Photography is a rare mechanic in video games. Sure, many games contain photo modes, but there's a huge difference between being a disembodied camera and playing a game as a person holding a camera. Even when photography is a core mechanic in a game, it's often in a simplified form that becomes less about the embodied experience of taking photographs, and more about image making on a superficial level. Take one of the most popular photography games out there: Pokémon Snap. It matters less to the game who you are and why you're photographing creatures, and matters more that your composition is "good" in the eyes of Professor Oak.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/7kp9ge/umurangi-generation-invokes-the-real-life-experience-of-taking-photos-waypoint-radio