Forza Horizon 3 achievements

Forza Horizon 3

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There are a maximum of 64 Forza Horizon 3 achievements worth 2,377 (1,000), and 13 challenges

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Forzatographer in Forza Horizon 3

Forzatographer74 (20)

This is a rare achievementTake a photo of 300 cars for Horizon Promo.

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Achievement Guide for Forzatographer

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Posted on 23 September 16 at 11:21, Edited on 18 October 16 at 12:51
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Photo mode option is available by unlocking in the 'Skill Shop'.
You can find the Skill Shop in the pause menu cn_start under the tab 'Progress'.
Under 'Festival Boss' in the middle you can see 'Horizon Promo', this is the one you need to unlock.

You will need 3 skill points for 'Horizon Promo' itself, but 3 more for 'Drone Mode' & 'Horn Import'. So total 6 skill points to get to 'Horizon Promo' and unlock it.

You can open 'Photo Mode' in two ways:
- From the pause menu cn_start, in the home screen bottom left above 'Drone Mode'.
- By holding up on the d-pad cn_up

You will see a photo icon above other festival drivers (offline mode) if you don't have a picture of that car yet. However it seems not show when the driver is a Drivatar player (The 'D' icon). So it is possible that you do not have a picture of the car yet and isn't showing. This is also a possibility for 'normal' drivers. It might be worth in to snap a few random pictures of both.

The total amount of available cars where you can a picture from are 425. You will need 300 for this achievement.
Do you want to know which cars you are missing? In freeroam go to 'Progress' in the pause menu cn_start and select in the top right 'Horizon Promo'.

Tips and tricks:
- To snap several cars at once - pause after starting a race.
- It is possible to get new cars when restarting a race.
- Choose races with varied line-ups of mundane cars. There is usually more variety.
- Other cars on the road seem to be adjusted to the class/type of car you're driving.
- Street races are really good for this.
- It will also count if you take a picture of a Bucket List car when you see it on the spot to start the Bucket List.
- It WILL count if you take a picture of a car in garage mode (see below).

Taking pictures in 'Race mode'
Start the race, switch to photo mode right away. Snap pic(s) of all the cars.
Exit photo mode and the quit the event.
Go back to the same site you set up the exhibition race. Choose to edit the blueprint to the exhibition. Choose a different style of car and rinse and repeat.

When creating an Exhibition Blueprint, you can individually select up to 50 vehicles that are eligible for the race. If you keep track of what cars you have and haven't taken photos of you can select 10-11 that you need, start the race, snap a photo, then quit the race.
Keep in mind it will choose cars based on eligible vehicles around the PI of the vehicle you drive, so if you choose a bunch of S1 class vehicles to go with the C class vehicle you are driving, all the drivatars are likely to be in the same vehicle as you.

The only vehicles not available this way are traffic cars (BMW 323ti, '04 Audi S4, Ford Transit Diesel, etc; some vehicles have a traffic specific model and one you can drive, the traffic version will have a license plate on the front when browsing through your Horizon Promo progress list.) and pre-order cars that you have not entered a download code for (although these will occasionally show up in free roam and races setup by car class).

Taking pictures in 'Garage mode'
Pick a car from your 'My cars' in the garage and select it to drive.
Tab left to 'Autoshow' and press on Forzavista, then press cn_Y to snap a photo.
If you have it, it'll say no cars and if you don't have it, then the car will show up on the menu to the left.

Special thanks to lesleylion, AussieBigfoot, Cajeel, AH GamerScore, SockGORE828, dolphanatic88, Borg564 & SneakyStabbalot!

Comments and additions to this guide are appreciated.
Have fun Down Under!

[Last update 18-Oct-16]
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Achievement won on 11 Oct 16
TA Score for this game: 820
Posted on 11 October 16 at 17:31
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I'd also like to add to the suggested solution above. I also took pics of my own cars, barn finds, etc.
It's a little time-consuming, but it can be done a slightly different way as well. If you blueprint a race as an "Anything Goes" race (i.e. - you can use any car you want), then you can just set up a race, as soon as it starts, enter photo mode and then take pictures of the cars. Back out, change your car for the race, do it again. On average, you'll get 5 cars/race, sometimes more, sometimes less.
Halfsies credit for this idea goes to Rayzor Nippler.
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