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3.1 What Makes a Great Architectural Photo? A successful architectural photo depends on a well-thought-out composition and a clear form of expression. If a building is to be the central element of an image, there should be no other major elements that compete for the view- er's attention. If, however, an image is designed to portray the relationship between two buildings, the relationship has to be unequivocally illustrated to be effective. If you deliberately bend the rules of photography--as is often the case in artistic architectural shots--you have to make sure that this arti- fice is clear at first glance so that the viewer isn't led to believe that the pho- tographer simply wasn't in control of the situation.