Make your online portfolio website stand out as an architect with professional, easy-to-use Format templates and these simple web design and photography tips.July 13, 2021
Maybe it sparked when Ian Warren asked for a subscription to Architectural Digest for his 11th birthday, or watching his dad build models of their house before beginning an add-on or remodel, while he was earning a BFA in sculpture or, working as a graphic designer. Ian Warren's love for design, people, and architecture has brought him to where he is now. After growing up in Colorado and living in New York his work is inspired by European architectural photography, modern design, and nature.https://iandw.format.com
Craig Keene is a Kansas City based photographer, who specializes in architecture, interiors, and design. He collaborates with professionals from those respected fields and has an ongoing collection of personal work that explores the design elements of the built environment.https://craigkeene.format.com
Self-employed since 2004, Stirling Elmendorf has run his business successfully in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Osaka, Tokyo and now Berlin.https://stirlingelmendorf.format.com
Riley Snelling is an image-maker, wanderer, compulsive dreamer. He photographs buildings for architects, contractors, designers, and institutions across North America.https://riley-snelling-logf.format.com
Currently based in New Delhi, Randhir’s photography practice draws on his education as an architect with a focus on issues related to architecture and urbanism.https://randhirsingh.format.com
Sergio A Lopez Jiemenz is a Mexico City-based photographer. Specialized in architecture and interiors, still life, and fine art.https://sergio-lopez-jimenez.format.com
We're moving away from handing out physical portfolio books and moving towards online portfolios because they're quick to share and update and offer many more opportunities for marketing. Every creative career requires a portfolio regardless of whether you work freelance or joining an architecture firm. Your portfolio showcases your best projects, inspiration, and processes to give your clients an idea of what it would be like to work with you.
Luckily, it's easy to get started with an online portfolio. Platforms like Format take a lot of the leg work out of setting up a website so that you can focus on the design and content. Want more tips on how to get started? Please read our guide to architecture portfolio tips.
Sebastian is inspired from within the architecture world. Through his understanding of process, architecture and urbanism he excels in envisioning the beauty of the built/unbuilt environment. "As we relocate ourselves from one place to another, architecture and its spatial inversion can be seen as the preconditions of our daily life. Sometimes this is highlighted by remarkable designs and sometimes the non-descript environment has it's own sudden beauty. Together they are my inspiration."https://sebastianvandamme.format.com
Marco Richter is a professional german photographer with 25 years of experience in commercial photography with a passion for excellent results and an expert in digital image processing.https://marco-richter.format.com
Mark Ashbee is a freelance photographer who specializes in interior photography. He works with hotels, designers, kitchen companies, furniture companies, interior catalogues, corporate businesses, restaurants and magazines. In his photographic style Mark utilises daylight and ambient light with a strong use of symmetry.https://mark-ashbee-photography.format.com
DANALKA is a European Architectural Photographer working with architects, engineers, developers, designers, artists, journalists and visualization companies to produce iconic architectural images.https://danalka.format.com
Kat is an architecture and design photographer based in Northern California. Shoots both commercial and residential spaces. Her work is focused on modern, fresh design. She uses primarily natural light and seeks to represent a space in the most inviting and intriguing way.https://katalves.format.com
Miguel Fonta (Madrid, 1979) is a photographer focused mainly on spaces and people. He holds a Degree in Audiovisual Communication from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Master in Photographic Studies from University of Westminster in London. His photographs have been exhibited individually and in group shows in Spain, London and Budapest. He has worked for the major Spanish newspapers like El Pais, and his work has been published in international magazines.https://miguel-angel-fonta-pbzr.format.com
As a visual industry, you're going to need high-quality photos to showcase your best projects. You can hire a professional to shoot your design work, but if you plan on doing this all yourself, you need a little more than your phone camera to get the best shots. Use a camera that can shoot in RAW to have more control of editing the image. You don't need to buy the most expensive camera out there, but you need to know how to capture high-quality images for your portfolio.
