July 26, 2010 in Photo and Video (E)
[prMac.com] Marblehead, Massachusetts - Photo Shootout, the first-ever professional photography sim game app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and now available on the Apple iTunes App store, lets users experience the glamour and thrill of being a pro-photographer. Now on sale for $2.99 (regularly $4.99), the game was developed by Paul Michaels an award-winning fashion photographer to provide live-action in-game assignments, allowing users to edit and sell their photos, and admire their work in the in-game portfolio. Users even earn game-money from their assignments to purchase more pro-camera equipment within the game's camera store.
Photo Shootout simulates the experience of looking through a pro-photographer's camera. There are 11 built in assignments to shoot, of gorgeous models in close-up for potential magazine covers, product packaging and models sporting bikinis for advertisements or magazine editorials. Paul Michaels, the app's designer, based the game on his decades of experience as a fashion and beauty photographer, shooting his first national fashion magazine cover at the age of 19.
With an estimated 110 million digital cameras being sold in 2010, and Apple's iPhone/iOS device install base over 100 million, there are plenty of consumers who use and enjoy digital photography on a daily basis. "Now anyone can enjoy the fantasy of taking their photography skills to a professional level," explains Mr. Michaels. "With the iPhone sim game, Photo Shootout, anybody can be a pro photographer - even if it's only for a few minutes."
Photo Shootout is all about having fun while shooting photo assignments, but there is also a lot of skill involved in doing it well. A player needs to set the Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO settings correctly within the game and then, they need to take pictures when their subjects' look their best. A poorly exposed photo or catching a model blinking will score poorly by the in-game Photo Agent. The player needs to study how each subject poses in order to capture magazine cover quality images - and do it all against the clock.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1 or later
* 123 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Photo Shootout 1.0 is on sale for $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photography category.
Award-winning photographer Paul Michaels, president, is the creative force behind Man Mountain's memorable and high quality visual story telling. Photo Shootout is the company's flagship Mobile media app, with more titles in production for release on the iOS platform. Copyright (C) 2010 Man Mountain Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.