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Subject: VideoGame Photos: Advice from the Film Days
From the July 1983 issue of Joystik magazine, a response to a reader's question about taking pictures of game screens.  It's interesting to see the solution to the problem from so long ago, without the advantage of emulated screenshots or digital cameras for immediate feedback.

I remember taking a picture of a high score using a little pocket point n shoot film camera, back in the day.  It was the only way to record proof of your scores.  =/

Quote by Reader:
I would like to know how to take a picture of a high score on a television,

Quote by Joystik:
- Use either print film or daylight slide film.
- Make the room as dark as possible.
- Use a tripod or hold your camera against a stable surface such as a tabletop.
- Get as close to the screen as possible.
- If your camera has a variable shutter speed, set it to 1/15 of a second.
- If your camera has variable F-stops, take several shots with different settings.  Taking more than one shot also helps you avoid the horizontal blanking bar, which shows up as a dark line across the screen.

Yeah, it's easier now innit?  Digital makes this so easy, I had no trouble taking clear screenshots of arcade machines with the immediate feedback digital offers.  My last three cameras were all very capable of doing this.
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