Basel Almisshal is an award-winning architect, photographer, and creative director. Basel has taught photography and architectural design at the university level and brings expertise in both fields to his work. As an architect and engineer, Basel approaches photography with an understanding and appreciation for detail, design intent, light and shadow, and the structural intricacy of the built environment.https://basel.format.com
For Wouter van der Sar photographing architecture is a pure challenge. He loves isolating specific details and choosing intriguing perspectives to portray the beauty of simple geometry and lines, capturing the image of the graphic aspects of a building to reflect every form of the design to tell a story.https://woutersar.format.com
Shyue Woon (b.1975), trained as an Architect, uses photography as a tool to explore subtext in the built environment. In his daily practice as an architect, he turns aspirations and dreams into constructible reality. At night, he reverses the process – deconstructing reality and spaces into fiction and figments of imagination. Shyue Woon’s debut photobook “Dark Cities” won the inaugural First Draft Award. Woon was also selected as an artist in Mt Rokko International Photography Festival.https://shyuewoon.format.com
Mujib Ojeifo has always been fascinated by layers, patterns, lines, edges and curves. Every image produced takes these qualities into perspective. Photography is a means through which Mujib expresses this love for shapes and patterns. What started as a hobby has grown into complete passion and love. For as long as there is light (whether natural or ambient), with a well-thought-through composition, every interior and architectural photo taken is bound to hold you spellbound.https://mujib-ojeifo.format.com
Elyse Kennedy is a commercial & residential photographer who champions using natural light throughout all of her work. With a university degree in photography she works creatively and technically to deliver accurate eye catching representations of space to clients in Belfast and the rest of the UK and Ireland. With over 6 years experience at the age of 25 she has dedicated her adult life to refining her photographic skill.https://elysekennedy.format.com
Henry Woide is a London-based photographer documenting the British-built environment. He has been commissioned across the UK and Europe to document architectural structures, artist installations, and cutting-edge designs. His personal photographic practice is currently focused on contemporary issues surrounding the constructed landscape and is currently studying an MA in Photography at Falmouth University.https://henry-woide.format.com
If you want to shoot like an old-school pro, view/press cameras allow for large format photography, which delivers the most professional-looking images for traditional-style architectural photographs used in physical portfolios. These aren't exactly budget-friendly cameras, and if you're on a budget, you should look to the next couple of steps to make your architecture portfolio stand out.
Stavros is a highly regarded architectural and commercial photographer based in Athens, Greece who has been collaborating with leading architects, publishers, editors, interior designers, and real estate agencies internationally.https://stavrosmarmaras.format.com
Currently based in Vienna, Santiago began his photography journey in 2013, at the time he was starting as an architecture student. Since then he has travelled mostly across Europe in the hunt of inadvertent moments and provoking locations. He has lived in Madrid, Edinburgh, Berlin and Vienna, cities where he developed his photography-style and consolidated his knowledge as an architect. BIUTI was born as a project that aims to capture the condition that architecture imposes on our human nature.https://biuti.format.com
Matt Van Emmerik is an award-winning photographer specializing in Interiors, Design, and Architectural Photography. He transitioned into photographing spaces for Builders and Designers from a long career of shooting Real Estate. Matt's goal is to produce images that grab people's attention whether they're viewing them on social media or in print. He would like every image he creates to be studied instead of brushing by quickly as so many do in our ever-changing world of marketing.https://matt-van-emmerik.format.com
Jonathan is an architecture and interiors photographer who enjoys close collaboration with fellow creatives, producing authentic and original photography to showcase their marvellous designs. His previous career as an architect lends a helping hand in understanding the underlying ideas behind every project – and representing the design intent in his images is part of the process that he is particularly passionate about.https://jonathansage.format.com
Anna Stathaki is a photographer based in London. Her work, which ranges from architecture and interiors, to portraiture, is informed by her fine art and history of art training. Anna’s portfolio comprises commissions for a wide range of clients, including architects, designers, curators and book publishers, as well as independent projects. Her photographs have appeared in print and online magazines, both in the UK and internationally.https://anna-plxc.format.com
French artist, Dimitri Bourriau "Jahz Design", is a graduated graphic designer. He has always been interested in history and architectural remains. It was in 2013 when he developed his interest in the photography of heritage in disuse. His first exploration was an ancient cemetery of military ships. Today he travels the globe looking for places in decline. It draws our attention to our civilization in constant mutation to ephemeral memory.https://jahzdesign.format.com
You can convey a completely different mood and story of a building just by changing the angle of how you soot. Do your research on the building or space you are photographing—and don’t forget to consider its environment—to find small details that may be otherwise unnoticed. Unique angles can help you capture interesting photographs of buildings and interiors.
Born in Managua, Nicaragua. Carlos Berrios is an architect devoted to architectural photography in his native country. His works have been published in The New York Times Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest México, among others. He is currently self publishing a compendium of his work entitled "Architecture in Nicaragua".https://carlosberrios.format.com
Lukasz Nowosadzki is a photographer based in Warsaw, Poland. He specializes in photographing architecture and interior design. He studied journalism and photography at the University of Warsaw. He has several publications in interior design magazines.https://archilenspl.format.com
Lucas Fladzinski is a professional photographer specializing in architectural and editorial assignments throughout the US and abroad. His diverse portfolio has been featured in several books and numerous online and print magazines including Dwell, Apple Computers, California Home + Design and the San Francisco Chronicle. In 2004, Lucas received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California, Davis and in 2001 he earned a BFA degree from Western Michigan University.https://fladzinski.format.com
Andrew Rowat is a Toronto-based interiors and architecture photographer. His work has been featured in leading design publications around the world - including Wallpaper*, Dwell, Case da Abitare, Architectural Digest, Architectural Review, Dezeen, Elle Decor, WSJ, T: New York Times Style Magazine, FT, Interior Design Magazine, Monocle, and others. His commercial clients include Harry Winston, Fairmont, Four Seasons, Brian Atwood, The Webster, Vacheron Constantin, and the Smithsonian Museum.https://andrew-rowat.format.com
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