The world is fighting the second wave of COVID-19, which has sent many countries back into lockdowns. If you are one of those under the new restrictive rules and spend most of the time at home, 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. But for now, let’s start with a list (in alphabetical order) of 17 of our favorite Photography channels that are well worth your time.
Enjoy watching, and be safe!
Andrew & Denae
If you are a photographer working with FujiFilm cameras, you should definitely check the Andrew & Denae’s channel to get advice and recommendations on how to use your equipment, learn about new lenses, and get photography tips in general.
Andy Mumford is a Lisbon based professional landscape and travel photographer and a teacher of photography. His channel is relatively “small,” but his 62.5K 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.
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.
Julia Trotti is a portrait photographer from Sydney, Australia. Most of the latest videos focus on photographic gear, but Julia still shares a lot of great photography, Lightroom and Photoshop tutorials and tips. Her videos are useful and detailed, her photos are great, so this channel is definitely worth checking out!
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.
Lindsay Adler is a portrait and fashion photographer based in New York City. She is one of the most sought-after photographic speakers who is always working on new ways to share her passions and knowledge with others.
Mango Street is a duo who makes photo/video tutorials that, as they say, “don’t waste your time”. Fun, useful, short, straight to the point, qualitative, creative, inspiring – this is how Mango Street’s video can be described!
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!