After a photography course in Kempten and various intermediate stations including Zurich , Munich , Berlin , Mannheim in 1911, he opened a portrait studio with Eugen Bayer in Köln-Nippes. He focused on architectural photography , especially for-profit corporation for housing in Cologne .
In 1903 he married Juliane Rödle and had two daughters and a son Karl Hugo Schmölz. Hugo Schmölz was known that he was able to create extremely difficult to realize architectural photography.
Clients have included the following architects: Dominic Böhm , Hans Heinz Lüttgen , Joseph Op conditions Oorth , Edmund Bolton , Martin Kiessling , Jacob Koerfer , the architect community Karl wax & Henry Ross cotta , Dicker Hoff, (market hall Bonntor), Fritz August Breuhaus de Groot and Wilhelm Riphahn . He was commissioned by the GAG Immobilien many of their newly built settlements in the Cologne area. Furthermore promotional recordings, among which the following companies: Worringer, Bauer and Schaurte , Gerling , Soennecken , Stüssgen , Norton, glass works.