Rendering is Like Photography: What Makes a Good Picture? (Part 1)

In this 4-part webinar series, architect and photographer Aryan Mirfendereski will share aspects of photography that you can use to enhance the quality of your architectural visualizations.

To be able to convey the complexity of thoughts when designing and of perceptions when photographing, it takes more than pure technology. In this webinar series, we will talk about the power of the thoughts that you put into a project and the means you have at your disposal to communicate those thoughts.

We’ll talk about the visual language, the readability of a picture, and the aesthetic effect and its laws. We’ll discuss what stylistic means, which you, in turn, can use with the help of your technology to let the viewers of your work actually see what you want them to see.

Part 1: The Eye of the Photographer - What Makes a Good Picture?

Why are images that we think are good, actually good? This session will include examples from photography and visualization and cover the following aspects:

  • The story. Don’t think directly of an epic. There are also nice anecdotes.
  • Don’t think directly of great cinema. Even supposedly small things touch us.
  • Don’t think directly about special effects. What about the little things which we only perceive unconsciously?
  • Position and alignment. The orbit instead of the photo crane.
  • The basic rules of classical painting at the touch of a button.
  • The motive.

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Webinar Content

What to Expect

  • Practical Tips

    Learn how to enhance your architectural visualizations with photography techniques..

  • Storytelling

    How to tell the perfect story through visualizations..

  • Composition

    The basic rules of classical painting that can be applied to your visualizations..


  • Aryan Mirfendereski

    Architect and Photographer  •  Freelancer

    Aryan studied architecture at the Technical University of Aachen, Germany. He has worked as a research assistant and lecturer at the Chair of Computer Aided Architectural Design (CAAD) and the Chair of Building Technology (GBT), specializing in visualization techniques. Aryan now focuses on photography and architectural documentation.