Forza Horizon 5 – Photo Mode Settings, Controls, and Guide

I have been playing Forza Horizon 5 for some time now, and I am mesmerized by the beautiful scenery that the game provides. I looked into the settings and found the Photo Mode to be quite helpful for these moments.

You can do a lot of tasks using this mode. You can capture beautiful sceneries, Cars, and combine both for a wonderful shutter experience. Walk in the shoes of a photographer who has access to all the tools required to take the perfect photo!

in this guide, I will be showing you some tips to use the Photo Mode in Forza Horizon 5. I will also be showing you the controls, settings, and save location (if any). These will help you immensely to navigate this mode and take your best pictures.

I will also be discussing how you can share these with the world, and where you can access them later on. Keep reading…


Forza Horizon 5 – Photo Mode Complete Guide (Settings, Controls, and Sharing)

How To Enter Photo Mode in FH 5

You can press “P” on Keyboard to enter photo mode. For Controllers you need to press “D-Pad Up”. This is where all the magic will happen. If you find the perfect frame and angles for the car and the sceneries, press Esc immediately.

Alternatively, press Esc and Look for the tab called “Creative Club”. Once you manage to enter that, look  at the right hand side of the screen and you should find a Tile called “PHOTO MODE”.

Forza Horizon 5 photo mode option

Now Head over to photo mode as I told above and start editing and tweaking the settings. All these will help you to capture the perfect picture.

There are some things you need to know beforehand so that you know what you are adjusting and doing. This helps if you have a background in photography. if you do not, these points will help you understand the terms.


Photo Mode Controls [Keyboard/Controller]

For Keyboard

If you are using Keyboard follow these binds to know which one to press to do the correct settings and adjustments. For the most basic settings , Press P to enter Photo Mode. The rest is given for easy reference:

SETTINGS KEYBINDS
PHOTO MODE P
LEFT CAM MOVEMENT A
RIGHT CAM MOVEMENT D
FORWARD CAM MOVEMENT W
BACK CAM MOVEMENT S
LEFT CAM ROTATION ARROW LEFT
RIGHT CAM ROTATION ARROW RIGHT
FORWARD CAM ROTATION ARROW UP
BACKWARDS CAM ROTATION ARROW DOWN
VERTICAL CAM UP PAGE UP
VERTICAL CAM DOWN PAGE DOWN
TAKE PHOTO ENTER
EXIT ESC
FOCUS X
EFFECTS MODE Y
RESET COSMETIC DAMAGE R
HIDE UI BACKSPACE

For Controller 

SETTINGS KEYBINDS
PHOTO MODE D-PAD UP
LEFT CAM MOVEMENT LS LEFT
RIGHT CAM MOVEMENT LS RIGHT
FORWARD CAM MOVEMENT RT
BACK CAM MOVEMENT LT
LEFT CAM ROTATION RS LEFT
RIGHT CAM ROTATION RIGHT RS
FORWARD CAM ROTATION UP RS
BACKWARDS CAM ROTATION DOWN RS
VERTICAL CAM UP TELEMENTRY PREVIOUS [Assign to preferred Key]
VERTICAL CAM DOWN TELEMETRY NEXT [Assign to preferred Key]

Here is a video of me testing out the settings, and playing around with it to get a decent photo: [LINK]


Photo Mode Settings Explained

Here, I will be explaining each Photo Mode setting so that you can fine tune these to your needs. To enter these options, you need to select “Effects Mode”. Here you see a plethora of options:

PRESETS

You can select from a number of pre-set. These are Soft, High Contrast, Low Contrast, B & W, Mono High, Natural, Pin Hole, Sepia, Sepia High, Vintage, Saturation, Tilt Shift, Macro, Light Sider, Dark Sider, and Abstract.

Each of these have different parameters and values. Use this if you do not want to invest time for each setting.

SHUTTER SPEED

Shutter speed is how long an image is exposed to light — it can be milliseconds, or even minutes. As one of three elements that affect how light or dark an image is (called exposure), understanding shutter speed is essential to taking full creative control of the camera and a good FH5 picture.

FOCUS MODE

The photographer can choose whether the camera locks or continues to adjust focus while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. The setting that controls this behaviour is focus mode. You can press X to focus after you are done, and press Enter to click the photo.

EXPOSURE

Exposure is the amount of light which reaches your camera sensor or film. If you increase this in-game this will make the image vibrant and bright. Basically the camera lens opens up to allow more light into it. Use this for decent clicks that lack light.

APERTURE

Aperture refers to the opening of a lens’s diaphragm through which light passes. This goes in sync with the exposure option. Use these two in sync to make the image visually pleasing.

BOKEH SHAPE

It’s best to use a setting with a wide aperture to create bokeh. Use this tip with the aperture setting above to create a bright and clear image for this.

COLOR SETTINGS

I have grouped up the rest of the settings here. These are basically Brightness, Contrast, Vignette, Sepia, Colour, and Temperature.

Use these basic settings to increase or decrease them to make the image more or less vibrant. These are simple tweaks and you can play around with these to find the best looking output.


How To Download in-game photos (location if any)

There is no dedicated folder on your PC for Forza Horizon 5 Photos. You can get access to these photos by following these steps:

  • Go To www.forzamotorsport.net.
  • Sign in Using The XBOX/Microsoft account you are using with FH5
  • Now Go to the Community Option on the top
  • Check under FH5 Gallery for the photos you took and shared in game.

Now you can simply download these images and use them as you want! Note that it may take time for these images to show up. Wait for a few hours or contact dev team if you cannot find the images.

Alternatives to taking photos

You can also use either NIVIDIA Screenshots or XBOX App  to capture the in-game image by hiding the UI. Press BACKSPACE to hide the UI and then use these software to snap the photo. Any screen capture software can also work quite well with this method.


There are also other toggle options like Car Light, Crowd, Driver, and Creatures. Turning these off will mean they will be removed from the photo.

On that note, I am concluding this guide on Photo Mode Guide, Controls, and Settings for Forza Horizon 5. Do leave your thoughts down in the comments below. Check out Forza Horizon 5 section for more of such guides.

2 thoughts on “Forza Horizon 5 – Photo Mode Settings, Controls, and Guide”

  1. Bonjour j’ai une question, à chaque fois que j’essaye de faire une photo en mouvement pendant un drift par exemple et que je rentre dans le mode photo automatiquement ce dernier me remet les roues de la voiture droite et me l’a fait légèrement avancer impossible donc de faire une photo roue braquée ! Savez vous pourquoi et avez vous une solution !! Merci d’avance
    Julien.

    1. Appuyez sur “P” pendant que la voiture se déplace. Augmentez ensuite la “Vitesse d’obturation” à 100. Cela vous aidera à obtenir l’image que vous souhaitez.

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