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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.


17. July 2024

Watch it again now: Canon EOS R5 Mark II News Talk

We were able to talk about the new Canon camera immediately after its release. Our guest was Silke an Mey, who was able to try out the new camera.

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17. July 2024

Canon EOS R5 II - A camera that sets new standards?

It's finally here! With the new EOS R5 II, Canon has unveiled a new flagship camera that completely rethinks not only photography but also videography. Find out what the camera can do in our blog post with video.

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17. July 2024

Hands On: Canon EOS R1 - the number one for sports?

Finally there is a new number 1 at Canon. We had the opportunity to test the new EOS R1 in advance and tell you what the new flagship can do and, of course, whether it can meet the high demands of sports photography.

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15. July 2024

Sony - The Choice for Landscape

Are you still looking for the perfect equipment for breathtaking landscape shots? Then Sony is the answer! With its Alpha cameras and G, as well as G-Master lenses, you can set new standards in landscape photography. Unleash your creativity and experience unparalleled image quality.

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10. July 2024

Hands on: Sony ZV-E10 II

Sony's ZV-E10 has been a popular camera for content creation for several years now. Now Sony has introduced a successor to the camera, the ZV-E10 II. In this blog post, you can find out what exactly Sony has improved in this camera.

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05. July 2024

Guide to the best vlogging cameras

Casey Neistat may have been one of the first vloggers ever and probably laid the foundation for today's influencers. By taking the viewer into the everyday madness.

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02. July 2024

LIVE-TALK: Leica D-Lux 8 - More than a lifestyle camera | with Paul Hüttemann

On Tuesday, July 2, we spoke with photographer & filmmaker Paul Hüttemann about the new Leica D-Lux 8, the new premium compact camera from Wetzlar. In our conversation with Paul, we found out what the camera is capable of, how it helps you to capture the really special moments and whether it is perhaps even more than just a lifestyle camera!

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25. June 2024

3 simple light setups in portrait photography | Vanessa Wunsch for Sony

Good light is often crucial in photography. That's why Vanessa Wunsch shows you 3 simple light setups for your next portrait shoot in this workshop.

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25. June 2024

Basics: Getting started with portrait photography | Vanessa Wunsch for Sony

In this workshop you will gain an exclusive insight into the working methods of photographer Vanessa Wunsch; from the initial idea to the planning and the finished picture.

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25. June 2024

Unconstrained creativity: The art of breaking the rules | Fabian Grell (Clipskills) for Panasonic

In this two-part live shooting workshop, L Mount photographer Fabian Grell shows you how to take impressive and extraordinary photos by consciously breaking the rules. Expand your photographic skills and discover the magic of creative freedom.

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25. June 2024

Focus on the essentials: Commercial Beauty Close-Ups | Eleni Bogatini for Canon

Sometimes less is more - in this workshop, photographer Eleni Bogatini will show you what this looks like in commercial beauty photo shoots.

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25. June 2024

Go Creative! Beauty portraits with a difference | Eleni Bogatini for Canon

Immerse yourself in the world of beauty photography and get creative!

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25. June 2024

Medium format vs. APS-C: Different portrait looks | David Klammer for Fujifilm

When and where does digital medium format make sense? Who needs 100 megapixel resolution? And how does APS-C compare in a portrait shoot? Find out in this workshop.

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25. June 2024

No pro, no problem: Authentic portraits without a professional model | David Klammer for Fujifilm

How do I put a person who is not used to being photographed in the right light? Which poses work, what role do the hands play and how do I lighten the mood on set? David Klammer has a few tips and tricks for these and many other questions.

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25. June 2024

Manual lenses: Character and easy handling | Christian Laxander for Voigtländer

Are you interested in manual focusing, maybe you already have a manual lens at home, but don't really dare to use it? Then this workshop is just right for you.

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25. June 2024

Character portraits in black and white | Jean Noir for Sigma

In this workshop, photographer Jean Noir invites you to create unique character portraits and tell stories with your very own visual language.

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25. June 2024

In order to properly set the scene for athletes' muscles and their characteristic faces, a different light is required than for other portrait shoots. You can find out what you should pay attention to, how best to set the light and which light shapers you can use in this workshop, where the European super middleweight boxing champion Leondrit Gashi will be portrayed.

25. June 2024

Action-packed sports photography | Jörg Schüler for Nikon

An eventful summer of sport with the European Championships and the Olympic Games is just around the corner. Sports photographer Jörg Schüler shows you how to take impressive and action-packed sports photos. What camera settings do you need to consider? Which perspectives increase the dynamics? The shoot here is with the European super middleweight boxing champion Leondrit Gashi.

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19. June 2024

The all-round H+Y filter solution for round drains

H+Y is part of every shoot in our team, because the filter solution with the revoring not only offers a strong ND filter solution, but also a great deal of flexibility. Anyone who works a lot with different lenses and filters will know that constantly changing filters and thread sizes is annoying and can quickly add up.

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17. June 2024

Review of the Nikon Z6 III - The full-frame all-rounder flagship

At last you can breathe a sigh of relief, the Nikon Z6 III was announced last week and many Nikonians are eager to see what the cat in the bag has to offer! We are finally letting it out of the bag at this point! Nikon has taken advantage of the long wait and given the camera a complete makeover and a new orientation.

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14. June 2024

Guide to volleyball photography

It's a captivating mix of teamwork, strategy and explosive energy. Two teams fight to hit the ball over a net and bring it to the ground in the opponent's court, while at the same time having to react with lightning speed to fend off the opponent's attacks. What triggers pure excitement for the audience becomes a major challenge for us photographers: rapidly changing situations, little light and tight workspaces.

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13. June 2024

LIVE PODCAST: Self-employed with portrait photography? | With Vanessa Wunsch + Good Shots Only

In an exclusive live episode of their photography podcast "Good Shots Only", Paula Kiel and Alina Berger spoke to portrait & commercial photographer Vanessa Wunsch about her path to self-employment. Find out when and how you can best gain a foothold in photography and how to turn your hobby into a career in the new live episode Good Shots Only!

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11. June 2024

With Sony cameras + lenses to the portrait master

Looking for the perfect equipment for stunning portraits? Then Sony is the answer! With their Alpha cameras and G, as well as G-Master lenses, you can set new standards in portrait photography. Unleash your creativity and experience unparalleled image quality.

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05. June 2024

Panasonic's new MFT video flagship, the Lumix GH-7

Only recently, the new Lumix S9 was launched, which was aimed more at lifestyle and normal people without a more precise specialization. This is now different with the newly introduced Lumix GH-7, which is aimed at professional videographers who want to take advantage of the MFT system without compromising on quality.

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05. June 2024

Hands On: Canon RF 35mm f1.4 L VCM

We are always very happy when we receive mail from Canon, and this time we were able to get our hands on the Canon RF 35mm.

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