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Photography Blog | News, Technology & Inspiration

Camera tests, news, tips and inspiration for your photography! In the Foto Koch Blog you will find current topics and trends around photography and video production. We inform you about new cameras, lenses and other electronic devices, write testimonials and give inspiration from other photographers and artists. In the Foto Koch blog you will also find many articles from our photography magazine Schnappschuss.


21. November 2023

Simple stargazing with Unistellar telescopes

The Unistellar brand is still quite new on the large and old telescope market and aims to make stargazing easier than ever before with its devices. The telescopes are perfect for anyone who is just getting into astronomy or wants to take a quick and uncomplicated look into the distance.

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16. November 2023

Hands on the new Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS S

Sigma's 70-200 f/2.8 is a strong competitor to lenses from Sony and Panasonic. The attractive price of €1,699 RRP makes the Sigma a worthwhile alternative, especially in comparison to the 70-200 2.8 from Panasonic and Sony's new G-Master, which is significantly more expensive.

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14. November 2023

Guide to fog machines for photo & video

Adding fog effects to your recordings has never been easier! With Lensgo and SmokeGenie, there are several fog generators available on the market and we have them all! That's why we want to give you an assessment of what the various fog machines are best suited to and can be used for.

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09. November 2023

Sony's camera revolution, the Sony Alpha 9 III our first hands-on

Sony has managed to surprise us with a revolutionary new product to coincide with the 2024 Olympics. The Alpha 9 III is the successor to the legendary Alpha 9 II. We bring the facts about the new product to the table.

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06. November 2023

Christmas gift ideas for photographers

It's that time again. The Christmas season is just around the corner and the one or the other last minute Christmas gift must be bought!

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06. November 2023

The best cameras for beginners / novices

Photography is perhaps the most beautiful hobby! However, photography is certainly not one of the cheapest hobbies, and with this guide we want to give you an overview of which cameras are particularly well suited for starting this multi-faceted hobby.

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04. November 2023

Content creation - Photo and video - Live shoot with Vanessa Wunsch and Anna Rommel

Vanessa Wunsch specializes in working with creators and brands! In the second live shoot, you will learn all about content creation and how Vanessa and Anna combine photo and video.

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04. November 2023

Collaboration with creators and brands - live shoot with Vanessa Wunsch and Anna Rommel

Vanessa Wunsch specializes in working with creators and brands! During this live shoot, you will get to know her way of working and learn great tips and tricks to take your photography to the next level.

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04. November 2023

Basics of Cosplay Photography - Live Shooting with EosAndy

Andreas Krupa has specialized in cosplay photography. In this live shoot you will get to know his way of working and can learn great tips and tricks in the shoot to raise your photography to a new level.

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03. November 2023

Top Three Portrait Photography Tips - Live Shoot with Ava Pivot

In this live shoot, photographer Ava Pivot will show you the top three tips for portrait photography! This gives you the opportunity to take your own portrait photography to the next level and apply the tips directly to your next shoot!

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03. November 2023

Right focal length for portrait live shooting with Thomas Adorff

In the second live shooting which focal length is perfect for your portraits and what effects they have on your image! Thomas Adorff gives you tips and tricks and tells you about his own experiences in portrait photography!

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03. November 2023

Hard light, striking, rich in contrast- Live shooting with Thomas Adorff

In this live shooting you will learn how to use hard light for your portraits. Thomas Adorff will answer your questions and show you in practice how you can directly implement tips and tricks!

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03. November 2023

Introduction to product photography - live shoot with Luis Rüsing

Introduction to product photography with the Fujifilm GFX medium format system. Using the example of a product, Luis Rüsing illustrates the procedure for setting the light and the advantages of the medium format system for his type of photography.

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28. October 2023

Top 5 photo spots in the Allgäu

Breathtaking nature, picturesque villages and charming towns: The Allgäu in the south of Germany has a lot to offer that makes the heart of photo fans beat faster. In this article, our guest author Lukas Richter tells you which 5 photo spots you should definitely have seen in the Allgäu.

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27. October 2023

Photo contest Orange - These are the winners!

Our winners from the last photo contest have been announced!

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20. October 2023

Test report of the Fujifilm GFX 100 II

This review is special, just like this medium format camera! In the article we also offer you the download of raw images that we took with the GFX 100 II!

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13. October 2023

Camera Basics #18: Megapixel explained

Everyone needs 100 megapixels! Or do they? Many photographers or smartphone owners always have discussions about megapixels. That's why we explain today what consequences megapixels have!

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12. October 2023

Watch again now | LIVE Talk: Mythos Leica with Olaf Wolf

On 12.10.23 starting at 18:00, we will talk about the myth behind Leica's cameras + lenses in our live stream with Leica expert Olaf Wolf. Why are they so popular and what are the differences to other manufacturers? Of course, you can also ask your questions about all Leica topics in the live chat and discuss with us!

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11. October 2023

Camera Basics #17: Colorgrading with LUTs - 3D Luts

Almost nothing is as controversial as the use of color, the choice of the right colors is a major factor in the mood and feel of an image. Purists swear by the colors that come directly from the camera, and others edit the colors in post-processing down to the smallest detail.

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04. October 2023

The new snapshot is here!

The latest issue of Schnappschuss' is all about Behind the Scenes!

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04. October 2023

Bird's eye view, the world from above | Camera Basics #16

In photography, there are many things that influence the effect of an image on the viewer. The choice of perspective is one of the first things that can be determined on location; this goes hand in hand with the choice of focal length or other settings.

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28. September 2023

Which DJI drone is compatible with which remote control?

The world of drones has evolved rapidly in recent years, and DJI is undoubtedly one of the leading manufacturers in the field. An important consideration when choosing a DJI drone is compatibility with the right remote control.

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27. September 2023

Wildlife and Landscape with the Sony Alpha 6700

It doesn't always have to be full frame! Marina and Benedikt were out and about in the Bavarian woods with the Sony Alpha 6700 and tested the combination with the 70-350mm for you in detail.

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26. September 2023

Medium format of the future with the Fujifilm GFX 100 II

Medium format is a myth that many photographers dream of and Fujifilm offers this dream with the GFX series, so after many years the GFX100 now gets the next generation with the GFX 100 II.

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25. September 2023

DJI Mini 4 Pro, foolproof to professional drone flight

DJI surprises us every time anew with the mini series, because this year the 249g drone gets more features of the larger drones, such as the popular waypoint function, with which drones flies along an established path. But also the camera has received some upgrades, more about that in a moment.

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