*Gran Turismo 7: Internet connection required for features shown. Game progression required to access most vehicles.