About us

The Fotokommission

The Fotokommission is a commission of the VSETH and was founded on July 29th, 2019 with the following goals:

  1. Provide photography courses at ETH Zürich
  2. The mediation of photographic services between VSETH and ETH students.
  3. The provision of a photo archive within the VSETH.

During our first semester, 124 students were already able to benefit from our offers. We expect further strong growth for 2020 with over 20 planned courses during the spring semester alone.

In terms of structure / personnel, the photo commission consists of the board and the photographers pool. The board primarily takes care of administration and planning. Members of the pool are used as course instructors and take photos on our behalf for events or for the Polykum.

Our main goal is, to create an environment that offers room for growth to everyone. On the one hand, of course, to course participants, but also to course instructors, event photographers or board members. We focus on personal growth and provide a framework to gain valuable experience.

The board

Nathanael Köhler, president

"I am in my first year of the Robotics Master at ETH. I have been doing professional photography for the last 10 years, ranging from event photography to weddings. I founded the Fotokommission in 2019 after realizing the interest of many students in photography. I love to teach and starting up new things. I like event photography, because it's fast-paced, difficult and covers many different aspects of photography."
Robin Worreby, vice-president

Chris Amevor, IT
Claudio Cannizzaro, Community

Caroline Germeaux, Community & Übersetzung

"I am almost done with mit Food Science Master at ETH. My biggest passion are sports, but I’ve been doing photography for more than half of my life already. I like to look at the details, find something fascinating in something boring, and frame things in new ways. Depending on the picture, I can get quite creative when it comes to editing, creating a piece of art rather than “just” a “boring” picture ;)."
Laura Hunold, Communication

"I am currently in my Bachelor's degree in Food Science. My camera is one of the things I don't want to miss when I go hiking in the mountains! I especially like sunrises and sunsets and I think it's wonderful to be able to capture these moments with my camera!"

Akbar Shah, Equipment

The photographers pool

There are currently 8 photographers in our pool. As soon as we find the time, we will introduce them here.

Our motto

  • We are here to learn.
  • Motivation is important, not skill.
  • We focus on improving skills, not equipment.
  • We show technical expertise in the courses.
  • Photography is about trying out and having fun.
  • No excuses.
  • Be efficient.
  • Clear responsibilities and trust.