Themes

Each month, you can take part in a virtual photography theme dedicated solely to Days Gone. Capture photos ranging from the terrifying Freakers to the beautiful landscapes of Days Gone by using the in-game photo mode feature. Plus, you have the chance to have your photo permanently added to The Broken Road! Check out the current month’s theme below.


Theme #9 –

July 2 – July 31

Information:

  • Theme: FAVORITE SHOTS
  • Your photos must be captured in Photo Mode
  • Tag your posts using #VPDaysGone. You can also tag me to make sure I see it!
  • All posts suited to the theme will be retweeted and added to a moment at the end
  • A max of ONE post. It can include up to 4 photos in that post
  • Last chance to enter your photos for this theme will be on Friday, July 31st at 11:59pm EST
  • ONE photo will be selected as the monthly feature to be put on the blog for the VP Days Gone Feature and highlighted on Twitter
  • Hosted by me: @vikingdad278

*For the first time, #VPDaysGone will crossover to Instagram this month! Same rules apply as Twitter. Use #VPDaysGone and I will add your photos to my story*

Share your personal favorite shots that you’ve captured in Days Gone using Photo Mode, whether old or new! Have fun!


Theme #8 – NPCs

June 8 – June 30

Information:

  • Theme: NPCs
  • Tag your posts using #VPDaysGone. You can also tag me to make sure I see it!
  • All posts suited to the theme will be retweeted and added to a moment at the end
  • A max of ONE post. It can include up to 4 photos in that post
  • Last chance to enter your photos for this theme will be on Tuesday, June 30th at 11:59pm EST
  • ONE photo will be selected as the monthly feature to be put on the blog for the VP Days Gone Feature and highlighted on Twitter
  • Hosted by me: @vikingdad278

*I have a challenge for the community with this month’s theme… As a group, can we capture every NPC in Days Gone? I would love to be able to include and display every NPC in the game in the moment at the end! All characters are up for grabs, except Deacon of course. Have fun!


Theme #7 – Action

May 4 – May 31

*New Addition*:

To add a little flare to VP Days Gone and provide more incentive for you to participate, at the end of each monthly theme I will be choosing ONE photo to feature. This feature will permanently stay on thebrokenroad.blog on its own separate page titled “VP Days Gone Feature.” The page will be located under the menu, PhotoMode –> Themes. Plus, if you are chosen as the feature for the month it will also be highlighted on Twitter as its own tweet with credit to you. Over time, this will accumulate to be a collection of stellar photos from people around the community to display on the blog.

How will I determine what photo gets featured?

At the end of each month, I will be looking for the one photo that stands apart from the rest. Does it interpret the theme? Is it original? How well does it represent Days Gone? My choosing will not be based off popularity, but merit of the photo itself. This is not a competition, but a way to recognize someone’s work and display the capabilities of Days Gone photo mode.

Due to the new addition, I needed to adjust one rule. Each month, I will now only accept ONE tweet per person for VP Days Gone. That tweet can include up to 4 photos. I made this change to give everyone a fair opportunity to be featured, and to make sure I can look through each photo properly. A quick recap of the rules are below.

Information:

  • Theme: ACTION
  • Tag your posts using #VPDaysGone. You can also tag me to make sure I see it!
  • All posts suited to the theme will be retweeted and added to a moment at the end
  • A max of ONE post. That can include up to 4 photos
  • Last chance to enter your photos for this theme will be on Sunday, May 31st at 11:59pm EST
  • ONE photo will be selected as the monthly feature to be put on the blog and highlighted on Twitter
  • Hosted by me: @vikingdad278

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me. Have fun and good luck!


Theme #6 – Abandoned

March 2 – March 31

Information:

  • Theme: ABANDONED
  • Tag your posts using #VPDaysGone. You can also tag me to make sure I see it!
  • All posts suited to the theme will be retweeted and added to a moment at the end
  • A max of 3 posts. If you choose to share 4 photos per post, you can have a total of 12 photos for the theme.
  • Last chance to enter your photos for this theme will be on Tuesday, March 31st at 11:59pm EST
  • Hosted by me: @vikingdad278

HAVE FUN SNAPPING!


