To date, restrictive mass quarantines have been introduced in many countries to stop the spread of coronavirus. If you are one of the 3 billion people who are under the COVID-19 lockdowns, you might find yourself spending hours scrolling through Netflix or Youtube looking for something/anything worth watching…
But don’t just distract yourself from boredom. Use this time to your advantage and spend part of the day on your favorite hobbies! How about learning something new about landscape photography, cameras, or lighting techniques? Improve your photography skills without leaving your apartment! And for that, Photography Youtube channels are the best place.
There are so many great YouTubers who produce incredible content on different subjects for photographers at all skill levels. If the current couple of weeks of quarantine turns into a couple of months or even longer, perhaps I can make this blog post much much longer. But for now, let’s start with a list (in alphabetical order) of 13 of our favorite Photography channels that are well worth your time.
Enjoy watching, and be safe!
Andy Mumford is a Lisbon based professional landscape and travel photographer and a teacher of photography. His channel is relatively “small,” but his 53.8K subscribers always get great tips and informative tutorials on shooting landscapes and image post-processing. Being a Fuji X Photographer, Andy also shares his reviews of Fujifilm photo gear.
Brandon Lee is not a photographer, he’s a videographer. But today, many photo cameras and smartphones are capable of capturing great quality video, and many of us started working with this medium. What Brandon shares is a mix of his vlog, his films, shooting tips, and gear reviews. His video work is fantastic, so you can safely trust anything he says about filming technique or equipment. If you are passionate about video, make sure you check this channel!
DPReview is our favorite YouTube channel for reviews of the latest cameras and lenses. The reviews from Chris and Jordan are always detailed, but these guys make sure their videos are also fun and entertaining.
Fstoppers is a community of photographers, videographers, and other creative professionals focused on sharing news, reviews, photo tricks, and tutorials ranging from shooting, lighting, post-processing to business tips. In short, on this channel you will find a lot of great content on any topic related to photography and video!
Here is what’ the description of the Jamie Windsor’s channel says: My channel is all about photography related tips, reviews, and techniques. I aim to create video content that doesn’t already exist on YouTube. I also try to focus on teaching the art of photography rather than being an overly gear-heavy channel.
Kevin Mullins is a wedding photographer, but he draws inspiration from classic street photography and photojournalism. If you are interested in such a documentary approach to photographing weddings, be sure to check Kevin’s tips. He is also a Fujifilm ambassador, so if you are using one of the Fujifilm cameras, you can get some good advice on how to use and set up your camera.
Nigel Danson is a landscape photographer who takes us on his journeys, photographing beautiful landscapes from all over the UK and the USA. Nigel inspires other photographers with useful photography tips and techniques, but he also often talks about what’s going on in his head and why he’s making the decisions he’s making. Worth watching and re-watching!
Everyone still shooting with film cameras should follow Nick Carver on his photographic trips to various locations. Learn about the gear he takes with him and how he plans his shootings. Entertaining and truly inspiring content that will make many people want to leave their homes next weekend and go on a photo trip… If they’re allowed to do so these days.
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Sean Tucker is our favorite photography channel on YouTube. First of all, his videos are of excellent quality. It’s immediately noticeable. But that’s not the point. The important thing is how thoughtful and genuine Sean’s videos are and how calmly, politely, in detail, and honestly Sean presents information.
Yes, on his channel you can find videos about photo gear and shooting techniques, but this not what this channel is about. Most of his videos are far from the gear topics: Sean covers deep, conceptual, and philosophical questions about both photography, art, and life in general. If you ask yourself questions like “Does every photograph have to tell a Story?”, “How to deal with critics” or “Finding a direction for your photography,” then you should watch this channel as a must!