In 1923, he served as head of a photographic service agency in Berlin.
In that same year, he married Agnes von Braunschweig and moved briefly to Kronstadt (Brasov) in Romania.
His influential book Die Welt ist schön appeared in 1928, published by Kurt Wolff Verlag in Munich; the Einhorn Verlag edition followed in the same year.
He also traveled throughout Europe, with several trips to Italy for the book project Hohenstaufenburgen in Süditalien (1961).
This book, with text by Hanno Hahn, was commissioned by the firm C. Boehringer Sohn, which also commissioned the books Bäume (1962) and Gestein (1966), both with text by Ernst Jünger.
In 1963, the television station Westdeutscher Rundfunk in Cologne broadcast the documentary Portrait of the Photographer Albert Renger-Patzsch.
In 1965, the Minister of Culture awarded to Renger-Patzsch the North Rhine-Westphalia state prize for artistic achievement.
The year 1949 marked the start of long-term commission work for the firm Schubert & Salzer, a spinning machine manufacturer in Ingolstadt, as well as the continuation of work begun in 1932 for the glass manufacturer Jenaer Glaswerk Schott & Gen., and the firm C. The Siepman Werke in Belecke commissioned Renger-Patzsch to produce two publications: Bilder aus der Landschaft zwischen Ruhr und Möhne (1957) and Bauten zwischen Ruhr und Möhne (1959).
During the 1950s and 1960s Renger-Patzsch collaborated with the publisher Mocker & Jahn in Soest on the book projects Schloss Cappenberg (1953) and Soest (1963); he received commissions from numerous industrial companies in Germany. After service in the German Army between 19, he studied chemistry at the Technische Hochschule in Dresden from 1919 to 1921. His professional career as a photographer began in the early 1920s at the Folkwang Verlag in Essen, and at the Folkwang and Auriga Archiv in Hagen, where he was the head of photographic services. In 1960, he received the prestigious culture prize of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie. In 1961, he received a gold medal from the Photographische Gesellschaft Wien for his life's work. His industrial photographs, published in the book Eisen und Stahl (1931), won a silver medal at the Milan Triennale in 1933.