Theme #5 – Beautiful Chaos

February 3 – February 29

Information:

  • Theme: BEAUTIFUL CHAOS
  • Tag your posts using #VPDaysGone. You can also tag me to make sure I see it!
  • All posts suited to the theme will be retweeted and added to a moment at the end
  • Last chance to enter your photos for this theme will be on Saturday, February 29th at 11:59pm EST
  • Hosted by me: @vikingdad278

THIS WORLD COMES FOR YOU


Theme #4 – Motorcycles

January 6 – January 31

Information:

  • Theme: MOTORCYCLES
  • Tag your posts using #VPDaysGone. You can also tag me to make sure I see it!
  • All posts suited to the theme will be retweeted and added to a moment at the end
  • Last chance to enter your photos for this theme will be on Friday, January 31st at 11:59pm EST
  • Hosted by me: @vikingdad278

MAKE SURE YOU STAY FUELED UP!


Theme #3 – Deacon

November 4 – November 30

We’re back with a new theme for the month of November! This time the theme was decided by YOU, via the poll from Twitter. The results are shown below. Thank you to all who voted!

The winner is… Deacon St. John! Share your best photos of our favorite drifter and bounty hunter. As long as Deacon St. John is the focus of the photo, you have free range to come up with whatever you like. Want something silly? Go ahead! How about the popular portrait shots? Yes please! Maybe you want Deacon in action battling against a horde, or cruising his bike through the wilderness of Oregon? Let’s see it all!

I wanted to say a quick thanks to everyone who participated in last month’s Freakshow theme. There were a lot of entries and I’m glad you took the time to share them! Also, this will be the last theme held in 2019 as we will be taking the month of December off. Due to the holidays and everyone’s busy schedule for this time of year, we will resume with our fourth theme in January 2020.

Information:

  • Theme: DEACON
  • Tag your posts using #VPDaysGone. You can also tag me to make sure I see it!
  • All posts suited to the theme will be retweeted and added to a moment at the end
  • Last chance to enter your photos for this theme will be on Saturday, November 30th at 11:59pm EST
  • Hosted by me: @vikingdad278

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON THE BROKEN ROAD!


Theme #2 – Freakshow

October 3 – October 31

Welcome back to another Days Gone Virtual Photography Theme! Thank you all for participating in the last event. This theme will provide you more time to capture those amazing shots, while being perfectly suited for the Halloween season.

The new theme is… FREAKSHOW! You have the whole month of October to share your photos of Freakers. This includes Swarmers, Newts, Screamers, Breakers, Reachers, Criers, Ragers and Runners. The scarier and creepier the better!

Information:

  • Theme: FREAKSHOW
  • Tag your posts using #VPDaysGone
  • All posts suited to the theme will be retweeted and added to a moment at the end
  • Last chance to enter your photos for this theme will be on Thursday, October 31st at 11:59pm EST
  • Hosted by me: @vikingdad278

Looking forward to seeing all your Spooktacular photos!


Theme #1 – Colors

September 5 – September 19

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Hello, Days Gone fans and Virtual Photographers! Its time to fuel up your bike because starting today, the first Days Gone Virtual Photography theme begins! This idea is inspired by the other themes held in the virtual photography community, along with the stunning shots I constantly see players capture from Days Gone. A photo mode this good, deserves its own theme. Plus, you already know how much I love Days Gone.

The first theme is… COLORS. This theme is meant to encourage you to really experiment with all the settings in the excellent photo mode from Days Gone to come up with creative colorful shots. The more color the better! Share your photos on Twitter using the hashtag #VPDaysGone during the next two weeks to get involved. Looking forward to seeing all your photos!

Information:

  • Theme: COLORS
  • Tag your posts using #VPDaysGone
  • All posts suited to the theme will be retweeted and added to a moment at the end
  • Last chance to enter your photos for this theme will be in two weeks on Thursday, September 19th at 11:59pm EST
  • Hosted by me: @vikingdad278
  • This is not a contest theme

HAVE FUN!