Screenshots From My Satisfactory Photography Journey
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Screenshots From My Satisfactory Photography Journey

Apr 18 Masonzero  

Satisfactory is a great factory-building game that can get pretty out of hand. But the world is truly beautiful. Instead of covering it with concrete and fuel generators like a lot of people do, I decided to explore this artfully constructed map and bring my handy camera (you know, the built-in photo mode) with me for some Satisfactory photography.

In real life, I’m a bit of an amateur photographer. And one of my favorite things to do is take landscape photos. Here’s one of my favorites, taken in Phoenix, Arizona:

photography phoenix arizona sunset looking over city

And another one that I took on the Oregon coast (fun fact, this looks like it was taken at sunset but it was actually around noon):

photography oregon coast beach with waves

Here are the results of my Satisfactory photography trek, with my raw and unedited photos. Can you say “hashtag no filter”?


satisfactory photography grassy fields waterfall mountain grass trees cloudy sky

I found this stunning vista pretty close to the Grassy Fields starting area. In the distance, you can see an ice-capped spire of stone, with a cascading waterfall filling a far-off valley with fog. The celestial object in the right of this photo gives an additional sense of wonder to this shot.

satisfactory photography pink fog rock outcropping with beast in background

This area of the map stands in contrast to the Grassy Fields starting area, with a red, foggy ambiance. This area feels stagnant and deadly, but offers its own version of beauty. I love how the sun shines through the fog, looking much like the sun on Earth does when it’s foggy out. The trees and grass feel a bit like savanna, and the beast silhouetted in the distance adds to this impression.

satisfactory photo waterfalls pink trees foliage

Of all the areas I’ve encountered in Satisfactory, this one was probably the most surprising. With translucent red plants and wide waterfalls feeding into shallow marshland, it’s a really interesting location to explore. Despite its swamp-like characteristics, it is bright and vibrant. Reds and pinks contrast and blend into blues and greens, throughout the whole cove.

satisfactory screenshot dark cave with bioluminescent plants mushrooms

While most of my photos here are typical landscapes, I also made sure to venture underground. This long and winding tunnel is home to bioluminescent plants. They give off just enough light that you can make out the jagged rocks and skittering spiders that lurk within.

satisfactory photography sunset on coral and flowers

Yes, I caught this area during the golden hour, but that doesn’t detract from the impression this region leaves no matter the time of day. It contrasts coral-like rock formations with normal looking red flowers. I feel like this area was once underwater. Certainly there are very few points of comparison on Earth! This is truly an alien environment.

satisfactory screenshot sunset pink mushrooms valley

This was actually one of the first biomes that I explored, on my way to find crude oil. This area feels wild and fungal, with a lot of mushroom-like plants and structures. The purple-blue aesthetic makes me feel a sense of unease, as compared to the lush green of the starting area. Even though it is all above ground, I always had the sense of being in a massive open cavern.

satisfactory screenshot green foliage trees waterfall and rocks in background

I wanted to end my photography journey near where I began. This is the same waterfall from the first photo, but from a different angle, and much closer. I love looking through foliage at something stunning beyond it. In this photo, I tried framing the waterfall around the dense green brush. I like the contrast between the deep green plants, rich blue sky, and the dull grey of the stone in the center.

Thank you all for joining me on this blog. Satisfactory is all about making factories, but that doesn’t mean we can’t also enjoy some of the finer things in life. If you’ve reached the current endgame, like I have, consider wandering the map and doing some Satisfactory photography rather than building out your factory even more.

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About Masonzero

Mason has years of experience writing for blogs on a variety of topics. Now he is excited to highlight the awesome things you can do in Satisfactory. He hails from Portland, Oregon and loves gaming with his wife and petting their cat, Henry. He can be reached at [email protected]

One comment

  • Shylor
    Apr 19, 2019 @ 15:46 pm

    Lol, these look awesome!

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