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I'm working on a project... photography. Wildlife, that's my thing... or that's what I want to be my thing.
Albert Mason

Albert Mason is a minor character featured in Red Dead Redemption 2. He is the subject of the stranger side-mission "Arcadia for Amateurs".


Albert is an amateur photographer who dreams of taking pictures of ferocious wildlife. He is shown to be somewhat clumsy, and is frequently told to be careful and aware of his surroundings.

Despite his clumsiness, Albert has shown to have skills in photography, gifting the player an action shot of wolves.

Events of Red Dead Redemption 2

There are five interactions with Albert over the course of his expeditions, taking photos of various wildlife. He is spotted in several locations across the states, focusing on coyotes, wolves, horses, alligators, and eagles.

Mission appearances

Red Dead Redemption 2


  • He appears to have a great disdain for trophy hunters, referring to them as "our greatest predator". If the player skins an animal near him, he will say "A collector of pelts? I hope only in self defense."
  • Mason's pictures are part of a gallery in the mission "The Artist’s Way".
  • The quest marker on the map for his side quests are the initials 'AL', even though his name would give 'AM'. Hovering over the marker will show his correct name.
  • He has 5 missions if the player goes as Arthur, but only 4 if the player goes as John, the one being excluded the third part, where the player has to herd horses. This is most likely due to John's inability to herd animals.
  • He is likely inspired by George Shiras III, a nature photographer known for pioneering the use of flash photography and commonly described as "the father of wildlife photography".