Photorealism & Photography

in the field of Architecture and Design



6th . 7th May 2017

 Undisclosed work . Fabio Palvelli

Undisclosed work . Fabio Palvelli

Computer Graphics and Photography: how both disciplines merge generating new creative possibilities. Computer graphics for example, can give the advantage of photography without having a subject nor the perfect light conditions. The analog photograph, at the same time, can make use of the infinite potential of CG to implement its expressive potential and to reduce time and costs of the workflow of the traditional methods. Objective of the workshop is to provide the participant with the knowledge that will enable him/her to interact with these two worlds so to produce the highest quality of images for architecture and design. Photographer Alessandro Michelazzi will cover the main theoretical aspects of photography (focal length, exposure time, aperture, ISO, the concept of depth of field), whilst Fabio Palvelli, Master Trainer V-RayforC4D, will translate these concepts in field of computer graphics. Realistic layered BRDF materials and the study of light (through implementation of V-Ray lights) will receive particular attention during the two days of workshops.




6th May 10am-6pm with coffee and light lunch break

Fabio Palvelli will introduce the students to the concept of light, color theory and image composition.He will explain the 3 point lights method often used in photography as well as all the available V-RAY lights such as Sky HDRI etc. He will teach how to create physically correct V-Ray BRDF materials (Plastic, metal, layered materials, dirt shader, displacement and so on.) He will also do a quick breakdown of an interior scene.


7th May 10am-6pm with coffee and light lunch break

Alessandro Michelazzi will show the students the fundamentals of photography, he will talk about the sense of space when it comes to focal distance, shutter-speed and f-stop as well as the concepts of depth of field and fotorealism. Fabio Palvelli will take these concepts and translate them to V-Ray commands within the viewport, showing the similarities between the analog and digital realm. Fabio will then complete the course by showing a complete breakdown of an exterior shot.


  • Language: English
  • Course duration: 2 days
  • Schedule: 10am - 6pm   coffee, snack and light lunch will be offered
  • Venue: Coworking Multiverso, via Campo d'Arrigo 42/r Florence
  • Software: Maxon Cinema 4D . V-RayforC4D . Abobe Photoshop
  • Certification: all the attendees will receive an official certificate from V-RayforC4D
  • Price: Student € 320 . Professional € 410                                                                   Until 7th April Earlybird ticket                                                                      Student € 265 . Professional € 345
The workshop will start with a minimum of 12 attendees. In the event of cancellation we will inform you 15 days before the workshop's start date and we will refound you the full ticket price. We are only responsable for the attendance fee, not for cost of travel and accomodation. No refound in case of no-show.

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Undisclosed work . Fabio Palvelli

 Undiscosed work . Fabio Palvelli

Undiscosed work . Fabio Palvelli



FABIO PALVELLI . Master Trainer V-RayforC4D . Vienna, Austria

Fabio Palvelli is an architect and 3d visual designer based in Vienna. He is one of the founders of the d2 conference, one of the most influential events in the arch-viz Industry in the world. He is the V-RayforC4D education network manager and V-RayforC4D Master Trainer in Vienna. He is currently teaching Furniture Design, 3D Modeling and Architectural Visualization at the New Design University in Sankt Pölten Austria. He teaches also Creativity and business management and entrepreneurship at the New Design University a Sankt Pölten (Austria). Currently his research is focused on Creativity and Business


Alessandro Michelazzi is founder and owner of the studio Alessandro Michelazzi in the 2011, he is a professional portrait and lifestyle photographer based in Florence, Italy.
He’s working with photography for more than 10 years. He was born in Triest, Italy in 1982. After moving in Florence he received his Bachelor degree in Photography and Graphic Design at the University of Florence in 2009. Alessandro improved his skills further by doing an Internship in Holland with the renowned Dutch photographer Gerrit Schreurs.
He attended workshops learning from professional photographers such as Renè Burri, Michael David Adams, Franco Fontana, Gabiele Rigon and Gianni Volpi.
In 2007 Alessandro won a photographic contest and was chosen to assist the photographers Keith Carter and Mauro Fiorese helping them during their workshop called “Visual Poetry”. This workshop was held at the famous Lake Como in Northern Italy.
In 2010 he has been selected for the final round of the contest for the “Imprese Storiche Toscane ultra centenarie” organised by Fratelli Alinari in Florence. In 2014 was one of the co-founder and creative director of Reon Studio, an advanced exclusive digital production studio in Florence, and Google’s trusted agency for the Google Street View program in Italy. He is currently teaching at the “Pixel Square” a Photography School in Florence.
The studio in the years grow up also for high level photo realistic CGI-Rendering visualization for product design and luxury.